Why Are We Here?

ECKANKAR, God, Soul, DestinyBy Harold Klemp

Q: In the grand scheme of things, why are we here?  I believe I understand that we are here to attain Self-Realization, then later God-Realization on our journey home to God to truly be a Co-worker.  Why this “journey” in the first place?

A: Why this journey home to God?

Do you know the parable of the prodigal son?  A young man, born into all the advantages of a wealthy family, decided to leave home and see the world.  Well, he wasted his money and ended up in a far land, among strangers, working as a swineherd.  He would gladly have eaten what the pigs did.

One day it came to him: here he was living nearly like a beggar.  Even his father’s hired servants fared better.

So the wastrel returned home.

“Father,” he said, “I’m a waste.  I’m not worthy to be called your son.  Make me as one of your servants.” Read More