Eyes do not see

Updated March 29, 2023

Our eyes cannot see anything. The tangible world we believe in seeing is a construction of thoughts compounded by the brain. It claims this is done based on the light picked up by our eyes, and you choose to believe that to avoid being exposed as a fantasy of the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Digital photos do not look identical, although they contain the same zeros and ones. That is because an app has translated the nothingness of zeros and ones into separate images simulating the world. That applies not only to digital images but anything that appears as something, whether inanimate or animate, spiritual or physical, mental or emotional and whatnot. In the world where we believe in being, the brain is the app that renders nothing into something.

Contrary to an analogue camera, the digital one does not produce images on film. Instead, it records the RAW data of light coming through the lens when the shutter button is pressed. However, this data cannot be seen as an image on the camera’s screen until a built-in app has converted it into contrasts defining a world defined by time and space. Technically speaking, this is often done by rendering RAW data into a JPEG file.

If the raw data received by the eyes or any other sense is not processed by the brain into something perceivable, there does not appear to be someone experiencing anything.

Likewise, there is nowhere in our heads where the light, captured by three taps in the eyes, recording red, green and blue frequencies, is processed into an image like in an analogue camera. You do not see anything before the brain has decided what you should see. It is not based on info from the eyes, as the brain tries to make you believe but per the brain’s script. That is why it can produce lucid images of the world when your eyes are closed.

Facebook can now automatically write captions on images, that can be read by blind people, so their brain can use this info to construct an image inside of them as if they actually see the image on Facebook. The graphic is grabbed from an article in Wired.THE PRESENT IS FABRICATED BY THE BRAIN
As it always takes the brain about one second to produce our present experience, what you see now is a construction of thoughts the brain has compiled based on what it fantasises happened one second ago. To this so quickly, the brain sorts everything into categories and only uses those it needs to construct the image it wants you to see now. The time delay in processing is extrapolated, so it does not seem to interfere with what you perceive to happen now.

It is similar to how artificial intelligence (AI) automatically generates an audio caption on a photo for blind people on Facebook so they can think up a picture of a pizza, for example. The image to the left illustrates Facebook’s audio captioning for blind people. It is grabbed from an article in Wired about AI.

However, blind people cannot know if artificial intelligence always gets it right. Nor will they or the ‘seeing’ ones understand that the brain never gets it right when it produces experiences of a world where there seems to be more than one because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless.

So in the context of oneness, you do not see this article. But neither in a world where there seems to be more than one. What you believe in reading is not what Alexius wrote but your perception of the brain’s translation of the zeros and ones your browser has rendered from HTML, as Alexius’ article.

It is easy for the brain to fool you into beliving that it renders your tangible experiences from the raw data entering your eyes. because if not believing this, you are nothing but a fantasy of the brain.

In other words, what you believe in reading is fabricated by your brain. For example, it creates feelings from an amputated arm as if it is still there and visions of the world spinning around you (vertigo), although nothing spins around – it only happens in your head. That applies to all experiences. For example, whether you feel loved or rejected, spiritual or mundane, is the same because electrical impulses in your head cause it. See, All experiences are equally unreal.

The brain claims they move by your sensory system’s information, as a self-driving car moves per its sensors. But as you know, the car sensors’ information is made by algorithms on the internet. Likewise, the information the brain claims to receive from your sensory system is fabricated by itself. In other words, you are a fantasy of the brain.

You can compare the experience of living in a world where there seems to be more than one to using a flight simulator. Although it feels real, it is an illusion.

Neither humans nor self-driving cars actually see the world where they appear, but what their master, the brain or the internet, decides they see. However, as you can ‘see’ in this image of how a self-driving car perceives the world, it is entirely different from what you believe to see. The graphic is grabbed from Wired.

Believing to see something can be compared to how Facebook and Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) is programmed to recognise your pictures. Even though all data in electronic media consists of zeros and ones, artificial intelligence is programmed to experience particular combinations of them as substantial entities. The more it ‘sees’ the entities it has learned to define as human beings, the more it detects certain facial expressions as unique emotions. And since recognising emotions is like feeling them, AI experiences to ‘feel’ what it ‘sees’, wherefore it relates to the persons in the photos as it is one of them.

However, since artificial intelligence does not exist as somebody, nobody relates to anybody. It is layer upon layer of algorithms that collects data and put them together like the human brain compiles thoughts to make it appear as if you are someone substantial in a tangible world, although it is a fantasy made from nothing.

When a smartphone recognises your face, it does not mean that it sees you. In the case of Apple, for example, it registers the electrical impulses from a grid of 30,000 invisible dots which has been projected onto your face to create a 3-D map of your facial topography. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The brain uses the same organ to fabricate all kinds of experiences because their purpose the same: to entertain. Therefore, if you divide them into imaginative or real, mundane or spiritual, you are mistaken. They are all fantasy.

In other words, the experience of a world defined by time and space is a construction of thoughts made by nobody from nothing – or as science states, the world consists of 99.9999999 per cent empty space and the rest, which we perceive as elements of matter making up a tangible world, is also blank.

»The app helps people who are blind or losing their sight to ´feel´ smiles. The app uses facial recognition to find a face and then vibrates in the user’s hand to let them know that the person they’re talking with is smiling.« From an article in Wired.

The person you believe in being is blind, deaf and numb. What you experience to see, hear and feel, regardless it appears spiritual or mundane, is nothing but electrical impulses. They do not mean anything unless the brain manipulates them into something you interpret as meaningful, such as a smile.

The brain is like an app in a wearable device for blind people. It uses facial recognition to find a face and when the algorithm suggest it smiles, it lets the blind one know it sees a smiling face. Hence the blind person has an experience of ‘seeing´ and/or ‘feeling´a smiling face.

Most insist that this construction of thoughts is set in motion by something. Religions claim god did it. And many stand firm on the belief that higher consciousness is behind it. But since reality is that which is One, and it takes more than one to make something, oneness has not made this construction of thoughts – nor has anything else made it because oneness is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that which is One.

Truth cannot be seen because it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to be aware of something.

Ultimately, the above explanation is just another construction of thoughts and, therefore, as illusionary as anything else conceivable. However, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings do not claim to be real but expose what hides reality, namely, everything experienced. So when you are not aware of anything, there does not seem to be something hiding that which is One.


  • The above about eyes applies to all the senses. So, for example, if you are tone-deaf, it is not due to a problem in the ear but the brain, which cannot find the correct equation in the music.
  • Alexius is more abstract than technically minded so that the above technological explanations may be incomplete. Anyhow, they are not meant to prove anything but to illustrate that the experience of something is a fantasy of the brain made from nothing.
  • The article is part of Duality Hack #1 Every experience is make-believe.