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The sense of identification with a localized self– “I”, “me”, “mine”– is a made-up concept created out of thin air (literally), by the powerful universal consciousness that all of us embody. This “pseudo-self”, though having no basis in reality, is nonetheless a genius invention that has served humanity well. Because it gives the species an effective tool to be laser focused on its own survival.   The pseudo-self has a simple mandate: to not die. Everything…

Duality is the basic building block of how we humans perceive the world. As you live your day to day life, your mind is constantly running classification algorithms categorizing things into good or evil, black or white, edible or inedible, friendly or threatening… It’s been doing that for 300,000 years. It’s good at it. Even though duality is a flawed way to characterize reality and basically a cognitive energy-saving shortcut because human brains have limited…