Is it real that we are here and now. The next second we are not. What is the meaning of this meaningless thing? Does it make sense to believe that there is an ‘eternal soul’ and that there is a purpose for being down here.
Before going into it, let us see how life or anything for that matter emerge and go in the universe.
Life sprouted out on earth as it had a conducive environment- its size was apt to retain an atmosphere-not too small not very large- and conveniently placed from the sun so as to get adequate energy.
In the primordial earth conditions life had to be formed. It is now experimentally proved that chemical reactions always tend towards more complex forms like amino acids and fatty acids, the basis of living tissues. Even in the scanty rarified air molecules in the interstellar region chemical reaction have been found to progress towards complex organic molecules.
With adequate energy and an abundant supply of various substances, life had to be formed. It was an inevitable event. Even the formation of planets, stars, galaxies, dark holes are all inevitable events.
Gas clouds produced from the Big Bang had to gather into enormous islands under he pull of gravity and condense later into clusters of stars. Due to the accompanying gravitational and rotational forces chunks of gases get thrown which condensed into the planets. In the conducive ones life evolved. There could be a number of such earth-like planets in this infinite universe where life could be existing.
With our limitations (remember, even the nearest star is so many light years away. The distance to a star from the nearest galaxy is millions of light years! It is impossible to scan or search for life when such unimaginable distances are involved. The point is there could be life aplenty in the universe.
Just like birth, the ‘death’ of anything is a certain event. Let it be life, planets, stars galaxies or island universes or the universe itself. When the stars explode in a supernova, heavier core is highly dense and its immense gravity pulls other objects and it becomes still heavier and denser. Matter will start gathering together and pull everything nearby.
Whole galaxies may collapse into a tiny ball of infinite very high density and the entire matter in the universe will be condensed into a point of infinite density. Another Big bang will throw gases into the ‘wild spaces all around’ which will initiate the formation of stars with their accompanying planets, galaxies, and island universes. Life may again sprout out in many of them and reach a degree of complexity and fade off with the ‘parent’ planet’
Again a collapse will start and the move towards a dark infinitely dense object and later a ‘bang.’ These are oscillations of energy and matter. And these are inevitable events too.
Obviously it looks stupid to think in terms of creation.. Man’s life or any other form of life is controlled by a tiny brain similar to a man-made computer. If this control mechanism ends functioning everything is over. When the brain die we do die too.
If the brain does not get adequate supply of oxygen through blood (due to say, heart failure) it simply stops functioning and every cells simply dies. If on the other hand, if the intricate arrangement of the trillions of neurons and nerve centers get fatally disturbed ( say, by a blow to the head) it stops functioning too. With its cessation of activities every cell simply stops living and we too stop living.
The soul is the brain evolved over billions of years. Is it necessary to emboss an ‘eternal soul’ or a creator over our perfect gadgets simply because we do not want to die? Is it necessary to find a divine, omnipotent Godhead behind this universe simply because we do not fully understand it?
Is not energy omnipotent and eternal? There is nothing eternal here other than energy which changes form. There cannot be a deathless creator. Everything has to come and go and energy is the only 'eternal' reality. Then what are we to do with this momentary seconds and a consciousness evolution has bequeathed to us? Enjoy it. Like a traveler enjoy the panoramic views, feel the innocent mirth of travel. When everything gets dark, just go, and just go with gratitude for this energy-time-space trio for the fleeting moment.
If you are too short to enjoy scenic spots try to raise above and see whatever you can. Even the attempt will be rewarding an joyful. If you are blind or crippled try to visualize or crawl and look forward. If you don't nature is least bothered nobody is bothered. That is the rule of the game of life. Try, try to make the maximum out of the moment and be grateful the universe for having given this fleeting second.