INTRO TO HACK #2.5: Peace of non-duality versus the excitement of duality

To be that which is peace, and nothing else, you must give up being charged by excitement. The graphic is from the internet.

To be that which is peace and nothing else, you must give up being charged by excitement. The graphic is from the internet.

The peace of that which is one has no contrast, which is why it is not to be found in a world where there seems to be more than one. In such a world the experience of peace is contrasted by war in order for you to know when you are at peace. In the formlessness of oneness peace, however, is not the absence of war. It is rather the absence of a world where there seems to be more than one – or more correctly the absence of excitement.

There are lots of excitement to find in a world where there seems to be more than one, but no matter what you are excited about, you are bound to lose it – if not before then for sure when you die. So fear of losing what you have follows in the footsteps of excitement – also if you try to tone down feelings via meditation or similar techniques used to deny specific parts of a world where there seems to be more than one.

To make long short, if you want the peace, that cannot be experienced since it has no contrast, you must give up being charged by excitement that seems to come for example a new spouse, home, vacation, state of mind or whatever lights your fire, because there is no excitement in that which is one. That is why it is so peaceful.


NOTE: This is the first article of hack #2.5 Peace of non-duality versus the excitement of duality.