Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
31th August 2017
The intelligence in life, as evolution, has manifested both the body and the mind. The intelligence in life evolves both the health of the body and the health of the mind. The health of the mind is knowledge and wisdom as well.
The intelligence in life has manifested sun-light. Sun-light transforms whatever the body eats through a series of biochemical, evolutionary steps to produce finally glucose. Glucose is transformed into energy by the intelligence in life. This energy is needed for the body to do or to maintain any activity.
The intelligence in life also transforms glucose into glycogen, cholesterol and fatty acids. Cholesterol and fatty acids are used to evolve cells, enzymes and hormones. These are needed for the body to function in good health. Glycogen is stored as a source of glucose for further use.
When glucose is more than what is needed for the body and glycogen storage is full, glucose is transformed into extra cholesterol and fatty acids, but these are not needed to evolve as cells, enzymes and hormones as the body has already evolved to good health.
Therefore, the excess of cholesterol and fatty acids are deposited in different parts of the body. This deposition transforms the body to a state of ill-health. The state of ill-health is a natural process just as good health is a natural process.
Good health and ill-health are a manifestation of the evolutionary process by the intelligence of life. Similarly, the intelligence in life evolves knowledge and wisdom of glucose in the mind.
The knowledge of glucose that has evolved is to provide food with glucose for energy quickly rather than after a series of steps. The quick supply of glucose, however, is not utilised by the body as energy for its everyday activity.
The body is able to utilise glucose over a certain period of time and not quickly.
Therefore, the quick supply of glucose starts to build up in the body more than is normally required and needed.
The build-up of glucose as cholesterol and fatty acids in different parts of the body eventually results in ill-health. Ill-health results as many economic, family and social consequences, plus a decline in the quality of everyday life.
The wisdom of glucose, however, is to provide food that delivers glucose as a source of energy for the body after a series of steps and not quickly. This slow release of glucose is handled better by the body for daily activities and to maintain good health.
The intelligence in life evolves understanding of either knowledge or wisdom as well. If only understanding of knowledge has evolved, life precisely makes man take foods, which release glucose quickly. The quick release of glucose leads to ill-health.
If understanding of wisdom has evolved, life precisely makes man take foods which release glucose slowly after a series of steps for his everyday activities. This slow release of glucose leads to good health and also maintains good health.
Wisdom of glucose indicates that what for the body is good health is also ill-health to the body when glucose is excessive, in the same way that air and water are good to produce glucose, but air and water, when excessive as a hurricane, are destructive to the body.
Wisdom also understands that food intake, glucose, air, water and hurricane are a manifestation by the intelligence in life, and not by the intellect in the mind.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
Every one of us advocates good health and counsels against ill-health. The health of the body and of the mind has evolved as one of the major issues for human consideration and concern. The intellect of man and woman has become conditioned to regard whoever and whatever is assessed as ‘good’ to be acceptable and whoever and whatever is assessed as ‘ill’ to be unacceptable.
However, this article gifted by the wisdom and understanding of Dr Shankar, makes it clear that there can be no valid judgments as to what is ‘good’ and what is ‘ill’. In the context of bodily and mental health, both what is ‘good’ and what is ‘ill’ are natural processes in the evolution of life. Man has never been, cannot be and never will be the doer. Understanding this is the gateway to enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
It is wise to love life as it is, this includes family members as well as colleges and the man or woman in charge. And it also includes the own body. When wisdom begins to settle in the mind, the body is also affected by this wisdom. Unconditional love expresses itself in a deeper understanding and awareness of what the body really needs. The basic needs of the human body is healthy food. Dr. Shankar, as a wise and a doctor of medicine too, gives a deep insight into how a healthy body is easily attained and maintained. No medicine is needed, but a wise approach to cooking and eating.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.