What is that one “Undivided, Imperishable Reality common to all diverse living things.”?
I do not want to propose a new Theory of God. I do not want to propose that God is that Undivided Imperishable Reality common to all diverse living things. It is not easy to find a common ground defining concepts based upon the Theory of God.
In my analysis, the undivided, imperishable reality common to all diverse living things is the corporeal substance, the living matter described as Protoplasm or Cytoplasm that is common to all living things. All said and done, the living thing called the man is of very recent origin. The planet Earth has been existing for billions of years with numerous living things prior to the arrival of the Anatomically Modern Man during the Geologic Time called Holocene Epoch.It will be correct to speak about the mortal nature of existence in the context of the individualistic experience of life. I will not describe Protoplasm as a perishable substance. It is imperishable, indestructible, immutable, eternal, and immortal. Planet Earth has already experienced numerous Major and Minor Extinction Events. Living things live their short spans of life and many have totally disappeared while numerous new forms have replaced them. But, the original living matter called Protoplasm has never perished and it adamantly refuses to alter its Chemical Composition without any concern for the diversity in the life forms.
We are alike as compared to all other living things. It is not on account of your form or physical appearance. It is not on account of your race, ethnicity, nationality, country of origin, language, religion, belief in God, or any other factor the man uses to describe his Identity. We are alike for we are all constituted by the same Corporeal Substance.
We should not be obsessed with the illusion of diversity. We need to look at the substance. As the substance is the same, matter and energy move along the food chains. All living things fundamentally exist by consuming other living things and by consuming the products made by other living things. We cannot experience Life without partaking the substance called Living Matter.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA