What is not one is not anywhere

Only what is one exists. What is not one is to be compared to a dream.

Only that which is one exists. What is not one is to be compared to a dream. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

By reading about cats you can learn to interpret specific movements of a cat, for example is it supposed to be irritated when it moves its tale in a certain way. Yet you cannot know if that is it is feeling, when it moves its tail in certain ways. But because you have conditioned yourself to interpret this movement as if it is irritated, you are probably extra cautiousness, when seeing this.

The way you in the past have learned to interpret things is determining what you experience in the present. In other words, what you experience is not now, but an image constructed from fragments of the past. This includes when you for example think, you see a chair. You do not see it, but you collect data from the past, that seems to construct an image of a chair. But it only appears to be there, because this is what you have learned to perceive based on those data.

You have learned to see a world where there seems to be more than one. To ´see´ what is actually there, you have to unlearn everything, you think you know about what and where you are. And when you do not rely on what you have learned, there is no world to see, and so there is not something to hide that which cannot be seen, namely the oneness of life.

Just like there appears to be parts of the physical world in a dream, even though they are not really there, it may appear as if life is in a world where there seems to be more than one, even though there is absolutely nothing there.

The formlessness of that which is one cannot be anything else than one, as that would require more than one. Besides formlessness is endless, so there is no more than that which is one. In other words, a world where there seems to be more than one, is an illusion and it only appears as if it is there, because that is the way you have learned to perceive an illusion.

At this point an appearance of the illusion may ask, who is it that have learned to perceive an illusion like that? It seems like a clever question, but it is just the fear of not being anything that is exposing itself, because the answer is: Nobody have learned to perceive an illusion like that.

What seems to be not one is to be compared to a dream. It is not real, neither is the clever ones in the dream asking clever questions, that cannot be answered, because the dream is not real.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Seeing symbols of non-duality in a world of duality.