Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
29 December 2019
You believe that the mind would have nothing to do if everything is perfect. There would be no job for the mind to do. But you do not understand that there is nothing the mind ever did.
You do not understand that the mind does not make any moment in life. Understand the moment was in life with vegetation and animals much before man was in the moment.
Understand also that what is within any moment cannot be made by you or your mind either. Understand that everything happens in the moment. The thoughts are happening. You are conditioned to believe by the thought that your mind can do.
Have not you realised that you are always in some mood at every point of the day? You suddenly find yourself in some mood in any point of the day. Your mind never did anything to get into that mood.
Did you observe that in your life? Right through the day you are in some mood! You are in some mood whether you like it or not. That mood simply happens to you.
Similarly, understand that every movement of your body will happen to you. Your body is moving whether your mind likes it or not. Even when you think you are keeping still, you are still moving.
You are growing every moment in life from the moment of fertilisation. This signifies that the mind does not make you grow in any moment because the mind does not make any moment in life or in the mind.
Understand that when the actor, the acting and the act, all three, are in one flow, you will become life. When you understand that the mind cannot do and everything is perfect as it is meant to be, you will understand the drama in the mind and you will see the mind appearing as a stage in front of you.
You are at a distance. Watch the drama going along intermittently in the waking state when, all by yourself, you are one again - one with yourself. The need to do is a walking stick for the mind to walk, but the body walks as it is meant to walk in every moment.
Live your life as it is. Understand your mind as it is. Understand that the truth is: reality and illusory is paradoxical. Understand that logic in the mind cannot make the paradox of the moment, which is both real and illusory in the same moment.
The enlightened live the paradox of the moment with patience and trust as an adventure.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2019
The depth of understanding revealed here is both simple and yet impenetrable. This light of the enlightened comes deep, deep, deep from within, not as an object that is lit from without. Life and mind, the real and the illusory, are not to be understood in the way an object may be understood – not by an agency, nor by any effort of man. To be gifted by the wise with the understanding, albeit gradually, in glimpses, that the mind is a stage upon which the events of life make their appearances is the jewel in the crown for mankind. To be one again with yourself enlivens the adventure. Such gratitude to wisdom and the intelligence of life.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
The first sentence of this article contains such depth: That the mind has never done anything is the realization of the enlightened. So you don't need to worry about life getting out of control from now on, if you understand and rely on this. Life as a singular flow has always been under the control of life. Those who clearly understand this point, automatically entrust themselves to life, not to the mind.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.