Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
1th February 2016
Advaita means NOT two, because dvaita means TWO. The mind understands that life is made up of moments, one moment following the other in succession. The duration of numerical time within a moment and the duration which divides one moment from the next, however is not known. This implies that a moment in life is eternal and neither one, two or many.
Man understands that it is obvious that only one thing can happen in a moment and neither two nor many. Man also understands that time is needed for anything to happen, and as time duration is not known within a moment, it signifies that not even a single thing could happen in a moment. This signifies that only movement in an eternal moment appears as one two or many movements within a moment. The deep understanding that the moment in life is eternal without numerical time reveals that advaita or life as it is, is what it is. And as every moment of life is energy or light, what is as it is in every moment has to be an illusion of light. Therefore, life as it is, is what it is, albeit illusory. This understanding reveals love and care for everything in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright 2016 V. S. Shankar