How do I figure? Cause and effect, i.e., animate matter is fundamentally different from other cosmic material.
You earlier posts mentioned that you are a believer of Jesus, and it is strange that you asked: “How do I figure?”
It is either your belief is not strong, or you did not follow the teachings of Jesus and thus unsure of your salvation.
Only those who follow the teachings with their heart, mind and deeds can receive salvation. However, the key is the cognition of salvation. Different being have different understanding of salvation due to their resident cognition ability.
What is salvation to one may not be salvation to another as beings resides at different level, dimensional, realm of existience.
True salvation is being free from all the locks and shackles of different world, dimension, realm and it is a cognition beyond most beings even at higher plane, or dimensional existence.
Most beings are tied to their perceptions and cognitions of possibly only 3 realms.
Their current existence, a realm where they wish to go (free from the pains of their current existence) and a realm that they are afraid to go (full of pains much more than their current existence).
All animate matter or inanimate matter, cosmic material, non-cosmic material, matter, anti-matter, non-matter, non-non-matter, dimensional existence or non-dimensional existence, these are fundamentally the same as these all arise from the cognitions of sentient beings.
The only difference is the level of cognitions of the sentient beings.
Cause and effect, karma, random events, are all “name” given by sentient beings to provide meaning to cognitions in time series.
Due to the different level of perception/cognition, A random event to one being, can be understood as cause and effect by another being. A cause and effect to one being can be understood by another being as karma.
What is “animate” ? What is “cosmic” ? What is “dimensional” ? What is “realm” ?
All these are perceptions and cognitions of beings and each being will understand it differently due to differences in their level of cognitions.
When the Void/Emptiness is being emptied, then there is existence. All cognitions are void and emptiness, yet when one can empty all cognitions to reach a void and then further empty the void, one will then know about existence.