Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
30 March 2018
“Light and Sound”
The enlightened in ancient times have proclaimed that life is a play of light and sound. The enlightened in modern times have proclaimed that life is an optical and auditory illusion of light and sound. The enlightened of both times are wise, but their proclamation appeals to knowledge as philosophical and not realistic, according to reason and logic of daily life, to every modern man and woman.
So what could the understanding of the enlightened be is the question that every modern man and woman should enquire?
The enlightened in ancient times, by seeing light and that everything exists in light, understood that everything that exists, including vegetation, animals, humans and nature, is a play of light.
The enlightened in ancient times, by noticing that vegetation, animal and humans make sound and sound exists in air, water, fire and earth, understood that life is a play of light and sound.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that a moment in life is not made by humans. They understood that the moment in life contained vegetation, animals and nature much before the moment included humans within it.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that a moment in life is precise. They also understood that everything that exists in the moment is precise and nothing other than what is present in the moment could be present.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that since every atom of nature, vegetation, animals and human beings is light, they are all illusions of light. By this understanding the enlightened of modern times understood that life is a play of light’s precision.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that since fire, air, water, vegetation and animals make sound, the sound must be happening in life in precision in every precise moment.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that sound is happening to human beings in life in precision in every precise moment, just as it does in nature, vegetation and animals.
The enlightened of the modern times also understand that the sounds happening to: entire vegetation, entire animals, entire human beings and to the entire nature happen in precision and precisely in the same moment.
The enlightened of the modern times also understand that, in this precision of entire life of light and sound, only the sounds of humans precisely appear as illusory words with illusory meaning.
When this deep understanding, with deep reason and logic of precision, happens to modern man and woman, they will understand the wisdom of both the ancient and modern enlightened being: that life is a play of light and sound, meaning an optical and auditory illusion of light and sound respectively.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
Man has been blessed throughout the ages by the revelations of enlightened beings that reach deeply into our daily lives. Nevertheless, our confidence that we are able to initiate, manage and complete the tasks necessary to provide for our extensive and precise needs is amply demonstrated by our daily vocabulary, both spoken and written. When there is prosperity or poverty, well-being or suffering, praise or blame may be conveyed through attendant language. This may include addressing a higher authority. If life is a play of light and sound. If life is an optical and auditory illusion of light and sound. If the deep understanding of the wise reveals that such is life. If the intellect of man may be transformed gradually to share this understanding. Let it be so - and with this the complement of profound gratitude.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
Man lives a complicated life, he or she at least believes. There are so many different opportunities and opportunities to seize, at the right moment. As in ancient Greece, the philosopher and statesman Pittakos said: "Know the right moment." This, of course, means the right moment to do or to leave something. The author of this saying was counted among the "seven wise men". However, wisdom is to admire the precision of life, rather than believing that through knowledge one could know the right time to act. The true, deeper wisdom of this article by Dr. Shankar reveals the precision of life: life is just a singular, precise, fluid movement, and the many different opportunities and opportunities to miss are illusory thoughts in the mind. Whoever understands this no longer misses life and no longer takes knowledge for wisdom.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.