What is the nature of life? What is its essence? What makes it drive so hard and then suddenly disappear? A tiny plant growing through a small crack in the stone, pushing up, looking for light and hopefully a few drops of rain water.
The life of a plant…the life of an animal…the life of a person… What is life?
There is a prayer we say after we quench our thirst. It ends with the words, "Blessed is the Life of all the worlds." Most of us live our lives believing that there is one world and many lives living in this one world. But no, this blessing tells that there are many worlds; for instance there is this world and the World to Come, and it also tells us that in all these worlds there is only one Life. Blessed is the one Life of all the worlds.