Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
20 February 2020
To know who you really are in daily life to happen, it does not require knowledge. If you require knowledge, you will require numerical duration of time and numerical duration of time is not present in any moment of daily life.
Understand that numerical duration of time is present in memory. Understand that you are not conscious of memory in any moment of daily life. Understand that you recall knowledge from memory in any moment of daily life.
So, if the seeker comes to know who he or she really is through knowledge, he or she is merely recalling knowledge from memory. Knowledge is sound, because words are illusions of sound.
Understand that ‘who’ you really are in daily life in every moment is silence and not sound.
Memory is the past in the mind, meaning memory is the sub-conscious mind. You are not conscious of memory or sub-conscious mind in any moment in daily life. You are not conscious of that level of consciousness.
Future is nothing but a projected past which you expect to happen, meaning memory or sub-conscious mind to happen. Therefore, understand that you expect memory to happen as the future.
Understand that you recall memory in the moment, meaning words in memory or sub-conscious mind, of which you are not conscious. Understand that when you are conscious of every moment in daily life, which is the ‘here and now’ without words from memory, you will come to realise who you really are.
Understand that when this wisdom happens to you, you are in the awakening process of enlightenment.
Understand that every activity, your meditation, your yoga, your rituals, everything is from memory because any activity is as words. And words are in memory and words are recalled from memory in the moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that words in memory are illusions of sound. Wisdom reveals that sound and light exist together and are not separate from each other. Wisdom reveals that who you really are is light when you utter sound as words.
The enlightened realise that they are an illusion of light and sound as wisdom.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2020
Yet once again, in this article, Dr Shankar is revealing to each one of us the deep understanding of the enlightened that can never be the object of knowledge. It is inaccessible even to the most learned and scholarly minds and the most devout and dedicated teachers. In the beginningless and endless moment of its own light, wisdom is revealing where words do not go. Such is your journey towards enlightenment, if it is meant to be.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
How everything we believe about the future only comes from memory! Dr. Shankar shows in this article that fears, hopes and expectations of any kind come from memory and never from life, the timeless Here and and thought-less Now. It is the illusory task of the mind to project memories to construct an imaginary future. This inevitable functioning of the mind is what the Enlightened Ones understand and they live with their minds unconditionally, whatever it claims about the future, based on memory and not real future. It may come to be similar or quite different.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.