Some religions like Buddhism do not talk about God or acceptthe notion of an eternal Soul or atman, but instead speak of amind.Why am I born or created in the first place ? Some would saythat that is due to unfulfilled desires in previous lives. Somewould say that you are neither born nor you die, if youidentify with your soul or atman. What takes birth and whatdies is the physical body. Your mind travels to another realm.Some would say that you are born only to find the answers tothe specific question you are asking now .That is your primegoal in this life or "Purushartha"--to find answers for theseeternal questions about your own life and existence.Some would say that this life and lives of all living things--humans,insects,animals...all are the sport or "lila" of God.Avery evasive reply.Some would say that one should undergo his cycle of birth anddeath or samsara till the cycle ceases .In some other religion you would be told that , at the end ofyour life, depending on your deeds you end up in Heaven orhell. If you did heinous crimes,you are condemned into hell forever---eternal damnation.If you did good things, the Lord savesyou,recommends you for a seat in heaven! Ypou may sit close toyour Lord in heaven.You would have a heavenly life there. Thisappears childish to many people---the concept of heaven andhell.Of course, you may be saved from eternal damnation if yourepent and are blessed by the Lord--you are redeemed by someforce. While some sects proclaim that there is no escape frometernal damnation--you are born again and again in bad wombs todo evil and suffer as such.These explanations go on.
hat are the signs of Spiritual hunger?
One becomes introspective, withdrawn and may seek solitude,silence and peace in the surroundings. He or she cannot be inthe din of market place or involve mundane matters. One visitstemples, undertakes pilgrimage or lonely spots ,say a lonelybeach or quiet cave up the hills and feel the silence.