Duality is a symbol of non-duality

This thing is of course not a real snake. It is a children´s toy, that symbolizes a real one. Likewise nothing in the world is real. It is appearances symbolizing, that which has no appearance, namely non-duality. The image is grabbed from the web.

This thing is of course not a real snake, but a children´s toy symbolising it. Likewise nothing in the world is real. It is appearances symbolising, that which has no appearance, namely non-duality. The image is grabbed from the web.

In the same way as children toys are symbols of something in the world of grown ups, all toys in the world of duality are symbols of non-duality. And just like the toys of a child do not make up a real but a make-believe world, so do the toys of the grown ups.

If you consider the toys of a child to be real, it can be frustrating to play with them, but seen as symbols of the world it can be quite fun. The same applies to all the toys in a world of duality. When they are seen as something in a real world it seems frustrating to deal with them, but when seen as symbols of the real world, namely non-duality, pretending to be a person playing with the symbols of non-duality appears to be quite fun.

You can read more about seeing duality as a symbol of non-duality in hack #2.1 To see symbols of life in the world and hack #2.2 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.


NOTE: This little article is a continuation of the previous one You remain that which is you. And they are both part of hack #1.6 Pretending is a way out of duality.