Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

15th July 2018


“Life gives”

Man gives when he is asked to give by another man or woman. Man is able to give when he is able to afford it or either wishes or wants to give. Man does not give when he cannot afford to give or when he neither wants nor wishes to give.

Man gives when he hears the word ‘give’ spoken by another man or woman. Man also gives when he reads a written message to give by another man or woman. Man also gives for charitable and humanitarian reasons.

When man gives for whatever may be the reason, it convinces him that he is a doer. This is because he is able to give to another man or woman whether he is asked or not asked.

Children, however, give each other whether they are asked or not asked by another child or adult. An adult with knowledge believes that children give to another child or adult when asked by an adult known to them, when children understand that they should give. 

The wise with wisdom understand that the word ‘give’ is only sound that man makes, but appears as a word with meaning to the human mind. In every moment in life there is sound in nature and the sound in nature is precise in the moment.

The sound in nature, which is precise in the moment, cannot be another sound beside the sound which is in the moment. This implies that the sound, which is in the moment, cannot appear as a word beside the word that is present in the moment.

Man and woman are part of nature in every moment. This signifies to the wise that the sound made by man or woman in the moment is precise and cannot be another sound beside the sound which is in the moment,

It further signifies to the wise that the word heard by man or woman in the moment is precise and another word cannot be heard beside the word which is heard in the moment.

The wise also understand that within the moment in nature there is only a movement. It further signifies to the wise that, since a moment is precise, the movement that is in the moment cannot be another movement beside the movement which is in the moment.

The wise give without being asked to give and they understand that the giving happens to them and that they are not the giver.

The enlightened understand that the intelligence in life within the moment precisely gives, which appears to the intellect in the human mind that man or woman gives or give to each other.

The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that man or woman is not the doer.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018

Editor’s Note: 
Every detail that exists in nature appears to the human intellect and gives rise to knowing and to recognition. There is no trigger in nature for deep understanding and for enlightenment. Here is a play within a play. What appears, as it were on the stage of life, may either entertain or disturb its audience. It may reveal the emotional spectrum which man experiences in his or her life. The play of appearances, albeit illusory, exists within the moment that is. The play of that which is may neither be known nor recognised. It has no beginning; it has no end, because the play in the moment is only a singular movement. 
Julian Capper, UK.

German Translator’s Note: 
Like Dr. Shankar shows in this article, man is not the one who decides whom is given, what is given and when. It is life that gives us all what is meant to be given. This understanding leaves no room for pride and arrogance, it remains only gratitude, as well as for taking and for giving. 
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany. 

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