Existence is the only reality for the self. As water cannot be separated from wetness, so you, the self, cannot be separated from existence. Existence is an integral aspect of your essence.
You don’t need to have an out-of-body experience in order to know that your existence does not depend on the existence of your body.
In the same way that the passing of the “childhood” body does not bring about the cessation of your (the self’s) existence, so the passing away of the “old” body will not bring about the cessation of your existence.
Wisdom by Jagad Guru
What is your essence? Is it matter—a mere collection of material atoms and molecules? Or is it something else?
"Who am I?" Maybe you've never even asked yourself this question. You might think you already know who you are. Unfortunately, however, it's likely that you don't know who you are at all. And if you don't know your real identity, you're in trouble. You'll spend your life in a kind of dream state—you'll falsely identify yourself as something or someone you aren't. Then, on the basis of this false identification, you'll determine the goals of your life and the purpose of your existence. You use these goals to gauge whether you are making "progress" in life, whether you are a "success." And you are aided and abetted in this delusion by a complex network of relationships with other dreamers. Of course, at death (and sometimes before), the whole thing turns into a nightmare.
So knowing who you are is a very practical necessity. The question "Who am I?" is not a philosophical football meant to be kicked around coffeehouses by pseudo-intellectuals. It's a real-life question. Nothing is more important and more relevant than to know who you are.
Science of Identity Foundation | Jagad Guru
Lust is a manifestation of inner spiritual hunger. The attempt to satisfy spiritual hunger in sense pleasure is due to ignorance. The development of pure, all-expansive love within the heart satisfies one's spiritual hunger. Love cancels out lust.
Eternal Insights by Jagad Guru | Science of Identity Foundation