Dhamma Letter No. 24

The Purpose of Life


What is the Purpose of Life?

Dhamma Letter No. 23 described the three realms (desired, fine material, immaterial) outlined in the Buddha’s teaching. 

One can observe people on this earth with variant characters abiding and seeking happiness in all three realms. Nevertheless, it is important to acknowledge that all beings want to be happy. Because all human beings practice on a path for happiness, that search in of itself could be called the purpose of life. Therefore, it is essential that you practice the correct path to happiness. 

What makes you happy?

How do you seek happiness?

What do you really want to do?

What is your purpose in this very life?

According to the Buddha’s teaching, we must consider these questions at the onset of The Path.

May you all be happy and well!

May you achieve your wishes in this life!

With Metta,

Ayyā Kosallā & Mahāpajāpatī Bhikkhunī Sangha
Edited by Max Montgomery 


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Buddha Sāsanaṁ Ciraṁ Tiṭṭhatu! 
May the Buddha’s teachings last a long time!

​Bhavatu Sabba Sotiṁ ca Maṅgalaṁ ca!!  
May everyone be led on the path of peace and blessing!!

Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu !


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