Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
7 August 2019
The cause of an accident is evident because of the presence of a gap between, for example, two cars involved in the accident. Similarly, the cause of an accident involving multiple vehicles is evident because of the presence of gaps between multiple vehicles.
This observation implies that cause is the gap or the gap is the cause of any type of accident involving vehicles of transportation. Similarly, any experience in daily life has a cause because of the presence of gap between the experiencer and the other.
The other in the experience is either a person or an object. The experience with another person is evident in relationship. The relationship may be between man and woman, between siblings, between friends and between colleagues.
The cause of experience, especially in relationships between husband and wife, is evident in daily life not only to the couple, but also to siblings. This exposes that a gap, meaning a cause, exists between husband and wife.
The enlightened have, however, declared not only in ancient times, but also in modern times that life is causeless and effectless. The enlightened have, however, declared not only in ancient times, but also in modern times that life is a play of light and sound.
The enlightened have declared in modern times that the moment in life was in life much before man was in the moment in life. The enlightened have declared in modern times that the moment and life are together and not separate from each other, just as time and space are together and not separate from each other.
Wisdom, therefore, reveals that cause and effect are together and not separate, because both cause and effect are in the moment in life and a moment in life is eternal, without a gap.
Wisdom also reveals that life is a singular flow, which is spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable. Wisdom reveals that in a singular flow neither a cause nor an effect can exist as an actuality.
Wisdom reveals that relationships and accidents in life are in the moment and, since moment and life are together as a singular movement, the cause and effects of relationships and accidents in life are what they are meant to be. They cannot be other than what they are in that particular moment in life.
The enlightened accept life as it is in every moment, no matter what is in life in every moment in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’ The poet is aware of man’s unyielding conviction that whatever he or she experiences through any of his senses, including his senses, is actual, is real. Furthermore, both the poet and his poetic ‘we’ have partaken of the pains and pleasures of this life, albeit illusory, gifted as they are by the intelligence of life. These are as they are meant to be, like it or not. Such is the illumination of the wise, as it has been since ancient times. Gifted too by the intelligence of life are the revelations of these articles by Dr Shankar, whose compassion for humanity never ebbs.
Julian Capper, UK