by Hugo Salinas Price, Plata:
The entirety of the infinite Physical Universe is divided into two realms: the realm of living things and the realm of lifeless matter.
Living beings, unlike lifeless matter, exhibit self-caused motion/growth, and reproduce themselves. This we call “Life”.
All living beings are endowed with Mind sufficient to sustain their lives, however brief and limited, and permit their reproduction. “Mind” exhibits a mysterious faculty, which is Consciousness. We are conscious because we have Mind. Mind and Consciousness are mysteries that lie beyond our understanding. All that Science has ever said, or ever shall say about Consciousness, can only be descriptions of its operations, but Science will never, ever be able to tell us what it is, because Science deals with the Physical Universe, and Mind is not a part of the Physical Universe.