Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
15 June 2019
Primitive man and woman lived instinctively until knowledge and memory of knowledge evolved in ancient humans. Similarly, knowledge of past and future evolved in ancient humans.
Primitive, human instinct was the thought every day even though neither knowledge nor memory of words had evolved. As knowledge and memory evolved, humans had interest to think because of memory.
The memory and knowledge of the past and future initially were of the moment that passed and the moment yet to come. Primitive man, therefore, had interest to think in the moment for the next moment yet to come.
As evolution progressed, the memory and knowledge of past and future evolved. Ancient man and woman had interest only to think for the moments yet to come, just as modern-day man and woman have interest only to think for the moments yet to come.
This phenomenon is evident when the modern-day child is observed. The modern-day child initially does not think at all. The modern-day child lives instinctively and eventually begins to think and has interest to think for the moments yet to come.
Therefore, the modern-day man and woman are interested to think every day. If nothing is thought by them in many moments of the day, modern-day man and woman with knowledge are unsteady, impatient and overcome by unwanted shadows of emotions with a wide range of diversity and intensity.
But the wise man and woman of ancient times and of modern day are calm, composed, steady, patient with trust in every moment of life and are devoid of unwanted emotions.
The wise man and woman are devoid of unwanted emotions because they understand that the moment in any day happens and that they do not make any moment in life.
The wise man and woman are devoid of unwanted emotions because they understand that what is thought in the moment in any day happens instinctively and that they do not think what is in any moment in life.
The wise man and woman are devoid of unwanted emotions because they understand that what is thought in the moment in any day cannot be other than what is thought in the moment.
The wise man and woman are devoid of unwanted emotions because they understand that they cannot think anything in the moment. This is because the moment happens much before they could think anything in the moment.
The wise man and woman are interested in the intelligence that makes the moment happen. The enlightened admire the moment that happens in life and nature and accept life and nature as it is in any moment. The enlightened accept whatever is thought in the moment by anyone, including themselves, in daily life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The knowledge that man’s existence is defined by his or her ability to think was formulated in 17th century Europe by the expression ‘Cogito, ergo sum’ – ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Thinking dominates cerebral activity, albeit illusory, and is believed to indicate different levels of human intelligence, as celebrated by the famous bronze statue, The Thinker. The wisdom of the enlightened, however, is penetrating this illusion, as revealed in this article. Understanding this is the dawning of trust in the intelligence of life and acceptance.
Julian Capper, UK.