Colloquially all creatures are called living beings. Because they have Prana (vital force) they are called Pranis too. But it is not so simple....
"Inner Paths Magazine" was one of the few early American publication to interview anyone who had actually achieved Illumination, Super-Consciousness or Enlightenment, so it is quite probable that the number of people who have ever heard the voice of someone who had first-hand or direct knowledge of that phenomenon is something less than a few hundred at most. Pandit Gopi Krishna of Kashmir, India, the author of more than one dozen books on mystical experience and the evolution of the human brain was internationally recognized as the foremost authority on Kundalini, the evolutionary mechanism in human beings.
Suddenly, with a roar like that of a waterfall, I felt a stream of liquid light entering my brain through the spinal cord. After having been engaged in meditation for many years, Gopi Krishna had his first Kundalini Awakening at the age of 34, which he describes thus in this video
This is one of the classic Interviews with Gopi Krishna, an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age of thirty-four, after years of unsupervised meditation, suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini during his morning practice.He subsequently became the inspired writer of numerous books in which he shared his insights with others.
For the first time in history, science is in the position to accurately describe the next step in human evolution and the biological mechanism behind the evolution of the brain. The world will be radically different in the New Age of Super-Consciousness, when nuclear weapons will no longer exist. Super-Conscious men and women will point the way to a healthier environment with living conditions and lifestyles in harmony with the demands of accelerated evolution. This is the realistic vision witnessed through the eyes of Pandit Gopi Krishna in a state of Cosmic Consciousness