How to perceive everything in the world as symbols of life?

Updated April 20, 2022

Most will know, that what you see in this image is not a man and a woman, but symbols of man and woman. Most also know, that the color or the look of the symbols in no way resembles actual men and woman. Unfortunately very few know, that all what they seem to experience in the world of duality is not real, but symbols of that which is, although the symbols in no way resembles that which is life.

What you see in this image is not a man and a woman but their symbols. The colour or the look of them does not resemble actual men and women. That is common knowledge. However, very few know that none of their experiences is real but symbols of that which is, although they do not resemble it. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

PREFACE
Everybody knows that when they read or hear a word like water, it will not quench their thirst. They perceive the letters w + a + t + e + r as a symbol of that which will quench their thirst. This is not something they have to think about because, due to past experiences with water, they know the letters are just a symbol of it.

Nothing turns out the way you want. Something always seems to be missing. That is how you know, there is no oneness in such a world, because that which is One is formless and therefore endless, so everything is always there.

But in regards to perceiving everything in a world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is One, you cannot know what oneness is because that requires more than one. But you can realise that since oneness is formless, thus endless, there is nothing other than oneness. Therefore everything in a world where there seems to be more than one must be a symbol of it.

You are always protected, when you see everything in the world as symbols of the oneness, because it takes more than one to be attacked.

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The humidity that appears to be in this image cannot damage your electronic device because the picture is a simulation. Likewise, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than one can hurt that which is you, namely oneness, as it is formless, thus endless. Hence a world where there seems to be more than one is nothing but a simulation. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WHEN SEEING EVERYTHING AS A SYMBOL OF THAT WHICH MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO SEE IT
In a game like Monopoly, the streets are marked with different colours so that it is easy to know where you are and what you own. This knowledge is, of course, an illusionary. You are not in Monopoly, and whatever you seem to own there has no value.

To make the illusion of being in the world of Monopoly work, you must accept that the different colours represent areas of various value, even though these colours are just painted on top of the same cardboard. You must also agree to appear as a tiny plastic car that slowly moves from street to street, as if they are far from each other, even though they are coloured squares tightly fitted together. Finally, you must submit to the goal of the game, which is to take everything from everybody so that you are the only one who has something.

It sounds strange, but that is how the game is, and without following its rules, you miss its fun. Likewise, when playing the game of duality. It falls apart if you think we are all at one and should share everything in love and peace.

Those who are good at taking from others within the framework of society gets the most, and in general also much respect for having taken so much to themselves at the expense of others.

We are not at one in a world of duality but different persons appearing in different places. Contrary to what some claim, we do not want peace. And we do not love each other. We must take something, physically or psychologically, from others to survive. And since this makes us fear their retaliation, we always defend ourselves.

However, the world is in the eye of the beholder, so if you judge the world’s ways as evil, this is how you see yourself. Hiding that by giving love, your misery is enhanced because providing someone with something confirms separation, which is the cause of suffering. Read more about that here.

So how to escape the illusion of duality? It is a foolish question that only makes sense when you believe the illusion is real. This is asking how to escape the world of Monopoly. There is nothing to leave because you are not there. It is something you pretend. Before you did that, while you did it, and afterwards, you are exactly what and where you are in the world of duality.

In the world we are all separated. The change of colors in this pic, so that the person persons seems less separated has not changed a thing, as the pic is not real. Neither does all the talk about love, peace and oneness change a thing, because it has nothing to do with the reality of the world of duality. It is a world of separation and nothing can change that.

The more the colours in this photo are removed, the less the persons seem separated. But the image is not real, so nothing has changed. Likewise, eliminating hate or whatnot from a world of duality does not change anything since the world is not real but a simulation – just like this image. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Likewise, that which is you is not in a world of duality but non-duality. Thus putting the world of duality – or rather the belief in it – back in its box takes no time because non-duality is timeless. Yet believing to be in a world defined by time and space, everything appears to have a beginning and end. Hence undoing the belief in duality seems to take time.

Suppose you are a long time reader of Alexius’ Duality Hacks. In that case, you probably know that one recommendation of them is to see everything in the world as a symbol of life – or in the context of this article, to see everything in duality as a symbol of non-duality.

This recommendation is not meant to say that this is the best way – there are no right ways in an illusion – to return to non-duality. But it seems to be the fastest way. Ultimately speaking, this return is a journey without distance because non-duality is formless and therefore endless, so you have never left it.

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 duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

None of the illuminated appearances in a dark room resemble electricity and it is not be found in them, nor the room. Nevertheless, electricity is the power making it possible to see something in the dark room. Therefore, you could say that what you see symbolses electricity.

Likewise you can say, that everything perceived in a world of duality is a symbol of non-duality. Although non-duality is not in a world of duality and nothing there resembles it, everything you seem to see there is a symbol non-duality because it is formless, thus endless, so there is nothing else than that to make it possible to experience the illusion of duality.

You cannot go wrong on this journey. Whether you love or hate someone, the difference does not make a difference. Nothing matters when you perceive every experience as a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience something. And should you not do that entirely but suppress specific experiences, you are still on track because denial is only possible due to non-duality, thus a symbol of that.

The more everything in a world of duality, whether it appears to be good or bad, is seen as a symbol of non-duality, the more you feel free from duality. Thus, eventually, you do not feel like someone in a world of duality anymore. Hence you are ready to put duality back in the black box where you unpacked it.

Although appearing in a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, it is an even bigger illusion to navigate in it as if you are at one with everything and full of love. In a world where there seems to be more than one, you fear others because everybody is against everybody. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO WHEN SEEING EVERYTHING AS A SYMBOL OF LIFE
It is not reasonable to look for peace in a world where there seems to be more than one. Peace is that which is one, and in a world where there seems to be more than one is all about the excitement of being and having more than one. Although this requires separation, which entails loneliness and thus suffering, you are willing to pay this price to get the thrill of being and having more than that which is one.

So why not stick to the excitement you have paid for instead of looking for the peace presented by gurus. What they offer is not peace but a speculative state of mind. There is no peace to find in a world where there seems to be more than one because peace is that which is One. However, rest assured, peace is yours when you choose to have the belief that there is more than that which is One undone.

»Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.« Jesus according to Matthew 10:34. »For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.« Matthew 10:35

If you perceive everything that seems to be separated as symbols of that which is not divided but is the formlessness of oneness, everything separated symbolises the same. Hence you have the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one undone, and thus getting the peace of oneness, while at the same time having the excitement of the symbol’s different appearances. In other words, you have your cake and eat it too.

APPENDIX
‘Seeing everything in duality as symbols of non-duality’ is an illusion within the illusion of duality. However, it may help you see that you are not in a world of duality, nor anywhere else, because only non-duality is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that which is one, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.


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