The True Goal of Life
March 27, 2022
Nayaswami Devi shares this beautiful inspiration during her Sunday Service talk at Ananda Village, March 27th 2022. You can find the service here.
There's a beautiful quote from that Christian saying—a French saint, Jean Vianney, who said, "Lord, thou hast made us for Thyself alone, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee."
And until we align ourselves with the truth of the universe, we're restless, we're uncomfortable. And then we get into trouble because we think maybe it's power, maybe it's wealth, maybe it's sensuality, and we go... We've all been there, and we tried it. Been there; done that.
And we just said, "That did not make me happy. What will make me happy?" And that's to look in the flawless mirror of a divinely awakened soul of the Guru and say, "That's who I am. That's who I'm aspiring to be. The rest was just: I was confused; I didn't understand."
And so when... And as devotees, as people who meditate and try to live higher teachings and try to practice all the aspects of our path, we need to understand that the goal of all of it—every Kriya we do, every session we meditate, every yoga posture, every energization—the goal of it all, is to feel our oneness with everything, to rest on the temple of united hearts. That's all it's about.