Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
18 November 2018
Primitive man did not have knowledge because knowing knowledge did not happen to primitive man and primitive man could not make knowing knowledge happen to him or her.
As evolution progressed, intellect evolved in primitive man. Intellect evolved as knowing. Initially, knowing knowledge evolved in primitive man and primitive man did not make knowing knowledge happen. This is because primitive man could not make intellect happen to him.
Knowing knowledge also evolves in modern man and modern man does not make knowing knowledge happen to him, because modern man cannot make intellect happen to him.
This is evident in modern man because modern man comes to know knowledge with certainty only after knowledge happens to him. This signifies that memory was known only after memory happened to man.
Brain scans reveal that decisions happen seven seconds before man decides. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that human decisions are made seconds before humans become aware of them.
In the study, participants could freely decide if they wanted to press a button with their right hand or left hand. The only condition was that they had to remember when they made the decision to use either their right hand or left hand.
Using FMRI, researchers scanned the brains of the participants to find out if they could predict which hand the participants would use before participants were consciously aware of the decision.
The results, by monitoring the micro patterns of activity in the front-polar cortex, were that the researchers could predict which hand the participant would choose seven seconds before the participant was aware of the decision.
Wisdom reveals that this is proof that man neither decides nor predicts nor predetermines. Wisdom reveals that even the movement of the hand to press the button happens and the brain does not make the movement happen in the moment.
Wisdom further reveals that knowing knowledge happens for understanding to happen that only moving is in every moment and that every moment is only moving. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving in every moment is instinct and instinct cannot be controlled by man or his brain.
The knowing knowledge happens for understanding to happen that knowing knowledge is not an actuality in a moment. The knowing knowledge happens for understanding to happen that knowing knowledge in any moment is illusory and not real. The knowing knowledge happens for understanding to happen that knowing knowledge is not present, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as knowing knowledge, it is believed that man and woman make knowing knowledge that he or she is expected to know happen.
Wisdom reveals that knowing knowledge is not done in the moment because life is only moving in the moment. Wisdom also reveals that the intelligence in life manifests the moving and man or woman neither make the moving nor the knowing of knowledge in the moment happen, because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept knowledge that man or woman know and do not expect them to know, because they understand that knowing knowledge is not present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will know knowledge that he or she is meant to know, albeit illusory.
Sri Ramana Maharishi has declared that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen. Sri Adi Shankaracharya has declared that man is not the doer in Nirvanashadakam. Kenopanishad verse (1.3) declares that word and mind cannot access the Absolute One. Bhagwat Gita chapter 3 verse 27 declares that man is not the doer.
The enlightened understand that the moving in any moment is instinct and is manifested by the intelligence in life and is done neither by man nor by his brain. The enlightened have declared that life is a singular movement.
The enlightened have proclaimed that man and woman will come to know the knowledge that they are meant to know.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The search for knowledge has never been far from human endeavour in every generation, in every community. Significant rewards and honours have been won by men and women for their achievements in advancing the boundaries of what is known, albeit illusory. The enlightened declare that, as the intellect in man evolves, man thereby comes to know what he or she is meant to know. They declare further that man is not the doer and cannot make the knowing of knowledge. Understanding this is the beginning of enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
The wise understanding which is shared in Dr. Shankar‘s article that man and woman will come to know anything only after it has happened and never before, also indicates that knowing is known only after it has happened and never before. Patience instead of wanting to know is the natural outcome of this wise understanding. And patience makes life much easier for the mind.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.