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We can assume for curiosity and logical discussion. Its always good to want to know the essence of life. I would say that its God.
By "essence," what do you mean, exactly?

How is God an essence? How do you know there is a God? (careful -- don't go in circles, here).

"Life" is biologically problematic. Does it have a unique, 'essential' feature? What would that be?

Established, cellular life is pretty easily recognized, but what about its progenitors; components of life, self-replicating, lifelike structures, proto-life?

It seems to me that life developed gradually; that there's an arbitrary spectrum of aliveness.

Unless, of course, you believe in magic poofing.