I was asked to answer some questions via video link last Saturday, from people attending a yoga and kirtan retreat on the Coromandel Peninsular in New Zealand.  I thought that others may also benefit from this, so am posting it.

The questions in summary were:

  1. What is my purpose in life ..? Why am I here?
  2. What is the point of us not remembering our previous lives? What benefit is there in not remembering them? Why can’t we remember them?
  3. Why is the world so full of incredible suffering and pain?
  4. When you speak of this human existence someone said t’s like a jail and we will never find true fulfillment here. Why does this have such a negative lens? Is it possible to have this understanding whilst also seeing the absolutely magical and beautiful world that God has created for us? I hope that makes sense.