Though your biology teacher will tell you that life is biology, that is true only up to a point. Life is more spirit than matter, and when ones understanding is perfected, there is no difference between these two.
I’m here therefore to tell you that you are more spirit than matter, though society and your family have perhaps taught you otherwise. The world will keep on telling you that you are merely a physical body and that you share its limitations. This is not true, though the physical body limitations are present and palpable.
Your consciousness is life and consciousness is who you are innately, before your parents told you that you were this or that, you knew yourself as consciousness.
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This is true life, and not merely the beating of the heart, the drawing of the breath or the chemical functioning of the brain.
Though these are essential aspects of your localized consciousness, they are not inherent to your essential presence.
Consciousness is where it’s at
We are all emanations of the one supreme awareness being that is formless and ageless and unfathomable. Its like an eye that cannot be seen yet sees all things. It is immaculate and unknowable, yet all you know is it.
We are this.
You can confirm this, if you are earnest in your attitude to discovering truth.
Simply look within.
Look at your physical body, thoughts, sensations, feelings, memories, intellect functioning within the space of your awareness field. You’ll rather quickly realize that you are none of those things, those are mere aspects of you, and aspects can never be the totality of what or who you are.
That being said, life is also biology, no question about it, but the major fault of the limited intellectual mind is thinking that life is all biology and nothing else. That life is merely the insentient movements of atoms. This is illusion and this is samsara.
We are not here to dwell in samsara, we are here for the transcendence of it!
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Daniel Seeker is a wandering dervish and lifelong student of the past, present and future. He realized that he was made of immaculate and timeless consciousness when meditating in his hermit cave on the island of Gotland. His writings are mostly a reflection of that realizaton. Daniel currently studies history, philosophy, egyptology and western esotericism at Uppsala Universitet. He’s also currently writing his B.A. thesis in history which explores how Buddhist and Hindu texts were first properly translated and introduced to the western world in the late 18th and 19th century.