What is mind? What is soul? And what is ego?

The thrill of the moment.

If you look for something, maybe the best viewpoint on a hike, the search confirms you as someone definitive. That is why the ego always wants you to search for something better, purer, higher and bigger. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Words like  god and soul are much-loved by the ego, who invented those concepts in order to make you believe that you have been created and therefore exist as someone definitive. For the same reason it has also made seductive concepts like mind, (higher) self, coming from the heart and living in the now, as these ideas seems to tempt many going on a quest realising themselves, as if there is something real to realise. So far though nobody has realised any of these things.

The reason is very simple: All those concepts are nothing but sweet dreams of something that does not exist, neither does the ego – but as long as you pursue the dreams of something higher, better and bigger, the ego seems to be alive and kicking.

The ego loves when you think it must be replaced with for example god, pure consciousness and unconditional love, because that means it appears to have caused you.

Searching for something preserves the ego
The ego knows, that the reason for your sweet dreams are insecurity, and that the insecurity comes from believing to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, as that means you must try control what appears to happen in a moment in order to uphold the image of you as someone definitive. But when you control a moment by excluding the parts of it, that you judge to be wrong, you do not feel the thrill of it. Instead you feel insecure, as excluding something makes you feel excluded.

Obviously the solution is inclusion. The ego, however, hides that by seducing you with vague ideas of a self, that magically can be transformed into a higher one full of bliss. But it knows there is no self, and that the endless search for it will increase your sense of insecurity, and therefore preserve the dependency of the ego, so that its ´life´ is forever secured.

The ego likes you to believe that certain places or people are better than other, as this keeps the belief in separation intact. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The ego and you have a mutual agreement
The ego of course does not have the power to deceive you. That is, unless you give it that power. And having done so, it seems to be the cause of what you think, feel and do and you to be a victim of it. Hence you can blame the ego for what you seem to think, feel and do and justify it by pointing at the ego, which often is projected onto other persons or the world in general. Consequently you are not responsible for any negative feedback associated with your behaviour.

So with the help of the ego you are off the hook. You seem to be innocent and others to be guilty. And even if you appear to be wrong, it is not your fault but somebody else´s.

No meaning to be found in a world defined by time and space
The ego wants you to believe, there is a hidden meaning to be found in the world, that you will find when you have become more pure.

The secret of life, however, is never revealed. First of all, nobody is able to fully apply the special teachings that are supposed to reveal it, and secondly life is formlessness, so there is no life in a world defined by time and space. Such a world can be compared to a dream, and just like the dreamer is not in the dream, life is not in a world defined by time and space. Thirdly, life is not hidden. As it is formless, it is endless and therefore everything. Thus it cannot be hidden unless, you choose to believe that there is more than everything.

In a perfect moment nothing is wrong or missing. Not necessarily objectively speaking, but in the sense that differences are not perceived to make a difference. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, there is no meaning in a world defined by time and space. Yet while appearing to be in such a world you can have your cake and eat it too, if not being exclusive but inclusive, as this approach makes every moment the perfect moment*. So you get the thrill of the moment just like you want it, while having the belief in the ego undone, because in a perfect moment nothing is wrong or missing, and when the ego has no flaws to correct it fades out.

There is no soul. It is a construction of thoughts to cover up that nothing lasts in a world defined by time and space, contrary to the formlessness of that which is one, since formlessness is endless. Hence the idea of a world defined by time and space is discarded the same moment it is conceived. That is not the subject of this article, however, but the article All experiences are equally unreal.

No answers to be found in world where there seems to be more than one, as there is no more than that which is one
If you think, you have not gotten the full answer to the questions in the headline, you are correct, and that is because there is no answer. Asking a question like what is mind, soul and ego is like asking, why there was an elephant flying in my dream last night. It cannot be explained, because it did not happen. It is not possible – only in the dream. And nothing in a dream is real. Neither in a world to be defined by time and space, as it is to be compared to a dream.

Questions like »Who is having the dream of the world« is only asked to secure yourself that you somehow exist as someone definitive, though there is nothing but the formlessness of that which is one, as formless is endless and therefore everything. In other words, there is no dream or dreamer since that requires more than one and there is no more than that which is one. Everything is an illusion so is comparing it a dream. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, mind, soul and ego is equally illusionary, so if you want an answer to the question in the headline, it is that mind, soul and ego – just like any other concepts in a world defined by time and space – are illusions used to prove you are not dreaming but someone tangible in a world defined by time and space.

A question asked in a dream has no real answer, because a dream is not real.

If you accept the indication of this answer, namely that you deceive yourself to believe you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, although such a world is to comparable to a dream, you may ask, who is having this dream. You may not expect an answer, because questions similar to »Who am I« have been asked for ages without anyone being able to answer.

Yet you expect your question to prove, that although you as someone definitive in a world defined by time and space is an illusion, you exist as someone special beyond this illusion. But as already said, there is no more than the formlessness of that which is one, as formlessness is endless, and since being someone requires more than one, there is not someone at all.

A world defined by time space is therefore not a dream but to be compared to one in the sense that nothing in a dream is real and that which is cannot be realised in an illusion. But you can realise, that what you appear to be in a world defined by time and space is not real, and realising that, the apparent difference between mind, soul and ego or anything else slowly stops making a difference. And without that, the belief that you are someone at all has no foundation.


*) Do not mistake a perfect moment for living in the now. The latter is a concept based on excluding negative thoughts and whatever judged not to be positive, where as a perfect moment is born out of including everything that appears to be outside or inside of you as it in that moment. That may be thoughts of the past or the future and hate as well as love. It also comes if there is something you forget to include. That is, if you include your forgetfulness, so you can even exclude something and still have the thrill of a perfect moment.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #3.1 Every moment is the perfect moment.

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