Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
16th September 2017
“Prevent and correct”
The conditioned mind is convinced that it is possible to prevent what it does not desire, wish or want, so that it does not happen. If it does happen, man or woman is upset and disappointed.
The conditioned mind is also convinced that it is possible to correct whatever happens in daily life to the way it desires, wishes or wants, so that it happens next time in the way it is expected to happen. If it is not corrected the next time, man or woman is upset and disappointed.
What could the understanding of ‘prevent’ and ‘correct’ be that would never make man or woman upset or disappointed?
The intelligence in life manifests every moment in life. Neither man nor woman can manifest any moment in life. The intelligence in life also manifests whatever there is within the moment.
Neither man nor woman can make anything that is to be present in any moment, because both man and woman need time to do anything. Man and woman cannot do anything that is to be present in the moment, because numerical time duration is absent in the moment.
The intelligence in life manifests the known too in the moment and neither man nor woman can make what is known in the moment. This is evident because man and woman come to know only after the known happens in the moment.
This implies that whatever that happens and is known to either man or woman, man and woman know it only after it happens. This understanding has very important significance.
The important significance is: as man and woman know whatever that happens in the moment only after it happens, it is impossible for both man and woman to prevent or correct whatever happens in the moment.
The enlightened, therefore, embrace whatever happens in the moment and they neither prevent nor correct whatever happens in the moment. They trust life and live life that happens in the moment.
The enlightened embrace everyone as they are in the moment and neither prevent them nor correct them to be what is expected by the society. They admire the intelligence in life for making them meet anyone in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
There is no skill that any human being has ever aspired to, does aspire to or ever will aspire to that enables him or her to accomplish anything in any moment. Understanding the words of the knowledgeable reveals this to be the case. In spite of the nature of whatever happens in the moment, it is also revealed that the wise are in admiration of what happens, albeit illusory. Nor can man have any knowledge of what is to happen until after it happens. The challenge that is thus gifted by the wise to the conditioned mind of every man and woman is inspirational and offers freedom from bondage.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
Life is never correct according to the expectations of the mind: What is unwanted in the future should be prevented, what is unwanted in the present, should be corrected. Grateful is she or he who understands what the wise, as in this article, share about life: that only happens which is meant to happen. The intelligence of life is trustworthy.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.