Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
19 October 2019
Knowledge gives advice. Wisdom does not give advice. Advice regarding what to do and what not to do is given by men and women all the time, who have knowledge of experience.
Knowledge of experience of actions informs that what is to be done should be done by man and woman and what should not be done has to be avoided by every man and woman.
Though man and woman with wisdom do have knowledge of experience, they do not give advice to anyone, young or old, at any time, regarding what to do and what not to do.
Man and woman who listen to the advice regarding what they should do and what they should not do are, however, not free from advice of what to do and what not to do.
Man and woman are constantly in need of advice several times in their life for what they should do and for what they should not do.
Advice regarding what to do and what not to do has tremendous importance to man and woman because every man and woman believes that they can do what is expected of them and they will not do what is not expected from them.
So what is the understanding of man and woman with wisdom, who do not give advice regarding what to do and what not to do, is the question?
Wisdom reveals that what is done is done in the moment and what is not done is also not done in the moment. Wisdom reveals that what is done is known in the moment and what is not done is also known in the moment.
Wisdom reveals that any moment in life is not done by man. Wisdom reveals that what is done in the moment and what is not done in the moment is an optical illusion manifested by the intelligence in life in every moment. It is neither done nor not done by man.
Wisdom reveals that what should not be done by you is only avoided in life by you if it is meant not to happen to you by the intelligence in life. Furthermore, the intelligence in life cannot be avoided by you.
Wisdom reveals that what should be done in life by you is only done in life by you if it is meant to happen to you by the intelligence in life. The intelligence in life is not done by you.
Man and woman with wisdom have compassion for what happens to every man and woman. This is by the intelligence in life and not by them and, therefore, they do not give advice. Man and woman with knowledge are ever ready to give advice regarding what to do and what not to do,
If this wisdom of advice is not understood by man and woman, the knowledge of blame-game regarding what to do and what not to do, including its unwanted consequences, becomes evident in daily life to every man and woman.
The enlightened never advise because they understand that what is meant to be done will be done in life and not by man or woman.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
In knowledge, the giving and the taking of advice is usually regarded as the right and natural thing to do. This is because there will always be situations in which the guidance given by mentors, be they the elders, the professionally qualified or those with more experience and maturity can offer important advice to those who, for example, are about to embark on new projects or new phases in their lives. Indeed, it may be regarded as foolish not to seek, listen to or to offer advice. In wisdom, however, it is being revealed in this article and elsewhere that man has not been, is not and will never be the doer – period. Furthermore, that everything that is provided for each and every human being is by the intelligence of life and is precisely as it is meant to be. Understanding this opens the door for trust and patience in life itself. There is nothing that man does or receives in his daily life, including breathing, which is done by man himself – it is so.
German Translator‘s Note:
When something happens to something inanimate, man thinks it is done according to the laws of nature. If something happens to a plant, he thinks it is due to its genetic disposition and the special circumstances of its existence. In an animal, instinct is held responsible for the supposed actions of that individual. And in man, including himself, man accepts will as the cause of all activity. Therefore, it is no wonder that advice dominates the thought world of Homo Sapiens, the knowing human being. However, the wisdom of this article states that everything that happens in life to things, plants, animals and humans is an illusory projection of the human mind, that it is neither done nor not done, because it is not done as actual actions, but is a singular movement of light and sound. This singular mysterious flow of life also contains advice, just as illusory.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.