Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
7 March 2020
Understand that any moment when it comes to you, the moment is going as a moment. Understand that you will not see any moment go, but you can only understand that the same moment is not the same.
You are walking, a little to the left, a little to the right. When it comes, the going also is there in it: a little coming, a little going. If you understand this, you have understood that balance is in life.
You will say, my goodness, life’s lesson has happened to me. A little here, a little there. Life is in balance. Everything comes in a precise moment and, in the coming, going too is present and it will go in a precise and specific moment.
Understand that the mind wants life to be tilted to one side and not in balance. Does not the mind tell you, you should remain right all your life? Does not the mind tell you, you should never be wrong in your life?
Does not the mind tell you, you should remain healthy all your life? Does not the mind tell you, you should never be unhealthy in your life? The mind tilts to one side only; this makes the balanced life not in balance.
Understand that the balance of the mind is only one-sided and the balance in life is both-sided. Understand that the mind’s balance is one-sided because it does not accept the other side, which makes the mind not in balance.
Understand that life is in perfect balance because it manifests both sides and accepts both sides as they are. Then you will enquire, what is this enlightenment then? What is the balance here?
You will know for yourself, ha, everything that is in front of me has got the same source. Everything that you see in front of you comes from the same source. It makes everything come here.
You will look and observe everywhere: life is in such a beautiful balance. This balance, you will start living it and you will not try to alter it with your mind. You will understand that this is impossible.
The enlightened live the balance in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright: V.S. Shankar, 2020
Life mysteriously enlivens itself every moment. The coming and going of moment is ever in the moment that never repeats itself, as is understood from the revelations of the wise. Thus, light, which is the moment, never fails nor repeats. In wisdom, the unfailing light is reflected as the illusory universe in its entirety, both the animate and the inanimate. This unfailing light is who you really are. Such is the balance that is life. The mind keeps you out of balance in life, for the balance that it seeks is out of balance with life. Understanding the nature of mind, however, keeps you in balance in life. Understanding that this is so is enlightenment, if it is meant to be.
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