When energy, which is another form of matter, does a special function, that special function or special mechanism or special technology is called as life. Thus, life is a special work form of energy. The scientist is unable to make energy to perform this special work as he does not know this special mechanism. Life is a special know-how or the knowledge of special technology. Since knowledge is power, life can be called as a special power. Let me give you an example. A cook prepared a certain dish. Using the same materials, another cook prepared the same dish but with an additional taste. This special taste is life. The taste is not the extra material that’s hidden in the hand of the second cook. The taste is only a special knowledge or talent of the second cook. The first cook is the scientist and the second cook is God. God does not reveal this one special technology to human beings because the human being always wants to become God due to his inherent egoism and jealousy. In this way, God saved the human being from falling down. One should constantly remember this point and constantly surrender to God. The soul in the physical body is only a bundle of qualities and is just a computer chip. This chip leaves the body after death. Even if you’re somehow able to prepare that particular chip and introduce it into a dead body by associating it with the required energy, the dead body can become only a robot. The difference between the human being and the robot is only this life. The body of human being is made of living cells. Any cell can be used for the purpose of cloning. But any part of the robot is non-living and cannot be used for cloning in the same way. The dead cells of a dead body cannot be transformed into living cells, which alone can transform the dead person into a living person. The mechanism of a living cell cannot be introduced into a dead cell since the scientist is ignorant of it. Life is only a special work of the ordinary inert electromagnetic energy. Energy is inert and since work is also a form of energy, the corresponding work is also inert. Special work is also a kind of work. Therefore, life is also inert. The word ‘inert’ means that which is not independent and is under the control of a controller. That independent controller is God. In this sense, life is inert with reference to God. With respect to life, other items of creation are inert since life controls them. Life is called as 'Para Prakriti' in the Gita, which means that life is the supreme item of creation. But the creator is greater than life and is thus the most supreme controller. This special working substance is only the inert energy, which is in the hand of the scientist as well. This energy is also a form of matter. When food is taken in, it is converted into this energy. Thus it is not a special energy. Life is only a special work of the same inert energy that is produced by the conversion of matter or food. The Veda also says the same (Annaat Purushah). This special mechanism cannot be known by examining the matter and energy present in a living cell. The taste cannot be found by checking the materials used for cooking that special dish. It is only in the form of knowledge, which can be revealed by the talented cook. When God appeared in a human body as the human incarnation (as Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, etc.), He demonstrated His special knowledge of life by raising a dead body to life. Even matter is another form of energy. Energy or the bond binds the atoms. Most of the atom is vacant space. When you touch a solid object with your finger, the kinetic energy of revolving electrons and the bond energy between atoms repel the finger. This leads to the experience of impermeability, which is thought as rigid hardness and this characterizes a new word 'matter'. Thus matter is only a special mechanism of energy, about which the scientist is aware. Similarly, life is also a special mechanism of energy about which the scientist is unaware. Life and matter are only special functions of energy. Work and energy are inter-convertible and thus, energy is work. Therefore, the different experiences of the different works are called as matter, energy and life. Now comes the question, "What is the working substance?" The answer is God. The whole creation consists of matter, energy and life, which are different forms of work. Immediately the question comes, "Who is working?" The answer is "God is working." When you say that work is a form of energy, the work of God appears as energy. When you say matter is a form of energy, energy appears as matter. Therefore, the result of the work i.e. creation, is only an apparent form of God's work. Thus, the whole of creation is the power or work of God. The different items in the creation are only the different ways of work of God. This is represented by the dance of Shiva. The dance is the work and therefore, the whole of creation is only His dance. This creation is simply the imagination of God (Ichcha matram prabhoh srishtih). This imagination is work and the result or product of this imagination is also work or imagination. Here, the work is not only the prior phase of the result, but also the very phase of the result. That means the imagination is not only the work, but also the product of work. This is proved scientifically. Creation is matter and energy. Matter is energy. Therefore, the creation is energy. Energy is work. Therefore, creation is work. The scientist is unable to catch the Worker, who is God. He is able to catch only the work and the different ways of work. He is also unable to catch that one special way of work namely life. An engineer planned a house and constructed it. The house is matter consisting of atoms bonded together by bond energies. Since matter is energy, the whole house is energy. The engineer's planning is also work. Since energy is work, the house is work and since planning is also work, the house becomes the planning of the engineer. The engineer is also made of matter, energy and life. Since life is energy and matter is also energy, the engineer is also energy. Since the energy is work, the engineer himself is work or planning. Thus the engineer, planning and the house have all been reduced to simply one item, namely work. But there cannot be work without the worker. The worker must exist. When you see the house and you don't see the engineer there, do you not infer the engineer? At such times, you say that the entire house is the work of the engineer. Therefore, seeing the work, you must infer the existence of the worker. Similarly, upon seeing this creation, which is the work of God, one must infer the existence of its invisible worker - God. The second Brahma Sutra (Janmadyasya yatah) says the same. You cannot say that creation itself is the creator because worker and work are seen separately in this world. The house cannot construct itself. Such a systematic well-planned universe certainly demands the existence of its engineer.