Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
6 January 2019
The human mind is conditioned to believe that expected actions do happen. The human mind is also conditioned to believe that many movements which they know are expected to happen within any action.
The human mind is further conditioned to believe that expected movements which they do are only within an expected action and unexpected movements cannot be within an action, because they believe that they do not do unexpected movements.
But, in any expected action, many unexpected movements are needed to complete any expected action. The unexpected movements, which man believes he does not know, are nevertheless present in any expected action.
If man believes that he does not know the unexpected movements and he does not do them, because he believes that he does and can do only movements that he knows, how could the unexpected movements happen in any expected action, is the question?
This implies that man does only the expected movements and the unexpected movements that are needed to complete any expected action are not done by him. This is because he neither knows the unexpected movements nor knows how to do them.
How certain is man that he does the expected movements in an action which he believes he does, is the question?
Brain scans reveal that decisions happen seven seconds before man decides. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that human decisions are made seconds before humans become aware of them.
In the study, participants could freely decide if they wanted to press a button with their right hand or left hand. The only condition was that they had to remember when they made the decision to use either their right hand or left hand.
Using FMRI, researchers scanned the brains of the participants to find out if they could predict which hand the participants would use before participants were consciously aware of the decision.
The results, by monitoring the micro patterns of activity in the front-polar cortex, were that the researchers could predict which hand the participant would choose seven seconds before the participant was aware of the decision.
Wisdom reveals that this is proof that man neither decides nor predicts nor predetermines. Wisdom reveals that even the movement of the hand to press the button happens and the brain does not make the movement happen in the moment.
Wisdom further reveals that the belief to do and the doing happen for understanding to happen that only moving is in every moment and that every moment is only moving. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving in every moment is instinct and that instinct cannot be controlled by belief or the brain.
Expected action happens for understanding to happen that an expected action is not an actuality in a moment. Expected action happens for understanding to happen that an expected action in any moment is illusory and not real. Expected action happens for understanding to happen that expected action is not present, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as expected actions, it is believed that man and woman do what he or she believes he or she expects to do.
Wisdom reveals that an expected action is not done in the moment because life is only moving in the moment. Wisdom also reveals that the intelligence in life manifests the moving and man or woman do not make the moving in the moment happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept man or woman as they are and do not expect them to do an expected action, because they understand that doing is not present, but only instinct is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen.
Sri Ramana Maharishi has declared that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen. Sri Adi Shankaracharya has declared that man is not the doer in Nirvanashadakam. Kenopanishad verse (1.3) declares that word and mind cannot access the Absolute One. Bhagwat Gita chapter 3 verse 27 declares that man is not the doer.
The enlightened realise that an expected action, including expected and unexpected movements, is a gift to man by consciousness, which is the intelligence in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The conception of a child is an expected action among human beings. In relationships between males and females, not to mention between live beings in nature, conception is expected or desired. Failure in conception may bring distress and special techniques for success may be sought. Such is the understanding of the conditioned mind where responsibility assumed by human intelligence for actions performed can wreak havoc. Equally damaging may be the denial of responsibility where expected or unexpected outcomes are placed firmly on human error or guilt. The proclamation of the wise that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen and that man is not the doer of anything that happens, is truly a gift to man from consciousness itself.
Julian Capper, UK