Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
8th March 2019
Not knowing (2)
“What to say”
In daily life modern-day man and woman usually know what to say. There are moments in daily life, however, when man and woman do not know what to say. 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 say. Man and woman are impatient and are desperate to say what they usually say and know what to say.
Man and woman know what to say only after something which they know has been said to them or requested of them regarding issues relating to health, work, friendship, house chores, relationships, issues concerning children etc.
This signifies that man and woman do not know what to say in any issue in the moment unless the issue is said to them. They also do not know what they may say concerning the issue with certainty before it is said.
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 said in the moment cannot be other than what is said in the moment.
Man and woman with wisdom of life further understand that they will come to say what they are meant to say. Man and woman with wisdom in life also understand that they will say what is meant to be said in any moment in life.
Man and woman with wisdom also understand that mind with knowledge merely believes that they say, while it is life that makes the saying, albeit illusory, and not man or woman.
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 said, albeit illusory, by life within any moment and do not expect life to say anything other than what is said through them in the moment. They flow with life every moment as life unfolds every moment.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that what is meant to be said in life will be said and no force on earth can stop it.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Water flows naturally. Its flow is well recognised, but seldom remarked upon. It is only when it does not flow naturally that the absence is noticed. In other words, its flow is taken for granted. This no surprise, for what is granted in life has become taken for granted, including life itself. This has even become a matter for criticism or complaint in the mind of man, if it is believed to have failed. The flow of life is simple. It grants life to whatever exists without dependence on man or woman. This flow of life will always be so and will never fail, for it is beginningless and endless. Understanding this is enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK.