Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
15 July 2020
In simple terms, lazy means that an individual is unwilling to work or to use effort. This implies that a lazy individual is idle. To an observer a lazy individual appears to be wasting precious moments of time instead of making the best use of life.
A lazy individual is advised not to be lazy and to be active in daily life and to make the best use of every moment in life. It is obvious that the aspect of the moment in life is that it is diverse. The diverse aspect may be similar, but never identical.
It is also obvious that laziness may be similar, but it is impossible to determine identical laziness for its intensity. Now, it is also obvious to a wise man or woman that a moment in life is not made by man or woman.
Now, as a lazy individual is a he or a she who is unwilling to work or use effort, it is obvious that a lazy individual will not be able to make any moment or be willing to make the moment in which he or she is.
The question therefore is: how does the lazy individual exist in the moment? In simple terms, the moment in life is manifested by the intelligence which is consciousness and not by an active man or a lazy individual.
This simply signifies that consciousness initially manifested the moment in life. Later, consciousness manifested space and time within the moment in order to manifest within the moment.
Next, consciousness manifested the elements, fire, water, air and physical, chemical elements within time and space in the moment. Later, consciousness manifested all the elements that were manifested in time and space within the moment as earth and rivers in the moment.
Later, consciousness manifested all the elements in time and space within the moment as sea, sky and the cosmos in the moment.
Next, consciousness manifested all the elements in time and space within the moment as vegetation in earth in the moment. Next, consciousness manifested all the elements in time and space within the moment as animals in and on earth, in sea, in rivers and in water anywhere in the moment.
Next, consciousness manifested all the elements in time and space within the moment as humans on earth in the moment. Next, consciousness manifested all the elements in time and space within the moment as the human mind with duality, matter, all the elements, earth, sea, rivers, sky, the cosmos as knowledge and wisdom in the form of thoughts in the moment.
In simple terms, consciousness manifested all the elements in time and space within the moment as diverse humans in the moment, which included lazy individuals as well. In simple terms, what is manifested as in the moment by consciousness in the moment cannot be other than what is manifested within the moment, which is diverse.
The enlightened do not label anyone, but accept everyone as they are in any moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2020
The deep understanding of the wise is here gifting to every man and to every woman a remarkable description of the evolution of creation. It is an exquisite process that evolves within each moment. It is a story of aliveness that has no beginning and no end – nor any repetition. This is the gift of consciousness. Blessed is the man, blessed is the woman who receives this gift and understands. Such gratitude.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Who ever thinks about the labels that one constantly gives oneself and others in everyday life? These labels, which may be positive or negative, but always comparative, seem so natural and real to the conditioned mind of modern man that hardly anyone ever questions them. Labels can be found in private conversations, professional meetings, at school, kindergarten, in school books, non-fiction and technical books, in the media and news, no matter what colour. If the labels, such as the label "lazy", are ever questioned, they are presented as a character trait that man could and should be able to influence, since man is seen as the smith of his own and other persons' destinies. This leads to numerous theories of character development and how this can best be achieved or conveyed. That the entire cosmogony is needed as the basis for an intelligent and wise enquiry into the phenomenon of "laziness", which in the end turns out to be an illusory label - only the wise ones can come up with that. This article shares the understanding of the sages and considers labelling as part of a universal, but illusory, cosmogony. Thus, when it happens, the understanding reader is enabled to understand the whole of life as an illusion, which is flawless and does not allow any positive or negative labels of certain individuals except as an illusory label and not as a reality. So wisdom is unconditional and reveals unconditional life in the moment as it is. A wise mind is de-conditioned and has no conditions attached to anything.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.