Who do you live for? Is a question that keeps coming up as people search for satisfaction and happiness.
While answer ‘One lives for themselves’ seems obvious. But on a minute of thinking it extends immediately to the near and dear ones. This then to me was not too convincing. But neither is the next obvious one ‘One live for others’ sounding all too right.
Any life on earth is a chance given to respond to situations that life deals out to you. How you respond determines how you live. If you sit and reflect on the entire universe and the various changes taking place, you will humbly accept that it does not matter who you live for at all. It is not a question of whether you live for yourself (selfishness) or you live for others (unselfishness), which is how worldly view attempts to bucket people.
My understanding at this stage tells me, it is more important to reflect over and over again on how we should respond to situations, without violating our dharma – rather than trying to justify the benefits or the beneficiary of our actions!