Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
26 March 2018
Daily life sometimes appears chaotic to humans. Daily life appears chaotic when what is generally expected to happen does not happen and instead something else happens.
Daily life also appears chaotic when what is generally expected to happen happens later or earlier than when it is expected to happen. Daily life appears chaotic when multiple events happen, for example, during a violent demonstration.
Life appears chaotic when daily life is not deeply understood. So what could the understanding be that daily life appearing chaotic is not true and that the chaos is illusory and not real, is the question?
Daily life would neither be chaotic nor non-chaotic if daily life was a singular flow, which is spontaneous, uncontrollable, unpredictable and continuous, without any interruption.
If daily life was a continuous, singular flow, it would imply that an event in daily life can neither be early nor late. So what could the understanding be that daily life is a singular flow without any interruption, is the question?
When man or woman understands that the concept of ‘early’ and ‘late’ is not possible, they will understand that life is a singular flow, because the flow is precise and, therefore, could be neither late nor early.
So what is the understanding that will convince man and woman that neither early nor late is possible, is the question? Firstly, a moment in life is neither made by man nor woman. Secondly, a moment is followed by the next moment. Thirdly, in between a moment and the next would be a moment as well. This signifies that a moment in life is eternal.
Fourthly, if the moment is eternal, it only implies that a moment does not follow the next moment, but every moment flows together with the next without any interruption. This signifies that the moment and the next are together and cannot be separated, just as time and space are together and cannot be separated.
A moment in life further signifies that what is within a moment is precise and neither early nor late. Man or woman expects everything to be orderly and as expected.
The orderly and expectation too happen as a precise flow, which implies that everything that happens is precise and neither early nor late. When man or woman understands the flow of life, life appears orderly and not chaotic.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
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Is your daily life rather like the white rabbit’s in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: ‘I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. No time to say ‘hallo, goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late…’ as he examines his time-piece and rushes off to his appointment? No time even to wave. If life is a singular flow; if a moment in life is eternal. The beautiful guidance of the wise; the beautiful guidance of this article reveals deep understanding that life is a singular flow and a moment is eternal. Be it so for each and every one in daily life as understanding matures.
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