Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
27 February 2020
A wrong disturbs your mind. A right excites your mind. Take a moment. Understand the aspect of the mind regarding wrong. If wrong has been done, you expect an apology.
An apology is expected and this is evident in every culture, every tradition and in every nationality. It is universal because the mind is universal. Anger and disappointment too is universal.
Man, however, is not the doer, so an apology is not valid. How valid could your judgment of wrong be when you have wrong in you? So the question is, is an apology valid?
How could apology be valid when you are not in control of any moment and its content in daily life? Understand that when something happens to you in your life, you cannot stop it, nor control it, nor alter it. You are in the flow of life.
Understand that life happens to each one of us in only one way. If you understand this, you will be compassionate to everyone and will never ask for an apology from anyone.
You will be also glad that the other is alive and next to you, though he does not do anything to be alive in the moment. Your children will become precious to you. Your husband will become precious to you.
Your wife will become precious to you. Life will become precious to you and not your mind, which expects an apology.
Understand that you do not make any moment in life. Understand that you do not make anything that is within any moment. Understand that the intelligence in life manifests every moment in daily life.
Understand that the intelligence in life manifests what is within any moment in daily life. Understand that what is within any moment cannot be other than what is within the moment.
Understand that life is a singular movement, which flows spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably. This is because within any moment in daily life there is only a single movement.
Understand that man and woman with knowledge expect an apology. Understand that man and woman with wisdom do not expect an apology, because they understand that an action is an optical illusion of light and wrong is an auditory illusion of sound.
The enlightened embrace life as it happens.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2008
Knowledge, valid in its own domain, may be attractive to those who have acquired it and respected by those who see it on display. A knowledgeable man may win prizes and titles. Knowledge identifies certain actions as right and other actions as wrong, offering credit or regret for their occurrence. Its domain is the past. In wisdom, it is understood that man is not doer and can play no part in actions or events, save as a patient witness. Whatever is contained within a moment is as it is meant to be – there is no author. Understanding this is the beginning of wisdom. It is alive; it is life.
Julian Capper. UK