Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
31 October 2019
“Eyes of God”
What could the movement be that is in the present moment and that creates an auditory illusion of behaviour? The movement in the moment is a process of sophistication.
What could the moment that is be? The moment that is always is sophistication. Life sophisticates every moment; it has been doing so and will continue to do so every moment.
The process of sophistication is beginningless and endless because life is beginningless and endless. You cannot know when life began nor can you know when life will end.
If man understands the illusory world as illusory and not real, he will be at ease however life appears to be in the mind. Man needs to understand that life is a singular, continuous, uncontrollable, unpredictable and precise movement of light and sound. It reflects an optical and auditory illusion of colour, form, action and behaviour of children, including adults.
You need to understand that the mind with thoughts is a singular, intermittent, uncontrollable, unpredictable and precise movement of sound, which reflects an auditory illusion of words with meaning of behaviour. You need to understand that life is a process of sophistication every moment.
Parents are overwhelmingly concerned about their children’s behaviour. Parents police and dictate their children’s behaviour. Logic, reason and society support and accept this parental approach, which is expected from parents.
But spare a moment to look deep into man’s behaviour during such times. Is a policing and a dictating attitude by parents to and over their own children, who they say they love dearly, permissible?
Would love permit such an approach? Would policing indicate that the children are nothing but a sort of social offender and would dictating not make every parent a dictator, even if he denies that he is?
It certainly would and children suffer silently because of this attitude which parents believe is good for their children’s future. And the children in turn do the same to their children.
Man and woman with wisdom understand that the behaviour of children in any moment may or may not change and the change of behaviour is an expression of sophistication by the intelligence in life. Man and woman do not make the intelligence in life in any moment.
The enlightened accept children as they are in any moment and understand that their behaviour may or may not change in any moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Mind does not understand what is illusory in the world that it knows, nor does it understand what illusion is. Behaviour exhibited by and through the mind is an illusion: it is not what the mind says it is. It is not an actuality; it is not real. To correct behaviour, be it by an adult or a child, is to correct what does not exist - save as an illusion. Man does not know himself, so he has to cling to an identity that he does know, albeit transient, for there will be many identities in a lifetime. As a parent, his behaviour as parent has already been framed from his own experience as child. However, on his path in life, man may happen to meet an enlightened being whose deep understanding of life is gifted here. During the process of sophistication, he may come to share this understanding - and to bless the childhood of mankind.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
That children actually suffer from the expectations of parents and adults in general is rarely so recognized. If they feel uncomfortable, there are many reasons for it, but that it could be because expectations of a certain behavior alienates everyone from life in the here and now, which is the only thing there is, notice only the Enlightenment, like Dr. Shankar in this article. It hurts when as a child you don't get permission to accept life as it is, including your own behaviour. Humanity will be grateful to the Enlightened Beings when understanding has happened.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.