Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
8 February 2019
Knowledge makes man and woman believe. Man and woman believe ‘I do many activities’. Knowledge convinces man and woman that he or she can do many activities such as walk, run, write, work, travel etc.
Wisdom reveals that man and woman do not do many activities. Wisdom convinces man and woman that he or she only believes that they walk, run, write, travel etc.
Wisdom accepts every activity that knowledge convinces that many activities are done by man or woman in life. Wisdom nevertheless understands the conviction of knowledge that man can do many activities is illusory and not real.
What is this wisdom is the question?
Wisdom reveals that within a moment only a moment exists and a moment does not have two moments within it. Wisdom reveals that a moment in life was much before man was in the moment.
Wisdom reveals that man does not make the moment in life because the moment was in life much before man was in the moment. The moment was in life and accommodated vegetation and animals within it and later the moment accommodated man within it along with vegetation and animals.
Wisdom reveals that within a moment only one activity can be within it and not many activities. Wisdom also reveals that the one activity within the moment is manifested by the intelligence within the moment and not by man. This is because man does not make the moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that an activity is made up of many movements. Wisdom also reveals that only one movement can be present within one moment and not many movements.
Wisdom reveals that a moment in life is manifested by the intelligence in life. Wisdom reveals that how a moment is manifested by the intelligence in life is a mystery.
Wisdom reveals that how a movement is manifested by the intelligence in life is a mystery. Wisdom reveals that how many movements are manifested by the intelligence in life in a moment is a mystery.
Wisdom reveals that a single activity within a moment is a mystery which signifies that many activities within a moment too is a mystery. Wisdom reveals that, though man and woman believe that he or she does many activities, the belief is knowledge, which is not irrefutable truth or wisdom
Wisdom reveals that an action, activity and activities are albeit illusory, because life is only a singular movement. Wisdom reveals that the intelligence in life manifests an illusory action, an illusory activity and many illusory activities out of a singular moving life in the human mind.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that daily life is illusory and not real.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
Wisdom accepts; wisdom does not reject. Knowledge may accept; knowledge may reject. Wisdom understands; wisdom does not know, save the illusory. Knowledge knows; knowledge can never understand. Wisdom is alive; knowledge is dead. Wisdom reveals what is; knowledge can only proclaim what is not. While the conditioned mind of man cleaves to knowledge, he or she lives and dies in the cemetery of life, albeit illusory. When the understanding of the wise enlightens the conditioned mind of man, the conditioning gently dissolves. Man pursues knowledge of the origin of existence far and wide. The wise, however, reveal in this article and elsewhere that the manifestation of life is a mystery.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator‘s Note:
The article “I do” by Dr. Shankar gives a clue to wisdom that reveals the timeless Here and thoughtless Now. Activities in the mind, albeit illusory, create the human sense of time. The sense of time is not real, but always individual, relative and subjective, because it depends on the respective ideas about activities one has done, is doing or will do. Activities are the relative point of reference of the sense of time. For example, if you think you are too late for an appointment, it is the idea of an activity as real that triggers the unpleasant feelings associated with the embarrassment of being late. It is the activity, I drive or go to my appointment, that creates illusory sense of time in the mind. When a person understands that activities do not happen in life in the timeless Now, but illusory as thoughts in the mind, the sense of time loses its power to trigger feelings that appear real. Man then understands that he is always exactly there and does so, albeit illusory, what makes life happen in the timeless Now, where the mind is absent.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.