Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
1 April 2018
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 every modern man and woman as philosophical and not realistic, according to reason and logic because, in daily life, things could happen either EARLY or punctually.
So what could the understanding of the enlightened be regarding ‘EARLY’ 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 also understood that a moment in life is precise. They also understood that everything that happens in the moment is precise and what happens cannot happen EARLIER than it happens. This means that what happens is punctual and can never be EARLY.
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 and no sound can happen EARLIER than it does.
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. It does not happen in them EARLIER than it does.
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. It does not happen in them EARLIER than it does.
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. It cannot happen in them EARLIER than it does.
When this deep understanding, with deep reason and logic of precision, regarding ‘EARLY’ happens to modern man and woman, they will understand the wisdom of both the ancient and modern enlightened beings. This is that life is a punctual play of light and sound, meaning a punctual, optical and auditory illusion of light and sound respectively. It does not happen EARLIER than it does.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The guidance presented in this article has evolved from the deep understanding of enlightened beings through the ages. This is living witness of life’s precision. It contains no detail that could or could not have happened. It contains no detail that could have happened before it happened. It is as it is. Understanding this is the supreme gift from the intelligence of life.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
When we make an appointment with someone, we want, by fixing an exact time, to set our time exactly to use it effectively. However, if the other person comes early to the appointment, we are interrupted in an activity that we might want to finish. The expectation that a precise timetable should be followed in order to be able to plan better causes irritation, annoyance or nervousness if someone appears prematurely to an appointment. Dr. Shankar's article "Precision 2" helps us to understand how the expectation of punctuality can lead to all the negative feelings and thoughts that can come up with the early appearance of an appointment. Understanding the precision of life means seeing every event as punctual, even if it happens earlier than we expected. The precision of life also includes the expectations of punctuality in the human mind so that the human being can understand that the precision of life does not live up to expectations of punctuality.
Marcus Stegmaier, Deutschland.