Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.

Published on www.acadun.com

The Netherlands

12th September 2014



Essence and laziness


Laziness is defined as unwilling to work or use energy. Man needs to ponder whether he is able to use energy to work. If he were able to use energy to work, then it is possible for him not to be lazy, but he could work as wished, wanted or expected.


Science defines energy as the capacity to do work, but does not define energy as light. Energy is light and nothing else besides that, because every atom of that which exists, including man, is light.


Now every atom is in constant movement, and the movement of an atom is spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable. This only means that movement is spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable as well. An action has movement within it, which would only mean that neither action nor movement is under the control of man. The action and the movement happen due to the essence present in the movement.


Neither man nor woman wish to be known as being lazy nor wish to be lazy. They, however, wish to relax or have a holiday, and this relaxation is not considered lazy, but in fact a well-earned and deserved laziness.


It is wise to understand that life moves every moment. This continuous movement of life is however not visible to the human eye. The mind interprets this continuous, singular movement of life as intermittent actions.


Nature too continuously moves every moment. The human eye is unable to see this singular movement of nature. The human mind interprets this singular movement of nature too. For example, air moves constantly every moment. The movement of air is interpreted as a gentle breeze, windy, tornado or hurricane. But air, as it is, is not interpreted as air is lazy. The question is whether air is lazy when it is not a gentle breeze? The air just is and that is its nature for the moment. It may become a gentle breeze, windy or even a tornado or a hurricane.


Similarly with humans too, they move every moment. They move even though the movement cannot be seen by the human eye. When the movement is not seen as actions the movement is interpreted as laziness. Just as air can become a gentle breeze, windy, tornado or hurricane, man too may become active or very active. How man is at any moment is up to the essence of life and not up to man.

Man cannot expect nature to be what he expects it to be; similarly, man cannot expect the other be what he is expected to be. Man, like nature, is what he is in every moment. The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that man is part of nature and not separate from it, and that it is wise not to judge nature or man. They are compassionate to all, including those who are labelled lazy.


Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2014


Editor’s Note:
It takes a man of some understanding not to judge or make conclusions, particularly when he can only see the superficial face of whatever happens. The child in the classroom is regularly classified as lazy when he or she falls short of expectations or comparative standards. This judgment is passed on to parents and remedial steps are put in place. Such a burden for the child or anyone, for that matter, on whom this verdict descends. ‘Lazy’ may seem a harmless epithet, but it packs a punch. Wiser is it to appreciate that man, of whatever age, is not separate from nature.
Julian Capper. UK.


German Translator’s Note:

The mind compares: There are actions which are considered to be productive and other actions which are not. Some movements of life are not even taken to be actions: “He is doing nothing“ one might say. Productiveness is the standard! Laziness is defined as lack of productiveness. Defining our fellow women, children and men only by their "outcome" turns a human being into an object! The enlightened, as here in this article, share that man is nature too and this makes everybody a miracle to be admired every moment. Thank you, Dr. Shankar.

Marcus Stegmaier, Germany


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