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Why are we here in a body and a life that I don't recall choosing from the beginning?

I always ask this question through out my life. Wondering what everybody else thought about this.
We are pretty much all in the same boat from that perspective.
People with compassion realize this the best.
And one of the best moments in life is when you see people realizing this.

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  • Aug 24 2012: Are you stating this from the point of view that "we" existed before choosing this body ?
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    Are you stating this from the point of view that what we have done to ourselves in the past few years ? Something like we have not taken care of our health, not taken care of where our life is heading ?

    I think most philosophies find interest in differentiating life from body and want to get a feeling that we will continue to live in future too, even after our body dies. This is probably because the body seems to age and we are inclined to believe that mind is not aging and we somehow deep inside want to believe that mind will continue after the body and this mind or soul as we would like to term is immortal.

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