Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
6 March 2020
If you deeply understand life, you will be steady and in balance in your daily life. As yet you are not deeply understanding what life is. You are trying to learn about life as thoughts through the mind.
The mind is logical. It will teach you logic. Life is illogical, because life is a singular, spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable flow of light and sound, without beginning or ending in any moment.
Understand that in life actions and situations are absent. Understand that you cannot expect the mind to teach you about life. This is because the mind can only teach you about an action or a situation and both are absent in life.
Understand that the mind can tell what you can expect from daily life. Is it not so? But the mind does not tell you to expect frustrations from what you expect from daily life.
Then you will understand that the balance is in life, in the unknown life. Now, the understanding is: ‘Hey, I need not have to expect anything. It is going to come, whether I like it or not.’
Understand that what is meant to come to you in daily life will come to you. In a very mysterious way it will come to you. You need not have to expect at all, because every moment comes whether you expect it or do not expect it.
Understand that every moment has within it what it is meant to have, whether you like it or not. Understand that every moment in your daily life cannot have beside what every moment in your daily life has.
When this deep understanding of life, which is wisdom, happens to you by the intelligence in life, which is consciousness, you will be in balance and steady in every moment of your daily life.
Understand that you cannot make this understanding happen to you; no matter how hard you try, because you neither make any moment in life nor what is within any moment in your daily life.
The enlightened are always steady in every moment of their daily life which is the balance in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright: V.S. Shankar, 2020
As you read this article and take it in, are you not experiencing the nervous expectations of what may or may not happen and of what you would or would not like to happen? This illusory writer certainly is. What about the illusory reader?
If you are in balance and steady, there are no expectations. However, if you are unsteady, steadiness in balance is yet to mature. Hovering between these two levels of steadiness and unsteadiness, may be the experience. Happen is a significant word in the English language and so in any language. It implies that man has no influence on any outcome or event, nor any responsibility for what takes place. In other words, there is, as the wise have proclaimed, no cause and effect in life – only in illusion. Understanding this deeply is steadiness in daily life. Such understanding cannot be taught, only lived, if it is meant to be.
Julian Capper. UK