Points to consider.
Why do you think so many marriages end in divorce in this country?
This country? It’s happening all over the world. Relationships have become competitive instead of being an opportunity to learn respect. Everybody wants to win, but where is the peace?
So competition and selfishness are at the root of the problem?
Shree Maa: Yes. We have not yet learned how to give. If each person would practice giving to their partner, their relationships would be peaceful and harmonious. Instead, most of us are selfish. We are only thinking about ourselves. Therefore in the Indian system, this time in the history of this planet is called the Kali Yuga, or the Age of Darkness. Another reason for unsuccessful relationships is overpopulation.
What does a person do who doesn’t have a purpose?
Swamiji: I suggest that a person without a purpose better find one. Without a purpose it is difficult to have a meaningful life.