As non-duality is formless and therefore endless, the experience duality is a hallucination

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You, me and other appearances in a world defined by time and space are perceived to be tangible, although according to science we consist of nothing but empty space. So just like it is make-believe, if you experience solid and opaque appearances in a dimensional world in the above flat image, it is also make-believe if you experience solid and opaque appearances in the empty space inside and outside of what you seem to be. The graphic is grabbed from Ello.

As a world of duality is defined by time and space and as that which is you is formless and therefore takes up no space, it is not possible for that which is you to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space – unless in a fantasy.

To piece together such a fantasy the formlessness of that which is you imagines being separated from itself so that it can observe what it has been separated from.

Even though non-duality has no dimensions and therefore in that context is as flat as can be, it appears to be dimensional when watched from a distance in different angles. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Even though non-duality has no dimensions and therefore in that context is as flat as can be, it appears to be dimensional when watched from a distance in different angles. The animation is grabbed from Ello.

Though neither the observer or observed is dimensional and therefore is as flat as can be, the observed seems to become dimensional when the observer imagines moving around it, because it appears to change with the angle of the observation. And as this experience seems to change over time, it is concluded that both the observer and the observed is to be defined by time and space.

Separation and constant movement is necessary to uphold the illusion of duality, so that it seems to be a world defined by time and space.

In a world of duality there must constantly be space between appearances – physically or emotionally – so that separation seems to be real. The apparent different appearances must also be in constant movement to uphold the illusion of life in duality. Their movements though have too be controlled so that nothing becomes too speedy, as the duality contrary to non-duality requires steadiness and balance. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

A world of duality must have space between its appearances – physically, mentally or emotionally – so that separation seems to be real. The apparent different appearances must also be in a constant movement within or without to uphold the illusion of time and space. But the movement has to be very controlled so that they do not get too speedy, as that makes it hard to differ between the appearances and so the belief in separation cannot be upheld. The graphic is grabbed from Ello.

This imagined separation and observing of what has been excluded by moving around it must be repeated again and again in order to make a world defined by time and space look and feel as if it exists. If this is accomplished in a so-called spiritual, mental emotional or materialistic way is not important. As long as thoughts are moving around the excluded and used to describe it, a world defined by time and space is experienced to exist.

The state of numbness induced by for example Tai Chi is often confused with ´being in the now´, and therefore just another way of separating from the formlessness of oneness, as this you cannot be, because to be something requires more than one. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Tai Chi, Qi Gong* and similar ways of controlling the mind the and body make them move in such a slow pace, so it is easier for the mind to define you as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence you feel you are grounded there and that reality, therfore, not is the formlessness of onenees but a world defined by time and space.

Stopping these movements, therefore, seems to be an obvious solution, if you want to come back to the formlessness of that which is you. The problem, however, is not the movement of thoughts, but that it is being controlled with the purpose of slowing them down so that they can be clearly separated from each other and therefore be used to form a world of duality.

If you cannot make any sense out of a movie, it does not seems believable and you leave it. Likewise you leave the belief in a world of duality, if it makes no sense.

In other words, the movement of thoughts is slowed down, so that a world of duality seems to make sense. Further slowing them down is therefore not what is needed in order to return to that which is you, namely non-duality, but to not make sense**.

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You can use the speed of thoughts to connect with ´the empty breath´. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Be grateful all you speedy and restless people of the world, because you are closer to the formlessness of that which is you than it may seem. That is, if there is no attempt to slow down thoughts, so that they seem to make sense, but the speed of them instead is used as a take-off to ´the empty breath´***.

When there is no need to live out your stories – whether they appear to be so-called spiritual or mundane – about being someone in a world of duality, there is no need to control the speed of thoughts. And not being restriction they speed up so much that no differentiation is possible. Consequently, there is nothing to define a world of time and space.

As non-duality is formless nothing can be seen there. Yet nothing is missing, because formlessness is endless and therefore everything

In other words, when the speed of thoughts is not controlled, they hurry back to the formlessness of non-duality, where everything moves so fast, that there is no more than that which is one, contrary to a world of duality, where everything moves so slow that it seems as if there is more than one. Yet such a world is just imagined fragments of non-duality turned into a loop, which slowly is repeated again and again. See also the article Hip-Hop reflects the making of duality.

The animation is grabbed from the web.

The animation is grabbed from the web.

If you imagine speeding up the movement of this animation until it moves so fast that it cannot be seen, you may get a sense of what that which is one is, namely formless and therefore invisible but most importantly endless and hence everything.

This does not mean, the formlessness of that which is one is enormously big. In the context of size it is smaller than the smallest point imaginable, because that which is formless has no dimension. For this reason, and because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to experience something, it cannot be experienced.

Yet in a world where it is imagined there is more than one, it can be experienced as glimpses of seeing, hearing, tasting or feeling it****. This animation illustrates how it may be felt when connected with the empty breath***.

Though the extreme speed of oneness is very noisy nothing is heard, as it requires more than one to hear anything, and that which is you is no different from that which is one. You could say, the noise and speed is so extreme, that it fuses into one vibration, which in a world where there seems to be more than one can be heard as the distant sound symbolised by the words AUM and Sohang*****, and felt like the wave which in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is called the empty breath***.

As it requires separation to point to something, it is a metaphor that Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings point to that which is one.

That Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings point to the formlessness of that which is one should not be taken literal. It is not possible to point towards it, as formlessness is endless and therefore everything, so there is no more than that which is one, and it takes more than one to point to something.

Be aware though that the above explanation about that which is one or you or non-duality, just like any other explanation pointing towards something, is not the same as what it points to. That which is one cannot be described, because it takes more than one to describe anything. It also takes more than one to read this article, so you must have forgotten that which is you is no different from that which is one and that there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.

The reason for having a sex fantasy is that you want to be and have something, you cannot have in reality. The reason for having a fantasy of duality is the same.

This forgetfulness has a reason. You want something, that you assume is not possible in the formlessness of oneness. And you are right because it requires more than one to achieve something. Besides, there is not anything in oneness, as it is formless. Yet you are mistaken to think, that it is possible to achieve something in a world defined by time and space.

Just like the dimensions and distances in a dream are illusions created inside the dreamer, a world defined by time and space is an illusion created inside the experiencer.

Nothing in such a world lasts, so even if you succeed in achieving something, you are bound to lose it. A world defined by time and space is a world of loss. It is its very foundation because to believe that you are someone definitive there, you must give up everything, namely the formlessness of that which is you.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In the early days of Hip-Hop, a tape loop like in this image with a fragment of obscure R&B tracks was put into a ghetto blaster, where the loop functioned as a unique piece of music, that someone was breakdancing or rapping to on the street. Nowadays Hip-Hop music has become more complex with many fragments of already existing music sampled on top of each other in such a way, that you cannot recognise the original bits but hear the sum of them as a new piece of music. This can be said to be a repetition of how the world of duality is made with fragments of non-duality sampled into a virtual layer of reality on top of it. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

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The way that Hip Hop started is a good way to describe how the world of duality is fabricated. Rappers in the late 70s ripped their favourite part of a sound recording – for example, a guitar riff – by cutting it out of a cassette tape, so it could be turned into a loop.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The cassette with this loop they played on a boombox (also called ghetto blaster), which they placed on the street, so they could entertain those around them by rapping or breakdancing to the loop, which they pretended was a unique piece of music invented by themselves. LL Cool Jay, for example, started in this way. Nowadays technology has progressed, and sampling is not done in such a simple way anymore but via computer software – often with several samples on top of each other implemented in different ways until the sum of it sounds like a new creation.

Scratching is a DJ technique used to produce distinctive percussive or rhythmic sound effects by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer. The graphic is grabbed from the web and the caption is sampled from Wikipedia.

In the early 80s, it became popular to add scratching on top of the dance tracks played in discos. It was done by quickly turning a piece of music on a vinyl record back and forth with your hand and use the mixer to blend the sound of it on top of the music being played from another vinyl record.

No reason to be curious about how the story of the world will end. It has already ended. It ended in the very same moment that it started. You are just replaying a loop of it, that is very dear to you or maybe very frightening.

To resume, fragments of existing music is used to make music, that sounds as if it is new, though nothing has been created that was not already there. The same applies to a world of duality. It is fragments of non-duality, that has been turned into loops in order to create the illusion of a world of duality coming out of a black hole.

In a world of duality you repeat a loop of thoughts – some call it to be conditioned – so that you appear to have your own and indisputable way of being someone special.

In order to uphold the belief in being someone definitive, you basically repeat the same loop of thoughts. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In order to uphold the belief in being someone definitive, you basically repeat the same loop of thought, namely ´I am inside, you are outside´. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

But there is one difference in this comparison, namely that it is not possible to cut out fragments of non-duality as it is formless. Yet it seems possible to imagine fragmented it. Such an imagination, however, does not make the fragments real. Duality remains a construction of thoughts, that always can be seen repeated in the way, you keep on insisting to perceive, there is a world full of unique and autonomous creatures outside of you so that you can be acknowledged as someone definitive and therefore separated from them.


Nothing makes sense if you want to return to the formlessness of that which is one because it takes more than one to make sense. The animation is grabbed from Ello.

*) If what you want is to have the belief in separation undone, there is nothing you need to stop, neither to do Tai Chi or Qi Gong. All you have to do is to change your perception so that everything experienced is perceived as symbols of one because then separation is also a symbol of that. See hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

**) Not trying to make sense should not be taken as general advice. When you need to navigate in a world of duality common sense is very helpful. If you want to have the belief in duality undone, however, it is the other way around

***) You can read about the empty breath in hack #4, A state of not-knowing is nothing but bliss. If you want to connect with it right away go to the article Take-offs to ´the empty breath´, or What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?

****) How to have glimpses of seeing, hearing, tasting or feeling that which is one you can learn in the article Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment – or how to have glimpses of enlightenment.

*****) If you want to hear or feel the echo of the vibration that AUM and Sohang symbolise check out the article Life has no secrets.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #3.2: Inclusiveness is pure bliss.

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