The material body is a vehicle which you are temporarily in and temporarily using. There are many examples which can help you understand that you're not the body.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sense gratification comes and goes as a natural occurrence of the senses. For example, one cannot eat without tasting.