Is immortality possible?

Zsolt Hermann
3 min readSep 21, 2023

Question from the Internet:

Will immortality ever be real?

What is “real or unreal” depends on our perception of reality. Whatever we can tangibly and realistically perceive, sense and taste is “real,” and whatever we cannot tangibly and realistically perceive, sense, and taste remains “unreal.”

By default, our perception of reality is 100% egocentric, subjective, and individualistic. We remain locked into ourselves, and we associate our existence with the physical body we seemingly live in.

Our whole range of perception and everything we feel about the world is determined by our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, and individualistic desires and their fulfillment. We measure everything according to our desires and their fulfillment. The “gap” or delay between empty desires awakening in us that await their fulfillment gives us the sensation of time and space since we have to “spend time” and “cross distances” in order to find fulfillment for our desires.

Also, since all of our inherent desires connect us with the biological body and the selfish and egocentric consciousness that is only about self-service and self-justification when the biological body dies and takes our self-centered “consciousness” with it, we feel “death” compared to “life” that was about feeling and fulfilling our own desires.

But we have the ability to “transfer” and “expand” our consciousness and perception of reality “outside” of the “self” we feel by default; we can learn and practice existing “outside of the sphere” of the biological body and its desires.

We can learn and practice how to exist and sense and taste everything through the desires, thoughts, needs, and viewpoints of others. We can learn, practice, and implement this in a mutual environment, where each and every person commits and devotes oneself to perfectly and immediately fulfill the needs and desires of others according to the viewpoints of others to such an extent that each forgets about oneself and practically and tangibly senses existence through the others.

Such an environment would act like a “human incubator” where each and every person would receive fulfillment for their desires and needs perfectly and immediately since all the others focus on and make efforts only for the purpose, giving each and every individual the ability to become liberated from any self-concern and become able to exist only for the love and service of others.

This environment can disconnect us from sensing time and space for multiple reasons.

And since we start experiencing a “true love” — as a result of the perfect, totally selfless, and unconditional fulfillment of each other — we never experienced before, we simply dissolve each other and do not even think about ourselves or any selfish benefit any longer since existing in others and fulfilling others gives us greater fulfillment and pleasure than we could ever feel through fulfilling our own desires.

Moreover, this also opens a previously unimaginable dimension of reality for us, sensing and attaining the world without any previous limitations, beyond any boundaries of time, space, or any other egocentric and subjective restrictions.

Finally, this new manner of selfless and unconditionally loving and serving existence becomes so “real” that even the physical life or death of the biological body cannot influence it any longer since we keep existing and perceiving reality through our totally selfless and unconditional love and service towards others.

This becomes an existence through intentions rather than through actual desires and actions, and since it becomes immaterial what actual desires or actions we place our selflessly loving and bestowing intentions over, we will not need mundane physical desires or actions to project and keep these loving and bestowing intentions over towards each other, so we will not need any physical matter and a physical world to exist in. Only the non-physical desires about “existence,” “purpose in life,” “building connections and mutual integration with each other,” and “our collective connection to actual, non-physical reality and its forces” remain.

This is when “immortality” becomes real, tangible and realistic.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.