(BM7) + Sadness comes from being special, happiness from being basic, and bliss from not being [draft]

Everything considered to be a fact is made up by the brain. It is, for example, not a fact that you are reading this. It is something the brain tells you to hide that this and any other experience you believe in having is an illusion that is made by the brain from out of nothing – including the experience of being someone. Just like you are not someone in a dream, and nobody else is there, no matter how it is experienced. Since the only purpose of the experiences the brain produces is to entertain, it fabricates them all in one higgledy-piggledy by the very same organ, regardless the experiences are perceived to be by you or others, real or imaginary, physical or spiritual, dream or movie. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What and where you believe to be is based on experiences made by the brain, which it claims to have processed from what you saw, heard, felt and tasted one second ago, as this is the time it needs to construct a consistent experience which seems to reflect that. Read more about that here.

Thoughts do not come from somewhere but nowhere, and they do not seem to manifest something unless they are confirmed to do so by someone who believes to experience the thoughs as something and therefore to be someone itself.

But you did not see, hear, feel or taste something one second ago. Eyes cannot see, nor can ears hear. The body cannot feel or taste something, and no experience comes from the heart. Read more about the sensory system in Eyes do not see, they translate, and the illusion of coming from the heart in Coming from the heart is a denial of that which is one.

Your present experience, therefore, is not founded on what you see, hear, feel and taste, nor from the info coming from those senses, although the brain wants you to accept the latter as a fact. This you gladly do because otherwise, it is evident that your experiences do not consist of tangible elements but intangible thoughts. And that the substantiality of what and where you believe to be is a fantasy made by the brain from out of nothing.

Whether the experiences in this fantasy are perceived to be yours or others, to be real or imagined, physical or spiritual, they are constructed from thoughts compiled by the brain in one higgledy-piggledy by the very same organ to which knowledge or fact is just another fabrication.

You may have noticed, for example, that after watching several movies in a row, their different virtual realities seems to be mixed into one continuous story. You may also have tried being sexually aroused or even getting an orgasm in a dream by experiencing to be together with somebody in it although there is nobody there, neither you.

Since every experience that someone is aware of have taken the brain one second to fabricate, the nothingness of you and what is believed to be experienced right now is just one second away (read more about that here). Hence going back one second from the current experience to where the brain started to process it, you are in a state of not-knowing.*

Being happy, we have no need to perceive the apparent differences in our experiences to make a difference. Thus we are ready to have the duality hacks bring us back to the nothingness from where the brain has processed our experiences of being somebody substantial in a tangible world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

As there is no awareness of being someone in this state, there is nobody to be happy about something in particular, like when having conscious experiences of being someone who is and have something specific. Nor is there somebody to know that the emptiness of not believing to be and have something is pure bliss. There is no awareness of this before returning to the conscious experience of being someone definitive and the vague memories of how blissful it is to be indifferent to that.

But just like dreams sometimes are completely forgotten when you wake up, the bliss of nothing may also be forgotten when you return to the world of something. However, whether you remember your dreams or not, you wake up feeling refreshed. Likewise, even if the bliss of nothing is forgotten when you return to experience the world of something, it has wiped the slate clean, so you feel renewed. Not as if you are special, though, but basic.

It is not possible to replicate this bliss of nothing because it is not caused by a lack of something, but that apparently different experiences are not perceived to make a difference. In other words, in a state of not-knowing,* the physical world looks like before, but its appearances are not perceived to be separated from you. That is why it is so blissful and that you have to leave it again.

Before elaborating on that, it should be said that in the case of having glimpses of enlightenment in a state of not-knowing,* which is not uncommon, the awareness of the physical world fades out proportionally with the intensity of the glimpses. This you can read more about the glimpses of enlightenment in the next article. It is an appendix to this one, where we go on exploring, why you relatively soon have to leave a state of not-knowing.*

To keep the brain going, and therefore also what you believe to be, you must repeatedly talk with someone judged to be separated from you. If not doing that for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most,** the brain falls into a coma, wherefore it cannot produce the image of you as someone definitive anymore. It makes no difference to the brain if the conversation seems to be internal or external because both ways confirm its world of separation to be real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If the brain for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most,** is not kept busy by someone who believes to have a conversation inside of it with somebody judged to be different from itself, the brain falls into a coma. In other words, if separation is not continually acknowledged to be real, the brain falls apart, and we do not come back to the consciousness of being someone substantial in a tangible world, nor do we continue in its bliss of emptiness because we are not substantial anymore and never was.**

We are not something at all. Thus we do not appear to hide there never was and will be more than oneness as it is formlessness and therefore endless. Most likely, however, you will leave a state of not-knowing* long time before that.

And since you are returning to the consciousness of being someone definitive as you originally were meant to be in the fable of the brain, namely as the basic self, you are in sync with the thoughts the brain constructs. And as you, therefore, support of it, the brain in return supports you with happiness. In the next article, which is an appendix to this one, you can read more about the after-effect of a state of not-knowing,* which may last from a few seconds to many years.

Being a happy self, you are so satisfied that you do not need anything in particular. Hence, sooner or later, you gladly apply one or more of the duality hacks and, again and again, enter a state of not-knowing* for brief moments of bliss, until the bliss become so intense that you cannot ask for more and the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, therefore, is undone.

. Nor will you experience it when that belief is undone, because then you are no more. Besides, it takes more than one to experience something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.
But let us not get ahead of ourselves. You probably go back and forth between the consciousness of being someone definitive and a state of not-knowing* many times before you remain in the latter and bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one.***

The duality hacks gladly admit that they nothing, so applying the empty breath,* for example, there is nothing to perceive the present moment as something. Thus you do not get the frustration of something but the bliss of nothing. Read here how to connect with ´the empty breath´ and here about the bliss not believing to be someone.

If you try to return to a state of not-knowing* by replicating the last one, you will not enter it because what you intend to replicate is memories and contrary to a state of not-knowing* they are perceived to be something. If you use second-hand knowledge of special states to get the bliss, you become the special self, and since it is very serious about realising itself and a state of not-knowing* is selfless, you will not enter it.

That is until there is a willingness to accept guidance from something selfless, for example the empty breath.* It resides in an apparent gap between nothing and something that the brain has not yet processed into an experience of something particular, so it remains selfless.

Any other duality hacks, except the enlightenment of that which is one, will also bring you back to this gap between nothing and something from where the brain imagines something that the duality hacks expose as nothing, so you are no longer in the frustration of perceiving differences to make a difference and thus in the bliss of not-knowing.

Entering a state of not-knowing* only takes about a second and happens automatically when you have lost all hope of fixing your problems because that makes the uncontrolled energy of them ignite a take-off to the empty breath* (see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing).

When there is not something to hope for, you are ready for the bliss of nothing. Read more about hopelessness here, or check the hack No Hope = Oneness, which you find in Extra Duality Hacks. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The duality hacks apply themselves when you keep reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings without trying to alter them, so they fit into the experiences, the brain claims to have processed from the info coming from the outer senses, but instead are willing to sense them from the inner senses where the world of the outer senses is still not perceived to consist of elements separated from each other, and you, therefore, do not have something to hope for.

It is as easy as told, but since we all are in the habit of looking for a solution in the experiences produced by the brain to keep up the image of us as somebody, although that is nothing but a meaningless construction of thoughts, we may seem to be lost in these experiences and thus feel hopeless. Great, if this is so! That means you do not see any possibility for a solution to your frustration about something, and, therefore, are willing to have the empty breath* – or another duality hack – bring you back to the bliss of nothing.

In this state of not-knowing,* your eyes may be closed or open, and you may be sitting on a bus, resting in a park or walking in a noisy city. Perhaps you talk, and maybe you say nothing. Everything is as it used to be, and thoughts go on as usual since what and where you appear to be is a construction of thoughts.

But as there is nobody to perceive the apparent different thoughts to make a difference, they do not appear to manifest something specific. Hence you one second behind the construction of you as someone definitive in a world of separation that the brain has made from a perceived in a gap of something in nothing. Thus you are not in the sadness of something but in the bliss of nothing. Here you can read about how a perceived gap in the big bang seemed to unfold into this universe here.

In other words, in a state of not-knowing* the world is perceived from this gap between nothing and something, where there hardly is any consciousness of being someone. But, as already said, you cannot remain there for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most,** because when the experiences produced by the brain are not repeatedly acknowledged by someone as something, it falls into a coma.

Hence you must either return to the consciousness of being someone definitive or have the experience of that as well as being in the bliss of nothing terminated.*** As this also is the end of the one who is aware of something or nothing, there is no consciousness being appearing to hide that which cannot be realised, namely that which is one, since it takes more than one to be aware of something.

No matter what way you go and why you reckon to do it, you are going that way because the brain has planned you to do so. Having a perception that is in sync with this plan, obstacles on the way adds to the entertainment of the trip. Just like they are supposed to do. But having made up a perception where you are in charge, the same obstacles will add to the stress you have from continually having to figure something out. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

SUMMARY:
Since it is the sum of your memories that constitute what and where you believe to be, and that is stored in the brain, what and where you experience to be, regardless experienced as physical or spiritual, is in the brain. As it has an end, so does what and where you believe to be. And as oneness is formless and therefore endless, everything that ends does not exist.

Still, it is quite fun to believe it is possible to be someone with a beginning and end when having a perception in sync with the brains rendering of a world defined by time and space. Having fun and thus no problems to fix, nothing distracts us from having the duality hacks undo the belief that we are somebody and thus nobody in the bliss of nothing in which we eventually cannot ask for more and the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, therefore, is undone.

You will probably leave the bliss of nothing* before that and return to the consciousness of being someone definitive in a world defined by time and space until you are either so happy being the basic self or unhappy being the special self that you cannot help going back to the bliss of nothing* again.

This going back and forth between a state of not-knowing* and the conscious experience of being someone definitive probably goes on for a long time before you remain in a state of not-knowing* and, therefore, do not know you once believed to be someone definitive because the experiences the brain created of that has been terminated by the enlightenment of that which is one,*** so there is not something appearing to hide that which always was and will be since it is one perpetual present, namely the formlessness of oneness.


*) You can read a bit more about a state of not-knowing in the next article, and a lot more in the below hacks, where you also can read about the empty breath:

**) Read more about the duration of a state of not-knowing in the article To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts or the hack 20 minutes, 45 at most in Extra Duality Hacks.

Read especially about what ´happens´ if you remain in a state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, in these hacks


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 To be a happy self or not, which is still in the process of being written.

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