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:
- What is my purpose in life ..? Why am I here?
- 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?
- Why is the world so full of incredible suffering and pain?
- 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.