Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

19 April 2019



Man and woman with knowledge of life have a purpose driven by ambition. Man and woman sometimes need motivation to pursue their ambition. Man and woman with knowledge are convinced that they are doers and therefore can achieve their ambition if they are adequately motivated or encouraged.

Knowledge provides many motivators in every aspect of life, be it business, work, daily chores or studies. The motivators, who provide encouragement to others, keep their clients’ purpose in life motivated.

When the purpose in life is not achieved, knowledge informs that more motivation is needed and, when purpose in life is achieved, knowledge informs that motivation has been successful because purpose is fulfilled. Motivation, however, keeps one restless, impatient and not patient. 

Wisdom of life, however, keeps one calm, patient and trusting life every moment.
What is the wisdom of life regarding motivation, is the question?

Wisdom of life reveals that every moment in life is not made by man. Wisdom of life reveals that the intelligence in life manifested moment in life. Wisdom reveals that the moment in life was present much before man was present in the moment in life.

Wisdom of life reveals that the moment in life accommodated vegetation and animals initially. Wisdom of life reveals that neither vegetation nor animals make a moment in life. Wisdom of life reveals that the intelligence of life in the moment manifested man later in the moment, along with vegetation and animals. 

Wisdom of life reveals that the behaviour of vegetation, animals and man in the moment is manifested by the intelligence in life in the moment. It also reveals that the action in the moment of vegetation, animal and human cannot be other than the action which is in the moment.

Wisdom of life reveals that the intelligence in life is evolution. Wisdom of life reveals that evolution is spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable and requires no motivation or encouragement. Wisdom of life reveals that man cannot control evolution and neither can vegetation and animals.

Wisdom of life reveals that any expression of evolving life requires neither motivation nor purpose, because life is a singular movement which is continuous, spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable.

Wisdom of life reveals that a moment in life is followed by the next and in between a moment and the next is moment as well, which does not need motivation to be a moment.

Wisdom of life reveals that knowledge of motivation, purpose and ambition, albeit illusory, is included in the singular movement of life and life will be what it is meant to be in any moment.

The enlightened have proclaimed that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019

Editor’s Note:
Motivation, purpose and ambition are some of the strongest drivers in a human life. Observation suggests that such drivers are transmitted to animals in some situations. And yet, the wise declare that they are illusory, i.e. not as the mind says they are. And yet, the wise also declare that they are included by the intelligence of life in what is meant to happen. These drivers historically have led and will continue to lead to important discoveries and also to corrupt practices being present in human affairs, albeit illusory. The guidance of the wise in understanding life as it is ushers in compassion and gratitude. It is so.
Julian Capper, UK.

German Translator‘s Note: 
The market for motivation trainers and management consultants is and remains in demand. If goals are not achieved, people often believe that there is a lack of motivation. In order to refute this thesis, the person concerned cites numerous other factual and emotional reasons for failure. Wisdom reveals serenity in all situations and frees from all kinds of justifications. A simple "It didn't work" is enough. If reasons are given, then in a constructive way, not to justify oneself. This would be a wise understanding of motivation, as this article by Dr. Shankar reveals here. 
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.

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