Source: The Art of Happiness A Handbook for Living His Holiness The Dalai Lama with Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
“What is the purpose of our life?”
Our days are numbered. At this very moment, many thousands are born into the world, some destined to live only a few days or weeks, and then tragically succumb to illness or other misfortune. Others are destined to push through to the century mark, perhaps even a bit beyond, and savor every taste life has to offer: Triumph, despair, joy, hatred and love. We never know. But whether we live a day or a century, a central question always remains. What is the purpose of our life? What makes our lives meaningful?
The purpose of our existence is to seek happiness.