what is it?
is it doing good research ? is it having a satisfying job ? is it having good variety of things to do ?
is it really helping the poor and needy ? is it really or they just say so ? who are these needy ? how can i help them ? what help do they need ? how will it make a difference to them or me or to anyone in the universe ?
is it renouncing the world ?
is it living in anonymity, alone, in the crowd?
is it hanging around with people all the time, sitting around having a good time, watching movies, doing about 4-5 hours of work a day ? is it slogging for hours together in pursuit of something pure and real ? is it living like edison, testing a million combinations of metals till you find the right one to make the filament of the bulb? is it living like enstien or plato, thinking deep meaningful thoughts all the time, thoughts that are substantially different from those of people around you? is it living like ramakrishna paramahamsa with the divine, for the divine, off the divine? like swami vivekananda ? inspiring the youth of the nation and the philosophers of the world?
what is the really important one thing in my life that IS. what is that one thing if i do, i need to do no more.