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This web site is under construction, but the e-books are in their final form.

Literature on the

Meaning of Life

About the


Books on


One ultimate answer

for atheists and believers

This web site is about the meaning of life. There are hundreds of other sites on the same subject matter. Are my texts different? How different are they?


1. They were not written by one of the usual suspects. I am not an Indian guru, a religious teacher, a philosophy professor, or an amateur philosopher.


The meaning of life is outside my professional field. But the PURPOSE of life is right in the middle of my field of expertise. I have published about 20 articles in professional and peer-reviewed journals about goals, aims, purposes of different software systems, social systems, and professional goals of different kinds of professionals.


I have published and implemented algorithms and formulas for those goal-functions. The quite natural next step would be to answer the question “What is the all-encompassing goal of a human being?” or “What is the purpose of human life?” So one day I took that step.



2. My style is different from the styles of other authors. I am a mathematician and a systems architect; you may discover that my writing aims were to be as clear as possible and to avoid ambiguities. My starting points are very simple. I do not make any assumptions about the existence—or non-existence—of God or the supernatural realm. My discourse is also very simple, very transparent.


The purpose of life may be expressed in just three words. Please read my short e-books about that purpose on


There are convincing reasons to believe that we humans are actually participating in one big amazing project, and it is the same project since time immemorial. But we have never known what that project is; most of us still do not know that ultimate goal.


Our life is driven by our goals and desires—big ones and small ones. In some very natural way we humans all have one all-encompassing goal, one all-encompassing mission, one purpose of life. Just by our nature, we had the same big and exciting mission five thousand years ago, we have the same mission today, and we will have it in the future as long as humans or post-humans are around.


All people live for the same ultimate goal. All of us, including Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, and even the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. No kidding. Just think about it…



3. I was told that to advertise my own life story would be easier than to advertise my e-books. Here is my 89-word-long bio:  


At age 14, Alexander Jornitski won the Moscow Mathematical Olympiad. Later, while working as a systems architect, he published in ten different academic disciplines, from pure mathematics and artificial intelligence to environmental health and philosophy of medicine. Then, in 1993, Dr. Jornitski moved to the USA; by 2003, he was working on Wall Street as a Quantitative Analyst and Senior Research Advisor. After successfully solving “impenetrable” problems in a wide variety of fields, he simply had to resolve the ultimate conundrum of the meaning of life. So he did.


You may see my longer biography here. I have changed professions a few times, but now I need to do something I have never done before—advertise my own work. This looks much more difficult than whatever I did throughout my life.



4. From the very beginning, I realized that the answer is universal. Later I had a lot of discussions that confirmed that my ideas are well accepted by religious people, skeptics, agnostics, and atheists.


The same idea that for believers

explicitly describes God’s Plan for Jews, Christians,

Muslims, Buddhists, and all other believers,

for atheists describes the objective

and the most attractive ultimate goal,

ingrained in the natural structures of this world.

For believers, the precise knowledge of God’s plan is crucial. Please read the chapter called “God” in my e-book The Universal Meaning of Life and the Anatomy of Human Happiness.

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of having good knowledge of the ultimate purpose and meaning of life. The hours you spend reading those books may happen to be the most enjoyable and important time reading, no matter what you read.


5. When I sat down to write my first book about the meaning of life, I thought it would be a 20-page brochure. Then I discovered that several passes, several ways of thinking lead to the same central idea. Then I figured out that knowledge about the ultimate goal of life is a basis of some new understanding of ethics, of love, of pleasure and happiness, of world history, politics, religions, Holy Writ, afterlife, and spirituality.

I definitely will not be able to write about all those ramifications, but you can if you would like to.

If you want to discover the meaning of life BY YOURSELF, I still suggest you pay a good deal of attention to these two books. Your own persistent search for the ultimate goal will lead you to the same main idea, but you may see it from a very different perspective. It well may happen that your persuasion will be much more convincing than mine. You may develop that idea much further than I have, and that development may happen to be extremely important. You would make a great contribution to society at large.

Like other authors, I offer some advice. My advice in the e-book The Eternal Manifesto of Human Beings is simpler, more practical, more specific.

If I had a couple pounds of happiness, I would not hesitate a minute before giving them to you. These two books, as of today, are the best substitute I can offer.

Read the books. As I already said, both are short. Discuss them with your friends—that will help you acquire more confidence, have more fun, and a few other lovely benefits.