I agree completely, except the part about living or dying. "Whosoever shall seek to save their soul shall lose it." Once one is it, then that's a different matter.. what to do with immortality? The kicker is that the soul cannot be found through fear of losing it, only through abandon.. not reckless abandon, but in the sense that if one is to truly commit to striving for something with the utmost of their being then they must be willing to risk losing it, they must allow for the possibility of failure or the possibility of unpleasant discovery. If you refuse to discover anything other than that which you seek, then you'll get exactly what you want, until you realize you really don't want it at all. But again, at a certain point, once the great abyss has been traversed, risk only applies to conventional things as fundamentally you have your essence.