Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
26 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 for life to be in it 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. This is because humans do not make the moment in life.
In daily life, when instructions are followed, sometimes expected results are NOT the outcome. Therefore, when instructions are followed and expected results do not happen in the moment in daily life, it implies that humans did not bring about the results.
This means that when instructions are followed and expected results do not happen in the moment in daily life for humans, it is believed that expected results are not done by humans.
This signifies that, when instructions are followed, it means that expected results will NOT happen if they are meant NOT to happen in the moment. This means that they are meant NOT to be followed in the moment by the intelligence in life, which is consciousness. It also means that the expected results are not meant to happen.
This appears to humans as though instructions are NOT 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 are not. Similarly, it appears to humans that expected results are NOT 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 humans are not to blame for not achieving the expected results. Humans are to be blamed only if humans were able to make the moment in life, which they are not.
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
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