Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
28th June 2017
Everything existing in life exists within a range. The range is from a minimum to a maximum. Order and chaos too exist within this range. The mind desires, wishes and wants everything to be in order, especially in marriage, family, work or friendship.
When the mind believes everything is in order, it may not be so. It may generally be in order, but it cannot be in order in every moment of the situation or circumstance in daily life.
There is bound to be minimum chaos in the order of any circumstance. This is because the mind does not control the movement of order in any situation of daily life.
The mind accepts the movement of minimal chaos in the situation of daily life and believes that the entire circumstance or situation is in order. This is because the mind is able either to ignore or accept minimal chaos.
But, if the chaos in the order is unbearable, the mind is unable to accept the chaos and rejects the chaos in the order. The mind reacts because the mind believes the reaction would bring order back to the situation or circumstance.
The mind, however, does not understand that, if the order happens, it is meant to because the movement in the order or in the chaos is not controlled by the mind. If the movement in any situation or circumstance were controlled by the mind, it would only make order happen in any situation or circumstance in life.
This indicates that the chaos that happens in any situation or circumstance is meant to happen, because the movement is not controlled by the mind, though the mind believes it controls every movement.
The mind cannot control the movement in any circumstance or situation, though it wishes, desires, wants and believes that it can, because the mind does not make the moment in which the movement is present.
What is important to understand is that in any situation or circumstance, which is present, both order and chaos will always be present within a range, and not just only order or only chaos.
The human mind believes it can handle minimal chaos in order and wishes or wants to change the circumstance or situation in chaos, which it cannot accept or handle. The change too will happen if it is meant to happen.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that life is an illusion of light and sound, whereas in the mind the range of order is precise chaos, albeit illusory.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
Here are two emotions that are experienced in every man or woman’s life: order, which brings comfort, and chaos, which brings discomfort. In order to maintain comfort man employs a variety of devices that may be familiar to his mind, likewise to dispel discomfort. Illusory though these devices may be, man is conditioned to rely on them. The understanding of the wise, however, gifted to man in this article, reveals that every moment in life is as it is meant to be.
Julian Capper, U.K
German Translator’s Note:
Everybody wants his life to be in order, perfectly! But this is not how life is. Everybody know this, but only few are willing and able to accept this fact. This is the reason why humanity will be grateful, sooner or later, to the wise explaining „that life is an illusion of light and sound, whereas in the mind the range of order is precise chaos, albeit illusory“. Thank you, Dr. Shankar!
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.