That which is real never ends

Updated November 9, 2021

Two dolphins are not enough. You want to see more. Maybe you also want them to be bigger – or to perform better. To see them on this pic may be judged as virtual and not good enough, so you want to see them in physical form. Maybe that is not good enough either, because you have ideas about direct experience, so you want to be in the water with them. And so it goes on. What is, is never good enough.

Two dolphins are not enough. You want to see more. Maybe you also want them to be bigger – or to perform better. Seeing them in this image is perhaps judged as virtual and not good enough, so you want to see them physically. Maybe that is not good enough either, because you have ideas about direct experiences, so you want to be in the water with them. And on it goes on. The moment as it is never good enough, as it is. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
What can you learn when you play a game like Monopoly? You can learn the rules and be better at exploiting them for your own benefit because the game is about taking something from others so that you have more than them – preferable everything. When that is accomplished, you have won, and everybody else has lost.

The game mirrors the world, as the purpose is the same, namely to get as much as possible at the expense of everybody else. In general, this is about getting more money and buying more physical stuff. But for some, it is not about having more material things but more power. And for those considering themselves to be spiritual, it is about having more peace, love, higher consciousness or whatever they imagine being more spiritual.

The name of the game is more, but no matter how much you get, you will panic when there is no more to gain, and everything instead is taken from you in the moment of death.

Is it not ridiculous that everybody is participating in a game where they will perish and lose everything, in the end, no matter what they do? It seems cruel. What is the purpose of it?

The dream of becoming more than that which is life
The purpose of being or having more is to forget that it is impossible to be or have more. That which is you is no different from that which is life, and life is the formlessness of oneness. And as formlessness is endless, there is no more than life.

In other words, that which is you is everything, so you have everything. Hence there is nothing more to be or have. It is not possible. Yet it seems possible to think so. And manifesting this dream of being or having more as real is the purpose of participating in a world where there seems to be more than one.

That which is life does not know, that you have a dream of being in control, because to know something – or to be in control – requires more than one, and since that which is One is formless and therefore endless, there is no more than that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But that which is life does not know, you dream about being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Just like in the context of such a world, nobody knows the dreams you are having at night.

To be or have more does not last because everything in a world where there seems to be more than one ends
That which is life only knows that which is One, namely itself. Everything else is illusionary. Also, meaning and purpose. There are no such things in oneness. It is not needed – being one is more than meaning enough. In an illusion, however, meaning and purpose are essential because that is what makes it appear to be real.

When the purpose is to be or have more than that which is One, it seems as if something is happening, when you become or get more – also if it goes the other way – and when something seems to happen, it appears to be real. That is why nothing in the world ever seems to be good enough. Something always must change to make it appear real. For this reason, the weather, for example, is always judged to be too hot or too cold.

But no matter how much more you become or have, you will fear to lose it because everything in a world where there seems to be more than one has an end. In the formlessness of that which is One, however, there is nothing to fear because there is nothing to lose or gain, as formlessness is endless and therefore everything.

Purpose determines what you see
As long as you believe it is possible to be and have more, you will feel limited because there is no more than that which is One. So to change feeling limited, you think you should stop desiring more and instead become more pure and detached from the world. But that is just another variant of more because right away, you will want to become even more pure, detached and free from desire.

It´s the purpose of being in the world that determines, why you seem to see three dolphins in this pic. If your purpose is to have more, you may be disappointed there´s only three – or that you are not there yourself to experience the dolphins. But if your purpose is to see everything in the world as symbols of life your satisfaction do not depend on being there physical yourself or how many dolphins there are, because you are satisfied to see symbols of life.

It is the purpose of being in the world that determines why you seem to see three dolphins in this photo. If your aim is to have more, you may be disappointed there are only three – or that you are not there to experience the dolphins. But if your purpose is to see everything in the world as symbols of life, your satisfaction does not depend on being there or how many dolphins there are, because you are satisfied by seeing symbols of that which is life. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since the intention determines how you perceive yourself, all you need to change is the purpose of your appearance as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. When that is not to be and have more than that which is One, you are not definable and thus unable to feel limited. This, however, is not the only purpose that is beneficial for not feeling restricted. Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings especially advocates pretending to be someone definitive, as what you pretend to be, you are not.

Another purpose Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings advocate is to relate to everything in the world as symbols of life, which is the theme of hack 2.1-6. Relating in this way, differences make no difference, and so it does not matter if you get more or not. It all symbolises the same, namely that which is life. The same applies to death, which is just another symbol of life. In other words, only the symbol dies, but not that which it is a symbol of.

No matter how much you pay for a house in Monopoly, it is not real, so you cannot sleep there – especially because you are not there.

No matter how much you pay for a house in Monopoly, you have not gotten a real one, so you cannot sleep there. Yet you can pretend* that you do so. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

PART 2:
There is nothing to connect to in the world of a game, for example like Monopoly, because it is not real. If you think you are connecting to something, it is exactly that, something that you think. Likewise, there is nothing to connect to in a world where there seems to be more than one. To be connected with the Earth in this world is a joke. It is like connecting to the board of Monopoly. It is meaningless. That is why those who connect to specific appearances in the world are so spaced-out.

In the context of connecting, you can connect to what the appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one symbolises, namely that which is one – just like you can connect to what the appearances in Monopoly represent. Monopoly is not a manifestation of the physical world but an abstraction of some of its parts, so it is not possible to sleep in the house of Monopoly. They are not a real symbol of a real one in a world where there seems to be more than one, so you can only pretend to sleep in them. Yet pretending* will not result in the tranquillity of real sleep.

You cannot be in a world where there seems to be more than one because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless and therefore endless. But you can pretend* there is such a world and that you are someone in it, and while pretending you are in virtual reality, you can connect to everything in it as symbols of that which is real**.

Doing so, you everything still appears to differ from each other, but since they symbolise the same, namely the oneness of life, the difference does not make a difference**, so when this world seems to end for you, death is just another a symbol of that which is life.


*) Read more about pretending to be in a world where you are not in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

**) Read more about seeing symbols of oneness in a world where there seems to be more than one in the other articles, that just like this one are part of hack 2.3 Life is flat. and read especially about differences not making a difference in hack 3.6 Inclusiveness is pure bliss.


NOTES:

  • For some, to be or have more is not what seems to motivate them. Instead, it is about the world and/or you becoming better – or having the feeling of becoming new through ideas of being reborn or getting new stuff. But, it is all the same because there is nothing better than that which is One. Neither is there anything more new than the freshness of being one perpetual present.
  • To think it is better to be closer to something is no different from wanting more. It is a way to not be present and want to change the moment as it is. The whole world is constructed for that purpose, but you are free to choose another.
  • This article is part of hack 2.3 Life is flat.
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