Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
31 March 2021
“That which Happens”
One thing or the other always happens in the moment, meaning that which happens in the moment. The moment, which is always here and now, for every individual who is alive in the moment.
The individual alive in the moment does not make the moment in which he is alive. After birth and after some time the individual is informed that he or she is alive in the moment.
Therefore, birth is that which happens in the moment. The individual, who is born, does not know how to be born. The individual appears in the moment and is declared to be born by another individual who is alive in the moment.
The individual, who declares the birth of a baby, does not make the moment in which the baby, as an individual, is born. Therefore, birth is something that happens in the moment, which no-one knows how to make.
The individual, who is born, is nevertheless keen to know how to live life. He or she is advised how to live by others who, like the individual, do not make life or the moment in which life is.
Neither life nor the moment is ever late. Both life and the moment are together. And whatever is in the moment is in the moment and cannot be other than what is in the moment.
Every man and woman does not make the moment that is. This implies that neither man nor woman knows how to make the moment. This signifies that they do not know how to make what is in the moment.
Every man and woman, though they are not aware how to make the moment nor to make what is in the moment, they nevertheless advise others how to live life. They never advise how to make the moment to anybody. Their advice how to lead life will have value if they know how to make the moment and how to make what is in the moment as well.
The wise share wisdom to live the moment that happens. The wise share wisdom to live it. Meaning to live that which happens in the moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2021
Let the reader respect and reflect upon the insight gifted here by a wise man into the most significant experience in the existence of every human being. Such insight comes from beyond the mind. Who is not overjoyed at the birth of a baby, a birth that happens countless times in daily life? Yet each time is unique to the new parents. Birth is neither random nor haphazard nor is it by human determination. It is in the most detailed care of life itself and so is this article.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Parents think they know better how to live life because they have been on this earth longer than their children. Thus, they do not yet understand the wisdom expressed in this article, that all humans are children of life at every moment. Life does not give advice, it flows spontaneously and provides for everything and everyone as it is meant to. Life gives birth to all of us anew in every moment, unpredictable and fresh, alive in the moment, intangible for the mind, which is always behind the moment as an echo, just as the information about one's own birth always comes with some distance, although never too late, because life is precise in every detail. Advice is unnecessary for a wise mother and father who have understood life as it is and live life with their children full of trust.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.