Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
5 April 2020
Understand that, when you deeply understand the creation of every moment in life and in the mind, you will receive life and whatever life gifts or does not gift, what you believe you should get from life in the moment.
Understand how life teaches you that the world is a creation of thoughts.
Unknowingly, you admire nature and what is within nature. It could be animals, trees, flowers, sunset, beautiful scenery, river or a mountain. You unknowingly feel what a beautiful creation.
Understand that you admire man or woman, but you never feel what a beautiful creation. You always approach a man or woman for what he or she can do or what you can do. A doer is born as a man or woman, rather than as a creation in nature.
How do you understand this? Look at a drama on stage. If you ask an actor, are you really who you play? The actor will say he is not. Similarly, deep down inside you, you know and feel you are not who you really are in daily life.
Understand that practice playing a game of any sport and playing a game is a creation in the moment, not by the player, but by the intelligence in life. This is because a player does not make any moment in life.
Understand that practice painting of any type and a painting of any type is a creation in the moment, not by the painter, but by the intelligence in life. This is because a painter does not make any moment in life.
Understand that practice dance of any type and a dance of any type is a creation in the moment, not by the dancer, but by the intelligence in life. This is because a dancer of any type does not make any moment in life.
Understand that practice of any type of profession and a profession of any type is a creation in the moment, not by any practitioner, but by the intelligence in life. This is because a practitioner of any type of profession does not make any moment in life.
A wise man and woman understand that whatever a man or woman does in the moment is a creation in the moment by the intelligence in life and is done neither by man nor by woman.
The enlightened realise that neither man nor woman is a doer. They realise that man and woman are a creation in nature in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2020
Did man play any part in being born, save as being a creation in nature?
Did man play any part in determining his gender at birth?
Did man or his genitor play any part in mapping out his journey in life?
Does any man or woman believe that mind knows best and that life knows better?
Does any man or woman accept that he or she will die when he or she is meant to?
Does any man or woman know who he really is?
The intelligence in life has gifted mankind the presence of enlightened beings. They neither know that they are enlightened nor have they achieved enlightenment. In their compassion for man with thoughts, they share the light of their deep understanding for man’s freedom.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Nature and man seem to be separated for the mind. This is due to the fact that man considers himself to be a doer, whereas he considers nature to be a happening. Dr. Shankar shows in this article that this delusion, when it dissolves, makes man an inseparable part of the creation of life again. Just as animals, trees, flowers, the sunset, a beautiful landscape, a river or a mountain are admired by man, a wise man or woman admires his fellow men and women and admires himself as a spontaneous natural creation that can never be other than what he is meant to be.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.