Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
6 November 2019
“Eyes of God”
Man can see the future, while being present in the ‘now’, if he stands at a point on small Diomede Island and looks across the small strip of water, the Bering Strait, that separates it from its bigger counter-part, the Big Diomede Island.
The international time-line runs in between small and big Diomede Islands. The time-difference between these two islands is 23 hours. So, man can see the future, that is tomorrow and the past that is yesterday, if he sees from one island to another.
Understand, therefore, that the past, present and the future are the timeless and thoughtless ‘now’. This means that childhood, middle age and old age all reside within the timeless and thoughtless ‘now’, whether man likes it or not.
If the past, present and the future are not in the timeless and thoughtless ‘here and now’, man cannot exist, not even as an illusion. Hence, the process of sophistication happens in the ‘here and now’.
This means that the sophistication of primitive times co-exists with present day sophistication as a singular flow in the now. There cannot be a cut-off point in this eternal process of sophistication.
For sophistication to happen there has to be a conversion of the previous, which is in the timeless ‘here and now’, as the next, which is also within the timeless ‘here and now’.
Therefore, the process of sophistication involves disintegration and integration is a form of singular function, happening in the timeless ‘now’. The seed buried below the earth has to break to set a tree free. The sperm has to enter an ovum for fertilisation to occur. This is the process of eternal sophistication.
Both the physical and the mental components of children, including behaviour, undergo this process of sophistication. Sophistication process happens gradually and its intensity varies from minimal to maximum in every speck of this world.
Therefore, wisdom reveals that behaviour in children will sophisticate in the intensity it is meant to sophisticate by the intelligence in life and not by man or woman. Wisdom reveals that patience and trust in life is vital.
The enlightened are patient and trust life and children as they are in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Illusion, by the intelligence of life, is perfect, whether we like it or not. Its perfection cannot be appreciated, let alone understood so long as it is believed to be real. Man lives in a world in which the word of the adult holds sway over that of a child and where the behaviour of the adult may become the footprint for the child when it has reached the age of majority. The seed of every living entity that has ever been and is manifests the process of sophistication through the entire span of its lifetime, whatever that is meant to be. Understanding this is the dawning of patience and trust – life’s perfection.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator’s Note:
Parents consider only a small part of the whole of life when they want to evaluate, criticize and change the behavior of children. In this article, Dr. Shankar refers to the big picture in which each individual movement appears as an illusory part of the spontaneously sophisticating singular movement, deceiving the mind that it is an independent entity. When it comes to really understanding children, there is no way around this insight!
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.