Pretending is a way out of duality

By pretending to be a person in a world, that is not there, you know, that the one pretending is not there.

By pretending to be someone definitive in a world of duality, you know, that the one pretending it is not there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In old religious scripts from India, which in many ways are the basis of the Western New Age philosophies, the world is called Maya, which is a Hindi word for illusion. You could, therefore, say that the basis of both eastern and western alternative thinking is, that the world of duality is an illusion. And as this is also the basis of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, everything you believe to read in them or anywhere else is an illusion.

In other words, there is no truth to find in a world of duality, whether you look high or low, inside or outside, in the past, now, future or whatnot. There is nothing but deceptive experiences in a world of duality, which includes your interpretation of this statement.

Within the context of duality, there is one important difference between Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings and most teachings of so-called spirituality. They have a set of rules for what is right and wrong and the one and the only way to truth, bliss, heaven and whatnot, whereas Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings do not claim to have the truth or any help to offer.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings simply suggest, that as long as you believe to be someone in a world of duality, this belief can be undone by instead pretending to be there, because what you pretend to be you are not, and so you cannot be labelled as someone definitive. Hence there is not something that appears to hide the formlessness of that which is you.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.


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