+ Not knowing what and where you are is the bliss of nothingness [under construction]

Selfie. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self of Alexius is to be compared to a storeroom manager or an app that automatically looks in its database for how to most efficiently to organise the things dragged onto it. If it is not Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings it organises in different hacks, it may be his music library that is organised in genres.

The brain, which is in charge of the basic self, does not care about what it organises, nor if it seems to come from the past or the future. It is all the same to the brain, as long as there is something that can be used to fulfil the function of the basic self the brain is happy. And as it therefore rewards the basic self with shots of happiness – dopamine for example – so is the basic self.

The basic self though is not able to write Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings, as they come in a very unorganised and fast stream, that the basic self would try to stop so it that it can organise the content in an apparently better way. This way though is the way of a world where there seems to be more than one, wherefore they are no longer founded in that which is one.

But bypassing the basic self and thus the brain and its rendering of a world where there seems to be more than one – read more about that here – Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings writes themselves. But as they often turn out a bit too chaotic for a world where there seems to be more than one, the basic self of Alexius is the perfect tool for trimming them.

And since Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings keep coming, the basic self is always kept busy with trimming them and make them fit into the structure of different duality hacks that the non teachings that has evolved into over the years of writing them

The basic self of Alexius seems to have taken a holiday in regards to organising the articles in the hack of the basic self versus the special one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Lately this article and the other ones making up hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one were received in bits an pieces, and even though the basic self of Alexius tended to compile them into ´real´ articles, as it usually does, it has been more casual about in the case of this hack, so feel free to casually jump around in them.

If this seems to be confusing, it is probably because you believe to be a special self, and thus expect everything to be organised in a special way. No worries.

This confusion can be used to ignite a take-off to the empty breath – read more about that in hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing – which brings you into a state of not knowing, where there is nobody to care about being special or anything at all – read more about a state of not knowing in hack #4.5 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

You do not need to read this article, if you want to be in a state of not-knowing, because that requires no knowledge. The less you know the easier you connect with the empty breath, so if you go on reading, do not do it to learn but to unlearn what you seem to know.

Some of the pieces making up hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one may seem to expand Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings, that so far have talked about undoing the belief in being someone definitive without differentiating it into a basic and a special self. This may at first be seen as a contradiction to undoing the belief in being someone definitive, but that it is divided in more than one is only natural  in a world where there seems to be more than one.

The basic self as well as the special one can be divided into many different versions. The basic self of Alexius, which is to be compared to the self of a store manager, can also use these qualities as a party goer. For example as a DJ, that organises the music so that the beats in the music builds up from track to track. Alexius did that many years ago when he sometimes was playing House and Techno music at the discos. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It can in fact be divided into many more selves, as there are many versions of respectively the basic and the special self. In Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings though we will just take a look at the the basic self, which is a thought construction fabricated by the brain, versus the special self, which is the very same thought construction from where the consciousness of the basic self extracts those thoughts it judges to be bad so it seems to become a better self. But as the definition of a thought is make-believe, no matter how they are organised and what concept that appear to manifest, it is a fantasy. Read more about that here.

But as the fantasy of a ´better´ self, which contrary to the basic self appears to be unique and independent, is based on excluding what is considered to be wrong in the basic self, the new and special self always feel it is incomplete and something is missing. This it concludes will come when it excludes more wrong things, for example negative thoughts.

As it sees itself as self-sufficient and thus not part of the whole, it does not understand negative thoughts are just as needed as the positive ones, because together they – just like the positive and negative pole in electricity – create new energy. Read more about that here.

There is one thing that the basic and special self has in common. They love to watch tv episodes, because the brain thrives from envisaging what is going to happen in the next episode, so it is trapped into anticipating the future and thus enchanted by its own predictions into a state of relaxation. Read more about that here.

Contrary to the basic self, the special one is therefore always confused and in lack of energy. As it has tightening parts of the body, especially the shoulders, neck and jaw, in order to close the basic connection between the brain and the body so it can rewrite the self fabricated by the brain into a self that is more special and that belongs to itself instead of everybody, the brain cannot inject shots of happiness via the biological system of the body like it does with the basic self.

Thus the special self must look for satisfaction itself, which it does by rewriting everything – also this article – into something familiar, that seems to bring back the good old days of happiness, but we all know how that turns out.

Just like Guinevere, who is a cat staying with Alexius, is happy following him, he is happily following the commands of the brain. Especially because this happiness makes it so easy to forget what and where you are and thus float in the transparent bliss of not-knowing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self is not self-sufficient but a happy receiver and follower of the commands coming from the brain – read more about that here – because the brain rewards it for doing this with shots of happiness, dopamine for example. Read more about that here.

The special self loves to have experience that are different, for example out-of-body or a near-death experiences. If it does not have such experiences itself, it loves to read about others who have had them and who interpret them as a transition to something better and more real.

The special self has much emphasis on transition, because it seems to imply they will continue as someone special in a better version. But since being something requires more than one and oneness is formless and therefore endless there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness, so regardless what you believe to be, you are nobody.

Though happiness of course also is an illusion, having a lot of it you do not look for special experiences to make to lift you out of your sadness. Thus there are no concepts of this and that to hold it back from entering a state of-not knowing. In fact reading this would be enough for a basic self to enter the bliss of not knowing what and where it is.

So if you are not blissful but rather confused, you believe to be special and thus better off going on reading this hack or use your confusing to ignite a take-off to the empty breath, which brings you straight into the bliss of not-knowing – see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

Whatever you believe to be the application of the duality hacks will undo. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The application of the duality hacks will not give you more of anything, neither will they transform you or the world into something better. On the contrary, just like death* they are the end of everything, that you believe to be or have or can become. But unlike death, that seems to take your life away, the duality hacks takes nothing away but the belief that you are someone living in a capsule of time and space.

That is unless you prefer to be in charge of what and where you are, so you can have it transformed into something imagined to be better. In that case, however, Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings is not for you. They are the end of the belief that you are anything at all. Thus there is nothing to transform.

*) This should not be understood as dying is similar to applying the duality hacks or that death is a solution. It is the end of the belief, that you what you appear to be, whether that seems to be something spiritual or physical, so if that belief has not been undone before that, what you believe to be dies with the body. That is it. 

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one.