What Is The Goal Of Life?

Many people searching for a purpose in life strive for the abstract goals of knowing God or attaining enlightenment.

In this one-hour course, Swami Rama explains that one of the goals of life is to know yourself on all levels. He presents simple techniques you can use to gain awareness of your body and mind and cultivate increased clarity and determination.

Is the purpose of your life directed towards its goal?

— Swami Rama

Swami Rama

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. Under the guidance of his master, he traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster who was living in a remote region of Tibet. In addition to this intense spiritual training, Swami Rama received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India. Thereafter, he returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery, and finally in 1969, came to the United States where he founded the Himalayan Institute. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.