Recent studies on the turnover of the molecular population within a given nerve cell have indicated that, although the cells themselves retain their individuality, their macromolecular contingent is renewed about ten thousand times in a lifetime.
The subtle layers of matter that first cover you - such as the mind, intelligence, and false ego - are like underclothes.
Money can't buy happiness.
Money can buy sense gratification, but not actual happiness or satisfaction.
You are your body, right? You are chemical in essence ... right? At least, that's what one of America's most influential scientists claims: "I am a collection of water, calcium and organic molecules called Carl Sagan.You are a collection of almost identical molecules with a different collective label." Like Sagan, most people believe that they are their body. So if you ask them who they are, they think and respond in terms of bodily labels.
Body Is Always Changing
Scientists have recently discovered that certain people don't have brains.
Life is itself an energy that's completely different from matter. It is not an offspring of matter. Life is life. Matter is matter.
From the poorest person to the richest person, from the slum-dweller to the person who lives in a mansion, everyone wants more sense gratification and thus more material wealth.
If your body is fat and ugly, you think, "Woe is me! I am fat and ugly." If your body is 60 years old and female, you think, "I am a 60-year-old female." If your body is black and beautiful, you think, "I am black and beautiful."
If you erroneously identify yourself with your body, you will conclude that your existence will end with the destruction of your body. But if you know that you are the eternal self within the body, you know that your existence will not end when your body dies.