Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
11th July 2018
Every educated man or woman is convinced that they can think what they want or wish to think. This applies to any thought in any language that is known by man and woman.
The reason and logic present in knowledge that humans have in any language indicate that it is possible for every educated man and woman to think whatever thought they wish or want.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom in humans, however, indicate that a thought in any language is not thought by man or woman. Wisdom indicates that it only appears that a man or woman can think a thought in the language that they know.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom signify that any thought in any language is a collection of letters in the alphabet. A letter is a phoneme, which means a unit of sound. This implies by reason and logic that a thought is a collection of subtle sounds.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom reveal that sound is in nature and man and woman are part of nature and not separate from nature. Reason and logic present in knowledge, however, do not acknowledge this wisdom.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom reveal that every atom of anything that exists in nature, for example, matter, vegetation, animal kingdom and humans are made up of elements found in nature. This wisdom signifies that humans are part of nature.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom inform that birds chirp and animals, for example, dogs bark. They both, however, neither know that they chirp or bark nor know how to think, to chirp or to bark. But, nevertheless, they either chirp or bark.
Reason and logic present in knowledge inform that when birds chirp they make sound and when dogs bark they make sound as well. They both, however, do not know that they make sound either.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom inform that humans too make sound, as does every living entity in nature. A collection of subtle sounds that man or woman thinks is believed to be a thought.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom inform that humans, however, though they do know that they can think of a word, they do not know how they think the word. They take it for granted that they can think even though they do not know how they think.
The enlightened realise that man is not the doer. This signifies that man or woman does not think, but yet thinking happens to them. The enlightened understand that a thought in any language is gifted by the intelligence in life through the intellect only in man or woman. They also understand that the gift of a thought cannot be any other thought in the moment than the gift of the thought, which is in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
‘Cogito, ergo sum’ has evolved as an expression, first framed and enunciated in Latin in 17th century Europe. It means: ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Man’s prowess as a thinker and a deep thinker at that, has long been acknowledged. Minds demonstrating their ability in this activity are respected in present times. Such is the gift of the intelligence of life appearing through the intellect of man. Deep is the understanding of the wise, however, of the truth that man is not the doer; he never has been, nor will he ever be. That he thinks he is a thinker, at any level of thought, is illusion.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
In the moment that is here and now, the shortest unit of time ever measured by humans is zepto-second. That's one trillionth of a billionth of a second (10 up -21 seconds). There can be no word in this time span, there can be no letter. Therefore, thoughts are not present in the moment. How thoughts can still be in the moment, as a collection of subtle sounds, describes Dr. Shankar here in detail. Because only thoughts can make people either unhappy and dissatisfied or happy and satisfied, and only illusory in the moment of the mind; the human being with that understanding is peaceful in the moment in life.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.