Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
7 April 2020
Understand that every moment your body is a creation. This understanding is the greatest phenomenon to happen to you. Then you begin to understand yourself and also others who live and work with you.
You will understand that an everyday act of anyone, which may be either mundane or professional, is an illusory creation by the intelligence in life and not an actual act brought about by an individual.
You will understand that an everyday event, which may be either mundane or professional, is an illusory creation by the intelligence in life and not an actual event brought about by an individual.
You will understand that an everyday situation, which may be either mundane or professional, is an illusory creation by the intelligence in life and not an actual situation brought about by an individual.
Then you become special in everything which happens to you. Everything becomes very special to you. It may be walking, it may be washing, it may be cleaning the house, it may be any small or big act, event or situation or even the lack of it.
The moment you become observant that every part of daily life is an illusory creation, you simply become very receptive to life. Everything which happens to you or does not happen, you will simply receive it as it is.
When you understand that everything is happening through you and the one who brings it about is not you, you will understand that the one who brings the creation will also be within you.
By this understanding you get settled down in the aliveness which is within you. Then you will understand that this aliveness is there in every creation in nature too. Because of this aliveness, nature is a creation every moment and, because of this aliveness, you are a creation every moment of the day.
By this understanding you become a witnesser to creation and you will know this creation has a wide spectrum. It may be a small act, walking, sitting, cooking, reading, writing, learning, practising, playing, artist, scientist, engineers and educators etc. The whole spectrum is an illusory creation by the intelligence in life and not by you.
The enlightened live the creation that is in any moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2020
Is it not now clear, in the saying ‘Judge not that ye be not judged...’, that the whole creation, including you and the person being judged, is a judgement on your own self? Perfect comes from perfect. Creation is creation in every manifestation; nothing more, nothing less. Actions, events, situations too in daily life are illusory creations from the intelligence of life. They are precisely and perfectly as they are - without human agency or force. They are neither good nor bad. Such is the understanding gifted through the wisdom of enlightened brings. Thinking man bears the grievous brunt of the doer – responsibility, accountability, expectation, criticism, failure and even success. In the wake of the giant Sisyphus, man ceaselessly rolls the rock up to the summit only for it to roll down. This is his reality. Yet this is also the mark of man’s journey. He will become alive: a creation in nature !
Julian Capper. UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
They say the little things in life are what really matter. But the ego wants to experience, do, achieve great things. Dr. Shankar points out in this article that everything, the small and the big, is the wonderful creation of life in every moment. With this understanding, the ego and its eternal comparison between small and big, important and unimportant, precious and worthless, etc. has no more food to keep itself going in the habitual way. The true invaluable value of the moment and the creation in it becomes clear. Gratitude and patience sneak into everyday life.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.