Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
4 April 2021
Evolution sophisticates the movements of everything that moves. This includes the movements that are in humans as well. Evolution also evolves the belief that man and woman should take care of everyone who is dependent on them.
Evolution evolves the belief that man and woman take care of the dependent. This belief is known by every man and woman. This belief has evolved in every man and woman.
The belief has evolved in such precision that it strengthens considerably the belief that man and woman take care of the dependent. Parents too take care of their children, who are dependent on them.
This belief as knowledge has evolved in every man and woman. Evolution evolves wisdom as well only in humans. Wisdom reveals to man and woman that every movement in the moment evolves as it is meant to evolve.
Wisdom also reveals that only what is meant to happen happens. Wisdom reveals that only movement happens in every moment. Wisdom reveals that movements that happen in the moment also are evolved movements.
Wisdom reveals that man and woman can neither take care of themselves nor take care of those who are dependent on them. This is because the movements are in the moment and neither man nor woman makes any moment happen in life.
Wisdom reveals that life will unfold every moment by itself. Knowledge informs that everyone should take care not only of themselves but also of those who are dependent on them.
Wisdom reveals that the manner in which life unfolds is merely a singular movement from birth. To knowledge, in every man and woman a belief has evolved to take care not only of themselves, but also of the dependent.
To knowledge, man and woman take care of the dependent. Wisdom reveals that movements have evolved in every moment in everyone by life and that everyone moves instinctively, together with a belief in knowledge to take care of the dependent and also of themselves.
To the wise, it is life that takes care of everyone through the movements that have evolved by life in each other. For those who are dependent, life takes care of them through the others who are near and dear to the dependent.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2021
The evolution of wisdom, as revealed in an earlier article, is a fitting precursor to this article ‘Dependent’. Not only do the two articles reveal the quite remarkable path that evolution so carefully and so intelligently takes in evolving the entire family of living and animate species, but also it pays tribute to the depth of understanding of those who have achieved enlightenment, the wise. Furthermore, there is clarification between the concepts of Knowledge and Wisdom – terms which are used randomly and without understanding in daily, even academic communication. Here there is no place for pride or superior being, but rather for compassion and care.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
From early childhood, we are all advised to become as independent as possible. The adult's independence is based on his ability to “be in charge of his own life" and to take care of himself. This is the basis of his pride. Pride grows with his ability to care for others. However, as Dr. Shankar shows in this article, these are all illusions of the ego, which believes itself to be truly independent and separate from existence. Moreover, there is the illusion of being a doer of real and independent actions, which gives man the illusory feeling of independence, of individuality, as long as it apparently exists, and which gives him the feeling of dependence or even helplessness when his mental and physical powers dwindle. The enlightened, on the other hand, clearly understood thousands of years ago that the only independence that can happen to man is inner independence from the inevitable illusions of the mind, by the evolution of his ego into a witnesser. Man attains this independence when he understands that his body and mind are never independent from existence and that he or she is never in control of his life, the life of others and life itself. Life, which includes all apparent individuals, takes care of itself, that is, as a singular precise movement. The wise never feel dependent and understand that no one can ever be dependent on them.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.