What is life, where does it come from, and what is its meaning?

Updated September 16, 2022

In the world everything is limited by time and space.

Since life is formless, thus endless, a world limited by time and space is lifeless. Consequently, it makes no sense to ask what life is in such a world. Besides, life is that which is One, and you need more than one to be aware of it, so it cannot be known. That is why there is nothing to learn unless you believe in being in a world where there seems to be more than one. In that case, there are many practical things to learn. However, you must unlearn them all if you want to undo the belief in being there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Everything in a world defined by time and space has a beginning and an end. Therefore, most expect the answer to the question in the headline to start in a resourceful way and finish with a wise conclusion. But it is impossible. Life is formless, thus without beginning and end, so it cannot be described. Only something definite can be explained, which is easy. Everything with a beginning and end is lifeless because life is endless. Thus, if you believe to be someone definitive, you do not exist.

You will not get a more encouraging answer at the end of the article, nor if you pay to get it. Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings do not have something to sell because they have nothing. That is why, if you keep reading them, the experience of seeing something is exposed as nothing, so, eventually, there does not appear to be anything hiding the formlessness of life.

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No answer in a dream can explain what and where you are there because you are not in the dream but in your bed.

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Life is smaller than the smallest atom. It is so tiny that it cannot be defined. That is why it seems invisible when you believe to be someone in a world defined by time and space. Yet, it is due to the unseen that it is possible to experience something definite.

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Acknowledging the oneness of life as the sole cause of all experiences, they can be seen as a symbol of that. Thus, positive or negative does not make a difference. Everything represents the same when experienced as a symbol of oneness, including the past, the future and the now.

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While believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, it is best to give it your best shot. If not, you denounce what makes it possible to have this fantasy of more than one, namely that which is One.

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This image is just zeros and ones added together in different combinations. If the combinations seem strange, you probably try reorganising them into a collectively agreed picture of something specific. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What and where you experience being is an illusion because it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is One. Consequently, it is only possible to believe that you are in a world where there seems to be more than one because of that which is One. Hence this belief is a positive confirmation of oneness when everything experienced is seen as a symbol of it.

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The sound of a storm does not reveal what the wind is, nor do the broken trees. The wind cannot be known via the events it causes. The same applies to electricity. The experience of something illuminated by an electric lamp does not reveal electricity. This also applies to life. Although nothing but that can cause the experience of something, it is not in the experienced, including metaphysical ones, because life is that which is One, and it takes more than one to experience something.

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Life does not know what and where you believe in being – like electricity does not see the world illuminated by an electric bulb in a dark room.

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Since life is formless, it does not contain something specific. Actually, it does not contain anything because it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to embody something. That is why oneness has no past or future, nor now. It is also why it has not created what and where you believe being. However, since it is formless, thus never-ending, there is nothing but life to empowering the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. Hence this delusion is a positive confirmation of life.

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Though it is due to electricity, this photo can be experienced, it does not resemble the power of electricity. Likewise, duality is in no way similar to non-duality. However, since non-duality is formless, thus endless, there is nothing but non-duality making it possible to experience a fata morgana like a world where there seems to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

None of the illuminated appearances in a dark room resembles electricity. It is neither inside nor outside of them. Nevertheless, electricity is the power making it possible to see something in the dark. Therefore, what you see symbolises electricity.

Likewise, although oneness is not in a world where there seems to be more than one and nothing there resembles it, everything you seem to see there is a symbol of non-duality because it is formless, thus endless, so there is nothing but that to make it possible to experience the illusion of duality.

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Neither what you believe in being nor that which makes it possible to believe it can be found anywhere. The fantasy of being someone substantial in a tangible world can be compared to a machine programmed to experience specific signals as thoughts and feelings caused by something tangible outside it. Hence it concludes that it is someone substantial in a tangible world. See the illustration in the paragraph To know is to be in duality in the article Duality is a simulated reality on top of non-duality.

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You cannot see the power station in your living room. Yet it is why your room is illuminated by light so it can be seen in the dark. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you wear a virtual reality headset, you do not see yourself and the world as you know it. Instead, you may see your legs covered by a red spacesuit when you look down. And when you look up, you may notice the ceiling of a spaceship that you appear to be flying. The world you knew before you took on the glasses seems to have been replaced by a more exciting world. But what you believe in being and seeing in the headset is an illusion. Likewise, what you believe in being and seeing without it because reality is that which is One, and it takes more than one to be or to see something.

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All experiences are fabricated by the brain regardless of where you perceive them to come from. However, the brain can only process something definable, so it cannot display the formlessness of oneness.

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Since there is no more than that which is One, a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion. That is why there is no answer to who you are in such a world. There is, however, an answer to why you believe in being there. You want to be and have more than that which is One.

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The idea of more than one is an illusion that ended the exact moment it was conceived because oneness is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that which is One. This is why what and where you believe in being is nothing but after images of the idea of more than one. Read more about that here.

Although there is no oneness in these after images of a world where there seems to be more than one, they are empowered by oneness, hence symbols of it.

The more you see everything as symbols of oneness, the less the apparent differences in a world where there seems to be more than one appear to make a difference. Consequently, there is nothing to uphold the belief in being and having more than One.

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If not for the dreamer’s energy, the world in the dream would not appear to be there. Therefore, if those in the dream do not identify with their appearances but with the force making it possible, they are not separated from the dreamer’s energy. Thus they remain in it when the dream is over. Likewise, you do not feel separated from oneness when perceived as a symbol of it, nor when the experience of the symbol is over. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

There is nothing real in a world where there seems to be more than one. Consequently, hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life is also an illusion. But since the application of Alexius’ Duality Hacks undoes the belief in being someone, it can be used as your way back to that which is One.

This is not to suggest that you have your way. On the contrary, there is no way out of a world where there seems to be more than one because there is no more than that which is One. But since it feels so good to perceive everything in such a world as symbols of oneness, and since it does not matter what you do when perceived as a symbol of that which is One, why not apply hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

By doing so, the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One will be undone.

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Everything you believe to see, hear, feel or taste as something substantial is a denial of life because it is formless. Since that means it is endless, nothing but life makes it possible to deny it. Consequently, your rejection of life is a confirmation of it.

seperator2When used in an article, this is a symbol of separation. But it has no power to separate anything unless you project that onto it.

There is no synchronicity in life because it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to be synchronised. Consequently, something can only be synchronised in a world where there seems to be more than one. But where there is more than one, there is no life since it is that which is One.

In other words, the experience that two or more events are meaningfully related is an illusion. Nevertheless, something false cannot appear without something real. So if your belief in synchronicity or something else that requires more than one is perceived as a symbol of that which is real, you can have fun inventing all kinds of links in a world where there seems to be more than one.

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You cannot change this cat in this pic, but you can change your perception of it.

You cannot change the cat’s look in this image, but you can change your perception of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The essence of the world is not life because a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, and life is real. An illusion, however, is only possible to experience because of that which is real. So if you know the world is an illusion that only can be experienced because of life, you recognise that everything experienced is a symbol of life.

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You do not reap what you sow. You have no say in what will happen. Like in a computer game, nothing that has not already been programmed can happen. So if you seem to reap as you sow, this is just the way it has been planned. Read more about that in hack #4.2 The brains script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

The script cannot be altered by you. But you can change how to perceive it. For example, you can choose to perceive something as karma, the way of love or lessons to learn. However, perceptions like these uphold the belief in being someone defined by time and space. And believing that you are bound to end.

Fortunately, you can perceive everything as a symbol of oneness. Therefore, since they become the same, there is no space separating them, wherefore there is nothing, thus not something to end. So even though the appearance of you as someone definitive ends, nothing ends.

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If you perceive all experiences as a symbol of that which makes it possible to have them, namely that which is one, the symbols fade away while you have fun exploring them. Eventually, there do not appear to be any symbols hiding what they symbolise.

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You are not reading this, and it has not been written. It is impossible because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Yet, it seems possible to believe there is more than One. And since you appear to be reading and Alexius writing this, you and he are one in that belief. Thus believing there is more than that which is one is a positive confirmation of oneness.

So even though the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one appears to hide that which is One, it does not deny it because this belief would not be possible without it since there is no more than that which is One.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness.