Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
13 March 2019
Knowledge enables man and woman to conclude in any matter or in any situation in daily life. The conclusion that man and woman make leads to consequences which keep man and woman either happy or unhappy.
Knowledge, however, does not enable man and woman to conclude that they are only happy regarding any matter in daily life or in any situation in daily life, though man and woman love to be happy all the time.
Wisdom, however, enables man and woman to be calm and patient in any matter, no matter what the matter is in life. Similarly, man and woman with wisdom are calm and patient in any situation or matter, no matter what the situation or matter is.
What is this wisdom is the question?
Wisdom reveals that a matter concerning life and a situation in life are in the moment. Wisdom reveals that the moment in life is not made by man because the moment was in life much before man was in life.
Wisdom reveals that a moment in life is always precise. The moment in life is precise because the moment in life is neither early nor late. Every precise moment in life is followed by the next precise moment.
Wisdom reveals that the next moment in life is the renewed previous moment, because in between a moment and the next is moment as well. This signifies that moment in life is eternal.
Wisdom reveals that, within any moment, there is only one moment and two moments cannot be within one moment. Wisdom reveals that, within one moment, there is only one movement and not two movements.
Wisdom reveals that an action within a moment is not possible, meaning impossible. This is because action is made up of many movements and there is only one movement possible within any moment.
Wisdom reveals that the one movement in the moment is precise because the moment is precise in life. Wisdom reveals that life is a singular movement and action is not an actuality in any moment, meaning that action is illusory and not real.
Wisdom reveals that an illusory action within the moment is precise and that, because the moment is precise, what is within the moment will also be precise and cannot be other than what is precisely within the moment.
A wise man and woman understand that a singular movement cannot be concluded until man is alive. Therefore, a wise man and woman accept the singular movement of life and also accept the knowledge of action, albeit illusory, which is in the moment. A wise man and woman with wisdom are calm and patient in any situation, no matter what the situation or matter is.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that what is meant to be in the moment in life will be in the moment and no force on earth can stop it.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Man is regularly concerned in his life-time with expressing opinions and counter-opinions. This is observable in all age-groups in which speech has evolved. Observable also is the importance attached to resolving issues so that a conclusion may be reached that is agreeable to those involved. This is the purview of knowledge – it is the past. Not so as an actuality, declare the wise, for life is a singular movement in which no action, save the illusory, is possible. Understanding this is being alive to whatever is in the moment – it is acceptance.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Conclusions are intended to give people security because they promise certainty. But the opposite is the case, because you actually know, that conclusion cannot be definite, because nobody can say with certainty what really happens, as long as it has not happened. And nobody can say with certainty that something can be finally judged. Dr. Shankar's article on conclusions paradoxically allows one conclusion: that any conclusion cannot be real because the data on which it is based is also illusory.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany