Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
13 January 2019
Life is moving
Humans understand that life is moving. They also believe that presently life is moving very fast compared to life that was moving previously in the past, including the primitive times.
The fast-moving life refers to what humans do. Human doing refers to actions which include speaking, hearing, reading and writing or not doing any of them either.
This is the fast-moving life to humans with knowledge. They believe that various actions in various intensity and variety follow one after the other in fast, slow or intermediate succession.
Humans with wisdom understand the fast-moving life more deeply than knowledge suggests.
Wisdom reveals that every moment in life renews itself and in between a moment and the next is moment as well. This wisdom signifies that a moment in life is eternal.
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 the thought to do and the doing happen 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 that instinct cannot be controlled by man or his brain.
Various intensities of actions happen for understanding to happen that an action is not an actuality in a moment. Various intensities of actions happen for understanding to happen that an action in any moment is illusory and not real. Various intensities of actions happen for understanding to happen that action is not present, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for deep understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as actions, it is believed that variety of actions and their intensity follow one after the other as an actuality.
Wisdom reveals that action 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 does not make the moving in the moment happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept man or woman as they are and do not expect them to do anything, because they understand that an action is not present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen.
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 manifested by the intelligence in life and is done neither by man nor by his brain. The enlightened understand that life is only moving every moment continuously is the big picture of life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
Understanding is alive. Yet, it has never been taught, is not being taught, nor will ever be taught. It is unteachable. Knowledge is dead. Yet, it has always been taught, especially in schools and universities, is being taught and will continue to be taught. Knowledge is of what has already happened, albeit illusory. It may block understanding, for it has become man’s daily currency and the ladder, albeit illusory, for his or her ascendancy in everyday affairs. Understanding and knowing are gifts from the intelligence of life. Understanding has no expectation of human action, while knowledge teaches him or her to act. The wise proclaim that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, happens. There are no mistakes or accidents. Understanding this gradually frees man from the bondage to knowledge to the renewal and freedom of living in the eternal moment.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
The mind thinks either positively or negatively about what is happening. When something happens that you don't like, you hope the tide will turn. So man is always trapped in the future or the past and never lives the here and now. Dr. Shankar shows in this article how life simply moves in the here and now and reveals the positive as well as negative interpretations of the movement of life as illusory. Life here and now is neither right nor wrong, it has no alternative because it cannot be any different than it is.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.