Iksha gyaan prayatna hai, chinha so chetan jaan |
Jaa mah tin yah nahin dishei, ta kah jad kari maan ||
(nahin dishei) not seen (chetan) conscious (Jad) inert
Purport: The differentiator of a live body and a mechanical body is the consciousness. It is the consciousness that triggers desire and action. The consciousness causes the awareness, experience and accumulation of knowledge. The prana flows in the body due to the existence of consciousness. If the consciousness ceases to exist in the body, all tendencies, actions, desires cease to exist. The body becomes non-reactive and non-functional.