Man has become complacent about life. He has become lazy to think about it. He accepts life. He accepts his religion. And also he accepts his fate. There is nothing left to think about. So to think about life is boring. It has already been thought about by others. So why would you have to think about serious stuff when much smarter people have thought about it already for You. You just accept what you have been taught and not question it. Thinking about life and death is hard. Thinking is also thought to be boring.
A lot of people work hard and are absorbed by their work. Then they finish a days work and take time to eat. Then some may watch the television or do something else for entertainment until its time to retire for the evening. Then some of you may get up in the morning to do it all over again. That is what some may refer to as The Rat Race. Some people may do better than others in this race. Some people are good enough at it to raise enough money to watch television all day. If they wanted to of course. Some of the winners are good enough to not only do what they want. They also gain some sort of control of The Rat Race.
So that is what life becomes. A challenge to beat The Rat Race. Much of mans time and energy not to even mention thought goes into winning the race. Winning the race can be done kindly or greedily. It can be done by helping people or by hurting people. Trust me when I say there are many ways of winning this race. I have one problem with The Rat Race. Even if you win the race you are still a rat. It is a mindless existence.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you are tiny matters compared to what lies inside of you. You are a part of God no matter what you do or what you do not do. There are People who live to eat and drink. Then there are people who eat and drink to live. Life is a gift. It should be a great adventure. Man must seek his real purpose in life. Life has unlimited power. Although he is existing in a hypnotized state of mind. He is hypnotized into making himself comfortable. This has becomes his real goal. And God whom he really needs and wants becomes a fairy tale.
A man must seek himself and God. Then and only then can he see his Great power and his connections with God. Believe me when I say this life and how man is living it will be viewed differently. And man needs a different view on life than he has now. Man needs to grow spiritually. He will rise above the competition of his brothers. He will become aware of the smallness of his present challenges. And he will seek his true potential and real happiness. – atman