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#54319 - 05/11/11 06:45 AM What is your Purpose in life?
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Your Purpose in life is to reach your full human potential, but what is your full human potential?

The core idea of the Left Hand Path is to walk a path where you find and express the full human potential inside of you, the idea of apotheosis. The metaphor of the acorn to the oak tree comes to mind, the acorn though it is as yet no oak tree, knows its potential to be an oak tree and works to that end goal.

For human beings we have the problem of not even knowing what our inner potential is, which is partly what walking the LHP is all about, to discover the oak tree inside ourselves and with that insight move forward to become the oak tree. We are but little acorns with no memory of the oak tree inside of ourselves, which allows others to come along to convince us that we are not oak trees but something totally different like a cactus. We have to rip out the rubbish fed to us that we are a cactus, then rediscover who we really are as an oak tree, and this can be a painful part of the journey that few are prepared to face.

To get to know what our inner oak tree is, our potentiality, there is going to be a lot of self reflection, questioning and watching of our own reactions, feelings and ideas as we move through our lives. We need to have a book to write down what we encounter, which then provides a glimmer of what our inner potentiality is. There is a hidden voice in ourselves who holds the memory of the oak tree, we just need to listen to it. So in this path we walk we are indulging in a pattern of self remembering, since for nearly all of us we have forgotten who we are and what we could become.

Here follows some examples of my process of self remembering I call gnosis:

I like puzzles.
On a LHP forum there was for a few weeks a troll, I was asked why I was so obsessed about the troll. My answer was that the troll has become a puzzle, who were they? what was their hidden agenda? It became a game to me, some fun. I did identify that troll and their agenda through a slow process of problem solving and testing. The troll then vanished. I gained gnosis: "I like puzzles".

I hate loud noise.
I am unable to enter buildings with loud noise, and the sound of road hammers is painful. I gained gnosis: "I hate loud noise".

I hate infliction of suffering to animals.
Inside I get emotionally upset when I encounter a news story of someone who has inflicted suffering to an animal, for instance the guy who blasted a koala bear killing its mother but leaving the cub injured. I gained gnosis: "I dislike cruelty to animals".

All these little observations go into a book as I build up a picture of what and who I am, how I tick. With these insights I gain knowledge, gnosis, of my own potentiality, and with this I have understanding of what directions I need to take in life to stay in concordance with these bits of knowledge about me. If one follows that inner voice one becomes happier, though if one moves in conflict to inner potentiality then it causes depression, anxiety and misery.


Edited by mabon2010 (05/11/11 06:48 AM)
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#54320 - 05/11/11 11:32 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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I believe that another thing that separates the LHP from the RHP is that there is truly no 'end goal' on the Sinister Path. And as much as I don't want to sound like some kind of a bullshit fortune-cookie philosopher, the reward really is in the journey itself. "Godhood" is not some final destination, but an endless process of ascension.

I would not necessarily call all of your findings 'gnosis', rather than a sort of passive insight. Gnosis is difficult to put into words, and is instead an active insight gained from more direct experiences.

Gnosis is primarily a link between conception and actualization-- actually going out there and dealing with things on a physical and emotional level that cannot be achieved by contemplation alone.

Your 'loud noise" instance is probably the most relevant example. One can read in books about how loud noises naturally cause biological pain and discomfort that might lead to hearing loss, but you do not actually 'know' this until your ears are assaulted by a symphony of jackhammers. This, of course, is only a whimsical example.

On a Sinister level, this would involve pushing your personal limits and abilities beyond their current state. Mastering an artform through dedicated practice, achieving difficult athletic goals, practicing self-sufficiency, and transgressing social taboos are all ways the Left-Hand-Path traveler gains gnosis and insight.


Edited by The Zebu (05/11/11 11:33 AM)
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#54327 - 05/11/11 12:29 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: The Zebu]
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There is only one thing awaiting at the end of the LHP: death. The LHP is simply self-destructive. The only purpose is walking the path, living it, experiencing. Even the insights gained, the accomplishments, the deeds done, are of a momentary importance since the arrow points forward at all times; it is always onwards to the next.

I disagree Gnosis is that easily gained, you can "get" it by watching the news. You won't understand inflicting cruelty upon animals until you do it. When it bothers you as much to inflict as to not inflict, when it leaves you indifferent, detached, you can choose what you prefer. Only then you'll understand and have consciously made your own choice.

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#55065 - 05/25/11 03:16 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Diavolo]
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I have always Thought the whole point of life is to die I mean what's the point in being brought into a world were after you have achieved goals and reached your potential that you die why?
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#55071 - 05/25/11 11:38 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Dirty Harry]
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You always have the right to end your life any minute.
You don't have to wait, its a choice to live.
Its very easy to die if you truly want to.

The true purpose to life is.....

WHATEVER YOU WANT YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE TO BE.

You decide on your own purpose, goals, achievements, or how long to ride the couch before you off yourself.

There is no rule that says you have to wait till afterwards, you can always kill yourself at the height of your peak or before it.

You can decide when you die.

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#55166 - 05/29/11 02:50 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Morgan]
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The purpose of life isn't to die, I think, Dirty Harry. Death is the end of it, but not the purpose.
Do you watch a movie to see the credits?

While we are in life, we are forced to do things that will make us enjoy it (boredom sucks). And we are forced to make ourselves feel worthy. And when the more complex things like emotions and society kick in, we need to avoid negative emotions like sorrow and work within the bounds of what is acceptable in society (we all do this, even if it's just by following the law or avoiding being caught).

So you could be right to say the purpose is to die, but it's not. Just because it's inevitable and it nullifies all else you've done, doesn't mean it's the point.
Maybe the purpose of life doesn't have an English word to explain it, and I don't want to be cliché and say "the purpose is to enjoy yourself", or that there is none. But you are forced by your self to do things that will make it seem good, so you can say that is the purpose.

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#55169 - 05/29/11 03:19 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: SerialKeller]
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SerialKeller:

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The purpose of life isn't to die, I think, Dirty Harry.

If you would kindly direct your attention to the leftmost bar in Dirty Harry's posts, you will see the words "Banned. Troll." underneath his username.


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While we are in life, we are forced to do things that will make us enjoy it (boredom sucks). And we are forced to make ourselves feel worthy.

Exactly what are we "forced" to make ourselves feel worthy of?

I'm not going to bring out the hammer, but if you believe that external compulsion is the basis for cultivating pleasure and a strong sense of pride, you are not a Satanist.


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Maybe the purpose of life doesn't have an English word to explain it, and I don't want to be cliché and say "the purpose is to enjoy yourself", or that there is none.

Fortunately, there is ancient Greek.

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#55175 - 05/29/11 04:54 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Zophos]
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I wasn't specifically replying to Harry, which is why it wasn't sent in PM. I was just replying to his idea. I saw "Banned. Troll.", but because it was above his status and not replacing it, and reading his other posts, I thought he wrote it for a laugh.

In my life, I have noticed I tried to feel worthy of other people. I tried to work because I didn't want to be a leech, and I tried not to be a burden to other people. If most people repeat that's how you're supposed to live, then most people probably believe it is true so it's worth pointing out.

Thank you for showing me that word, now I'm going to read more of it. But it still doesn't explain the idea I want to communicate, not completely, anyway. I think, the best way to say it, is we just "are" trying to pursue pleasure. It shouldn't be thought of too often.

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#55183 - 05/29/11 05:36 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: SerialKeller]
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I wasn't specifically replying to Harry, which is why it wasn't sent in PM.

"The purpose of life isn't to die, I think, Dirty Harry."

Perhaps it would be a good idea to avoid using someone's name if you aren't responding that person specifically.


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It shouldn't be thought of too often.

That's exactly what we need, more people thinking less.


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#55189 - 05/29/11 06:20 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Zophos]
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Maybe yes, but I wanted people to look for Dirty Harry's post.
No one-liners. Please read the FAQ as well.


Edited by SkaffenAmtiskaw (05/29/11 06:25 PM)

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#55269 - 05/31/11 03:42 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: SerialKeller]
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Why make something out of nothing?

First, last and only warning. Stop it with the one-liners or leave.


Edited by SkaffenAmtiskaw (05/31/11 05:45 PM)

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#55281 - 05/31/11 05:41 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Byllgrim]
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You may not realize it, Byllgrim, but your post speaks volumes about you. Your response to SerialKeller shows that you have read her post, which also means that you either read the warning just beneath it, or you overlooked it. If you read it, you're a moron for responding with another useless one-line post after the new member just above you was firmly chided for it. If you overlooked it, you're a moron for missing something as clear as crystal (and even brightly colored) in the post to which you yourself responded. Congratulations: in two posts you have successfully proven that your presence here is inane enough to be expendable.

The ratios of stupidity per idiot and idiots to members is bad enough on this forum without your contribution.


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#55377 - 06/02/11 03:32 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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Don't really know what you mean by the question since it implies the concept of destiny.

I have, on the other hand, goals in life. My current one is to finish my studies. There are a few other "minor" goals like hoping to win the elections as a candidate-praeses and bringing my current status of quaestor in another society at a good end.

At average I tend to live from day to day and take the things as they turn out to be. I still have my views on long-term but the awareness of not staring oneself blind on them and looking at the present might just allow that "full human potential" to be reached.
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#55389 - 06/02/11 10:59 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Diavolo]
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One has always been experiencing nothing but life and since one cannot perceive death there is nothing but life and it is always here right now. One cannot fear death, only the thought of not experiencing more life.

I would ask: what is best in life? is this the purpose in life. And how do we define what is best having not experienced everything.

"What is the greatest experience you can have? It is the hour of the great contempt. The hour when your happiness, too, arouses your disgust, and even your reason and your virtue. The hour when you say, 'What matters my happiness? It is poverty and filth and wretched contentment."— Nietzsche


For me, my life would repeatedly retell me, that I seek to attain high stimulation, cerebral or somatic. On the path of ignominy, I will tread the left path in an instinctive and impulsive way, to my death I will never be satiated, I am insatiable for I quench my thirst with dust.

The triumph of the will.
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#55424 - 06/02/11 10:56 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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 Originally Posted By: mabon2010
The core idea of the Left Hand Path is to walk a path where you find and express the full human potential inside of you, the idea of apotheosis.


I've been thinking lately about what this means, exactly--apotheosis: deification, or the achievement of godhood; becoming one's own god. From my own naturalistic perspective, this seems to correspond to the ancient Stoic ideal of the 'wise man,' and even more closely to Spinoza's ideal of the 'free man.'

Spinoza argued that most people live their entire lives in 'bondage': this is why Part Four of his Ethics is entitled, "Of Human Bondage." To be in bondage is to be other-created and other-directed. To be moved entirely by forces outside oneself, and for our choices to be out of our own control--to be things that are made for us, and that happen to us. To have our beliefs and desires led by random experience and the passions (which he saw as a type of bondage, insofar as they are the effects of external causes).

His ideal, by contrast, was to be both autonomous and autogenous--both self-directing and self-creating. He argued that a man is free when his motives--those forces which move him--arise entirely from within, rather from without. This freedom, he argued, is attainable only by and through what he called 'adequate ideas'--a true comprehension of things, 'under the species of eternity,' the way God or Nature comprehends them. (Keeping in mind that Spinoza's conception of 'God' was radically different both from the Christian tradition, and the Jewish tradition in which he was raised: this is why he used the phrase 'God or Nature') In this way, we become, essentially, an unmoved mover: by thinking the way God or Nature thinks, we become as God or Nature is.

This ideal seems to resonate strongly with the Satan myth: like the mythical (or perhaps the poetic) Satan, the free man rebels against the 'divine' order and asserts his independence--his own godhood, and his own self-chosen destiny.

On a more practical level, it resonates with what I see as the Good Life. To me, life seems seems rather like a curve, with a peak of power, freedom, and independence in the middle. The farther we move away from this peak, in either direction, towards either childhood or old age, the less power, freedom, and independence we enjoy, until finally we arrive at non-existence, before birth and after death. The Good Life is the life that prolongs this middle period as long as possible, and which reaches the highest peak of power and freedom attainable.

Interestingly, Spinoza also argued that might was right--or as he put it, that power was virtue. It is our nature, and indeed the nature of all things, to strive to perservere in our being. That which adds to our power to perservere--our conatus--is good. That which takes away from our power to perservere is bad. In Spinoza's Ethics, as in the Satanic Bible, self-preservation is the highest law. And that which adds most to our power to perservere, once again, is that 'adequate' understanding of both the world and ourselves which makes us 'free men'--that is to say, as close to gods as humanly possible.
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#55428 - 06/03/11 06:59 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Goliath]
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I think Spinoza's view upon bondage is correct. While an animal is entirely moved by itself, humans do differ. Up until the moment we awake, we are driven by forces outside of ourselves, even when we think they originate from inside ourselves. We are raised, educated and trained to think and act as “them” and nothing will be entirely ours until we learn to not only make our own choices but also why we make those choices.

Liberation from bondage implies that everything one believes, disbelieves, favors or rejects should be treated with suspicion until one understand the very motivation driving these choices. And the praxis to gain these insights brings us to Vamamarga. In essence every choice is solely a matter of two options; yes or no. To be able to make a choice, driven solely by the Self, one needs to detach oneself. This implies that each choice which is still driven by an emotional desire or aversion is something one has to overcome. In learning what both options entail and that the choice between them is solely a matter of necessity, one enables oneself to truly choose.

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#55460 - 06/03/11 10:28 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Goliath]
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Let your oponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with your escaping safely, lay your life before him!"— Tao of Jeet Kune Do Bruce Lee


Conjecture.

Self-preservation takes no effort whatsoever if one is expressing the will to power in full swing. Why? Because how can one exude might if he is weak and ill preserved in mind, I don't feel the words "self preservation" speak of any power but of meekness. As if one would rather back down than fight as if to immediately think "preserve myself" removing oneself from the events, being disengaged even for a moment and therefore off sync and out of focus. Don't think, feel.

The will to power exudes virility and strength, self preservation is an effect of this expression as without the will to power man would not last long. Thinking about self preservation is only a fixation in the mind, holding on to what he has, self preservation is a fixation of fear.

What say others.
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#55477 - 06/04/11 08:57 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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I've often heard it said that the knowledge of there being no overreaching or commonly defined purpose to life is either terrifying or liberating. I ascribe to the latter.

Once I concluded that there was no external purpose to life, I found myself in a giant sandbox so to speak. Where I choose my own purpose/s and my own destinations. And it's this sense of autonomy that I find liberating.

In this sandbox I can follow a path not just of my choosing, but of my making. For me the concept of personal godhood is realized in the very practice of making my own decisions towards my own purpose with my individual will. Knowledge, experience and decisions are all tools to be employed on the journey.

Like the others have said, the key is in the journey and that's why I think godhood and individual autonomy are things that are lived. Which is what Satanism is about, power over yourself and your life as it's happening.

Although given like Diavolo said, we are inevitably faced with choices that are created by circumstances outside of our direct control. But this just serves to emphasize the value of our autonomy of thought when making those choices. That is to say, we may be constrained in the choices themselves, but not in our methods of making that decision.

When limited in the range of choices, the test is then making the ones which lead you to your goal. Can you choose from a limited range and yet still get where you want?
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#57623 - 07/27/11 02:15 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Damis]
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We must be the seed that we plant in our Minds, its the Acorn that must become a Oak Tree! I love that metaphor...

I am new to this whole LPH, But the more I study about it. The More I truly believe in it. Its the power of will...

When I was younger, I always put other people before me, Thinking its going make me a better Person, But F*** that now. All I care about is improving myself to become the Best I can Be!

I am on the search for knowledge, to make my Oak Tree roots grow stronger onto a foundation I can be proud of!!

i love this line...

" One cannot fear Death, only the thought of not experiencing more Life "

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#58798 - 09/03/11 06:00 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Goliath]
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I always wanted to be a successful businessman but y parents want me to become a teacher. I still don't know what to do and how to do. I think they are also saying right.. Teaching is not bad at all.. Isn't it?
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#58807 - 09/03/11 01:28 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: ItsEnoughNow]
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Dude, your profile says you are 24 years old, but you write like a kid. You need skills to be a successful businessman. You need school and college to be a teacher. Look to your strengths and weaknesses. Decide what the helpp you want to do with you life and then go and fucking do it. If you still have no clue, join the military. That will make you grow up and help you to figure out what the fuck you want.

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#58813 - 09/03/11 04:35 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: ItsEnoughNow]
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 Originally Posted By: ItsEnoughNow
I always wanted to be a successful businessman but y parents want me to become a teacher.

I have different story. My parents wanted, that I am businessman, but I had strong wish to be teacher. I did it and I'm happy. Of course I had to study and practice..., but it's my calling and I can fulfill in my work my talents and there I can be fully indulged in it.

Money or superficial success is not so important for Satanists. We see through beautiful outfit and even for you is stupid thing to do what other value high. Inner harmony is much more important!
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#59228 - 09/19/11 04:41 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Latvian]
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I’ve taken the “godhood” of the LHP to be more directing your own life through both lesser magics and your own drive to create your best possible outcome. Through that, there never is an end, we are constantly bombarded on all sides by media, our interactions with other people, and the plethora of other contact with information we have on a day to day basis. Once you have stopped attempting to live by will, and accept complacency it takes away from you as a person. That creativity, that drive, that you once had is now sated because “I am happy here, I am content.” Hence the fifth sin of Satanism: Herd Conformity, also leading into the sixth: Lack of Perspective

I personally live for a challenge; instead of working on some of the same repetitive tasks over and over I choose a more diverse route, one that will make me think every day. I have traded hours for dollars doing the grind of office work as an IT support desk specialist. Though now I am an IT consultant, and try to take on a task that will leave me saying “Now that was an interesting puzzle to figure out.” The job is not nearly as stable, but it is fulfilling, and that will give that much more meaning to my life personally.

An ultimate goal, to me, will leave you less motivated in the end if it is something attainable. Such as “I want to be successful and own a mansion.” Great, let’s say you get that, where do you go now? Most that I have seen, in my limited experience, will fall into complacency from there.

A better goal in life, I believe, is to never fall into that complacency, always control how your environment affect you to the best of your abilities, and to always press forward to the next adventure life can give you. With the myriad of both adventures and trials that can be found in life it is a goal that will always be attainable as well as infinite to drive you forward. You will find both good and bad outcomes along the way, but all experiences can be constructive if you learn from them and press forward.
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#59300 - 09/20/11 03:07 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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My purpose in life is to have no purpose. I'm not being facetious, either. I'm quite fond of Nihilism, it's very freeing.
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#59425 - 09/24/11 01:48 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Ashley Corinne]
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The purpose of my life are the pleasures of the flesh, emotional gratification, mental and physical challenges and the emotional rewards of triumph. Responsible indulgence is my maxim. Enjoying whatever and whoever and wherever fulfills and satisfies my sense of happiness. The pursuit of feeling good in spite of life's annoyances. I rather not be specific because I want to be open to every opportunity to enjoy something.
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#59456 - 09/24/11 10:30 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Red Dragon76]
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"My purpose in life".......this , for me, has really changed over time. I'd be very surprised if it didn't again down the road. Honestly, if I would have been told that I'd be enjoying Satanic principles 13 years ago when I first started to practice Wicca.....I would have denied that that would be a possibility.
My working with kids with Special needs.......same thing.
This awesome Life unfolds before me as I grow and change.....my goal is to ride this mother fucker hard and get all I can, and to learn and do all I can.
When I feel like it......I help others, but I prefer to get paid when I do.
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#60395 - 10/24/11 03:42 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: RAIDER]
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My purpose in life is to survive. Anything beyond that is a bonus. Everyone is slowly dying after they leave the womb, but I am dying slightly faster than others. So I survive and the fact that I am still alive is a testament to that fact. Nothing will stand in the way of my life.
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#60667 - 10/31/11 02:48 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: halfchaos]
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To be as happy as I can for as long as I can.

I am a Satanist.

Helping others I deem worthy (My wife, friends and family generally) is one example of things I enjoy doing.

I really enjoy sex, food, drink, exercise, hiking, shooting, driving and anything that makes me laugh. All of these make me happy.

I try hard not to attach much happiness to "things/stuff".

I would enjoy having more Satanic ritual in my life.

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#60670 - 10/31/11 03:15 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Munki1]
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I used to be quite idealistic, but I've somehow lost that going down the road of life. However, I don't really consider it much of a loss. I think I've become much more realistic. It probably sounds like some bad cliché, but I've come to realize that I've got to learn to live in the moment, because life doesn't give any guarantees. Life is not yesterday nor tomorrow, and certainly not ten years ahead.

Being a student, I think it is quite common to "live in the future" in the sense that one thinks that life starts when only this or that happens. "When only I get that job" e.g. However, I've come to realize that I actually enjoy being a student, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to miss it when I get a 9-5 job. I might not even want that particular job when I reach that point in my life. I'm quite satisfied with life as it is right now, and whatever goals and wishes I may or may not have for the future doesn't really matter. It's nice to have something to reach for, and it certainly is nice if one reaches it, but in the end, it is each single day that matters, and I don't have any purpose beyond being as happy and satisfied as I can each single one of those days.

Edit: Apart from the usual things, like family, what makes me happy is music and coffee. Black metal and black coffee. I'd never underrate the pleasure of a double espresso.


Edited by Vinter (10/31/11 03:22 AM)

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#61401 - 11/14/11 09:08 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Vinter]
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My purpose in life is to bring pleasure to my body and mind, in all forms. From music to sex. Reading for entertainment/education, to keeping myself in the best of health I can manage, so that I can live a longer life full of indulgence. Anything or anyone that demands sacrifice of any means of pleasure I reward myself with, can fuck off. Of course, there's no sense in being self-destructive. For example, I enjpy drinking heavily. But to do so FREQUENTLY would be more pain and harm than it's worth, and shorten my lifespan. Totally counterproductive. It requires balance, and having a brain in your head, but yeah. Pleasure is my purpose. I seek pleasure from acquiring new knowledge, having my imagination teased/aroused, and pleasant physical sensations.
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#61413 - 11/15/11 05:27 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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Purpose is self-selected. What you choose to make the Purpose of your life is exactly that; your choice.

For me...

Self-knowledge. Self-mastery. Self-actualization.

To use life itself as a canvas upon which I paint beautiful images which reflect me. To shape life as an endless succession of magical experiences which maximize latent potential, not out of some vague mystical ideology or to impress anybody else but because of the sheer pleasure it gives me to be and refine myself.

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#63112 - 12/29/11 02:55 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Goliath]
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No purpose, except the one that I choose. By that, I don't think we're here because we have a purpose, but just living to live, and once it's over, it's done. So the purpose of your life, is all in your head.



Edited by Alistair (12/29/11 02:56 AM)

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#63176 - 12/30/11 08:55 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: PrinceOfBabalon]
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PURPOSE... such an ambiguous word in its own strange way. Ok you can do something on PURPOSE as if to say you intended on doing it, and not on accident. This can entail you do things with a PURPOSE, that is to say goals in mind.
PURPOSE... do we have a "PURPOSE" on Earth given to us or can we create our own? Or elements of both? And yes I typed the word PURPOSE in all caps on PURPOSE because it's an important word I am reflecting upon as I cross into a New Year.
My purpose this year is to close the loop and come full circle to the old me (sans my compulsive behavior that landed me and countless people in trouble). This revolves around my complete recovery from a Near Death Experience that I had - for years afterward I had severe narcolepsy and my awareness was not there whatsoever. I even had severe memory problems. Satan spared me death, my life is in his hands!
I want to re-establish my authority that rests in the Lord of the Earth and the Ineffable King of Hell. In 2012, I desire that the 3rd Enochian Key manifest in my life through the 12 seats of government appointed of Satan being in faithful submission to him.
Coming full circle in this regard fulfills my PURPOSE long term, for a lifetime at that.
Hail Set! Hail Satan!
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#63186 - 12/31/11 02:56 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Morgan]
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Very well said. Be your own person. Noone can tell you how you need to be to be happy. Morgan or none of these people can make you happy until you truely decide what it is that makes you happy and what makes you tick. Satanism is about learning who you are and being the person you want to be to some degree so that needs to come first. You need to do some reading or sit down and think a while before writing, trust me I've learned from the past. Find yourself and know what you want, the rest will come. It's all about you...
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#63189 - 12/31/11 03:16 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: manofsteel]
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 Originally Posted By: manofsteel
Very well said. Be your own person. Noone can tell you how you need to be to be happy. Morgan or none of these people can make you happy until you truely decide what it is that makes you happy and what makes you tick. Satanism is about learning who you are and being the person you want to be to some degree so that needs to come first. You need to do some reading or sit down and think a while before writing, trust me I've learned from the past. Find yourself and know what you want, the rest will come. It's all about you...


Isn't that a beautiful message? If more people were Satanic this world would be a better and more real land for all.

Plus that sounds like it came from a hallmark card too.

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#63192 - 12/31/11 03:23 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Alistair]
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Thanks, just trying to help some newbe's but it's getting hard to do so. We'll see, I just hope everyone has a great fuckin new year.... That's what's important. I hope we all hava a great year.
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#63254 - 01/02/12 12:34 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Alistair]
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 Originally Posted By: Alistair
 Originally Posted By: manofsteel
Very well said. Be your own person. Noone can tell you how you need to be to be happy. Morgan or none of these people can make you happy until you truely decide what it is that makes you happy and what makes you tick. Satanism is about learning who you are and being the person you want to be to some degree so that needs to come first. You need to do some reading or sit down and think a while before writing, trust me I've learned from the past. Find yourself and know what you want, the rest will come. It's all about you...


Isn't that a beautiful message? If more people were Satanic this world would be a better and more real land for all.

Plus that sounds like it came from a hallmark card too.

Kumbaya my lord satan Kumbaya...

Satanism is more than a simple "know thyself".

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Thanks, just trying to help some newbe's but it's getting hard to do so. We'll see, I just hope everyone has a great fuckin new year.... That's what's important. I hope we all hava a great year.

How sweet. Try to know and comprehend first before giving the "newbs" your invaluable and precious insights.


Edited by Dimitri (01/02/12 12:36 PM)
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#63284 - 01/04/12 10:40 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Dimitri]
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Thanx Dimitri, you've added so musch I don;t even know how to comprehend it all. A lot of great information and thought's yourself given there. Thanks for you invaluable opinion to me of what I wrote that noone gained anything from. If you think what I wrote is bullshit try looking in the mirror buddy. I tried to contribute positively and your comments directed at me helps noone at all. Hope you feel better, I do cause you proved my point on another post about ignoring the bullshit. Have a great day, and by the way in caswe you didn't know, I dont give a rat's ass if you thin my opinion is invaluable or not. If I cared what you thought I would've asked, until then waste our air and your breath. Later
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#63303 - 01/04/12 09:23 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
Michael A.Aquino Offline
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 Originally Posted By: mabon2010
Your Purpose in life is to reach your full human potential, but what is your full human potential?

Shucks, that's easy. \:\)

The real question is what you do when you are through being merely human.
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#63314 - 01/05/12 10:28 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: manofsteel]
Dimitri Offline
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 Originally Posted By: manofsteel
Thanx Dimitri, you've added so musch I don;t even know how to comprehend it all. A lot of great information and thought's yourself given there. Thanks for you invaluable opinion to me of what I wrote that noone gained anything from. If you think what I wrote is bullshit try looking in the mirror buddy. I tried to contribute positively and your comments directed at me helps noone at all. Hope you feel better, I do cause you proved my point on another post about ignoring the bullshit. Have a great day, and by the way in caswe you didn't know, I dont give a rat's ass if you thin my opinion is invaluable or not. If I cared what you thought I would've asked, until then waste our air and your breath. Later


 Originally Posted By: manofsteel
Very well said. Be your own person. Noone can tell you how you need to be to be happy. Morgan or none of these people can make you happy until you truely decide what it is that makes you happy and what makes you tick.

Funny boy.
Satanism is not a kumbaya thing, which is the obvious stance you seem to have (but will be declined after having pointed out that particular attitude).

And you do seem to care by the given response. ;\)
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#63315 - 01/05/12 02:15 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Dimitri]
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My purpose in life is to destroy the entire universe in order to spite god, end suffering forever and deliver all life to the eternal salvation of non-existence. I believe a new kind of dark cosmic empire must be built if this goal is to be achieved and the forward light cone is to be turned into a tunnel of fire.
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#63317 - 01/05/12 03:36 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Sorcerer]
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 Originally Posted By: Sorcerer
My purpose in life is to destroy the entire universe in order to spite god, end suffering forever and deliver all life to the eternal salvation of non-existence. I believe a new kind of dark cosmic empire must be built if this goal is to be achieved and the forward light cone is to be turned into a tunnel of fire.

Well that was entertaining, if not entirely realistic. You may want to ease up on all those Marvel comics. If you do destroy the entire universe, could you at least leave me and one really hot chick? Oh, and a lifetime supply of tacos and beer. Thanks.
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#63324 - 01/05/12 05:31 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: William Wright]
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 Originally Posted By: William Wright
 Originally Posted By: Sorcerer
My purpose in life is to destroy the entire universe in order to spite god, end suffering forever and deliver all life to the eternal salvation of non-existence. I believe a new kind of dark cosmic empire must be built if this goal is to be achieved and the forward light cone is to be turned into a tunnel of fire.

Well that was entertaining, if not entirely realistic. You may want to ease up on all those Marvel comics. If you do destroy the entire universe, could you at least leave me and one really hot chick? Oh, and a lifetime supply of tacos and beer. Thanks.


You may want to include a lifetime's supply of condoms with that order, William. Or that "one really hot chick" could quickly become a crowd. ;\)


Edited by felixgarnet (01/05/12 05:32 PM)
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#63358 - 01/06/12 01:21 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: William Wright]
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 Quote:
If you do destroy the entire universe, could you at least leave me and one really hot chick? Oh, and a lifetime supply of tacos and beer. Thanks.


Count me out. Nonexistence sounds like a pretty sweet deal if that means I don't have to deal with idiots anymore. Plus, that "lifetime supply of tacos and beer" might quickly turn into a "lifetime supply of wicked diarrhea"...
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#63365 - 01/06/12 02:08 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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Personally, I'm just trying to enjoy myself.

But that's just me.

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#63374 - 01/06/12 10:03 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Sorcerer]
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And somebody thought my response was off key, what a load of crap. Oh well, if the world does end or gets destroyed I doubt this guy will have anything to do with it. Sounds kinda like Gargamel from the smurfs talking.
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#63376 - 01/06/12 11:02 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: The Zebu]
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Compelling arguments, Felix and Zebu. Just go ahead and destroy me too, Sorcerer. It was good while it lasted.
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#63394 - 01/06/12 04:47 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: felixgarnet]
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 Originally Posted By: felixgarnet
 Originally Posted By: William Wright
 Originally Posted By: Sorcerer
My purpose in life is to destroy the entire universe in order to spite god, end suffering forever and deliver all life to the eternal salvation of non-existence. I believe a new kind of dark cosmic empire must be built if this goal is to be achieved and the forward light cone is to be turned into a tunnel of fire.

Well that was entertaining, if not entirely realistic. You may want to ease up on all those Marvel comics. If you do destroy the entire universe, could you at least leave me and one really hot chick? Oh, and a lifetime supply of tacos and beer. Thanks.


You may want to include a lifetime's supply of condoms with that order, William. Or that "one really hot chick" could quickly become a crowd. ;\)


Dont forget the marijuana seeds!And please make sure to leave some nitrogine by not killing all the animals so I can grow the weed and food.

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#63395 - 01/06/12 05:03 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: seekswisdom]
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We are supposed to have a choice on how we live but men always will mess that up for people.I dont need protection, I will protect myself? If we where not trapped in the system then one could do alot more with there life then be somebody else's bitch.

My purpose is to grow in all things. I personaly hate to have to depending on anybody? So I firgure it out on my own.But if I find a trust worthy person then they have my respect and loyalty.
Being able to live tottally free and enjoy life with out harming others unless they deserve it.

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#63433 - 01/07/12 02:43 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: William Wright]
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 Originally Posted By: William Wright
Just go ahead and destroy me too, Sorcerer. It was good while it lasted.


Noted. If you change your mind, I may be willing to add you to my "do not destroy" list (for a sizable fee of course).


Edited by Sorcerer (01/07/12 03:30 PM)

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#63491 - 01/09/12 12:52 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Sorcerer]
Milchar Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
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Loc: Göteborg, Sweden
Why do we need a purpose in life? I just think that Life is the purpose of everything!
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#63492 - 01/09/12 01:01 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Milchar]
Diavolo Offline
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Guys, this is the last warning I'm gonna give about those micro replies. Please put some effort in your replies. That doesn't imply you have to start writing whole chapters.

It's just that these sort of replies, in 95% of the cases, don't add much. And if it doesn't add, it should not be posted.

From now on, I'll just erase them.

If someone has a problem with a removal, you can contact me at D@doesnotcare.com

Thanks,

D.

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#64161 - 01/28/12 01:42 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: William Wright]
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Do you like in Nachos and Beer? There is this new religion called Nachoism. If you like Nachos, Beer, and Salsa it would add great pleasure to your existence.

http://www.nachoism.org/

I quote:

"The Holy Book of Nachoism
BOOK ONE

On the first Thursday, there was Maizious. Maizious was then, is now, and shall be forever, all powerful. Maizious was alone in the universe, and he was sad.

To cure his sadness, he decided to create nachos. He spake thus, saying "Hey, gimme some Nachos!" And nachos came into existence from the void. Maizious ate the nachos, and the nachos were good, and Maiziouswas pleased.

The nachos brought to Maizious a strange sensation to his holy mouth. This sensation Maizious called thirst. It was not a happy feeling and that too saddened Maizious. To cure his thirst, he decided to create beer.

He spake thus, saying "Hey, gimme some Beer!" And beer came into existence from the void. Maizious drank the beer, and the beer was really good, and Maizious was pleased that his thirst was no more.

Maizious enjoyed the Nachos immensely. He enjoyed the beer, too, but he was still sad. Then he realized that he was sitting in the dark of the nethervoid.

Maizious took a bunch of Nachos and began to mold them into a giant round sphere he called a Ball. He took the Nacho Ball and placed it in the void. There was no light, so Maizious could only use his god-like (what other kind does he have?) powers of E.S.P. to sense the Nacho Ball. He really wanted to see it.

Maizious spake thus saying "Hey you! Nacho Ball! Why don't you start on fire?" And the Nacho Ball started on fire. It was hot and Maizious was standing too close to the Nacho Ball.

"Son of a..." he cried. The he decided to name the Nacho Ball the Sun.

Now that Maizious had created the Sun, he wanted someplace to sit. He made some more balls out of Nachos, billions and billions of little Nacho balls. He made nine kinda big ones and put them all in a line with the Sun. He actually made ten, but he steped on the fifth one and made a lot of little nacho ball chunks. Maizious made all the little billions of nacho balls glow, and he pasted them in the void, which he called space.

Maizious was pleased with what he had made. He sat on each Nacho ball in order. The first nacho ball was too close to the Sun. It was too hot.

The Second Nacho ball was still too close to the Sun, plus it was extra hot because of all the gas Maizious left there from his previous Nacho and Beer expieriences.

But the third Nacho Ball was just right. Not too hot, not too warm, not to cold. He named this Nacho ball Earth, which means "good enough for now."

Maizious liked the Earth. It had great mountains for him to rest his back on and deep valleys for him to place his feet in and it had vast, flat plains for him to sleep on.

One day, Maizious was eating his Nachos and drinking some beer. All of the sudden, he splurted his beer out on to the Earth, and that beer became the oceans.

"I damn it!" quoth Maizious, "I can't see the friggin' Sun! Those stupid Nacho Balls are in the way, and they made me spill my beer!"

Maizious was pissed. He shouted at those Nacho balls to move, and they started to orbit around the Earth.

Send Feedback to Maizious at: Maizious@nachoism.org"


Edited by creativevalue (01/28/12 01:43 PM)

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#64939 - 02/27/12 08:55 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: mabon2010]
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To generalize, I think that the purpose of life is simply to live. Like others said in more words. Life doesn't last forever obviously. We all die at some point, sooner or later. However, I think that it really doesn't end there. Depending on what you do in your life you leave something behind. Sometimes it can be a "seed" for others to come and sow and make a positive change in the world. Maybe not quickly. It might take a long time, but still you died leaving something behind. So in a sense you live on. Personally I want to live my life well and when I die leave something of either a legacy or a seed to sow. So that way in some form I'm still alive. I want people to remember me and love me and the memory of me. That's just my personal thoughts on the matter.
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#98273 - 04/02/15 02:01 AM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Milchar]
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That makes no sense. You have to have goals or you are a waste of space. everybody falls on hard times as I have before but you have to strive for better and look to the future.
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#98904 - 04/21/15 03:32 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: manofsteel]
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My purpose in life is to simply live a purpose-driven life. I want to get from point A (my birth) to point Z (my death) as best as I possibly can. There's so much to see, smell, taste, hear, feel, and do. -Matty \:\)

Edited by MReynolds (04/21/15 03:34 PM)
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#99041 - 04/25/15 04:17 PM Re: What is your Purpose in life? [Re: Goliath]
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to be the best I possibly can. To develop myself and do the things I really want in life before I die.
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