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 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.
In reality, the glossy picture of the "happy rich person" that most people hold in their minds is simply an illusion. Money can buy sense gratification, but not actual happiness or satisfaction.
If you identify your body as yourself, you will try to satisfy yourself by trying to satisfy your body. You'll think, "I am the body and I want to be happy, I want to be satisfied." Thus, you'll try to satisfy the belly, the tongue, the genitals, the ears, the eyes, the nose, and so on, believing that this will bring you the inner satisfaction and happiness you crave.But sense gratification does not satisfy. This is further evidence that you are not the body. No matter how much sense pleasure you have, you are still never satisfied within.
The more your senses are in control, the more you are in the position of being controlled by them. Therefore the less free you are.
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