Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
6th July 2018
Every educated man or woman is convinced that they can make a letter, meaning utter any letter in the alphabet. This applies to every letter 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 a letter in an alphabet is possible to be made by every educated man and woman.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom in humans, however, indicate that a letter in any language is not made by man or woman. Wisdom indicates that it appears that a man or woman can make any letter in a language that they know.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom signify that any letter in any language is a phoneme. A phoneme means a unit of sound by reason and logic present in the English language.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom reveal that sound is in nature and that man and woman are part of nature and not separate from nature. Reason and logic present in knowledge, however, does 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 chirp or 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 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. The sound that man or woman makes is heard as a letter in the alphabet.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom inform that humans, however, though they do know that they can make, meaning utter, a letter in the alphabet, they do not know, however, how they make the letter in the alphabet. They take it for granted that they make a letter in the alphabet even though they do not know how they make it.
The enlightened realise that man is not the doer. This signifies that man or woman cannot make, meaning utter, any letter in the alphabet. The enlightened understand that a letter in any language is gifted by the intelligence in life through the intellect in man or woman. They also understand that the gift of a letter cannot be any other letter in the moment than the gift of a letter, which is in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The ability to speak in a lucid manner has always been regarded by human beings to be the mark of a man or woman as distinct from all other living creatures, save perhaps a trained parrot, which do not have that facility. The inability to speak in a lucid manner in a human being is classified as a dysfunction. Whatever appears or is recognised in life is in the moment that is. This is declared by the wise. Whatever appears or is recognised in life, notwithstanding its nature or quality, is in the moment that is. This is declared by the wise. The highly prized gift of speech is not, however, at man’s command to articulate, though assumed to be. This is revealed in this article by Dr Shankar, in wisdom, to be the gift of the intelligence of life, albeit illusory.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
Everything in life can be reduced to smaller units that make up the object or subject: Thus, matter consists of elements, atoms, and, since the sub-atomic constituents that make up all atoms have no mass, all matter is basically energy or light, that appears as matter without really being matter. The same phenomenon applies to language: when speaking, one is unaware of the building blocks of language: sentences consist of words, words of letters, letters are sounds. Sound is light in a slower wave-length. But since sentences, words, and letters take time to exist, their existence is as illusory as the existence of matter. Since man himself is an illusion of light and the letters he utters are an illusion of sound that man does not produce himself, but only appears that he produces, human life is an illusion of light and sound. Dr. Shankar's article "A Letter" shows how every detail of man‘s life, including the uttering of letters, just happens.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany