OM: the symbol of the Three in One,
the three worlds in the Soul;
the three times, past, present, future, in Eternity;
the three Divine Powers, Creation, Preservation, Transformation,
in the one Being;
the three essences, immortality, omniscience, joy, in the one Spirit.
This is the Word, the Symbol,
of the Master and Lord, the perfected Spiritual Man.
― The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The purpose of life, therefore,
is the realizing of that prophecy;
the unveiling of the immortal man;
the birth of the spiritual from the psychical,
whereby we enter our divine inheritance and come to inhabit Eternity.
This is, indeed, salvation,
the purpose of all true religion, in all times.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali