+ Who am I?

Streaming music is everywhere!

Pretending that there is music is in the air. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Old school gurus and wannabe´s like to ask others ´who are you?´. In this way it seems they know something you do not know, which is a clever way to trigger your feeling of inferiority, so you feel that there is someone above you, who is able to help you. But the guru has no answer to this question and has no help to give. Nobody has, because as the same gurus often claim, the world is an illusion or a dream. Hence to know, learn, or receive something is a deception.

When you are laying in your bed having a dream, the person you believe to be in the dream can do many things, that are not possible outside of it, because a dream is a fantasy, so anything is possible. Yet it is not possible for those who appear to be in the dream to know, who they are or who is making the dream because they are not ´there´.  Thus they can never wake up. Only the dreamer can, and when it happens those who appeared to be in the dream are all gone and forgotten.

It is nobody but the ego who asks: Who am I?

What is not gone though is the ´stuff´ that dreams are made of. So if you appear to be someone in a dream but do not identify with your appearance there, you are the stuff that dreams are made of. That stuff is the dreamer, so when the dreamer wakes there is no difference between you and the dreamer. This requires that you did not try to be somebody in the dream and therefore had no interest in knowing the answer to questions like ´who am I?´.

Ironically enough the way to become nobody is to pretend, that you are somebody. By pretending this, you are like music that is streamed. It seems to be there, but comes from somewhere else.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.5 Pretending to be a person.

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