Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
22 February 2019
“In the moment”
The knowledge in spirituality gives advice to seekers to be in the moment ‘here and now’. Wisdom of life, however, does not advise anyone to be in the moment ‘here and now’.
What is this wisdom is the question? Wisdom reveals that within a moment only a moment exists and a moment does not have two moments within it. Wisdom reveals that a moment in life was much before man was in the moment. Wisdom reveals that man does not make the moment in life because the moment was in life much before man was in the moment. The moment was in life and accommodated vegetation and animals within it and, later, the moment accommodated man within it along with vegetation and animals.
Wisdom reveals that, within a moment, only one activity can be within it and not many activities. Wisdom also reveals that the one activity within the moment is manifested by the intelligence in life within the moment and not by man. This is because man does not make the moment in life. Wisdom reveals that an activity is made up of many movements. Wisdom also reveals that only one movement can be present within one moment and not many movements. Wisdom reveals that a moment in life is manifested by the intelligence in life. Wisdom reveals that how a moment is manifested by the intelligence in life is a mystery.
Wisdom reveals that how a movement is manifested by the intelligence in life is a mystery. Wisdom reveals that how many movements are manifested by the intelligence in life in a moment is a mystery. Wisdom reveals that a single activity within a moment is a mystery, which signifies that many activities within a moment too is a mystery. Wisdom reveals that, though man and woman believe that he or she does many activities, the belief is knowledge, which is not irrefutable truth or wisdom. Wisdom reveals that an action, activity and activities are albeit illusory, because life is only a singular movement. Wisdom reveals that the intelligence in life manifests an illusory action, an illusory activity and many illusory activities out of a singular, moving life in the human mind.
Wisdom reveals that man did not know that he was in the moment ‘here and now’, yet he was in the here and now at birth. Wisdom reveals that man is here and now in every moment of life whether he likes it or not and does not make himself be in the ‘here and now’.
The enlightened have declared that man is not the doer and life keeps him ‘here and now’ in every moment of his life-time.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Eating the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has been presented as a prohibition in religious texts for many generations, together with the consequences of non-compliance. The wise reveal in this article that at birth, as a baby, man did not know that he was in the moment ‘here and now’, yet he was in the here and now. The article reveals also that being in the here and now was in no way dependent on knowledge – it has never been, it is not now, nor will it ever be. Man is never not in the here and now. Knowledge of the ‘here and now’ is shown by the wise to be a barrier, albeit illusory, to man’s realisation of his eternal presence in the here and now. The fruit of understanding this is the unity of man, albeit illusory, with the here and now.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Thoughts project time and future and create one's own death as an apparent reality. Death is transcended when one is firmly anchored in the timeless here and thoughtless now. Since the fear of death that awaits every human being exists in every human being, spiritual techniques have developed about the here and now, in which, as we know, man alone is, was and will be alive as long as he lives. But this knowledge of the here and now is not life in the here and now, as the wise, as Dr. Shankar here in this article, emphasize. Man is anchored in the timeless here and thoughtless now, through the deep, deepening, spontaneous insight that thoughts are nothing but sounds which are not under his control that create an illusion in the human mind as an illusory aspect of the singular uncontrollable movement of life. The human being transcending the thought of death through this wisdom lives timeless eternity in every moment that IS and recognizes the future as an illusory moment that is NOT. Others will know that you have died, not yourself.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany