Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
29 July 2020
Every man and woman believes “I do in the moment’. Similarly, every man and woman believes “I did in the moment’. Also, every man and woman believes “I must do in the moment’.
Daily life has evidence that proves what every man and woman believes. Every aspect of daily life would not be possible if man and woman did not do in the moment in daily life.
Diverse activities are evident in every moment of daily life. Diverse activities in every moment of daily life would not be possible if man and woman did not do in the moment in daily life.
Now what is the understanding that every man and woman needs which will confirm that he or she does not do in the moment, but only believes that he or she does in the moment?
The understanding that man and woman need is the understanding of the moment in which they are when life began for them as them. When life began as them, he or she was a single cell in the moment.
The single cell grew and multiplied as multiple cells. This signifies that initially only a single cell is in a moment and later multiple cells are in every moment. He and she do not move the single cell nor the multiple cells in the moment.
The single cell and multiple cells are moved by the intelligence in the moment, which is consciousness. That the intelligence in consciousness moves the single cell and the multiple cells is not believed by man and woman.
The intelligence in consciousness moves every single cell. What needs to be understood is that every single cell is diverse. What needs to be understood is that the movement of every diverse cell is diverse as well.
What needs to be understood is that diverse movements of multiple cells are moved by consciousness and not by man and woman. Man and woman merely believe ‘I do’ in the moment.
What needs to be understood is that the diverse movements in every moment are so precise that the diverse movements of multiple cells manifest as diverse activity in the moment.
What needs to be understood is that man and woman believe ‘I do’ whilst consciousness is only moving initially as a single cell in the moment and eventually as multiple cells in the moment in life.
The wise understand that he or she does not do diverse activities in the moment.
The wise understand that diverse activities is maya, meaning that they are absent in the moment. The wise understand that a singular movement is present in every moment.
The enlightened realise life is a singular movement.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2020
Variety is the spice of life is a common expression celebrating diversity, which is not. Thus, it describes the presence of manifold activities in daily life, attributed to man the doer, who is not. The belief in man the doer denies the presence of the intelligence of life in every moment and the absence of trust. The belief in the man the doer is the garrison of the ego, which is not. The understanding of the enlightened both here and elsewhere is the key to man’s realisation of who he or she really is.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Everyone learns at school that man is made up of multiple cells. And it is explained to us that these cells work together to bring about the functions of the human body and all possible movements of the body and mind. Nevertheless, one hardly even asks oneself the question where the point could be in this complex interaction of the cells where the human being could be a doer. Dr. Shankar's article reveals how the human being as the illusion of a sum of individual cells moves spontaneously without being the doer. One might wonder what the point of this understanding is, since one can also manage one's life in the belief that man is the doer. Yes, one can, but unconditional trust in life can never arise. Inner and outer conflicts are the shadow of the ego, which believes that one's self and others are real doers. Inner freedom, unconditional patience and love come from the understanding of the wise that "life is a singular movement".
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.