Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
5 June 2020
Life a precious Singular Movement
“Play of light and sound”
Life is light because every atom of life is light. Light and life are precise because neither life nor light has a cause. Light and life are what they are. There is no cause for life or light to be what it is, meaning that life and light are precise as they are.
Light is precise. Life is precise too and it is evident that life is precise. This is because every moment in life happens continuously, spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably, without an interval between moments.
That the present is a singular movement is a clue that life manifests to man intermittently for man to understand that life is a singular movement of light and sound as well. The enlightened have indicated that daily life is a play of light and sound in the treatise Upanishads.
However, to man, daily life is a matter of words, emotions, actions and situations. Everyday life cannot go on without words, emotions, actions and situations. Daily life certainly does not appear as a play of light and sound to humans.
How can man understand what the enlightened have indicated? Man certainly wishes to be enlightened, but he is unable to understand that life is a play of light and sound. Read article Life is a singular movement (1) and Life is a play of light and sound.
Life is a precise, singular movement of light and sound. The precise, singular movement of light unfolds as instinctive movements for humans and sound appears as a belief in humans that they are doing actions. This also happens to man and woman.
Similarly, at a precise moment in the singular movement of life, light unfolds as movements. And at a precise moment in the singular movement of life, sounds that are present with the movements unfold as words in the mind, which make the instinctive movements of life to be known as actions. This is why in life you come to know only after movements happen in life, because sound follows light as the known.
The singular, precise movements of life as light manifest movements, which happen to you. The singular, precise movement of sound, which happens to you, appears as words that make everyone believe in actions, emotions and situations. This happens to man and woman.
The wise understand that humans are non-doers.
The enlightened realise that life is a play of light and sound every moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2020
Light is the master of precision, perfection and artistry. Even the illustrious painters and sculptors of the Renaissance period were no match for the light of life, for their famous works, which have inspired generations of men and women, are illusory manifestations by the intelligence of life. Attributed as those works are and have been to certain artists, their real author is invisible and unknown. What a wonder. Every brush-stroke, every movement of the hand is indicative of its timeless author. That this so is revealed in wisdom by enlightened beings, also illusory manifestations. These messengers are gifts to mankind by life, yet they are not acknowledged or respected for their dedication to the welfare of mankind.
Let us live life as it happens.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Life is a precious singular movement. In our thoughts it appears as many individual actions. In our thoughts our life appears as a singular life. In wisdom, as this article reveals, the individual actions are illusions of a singular movement of our life and our life is an illusion of the singular movement of life. Each part is the whole and cannot be other than what it is in each moment. Therefore everything is precious because everything and everyone is an illusion of that singular precious movement which is life. This insight comes from the clarity that no action in which the mind believes as a reality can have a beginning and an end. In the same way, life has no beginning and no end. Live the precious life as it is in any moment!
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.