Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
17 May 2021
The word ‘Advaita’ in the Sanskrit language means non-duality. The prefix ‘a’ in the word ‘Advaita’ according to the Sanskrit language means that advaita is non-duality, meaning not two.
Wisdom reveals that the moment is eternal. Wisdom reveals that in the human mind one moment comes after the next. Wisdom reveals that in between a moment and the next is a moment as well, which makes the moment eternal.
Wisdom reveals that in a moment only one can exist and neither two nor many.
Wisdom reveals that the concept of separation in knowledge in the human mind, knowledge of one, two /duality and many exists in the mind.
Wisdom reveals that oneness in knowledge is attributed to the absolute one. The absolute oneness meaning God. Wisdom reveals that, if the absolute oneness is one, even the relative is oneness, meaning one or advaita.
Wisdom reveals that everything that exists in daily life exists in the moment. Wisdom reveals that the moment is advaita, meaning not two. Wisdom reveals that even each one of duality in the mind exists in the moment that occupies the space of the moment.
Wisdom reveals that even each one in the many in the mind exists in the moment that occupies the space of the moment.
Wisdom of a moment reveals that in daily life the content of the moment is advaita, meaning not two,and cannot be other than what the advaita is within the moment.
Wisdom reveals that the advaita within the moment is a word in a human being and the word cannot be any other word than the word that is within the advaita moment.
Wisdom reveals that the advaita within the moment is a movement in a human being and the movement cannot be any other movement than the movement that is within the advaita moment.
Similarly, wisdom reveals that in nature, in any moment, nature and the five elements air, water, heat (fire), earth, time and space exist together, and that, in nature, the five elements are not separate from each other in any moment. This is because the moment is eternal, meaning advaita and not two or many.
Wisdom reveals that anything and everything that exists in any moment in life, be it living or non-living, is an optical and auditory illusion of the one that exists in any moment in life or nature, which is consciousness as the five elements.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that life and mind, with or without thoughts, is advaita.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2021
Sleep is banished on the instant. Man disappears and is recalled from duality and ignorance for, in truth, neither exists or has ever existed. Consciousness pervades in whatever presence there may seem to be, in any moment. Judgement and doubt leave the stage of life and the living. There is no other play. It is so. Paradise is lost with knowledge. Paradise is regained with wisdom.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
In his or her life, the human seeks answers to the question, "Who or what am I?" Superficially, he or she is concerned with one's position in society, one's origins and the goal to be pursued, likes and dislikes, with the I being defined by the You and the Others in the mirror of the mind. Never does the superficially questioning human perceive himself independently of the others. This apparent dependence generates in the mind all kinds of pleasant or unpleasant emotions and feelings. A deep answer to the question "Who am I?" reveals, as in this article, that the I and the you, the we, the you and the they are illusions of the one moment that exists inseparably always and everywhere. This wise insight is named and explained by past and contemporary enlightened beings with the word Advaita. What we are in truth includes everything and everyone.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.