Well, what if their body is alive but there is no one to control it? Is the presence of consciousness what makes us alive? If that’s the case what about the fact that our body has a certain level of consciousness on its own, without the ‘self’? Is the body alive without the ‘self’?
What if you reach a state of meditation where you slow down your aging but you have to meditate for years? Are you alive all those years you don’t move and just meditate? Watch the video below and decide for yourself if this mummified Buddhist monk came back to life after 89 years: