Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
6 March 2019
Not knowing (1)
“What to do”
In daily life modern-day man and woman usually know what to do. There are moments in daily life, however, when man and woman do not know what to do. In such moments man and woman are not their usual self.
Man and woman with knowledge are worried and not calm when they do not know what to do. Man and woman are impatient and are desperate to do what they usually do and know what to do.
Man and woman know what to do only after something which they know happens to them. These are issues relating to health, work, friendship, house chores, relationships, issues concerning children etc.
This signifies that man and woman do not know any issue in the moment unless it happens to them and also do not know what might happen concerning the issue with certainty before it happens.
This is not the case with man and woman with wisdom of life. Man and woman with wisdom of life are calm, patient and trust life in every moment. What is this wisdom is the question? Wisdom is deep understanding of life, while knowledge is superficial understanding of life.
Man and woman with wisdom of life understand that every moment in life happens and man and woman do not make any moment in life. They also understand that what is within the moment is manifested by life and not by them.
Man and woman with wisdom of life understand that what is within the moment cannot be other than what is in the moment.
Man and woman with wisdom of life further understand that they will come to know what to do in the moment if they are meant to know. Man and woman with wisdom in life also understand that they will come to do what is meant to be done in any moment in life.
Man and woman with wisdom also understand that mind with knowledge merely believes that they do what they are meant to do, while it is life that makes the doing, albeit illusory, happen.
Man and woman with wisdom are grateful to life for the moment, because they understand that every moment in life is gifted to them and that they do not make any moment in life.
Man and woman with wisdom are also grateful for what is gifted within any moment and do not expect anything other than what is in the moment. They flow with life every moment as life unfolds every moment.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that what is meant to happen in life will happen and no force on earth can stop it.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The wisdom imparted and shared in this article is the essence of a man and a woman’s life. Opinions, theories, rational and logical advice, therapy for mental conditions, residential provision and medical care are available for those experiencing stress. All these facilities, albeit illusory, are gifted by the intelligence of life and man will draw on whatever he or she is meant to. A human being’s understanding of life may be superficial; it may be deep. At the level of knowledge, the understanding will reflect what is obvious through observation or through learning. At the level of wisdom, the understanding will reflect that which can never be observed, can never be learnt and can never be taught. In these articles and elsewhere, the wisdom gifted to humanity by the wise reflects calmness, patience and trust in life.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Wisdom of life is usually understood as knowing what to do in certain situations from experience gained in life. But the life wisdom in this article shows that this knowledge of what to do in life is not as reliable as it seems and cannot be. Life is always one step ahead of the human mind. So you can never know what will be done before it happens. So this wisdom of life includes not only certain areas in which one appears particularly agile, but all actions as a whole; that the knowledge of human actions is illusory and not real.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany