BM10 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. But you did not see, hear, feel or taste anything one second ago. Eyes cannot see, nor can ears hear. And the body is not able to feel or taste something. Read more about the sensory system in Eyes do not see, they translate.

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 wants to be establish as someone by experiencing them as something.

Your present experience, therefore, is not founded on what you see, hear, feel and taste. It is not based on info coming from those senses, although the brain wants you to accept this as a fact, which 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, real or imagined, authentic or fake, knowledge and fact, physical or spiritual, they are processed by the brain in one higgledy-piggledy by the very same organ that views everything it processes as just another construction of thoughts, it needs to shape, so the result seems to be made from something instead of nothing.

You may, for example, have noticed that after watching several movies in a row, their different plots seem to fuse 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.

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.

Since every experience that someone is aware of have taken the brain one second to manufacture, the origin of what you believe to be experiencing right now is just one second away (read more about that here). So if you go back one second from your current experience, you return to the nothingness from where the brain fabricated the current experience that seems to be something because you perceive it like that.

If you stay in the perceived gap between nothing and something, the subsequent experiences produced by the brain are not perceived to be something because you are in a state of not-knowing.*

There is no awareness of being someone in this state, so there is not somebody to know that the emptiness of not believing to be someone is pure bliss, until you return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive and the vague memories of that popup.

You may not be in touch with these memories of bliss, though, but just like you wake up feeling refreshed from a deep sleep, regardless you remember your dreams or not, you return to experience the world of something with your slate wiped clean, so you feel renewed. Not as if you are special, though, but basic. You can read more about this after-effect of a state of not-knowing* that may last from a few seconds to many years, in the next article. In this one, we mostly explore a state of not-knowing.*

In a 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.

The physical world looks like before in a state of not-knowing,* but the experience of its appearances are not perceived to be separated from you. That is why it is so blissful. In the case of having glimpses of enlightenment in a state of not-knowing,* which is not uncommon, the experience of the physical world, however, fades out proportionally with the intensity of the glimpses. There is more about that in the next article, where we also look into, why you relatively soon have to leave a state of not-knowing.* Here we touch upon that very briefly.

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 experiences to have a conversation inside or outside of it with somebody judged to be different from itself, it falls into a coma.

In other words, if separation is not continually acknowledged to be real, the brain falls apart, and you not come back to the consciousness of being someone substantial in a tangible world, nor do you continue in the bliss of emptiness because you are neither someone in the fictional world of the brain or beyond it. You have never been someone at all because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to be anyone. Thus you do not appear to hide that this is so.

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 that the brain constructs. Being that, you support it, and the brain in return helps you with happiness.

Hence you become so satisfied that you do not need anything in particular, and sooner or later gladly apply one or more of the duality hacks so you, again and again, enter a state of not-knowing* for brief moments of bliss, until it gets so intense that you cannot help bidding welcome the enlightenment of that which is one.***

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 that 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.

While you believe to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. You will not, even for a brief moment, experience oneness. 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.

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 forget being someone and thus accept the selfless guidance of, for example, the empty breath.* It resides in a gap between nothing and something that is unprocessed by the brain into an experience of something, so it remains nothing.

Any other duality hack, except the enlightenment of that which is one,*** will also take you back one second to the emptiness from where the brain imagines something that the duality hacks expose as nothing, so you are no longer in the frustration of something but in the bliss of nothing. The duality hacks apply themselves when you keep reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. That is if you do not try to alter them, so they fit into the experiences perceived as something.

Entering a state of not-knowing* only takes 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.

It is as easy as told, but since we all are in the habit of looking for a solution in the experiences we perceive as something, we may seem to get lost in them and thus feel hopeless. Super! If that is so, 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.

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

Sadness comes from the perception of you as a master and bliss from the perception of you as nothing. Happiness is the after-effect of the latter. Oneness, however, has no effect, nor is it caused by something, as that requires more than one. And since being sad, happy or blissful calls for more and oneness is formless and therefore endless, any kind of being is an illusion.

Your special perception of the world divided into good and evil makes you feel lonely because they are based on you being better than others and thus separated from them. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

EPILOGUE:
Most look for something outside of themselves, love, massage or whatnot, to make them feel good. But what they experience to be outside is made inside of them, namely in the brain, which does not differentiate between inside or outside, as there is nothing outside of it and thus nothing to define something inside of it.

Hence all the experiences that it produces does not seem tangible unless there is someone who believes in feeling them, and as what you appear to be also is a fiction of the brain, you gladly confirm that the experiences produced by it are tangible because that seems to establish you as substantial and thus to be real.

That is why the experience of you as someone in a tangible world only can only be exposed as a hallucination when you are willing to have the belief in being someone undone. If having that, keep reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Do not, however, expect them to save you or give you something, because it takes more than one to do so and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. But as they, therefore, do not result in something but nothing, they automatically hack the belief in being something.

Hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one does that once and for all. The hack you are reading, hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, takes it time in doing that. It helps you to not be a special but a basic self, so you can enjoy the belief in being someone while having it undone


*) 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 basic self is to be good enough, which is still in the process of being written.

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