Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
9th July 2018
Every educated man or woman is convinced that they can speak any word in a language that they know. This applies to any word 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 any word is possible to be spoken by every educated man and woman.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom in humans, however, indicate that a word in any language is not spoken by man or woman. Wisdom indicates that it appears that a man or woman can speak any word in a language that they know.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom signifies that any word 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 word is a collection of sounds.
Deep reason and logic present in wisdom reveals 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, does not acknowledge this wisdom.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom reveals that every atom of anything that exists in nature, for example, matter, vegetation, animal kingdom and humans is made up of elements found in nature. This wisdom signifies that humans are part of nature.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom informs 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 informs 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 informs that humans too make sound, as does every living entity in nature. A collection of sounds that man or woman makes is heard as a single sound or a word.
The deep reason and logic present in wisdom inform that humans, however, do know that they can speak a word. However, they do not know how they speak the word. They take it for granted that they can speak a word even though they do not know how they make the word.
The enlightened realise that man is not the doer. This signifies that man or woman does not speak, but yet speaking happens to them. The enlightened understand that a word 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 word cannot be any other word in the moment than the gift of a word which is in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The clarity of the revelations gifted by the wise to man, as in these articles by Dr Shankar, gradually paves the way to a deeper understanding of reality. The intelligence of life meanwhile provides appearances of reality to sustain man’s journey in life. The guidance of the wise never falters as the deconditioning of mind opens the door to enlightenment. This is a wondrous journey, albeit illusory, shared by everything that exists in nature. This is the dawning of trust.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
In the timeless now, real life spontaneously transforms itself. In illusory time, sounds appear as words and words as an illusory story. The human storyteller, the mind is not present in the timeless, divine Now. His story "I do this and you do that ..." is not real and yet it exists, albeit illusory. Dr. Shankar shows in the wise article "A word" how the divine appears as a human, only through one word.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany