What Is The Meaning of Life | Know The Saying in Bhagavad Gita, Quran and Bible

Why are we here?

What is it that is so important to achieve?

What purpose do we need to serve?

Has God sent us for his own work?


These are the questions which often come to the mind of people but remain unanswered. There is however no definition to justify life and its significance.

As it is said, "The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be." Therefore, the most basic meaning of life is to be alive and live.

Life certainly has no meaning until and unless we give it one. We are the one living and providing the content to it so it depends on us that what we dig out from our living.

In ancient time and modern days, people do believe that human life is the creation of a supernatural entity which is the God and that he had an intelligent purpose in creating the human and that this intelligent purpose is the ‘meaning of life’. Whether or not God exists now, whether or not he gave us a purpose, and whether or not there is an afterlife, we should create our own purposes to define the meaning of our living.

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Human is yet said to be in the search of the real meaning of life. Our existence to find the answers of these questions is the basic meaning and the complex meaning is yet to be found. People on the alternative have given small definitions to the meaning of life including the necessary things we are engrossed with.  Some of these activities include success, wealth relationships, entertainment, sex and doing good to others. People have testified that at every stage, while they achieved their goals of wealth, relationships, and pleasure.



We ask two questions to ourselves in order to find the purpose of our living. These are:-

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1) What is most important to me in my life: Life will be meaningless if a person does not know his priorities. He has to always work keeping his priorities in mind. The most important people and things compose themselves in order to give you happiness and satisfaction. And of course, until and unless you are not happy, you will never recognize the meaning of your life.


2) What is the work I am most efficient in: Doing the work in which you are efficient will lead you to achieve your goals. Completion of goals leads you to complete the purpose of your life which ultimately leads you to find the reason and meaning of your life.


There are several books which are based on finding the real meaning to life


  1. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
  2. Let Your Life Speak
  3. The Alchemist
  4.  The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
  5.  To be told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future



What is written in our Holy Books?


According to Bhagavad Gita:-


Gita does not profess to be a religion.  It is a wide concept of the Universe and the role human beings should perform in it.  It explains how we may make the best of life with a purpose and draw fulfillment by living in synchronism with God's total creation.  It is written that peace and serenity of mind come with an understanding of God's creation; understanding generates love for others; and, love generates constructive energy to serve others. According to the Gita, the ultimate purpose of life is only to attain everlasting love, peace, and happiness and realize God and our true nature, “SAT CHIT ANANDAM”.


According to Quran:-


Quran says that a fool lives to eat and a wise man eats to live. But then the question arrives that for what purpose does the wise man live? The living is not an end by itself. There has to be a purpose for a man to live for. So what is that purpose? Those who believe in the Creator can answer the questions regarding where from and where to. They know that they have come into existence by being created by the Creator who is Allah and they also know that there is eternal life after death.


According to the Bible:-


Everyone looks for the real meaning of his/her life. It is not at all satisfactory to think our lives have no more meaning than just being born, living a short while, then die. There is nothing in the Bible that says, "The meaning of life is ...," but the Bible tells God's purposes set for us, and it is in fulfilling those purposes that we can find the real meaning and satisfaction in our lives. People who learn to put their trust in God rather than their own kind, and instead of in worldly things, find a deep sense of peace and serenity that overshadows the anxieties, evils, and disappointments of life and the fear of death. According to the Bible, we live in the world but we must put our hopes and trust in God.


Reverse Concept


Now, on the other hand, philosophers say that there is no meaning to our lives and we just exist and that is what we are for. They say that we are here just to take forward the generations so that this world does not come to an end. This is our responsibility and not capability. According to them, God has just placed us and we have to complete the task assigned to us by him and therefore we are not special or important.




Life should have a relevant meaning or you will end up wasting it. Each person should have something that they accomplished in life that makes them stand out. A person needs to do something that gives his life a purpose and an appropriate meaning. To love ourselves, serve God, and love and serve others – this is what produces the real purpose and meaning of living. It is a universal truth that we cannot change or escape from.


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