In ancient literature, it has been written that within the short lifespan of an impermanent person, even if someone is lucky enough to be placed in a wealthy and healthy life setting, so that they have lots of time that can be devoted to themselves, they will rarely be able to figure out their life's mission or what path to follow to accomplish their life's mission. After a lifetime of ups and downs, most of us are left with the questions of:
- Who are we?
-Where did we come from?
-What will be the mission of this lifetime?
-Where are we heading next?
-Is there an eternal realm of life? How can we reach it?
-How can we find the answers to all these questions?, and
-Can we train to awaken our soul to have a greater awareness so that we find and understand the answers?
In Buddhist teachings of the cosmic world, the cycle of birth and death occurs on three planes/realms of existence: Realms of Desire, Realms of Form, Realms of Formless. Most people in the world live in the Realms of Desire, and therefore, experience the world as a reverse reality, opposite to the state of the universe. It can also be said that in this dimension, we live in illusion, filled with wrong views. If we observe our lives carefully, we will find that all the problems we have. all the suffering that happens to us, all of this has it basis in wrong views and illusions. Below are a few examples of illusions in this dimension that cause suffering for most of us during our lifetime: