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Cryogenics explained

If I am full of fear, I do not know myself. Not knowing myself, I become identified with my body, focussed on how to protect it, pleasure it and prolong its existence. So deep is my ignorance that I don’t even know I’m afraid.

Born to die

I am not the body. I have a body.

I am not sick. There is sickness in the body.

Am I identified with the body? I will be anxious and depressed.

The body is an unreliable bit of business. It breaks down, falls apart. Sooner or later, we scrap it.

Therefore: “Take no thought for the body.”