"How many long years he had spent without any lofty goal, without any thirst, without any exaltation, content with small pleasures, and yet never really satisfied"

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many individuals who pursue goals related to the acquiring of wealth, education and pleasures are not ultimately satisfying because they miss out on the real purpose of life and the ensuing satiation. Passages 2.1-2.11 of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Holy Bible highlight this dilemma of the common man, by emphasizing on the futility of pleasure and possessions.

One of the greatest thrusts of all religious books and major religions of the world is on finding the real or rather higher purpose of one's life. A teacher or spiritual guide can help a person to find and relate to the real purpose of his life. The ultimate purpose, of course, is to attain moksha or salvation.