It’s a matter of life and death! – We say these words when danger is near and we fear to die if the wrong decision is made. But listen closely, what do we really say here? – That death is the end of life, that it seems to destroy life to never return again, that life is the opposite of death. Is this a scientific fact? Is this reported to us by ancient wisdom schools? Is this what we perceive?
In this mini-series of 3 blog posts we’re exploring this question in depth and will have an hopefully satisfactory answer to these questions at the end.
Let’s start with some science: Energy is never going away, a fact that quantum physics has given us, it only goes through transformation from one state into the other. Life is energy in motion, i.e. the physical body is created out of cell tissues and nourishment, provided by the mother’s cells, and deliver to the placenta via the blood stream. The embryo has the ability to transform this matter into its own body cells. They’re not appearing or disappearing out of thin air, right? These cells are being replaced frequently throughout a lifetime of a body. They are the product of the food and oxygen the body is provided with, which it uses to form new cells: just another act of transforming energy. And when this body dies the same cells are being transformed to dust and earth or ashes in case of cremation, giving back nourishment for other life forms like plants as a building block for new growth, therefore going through another state of transformation.
Water is another good example for this continuous transformation of energy: Since science tells us we’re living in a closed system protected and shielded by our atmosphere, nothing from outside can come in or go out. The whole body of water that the earth exists of was always there and will always be there. Not one drop of water can go anywhere else, it only transforms from a liquid state through evaporation into a gaseous state which forms the clouds and, when temperatures are falling below 0 degrees, the same water drops transform into a solid state in form of snow and ice. We, like all other beings including plants, consist mainly of water, we drink water in and dispose of it when we go to the toilet. It gets cleaned and cycled back into earth’s body of water, all the way to the ocean and back into the human body. A bazillion times, uncountable transformations that each water drop goes through. And this without an end, a complexity of transformations our mind cannot even comprehend.
In this perfect re-cycling and transforming of physical energies, where has death its place? Only in the mind! Nature doesn’t know a thing called ‘death’. A tree doesn’t die, it falls over and slowly transforms into compost, which in turns transforms into new growth and into a new tree. The ant that lives on the forest ground gets picked by a bird and transforms into food and new body cells of the bird. The excrements of the bird are providing nourishment for the soil where another ant is being created and nourished by this transformed energies, no end of life here neither!
We can conclude for now, that there seems to be no scientific fact which proofs that death can put an end to life. So what are ancient wisdom schools saying about life and death? We’ll look into this in next months blogpost.
Until then, keep on living life to the fullest!
…to be continued