Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
23th October 2016
A moment in life is a feature of life’s intelligence, which is present in every moment of life. In every moment instinct, which is also a feature of life’s intelligence, is present.
Life happens every moment and man neither makes the moment nor instinct to happen in life. Therefore, the most important aspect of life is the moment man or woman lives in, which has instinct within it as well.
Life has evolved and there is obvious evidence provided by science that life has evolved. In the moment there is only evolution and evolution is a continuous, spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable movement. This implies that a continuous movement is all there is in any moment of life.
The proof that a continuous movement is all there is in life is provided by the intelligence of life itself, because every atom that is present in life is in continuous movement.
Evolution further implies that even instinct is a movement that evolves in every moment. Therefore, instinct and every aspect of instinct is a movement that evolves to happen continuously, spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably in the moment.
The important significance of evolution is that man has neither the choice of the movement nor the choice of instinct that is present in the moment. The evolving movement in the moment is precise and the instinctive movement cannot be other than the movement, which is present.
Instinctive movement of the muscles of primitive man made him move without the use of intellectual words. As the intelligence of life evolved evolution, so did intellect and words in man evolve in the moment as a movement.
The movement of words evolved to be precisely superimposed on the instinctive, muscular movement of a human being. As the instinctive, muscular movement happens, the superimposed movement of intellectual words that also instinctively happens in the same moment conveys the instinctive, muscular movement as an illusory action done by a human being.
The enlightened, however, have indicated that life is illusory and not real. This indication also includes an action done by man or woman as illusory and not real. This is because all there is within a movement is life’s intelligence as an instinctive, muscular movement.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2016
The precise coordination of the evolution of all the movements in a human being’s life, be they physical, subtle or intellectual, are revealed by the wise in this article. The moment man lives in is the most important, but, in his imagination, man lives in the moment that is not: the next one or the last one. In this imagination is carried the emotional baggage of those non-existent moments. He, therefore, lives his life, albeit illusory, in non-existence – as an Alice in Wonderland, a story told for our passing entertainment. What a wonder is the moment that is.
Julian Capper, U.K
German Translator’s Note:
Instinct is normally attributed to the part of an action or an entire action which is not planned by thought beforehand. But how accurate could the planning be? What would be accurate enough? This questions are taken for nonsense, because life’s intelligence is taken for granted! But does man’s mind really reflect all the tiny movements of flesh, bones and muscles? Of the heart in man’s chest, the lungs, the other organs of the body, the neurons in his brain? It does not. Life slips away too fast for such a thinking. Therefore thinking or planning is indeed nothing but a vague explanation of what’s supposedly going on, superimposed by life’s intelligence. In this article “Instinct“, Dr. Shankar reveals to us the mysterious movement of life in the Now, which is instinctively lived by everyone and everything, including humans, animals, plants and even matter such as stones. Whether anyone likes it or not: The word “instinct“ is totally misunderstood by the ego.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.