Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academ-advaita.com
20 November 2019
Many Actors (8)
The witnesser appreciates the acting. Then you will understand what a beautiful creation. You become a sage. You become a mystic. You have left your mind. You have come to life.
Then you will understand all the roles which are played by that one force, which is the intelligence in life as illusory. And they are all perfect as an illusion. As an appearance. Not the real one. The real one appears as many actors with many, changing roles.
You are the real one the moment the ‘I’ evolves as a witnesser. You are in that state. A sage or an enlightened one if that ‘I’ evolves. ‘I’ evolving means you know that ‘I’ is just a reference point for the illusory appearance that functions.
The ‘I’ is not the real you. You will admire that man talks to somebody who he or she is not. You will admire the entire, illusory show by the intelligence in life. You will realise that there is a limit to your illusory role-playing. You have become a wise one by that understanding.
You cannot stop the mind from knowing about God. You cannot. Why? You cannot because the function of the mind is to know about God. That is its function. To know about God is its function.
The mind keeps telling you the information which you like and which you believe. The information is a small box and not the entire box with information, which is one whole real.
Dialogues are happening automatically. Movements are happening automatically. Both are happening by the intelligence in life and not by man or woman, because both happen in the moment and neither man nor woman make any moment in life.
The intelligence in life makes every moment in life. There is nothing to bring about by you or me. There is something to live about, which is the life that is being lived for us every moment by the intelligence in life.
Just as the body gathers all objects at home, the mind gathers information. Both are doing their job well. Neither do the objects give you happiness in every moment in daily life nor does the information give you happiness in every moment in daily life
A man and woman with wisdom understand that what is meant to come for the many roles will come, whether the role the actor is playing likes it or not. A man and woman with wisdom understand that what is meant not to come for the many roles will not come, even though the role the actor is playing wants it.
The enlightened live life that happens to them and do not play any role of an actor.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Understood. A wonder of wonders. This is perfect, that is perfect, perfect comes from perfect. Take perfect from perfect, the remainder is perfect. May peace and peace and peace be everywhere.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator’s Note:
One should play one's role in life, they say. That means you don't have to stand behind what you do in life, you just have to adapt to circumstances and expectations. This knowledge of life, which is mistaken for wisdom, determines the everyday life, school, job and family life of modern man. The wisdom shared by Dr. Shankar in this article shows that the enlightened do not play roles, but are aware that to all the roles of life happen as illusions that they do not determine themselves. How the illusion appears on the stage of the mind is not in the hands of man. Moreover, each individual mind reflects its own subjective play, its own subjectively perceived roles in world theatre. It is not a single piece that is played, but many, in each individual mind. Therefore it makes sense that the enlightened ones do not play roles, because they understand: Life is a whole, a singular movement and not many plays.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.