Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
31 August 2019
Knowledge informs that man and woman feel jealous sometimes in their respective lives. Knowledge in an adult informs an adult that a child is sometimes jealous, but a child does not have knowledge to know that it is jealous.
Knowledge informs man and woman that jealousy is natural, but one should try not be jealous because knowledge advises man and woman that to be jealous is not a good virtue to possess.
Knowledge of jealousy makes man and woman behave as though they are not jealous, even though they are jealous. Man and woman with wisdom, however, are not jealous.
So what is the wisdom of jealousy that needs pondering by every man and woman?
Wisdom reveals that ‘want’ is a natural desire in man and woman. Man and woman do not make the desire ‘want’ because man and woman do not make desire.
Wisdom reveals that man and woman do not make any moment in life because the moment in life was in life much before man and woman were in the moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that the moment in life had vegetation and animals within the moment and later accommodated man in the moment along with vegetation and animals.
Wisdom reveals that a moment in life renews itself every moment and neither man nor woman makes the moment renew because neither man nor woman make any moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that a moment in life contains what it is meant to contain and what any moment contains is not made by man or woman. This is because they do not make any moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that life contains all the five elements: air, water, heat (fire) and elements of earth in time and space within the moment. Wisdom reveals that man does not make any element because neither man nor woman makes any moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that anything that exists in the moment is made up of the five elements present in the moment. Wisdom reveals that whatever that is present in the moment is gifted by the intelligence in the moment to man.
Wisdom reveals that whatever that is present in the moment is a form of the five elements and the form cannot be another form than the form that is present in the moment in life.
Wisdom reveals that jealousy, which is in the moment, cannot be removed by man or woman because jealousy is a natural form of the five elements in the moment in life.
A wise man or woman with this understanding has neither the desire ‘want’ nor jealousy. The desire ‘want’ evolves as patience and trust in life in man and woman with this wisdom.
The enlightened never want anything in life. The enlightened accept whatever is gifted in the moment by the intelligence in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Central in the life of a human being, in knowledge, is the desire to possess. The belief and the advice commonly given, in knowledge, is that effort has to be made to fulfil this desire. Whilst the understanding of a gift is that it is a token of gratitude or celebration between human beings, it is not regarded as the essence of life’s provision. There is no appreciation, in knowledge, that whatever is available to man, albeit illusory, especially the natural elements, is the gift of the intelligence of life. This provision is not in man’s control, whether he likes it or not. In wisdom, understanding this, as revealed in this article, is the unique gift of the wise. It is the gift to mankind – past, present and yet to be. It is the gateway to freedom from the divisive consequences of ‘want’ and the evolution of patience and trust in life.
Julian Capper, UK