Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
21 July 2020
An instruction implies direction or order. It is detailed information about how something should be done or is to be done. Instructions are given in every aspect of daily life by everyone.
Now, what is important to understand is that the moment in life is always present for life to begin because life needs a moment to be in it.
It is also important to understand that humans do not make the moment in life because humans were not in life when life began. This signifies that the moment and the contents in the moment are manifested by the intelligence in life which is consciousness and not by humans.
This also signifies that humans did not manifest themselves in the moment, but humans were manifested by the intelligence in life in the moment, which is consciousness.
This further signifies that instructions for humans in the moment are manifested by the intelligence in life in the moment and not by humans for themselves, because humans do not make the moment in life.
In daily life, when instructions are followed, usually expected results are the outcome. Therefore, if instructions are followed, it implies that instructions happen in the moment in daily life for humans by consciousness and are not done by humans for themselves.
Similarly, if instructions are followed, it implies that expected results too happen in the moment in daily life for humans and the expected results are not done by humans for themselves.
This signifies that instructions are followed, meaning that this will happen if it is meant to happen in the moment. This means they are meant to be followed in the moment by the intelligence in life, which is consciousness.
This appears to humans as though instructions are followed by humans in the moment, but instructions cannot be followed by humans because humans do not make the moment in life.
Humans will be able to follow instructions only if humans were able to make the moment in life, which they cannot. Similarly, it appears to humans that expected results are achieved by humans in the moment in life. This is not possible because humans do not make the moment in life.
The wise understand that praise for following instructions and achieving the expected results is credited to the intelligence in life, which is consciousness. Praise is not credited to humans.
The enlightened realise that daily life will go the way it is meant to go in any moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2020
There is an intelligence at work in every moment of the daily lives of men and women that they neither understand nor acknowledge for they hold to an adamantine belief in their own power of determination and application. Such is the power the ego claims, whilst it is not. When this power is questioned and when the ego itself is revealed to be an illusion by the wise, a strong reaction may be experienced. All this by the intelligence of life.
In their deep understanding of life, the wise both here and elsewhere reveal that the diverse appearance of life, duality, is maya.
Julian Capper. UK.