Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

5 January 2019


“cause and effect”

Every educated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to know the cause of any effect in life. The knowing is done in the moment and both the cause and the effect are known in the moment. 

Though every educated man and woman knows the cause of any effect in life, they are unable to determine either the original cause or the original effect. This signifies that an educated man and woman assume the cause and the effect as an actuality in life. 

Wisdom reveals that every moment in life renews itself and in between a moment in the mind and in life is moment as well. This signifies that a moment in life and in the mind is eternal.

Brain scans reveal that decisions happen seven seconds before man decides. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that human decisions are made seconds before humans become aware of them. 

In the study, participants could freely decide if they wanted to press a button with their right hand or left hand. The only condition was that they had to remember when they made the decision to use either their right hand or left hand. 

Using FMRI, researchers scanned the brains of the participants to find out if they could predict which hand the participants would use before participants were consciously aware of the decision. 

The results, by monitoring the micro patterns of activity in the front-polar cortex, were that the researchers could predict which hand the participant would choose seven seconds before the participant was aware of the decision. 

Wisdom reveals that this is proof that man neither decides nor predicts nor predetermines either the cause or the effect. Wisdom reveals that even the movement of the hand to press the button happens and that the brain does not cause the movement to happen in the moment. 

Wisdom further reveals that the cause and effect happen for understanding to happen that only moving is in every moment and that every moment is only moving without a cause. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving in every moment is instinct and instinct cannot be caused or effected by man or his brain.

Cause and effect happen for understanding to happen that cause and effect are not an actuality in a moment. Cause and effect happen for understanding to happen that cause and effect in any moment are illusory and not real. Cause and effect happen for understanding to happen that cause and effect are not present, but only moving is present in any moment.

The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as cause and effect, it is believed by man and woman that there is a cause for anything that happens and that which happens due to the cause is the effect. 

Wisdom reveals that cause and effect are not in the moment because life is only moving in the moment. Wisdom also reveals that the intelligence in life manifests the moving and man or woman does not cause the moving in the moment to happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.

The enlightened understand that life is without cause or effect. The enlightened understand that cause and effect are illusory and not real. 

Sri Ramana Maharishi has declared that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen. Sri Adi Shankaracharya has declared that man is not the doer in Nirvanashadakam. Kenopanishad verse (1.3) declares that word and mind cannot access the Absolute One. Bhagwat Gita chapter 3 verse 27 declares that man is not the doer. 

The enlightened understand that the moving in any moment is instinct and is manifested by the intelligence in life and that it is neither caused nor effected by man or by his brain. The enlightened have declared that life is a singular movement without cause or effect.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018

Editor’s Note:
The moment in which anything and everything exists for as long as it exists or appears to exist is singular. The singular moment has no second or next moment within itself. Only that which is meant to exist exists, albeit illusory. The need to exist belongs to that which exists and its existence is within the singular moment that has neither a beginning nor an end. Man and the whole of nature appeared within the moment that is eternally present. Understanding this is the beginning of wisdom. Neither man nor his or her brain can achieve wise understanding.
Julian Capper, UK

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