The true sense of life is "connaisance". All life, all experience, leads to "connaissance".
The world is everything existing. Man, in becoming conscious, becomes conscious of himself and of the world of which he is a part. The function of consciousness is to become aware of his, and its, existence. One's relation with oneself and with the world - this is "connaissance", or knowledge.
Gurdjieff - the Meaning of Life