The body is not real but a symbol that which is

A body, that is used to make a person real, is not happy, neither is the mind, because it knows, no matter how much it tries to fix things, the person will end, when the body cannot be fixed anymore. A happy body however is not in the way for the mind, as the mind has nothing to fix, and therefore can do, what it does best, namely to follow its attraction to the light, which is of the world but of that which is one eternal now.

A body, that is used to make a person appear as if it is real, is not happy, because it knows the person cannot make it last. But a body, which purpose is to symbolise the formlessness life, is very happy, because formlessness is endless, so when the body ends what which it symbolises goes on forever. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you see everything in the world defined by time and space as symbols of that which is life, you do not use the body to hide that life is formless and thus not in a world defined by time and space. Instead you use it and every other appearance as a symbol pointing to that which is formless and therefore endless. Thus what it symbolises, namely life, goes on when the symbol of it ends, wherefore you do not fear its death.


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

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