Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
19 February 2020
Understand that when somebody says ‘guess what happened’ implying knowledge, you will ask: who told you? The answer will be a name of somebody who told him or her. The questioner with knowledge does not even trust you.
Understand that anyone with wisdom does not question anyone. Understand that anyone with wisdom knows who he or she really is and accepts what anyone says to him or her every moment.
Understand that anyone with wisdom, who knows who he or she really is, understands that everyone is who they are and cannot be other than who they are in any moment.
Understand that when you are walking, when you are sitting, when you are talking, when you are cooking, when you are doing anything at all, are you conscious of it or of yourself?
Understand that if you are conscious of only moving when you are walking, when you are sitting, when you are talking, when you are cooking, when you are doing anything at all, you are in the awakening process.
Understand that when you are walking, when you are sitting, when you are talking, when you are cooking, when you are doing anything at all, you are conscious that you are doing it, you are in knowledge and not in awakening process.
Life is flowing. In the process of flowing, you appear awake, but you are asleep to the flowing, because you are simply there when things are happening with knowledge.
Understand that you claim the doing after the doing has finished. You claim ‘I cooked, I drove and I did’. But when the doing was happening, you were not conscious that you were only moving and not doing.
When you understand that you are only moving in daily life and not really doing anything in life, you will be in the awakening process.
The enlightened are the awakened in life. The enlightened live daily life with wisdom.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2020
Man is constantly moving about in daily life in habitual activities. He may not have his attention, however, precisely on what he is doing, with a mind full of moving thoughts. Even during sleep, there is no lack of movement. In knowledge, are we at this present moment aware of reading this article, aware of our fingers controlling the laptop to scroll down this page? Countless are the opportunities gifted by the intelligence in life to give precise attention to each activity as it unfolds. Furthermore, in knowledge, when we are fully connected with an activity, we may feel pleased. Either way, we are trapped in the knowledge that we are doing it.
In wisdom, the enlightened are revealing their understanding of the flowing of life in daily life. Understanding this is the process of awakening.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator's Note:
"What shall I do now?" This question is asked by the human mind countless times during the day and even in sleep during a dream. Dr. Shankar shows in this article the awakening process from the dream of everyday doing and not doing. When this process happens, the reader awakens from the dream of doing something and understands the singular movement of life, which is omnipresent spontaneously flowing while the mind thinks temporarily of actions. Those who understand this do not ask themselves what to do, but are aware of the movement that is happening to them in every moment. Worries thus lose their power to appear real.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.