What is life, where does it come from, and what is the meaning?

You are to be compared to a machine programmed with AI.

.There is no more than the oneness of life because it is formless and therefore, endless. As you need more than one to have an opinion about what it is, and where it comes from it is not possible to answer this or any other question except if you imagine being in a world where there seems more than one. And since such a world is non-existing, so is any answer. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PREFACE:
As everything in a world defined by time and space has a beginning and an end, one expects that the answer to the question in the headline starts off very insightful and end with a wise conclusion. But that is not possible. That which is life is formless and thus without beginning or end. Thus only what is not one can be explained. And that is quickly done. Everything not one is lifeless because there is no more than that which is one.

There is not a more profound answer that you can get at the end of the article if you pay for a subscription, as it is common in many articles on the internet. Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings have nothing to sell, because, literally speaking, they have nothing to share. They simply offer to have the experience of something exposed as nothing, so experiences do not appear to hide the formlessness of life.

No answers in a dream are able to explain what and where the dreamer is because the dreamer is not there but in its bed.

Part 1:
It is common knowledge, that the world of the internet is virtual, and that you can assemble a personality from manipulated photos and fake opinions to you appear as something you are not. Basically, the only thing needed for this to work is electricity to power up your choice of media for connecting with the internet.

Hence it is due to the power of electricity, that you are able to appear as if you are an important person in cyberspace. But you cannot see or feel the electricity there. It is not in the personality you have made in the virtual world, that you experience due to electricity.

Via messages, you project thoughts into cyberspace that you imagine will impress others. Regardless of their response, you interpret it as if they are impressed by the personality you made. To hide you are solely communicating with yourself, you make your interpretations tangible by combining them with weak spots in the body, so the physical feelings coming from there seem to confirm you have been touched by somebody else in cyberspace

Via messages, you project the thoughts into cyberspace that you imagine the personality you created has. The response from others you interpret as if they see you in the way you made your personality. To hide you are solely communicating with yourself, you make your interpretations tangible by combining them with weak spots in the body, so the physical feelings coming from there seem to confirm you have been touched by somebody else in cyberspace

although it is nothing but illusions you believe to appear there due to the power of electricity.

But it is just your own response to the thoughts you projected out, that you seem to receive. Those reactions of thoughts you make tangible by converting them into feelings, so it appears, as you are touched by what you touch, although it is nothing but illusions you believe to appear there due to the power of electricity.

This image is just zeros and ones added together in different combinations. If the combinations seem strange to you, you will most likely try to reorganise them into a public image of the world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Everything that appears in a world simulated by an electronic media has fundamentally been there from the beginning. All appearances are just zeros and ones added together in different combinations. You may think you can change or improve something, but no matter what you do, it is still the same zeros and ones added together in different combinations.

There is no difference between this virtual world and the so-called real world. What is called the real world is just as artificial as the virtual one. Whether you seem to be chatting with somebody on the internet or in the so-called real world is all the same. It is all make-believe.

There is no life in the universe – just like there is no electricity in the virtual world of an electronic media.

In the same way as the virtual world of an electronic media is powered by electricity, which cannot be experienced in it – at least not without dying – the whole universe is powered by something you cannot see before you leave it, namely that which is life. And even then it cannot be seen, because life is that which is one and it takes more than one to see something.

There is a significant difference in the above comparison of a virtual world in an electronic media and the universe. The virtual world of an electronic media is – within the context of the universe – build by zeros and ones, but the universe is not built by anything. It is totally illusionary. There is nothing else than the oneness of that which is life, as it is formless and therefore endless, so whatever appears to be more than one is an illusion.

That is why there is no answer to where the world comes from, or where you as a person comes from. You are not in a world where there seems to be more than one. It is not possible since there is no more than that which is one.

What you think you see and feel in the world is not there, neither the person you appear to be. Your appearance as someone definitive is to be compared to a world where there is nothing but one machine, which has been programmed with artificial intelligence in a way so that specific signals are experienced as if it is thinking and others as if it is feeling something specific caused by somebody outside of it. Hence it concludes, that it is someone definitive in a world with like-minded beings.

In other words, you as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, that will last as long as you believe the signals the brain claims to receive from the senses.

As a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, there is no answer to who you are in such a world. There is, however, an answer to why you believe to be someone there. You want to be and have more than that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
You may long for oneness and try to implement it in a world where there seems to be more than one. But such a world is a world of separation – otherwise, there would not seems to be more than one – so there is no room for oneness.

The experience of such a world is only possible due to oneness, but as it is formless and therefore endless, there is no more than that which is one, so the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion. And as formlessness has no time and space, it is one perpetual present. Hence the experience ends the very same moment it begins. The world that you believe to be real is, therefore, nothing but after images of this fantasy.

Trying to implement oneness in a world of separation, you deny your own choice of experiencing to be someone definitive in such a world.

Yet while believing to be someone in a fantasy world, it is best to give it your best shot within the framework of this world. Because if not you are denouncing that which makes it possible to have this fantasy, namely the formlessness of that which is life.

What seems to be experienced in the world, is an illusion made possible to appear as if it is real due to that which is real.

In other words, forgetting all about the formlessness of oneness and instead imagine to be someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one confirms the formlessness of oneness, as formlessness is endless so only due to that is it possible to have such a fantasy.

Oneness is the cause of experiencing a world where there seems to be more than one. Yet the apparent effect of it is not real. It is make-believe.

Whether what is happening on a computer screen is judged to be good or bad, it is only possible to experience it due to the power of electricity. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Though a world the formlessness of oneness is what empowers the fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one, it is not in this world. In other words, it is lifeless, so as long as you believe to be in this fantasy, it seems to hide the oneness of life. Grasping this, you know that all your different experiences, although unreal, are symbols of that which is real.

The more everything experienced is perceived as symbols of oneness, the more their apparent differences do not make a difference, so the less there is a basis for your belief in separation. There is, however, one big obstacle for undoing this belief. You consider the oneness to be boring. That is also the main reason you wanted to escape it and chose to believe in a world where it appears that the excitement of being and having more than one beats the peace of oneness.

That which is one is without time and space, so it lasts no time and take up no space. Yet, as it is formless and therefore endless, there is no more than that. It is one perpetual present.

As that which is one is endless, there is no more than that which is one. This is why it is nothing but peace, but also why there is no excitement to find since it takes more than one to find something.

A world where there seems to be more than one, however, is based on the idea, that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. And no doubt you will seem to find a lot that excites you. But the price is fear because you will always be afraid of losing what you have since nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one lasts.

Besides, there is no more than that which is one, so no matter how much more you appear to be and have it is not real. Somehow you sense something is wrong, but because you want to hold onto the idea and being and having more is possible, you let it slide. Just like within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, children like to believe the exciting story of Santa Claus bringing them presents because they are among the good ones, even though they cannot help doubting the whole story.

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Yet knowing that Santa Claus is not real, it is quite fun playing along with this fantasy as if it is real. Just like it is fun playing along with the fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one. There is nothing to risk when you know it is not real, which you know the more all the experiences of lifelessness in a world where there seems to be more than one are perceived to be symbols of that which makes them possible, namely life.

As there is no more than that which is one, there is no answer to that question, so the next articles about virtual reality (Nobody in a game is real – only the player is) and IoT* (A person is to be compared to a machine following preprogrammed movements) are not literal answers to this question. They are more like fairy tales composed to explain the unexplainable.

lowLatencyHeadTrackingPART 3:
In the above, you were promised an explanation of what a person in the world is and how it is made. But that is like having to explain what Santa Claus is made of. There is no answer to this. Yet – just like you might be able to explain how come the fantasy of Santa Claus appeals to children even though it is not reasonable – you might be able to explain how come, you believe to be a person in the world by comparing this belief to the experience of the virtual world in the games from Oculus VR.

The excitement of a virtual world
The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 is the latest development in virtual reality games. When you wear the glasses from Oculus VR, you do not see the world, as you know, but the virtual world presented to you in the glasses.

So when you turn your head down and look at your legs, you do not see your legs, as you are used to. Instead, you may see them covered by a red spacesuit. And when you look up, you may see the ceiling of a spaceship, that you appear to be flying. The world you saw, before you took on the glasses, seems to be gone and replaced by a more exciting world.

Suddenly you are in a fight somewhere in space, where other pilots in other spaceships try to kill you. If you are fast enough, you kill them first – but if not, it is the end of you as a pilot in the virtual world – and the screen turns black.

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The excitement of an illusion does not last
You could say, that Oculus VR is just a replication of how a world defined by time and space is constructed in a sense, that it covers our eyes in the same way as the glasses from Oculus VR so that it seems to be the only reality. You think you are a person in its virtual world, but you are not. You are the one with the glasses on and what you appear to be in the game an illusion.

Even though virtual reality is a fabrication done via a computer, it feels tangible and therefore experienced to be real, because you move your head in the physical world to see what is up and down in the virtual world.

Just like a virtual game seems more exciting than your daily life of the world, a world defined by time and space seems more exciting than the formlessness of that which is one, where there is nothing but the peace of oneness. The excitement comes with a price, though. Nothing in a world defined by time and space lasts. Therefore you will always fear loss. And contrary to the formlessness of that which is one, that has no beginning or end, you are bound to end in a world defined by time and space.

This is not a problem, though, if you remember, you are the player and not the person you pretend to be in a virtual world. This person is an illusion, and no matter how much it meditates or purifies itself, it will never be transformed into something real but remain as a fabrication of your fantasy.

All experiences are fabricated by the brain, and if they seem to come from inside or outside, from the heart, god, astral worlds or anywhere else is part of the fabrication. The brain, however, can only process something definable, so it cannot process the formlessness of that which is one.

If you sense the conclusion of this article, you know, that what appears to be you in a world defined by time and space is an illusion. It is not that which is you because that is the reality of that which is one, which should not come as a surprise if you are a long time reader of my non-teaching. And have you read the previous articles in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life you may have grabbed, that when do not believe to someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, but see your and any other appearance as a symbol of that which is real.

You cannot see the power station in your living room. Yet it is due to that, your room is illuminated by night, so that you can experience the room.

You cannot see the power station in your living room. Yet it is due to that, your room is illuminated by light so that it can be experienced in the darkness. The image is grabbed from the web.

APPENDIX:
If the world is an illusion, we – as somebody there – cannot know if there is anything else than the world. Such knowledge would also be an illusion, and so would any hope. The most realistic thing – although still illusionary – is to not know and hope.

However, just like the virtual world of a video game is constructed with the help of elements from the physical world, although there are no physical elements in a virtual world, it is most likely that the illusion of the world is constructed with the help of that which is real, although it cannot be experienced in an illusion. What can be experienced though are symbols of the that which makes it possible to fabricate the illusion of the world


*) IoT is an abbreviation of Internet of Things.


NOTES:

  • The two first images are grabbed from the website of Oculus VR.
  • Since the writing of this article, Oculus VR has been bought by Facebook.

Feelings are thoughts made tangible, which can be compared to flavour enhanced food, that even though it tastes of more, leaves you with a desire for more.

In the world everything is limited by time and space.

In the world, everything is limited by time and space, and as the oneness of life is formless, there is no life in a world defined by time and space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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