Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
13 December 2018
“One or many”
A planet or many planets are in space. The human knows one planet or many planets in space as knowledge. What is a planet to a human? To a human a planet or many planets is an object in space. This signifies that to a human a planet or many planets is a thought.
How does a human know the planet as an object? The human eye has evolved to receive light rays. This fact of evolution indicates that the human eye has evolved to receive a specific intensity of light wave from a planet or many planets.
Wisdom reveals that the intensity of light rays from the sun that enters the eye has evolved as a word ‘sun’ in the human mind. The word ‘sun’ to the human, therefore, is an object.
What is the light that appears as a sun? The light that appears as the sun is consciousness. The specific intensity of consciousness appears as the sun, just as the specific intensity of sunlight appears as daylight to a human.
The human eye receives light rays within a certain range, which includes daylight and moon light. The specific intensity of consciousness appears as specific living and non-living entities on earth, including the earth, just as the specific intensity of consciousness appears as the sun, as the moon and as stars either big or small.
The range of intensity of light rays from all living and non-living entities on earth is not within the range of light rays seen by the human eye. This signifies that these light rays cannot be seen by the human eye.
These light rays which cannot be seen by a human, however, enter the human eye and have evolved as words that indicates every living and non-living entity, including the entity earth in the human mind.
This signifies that we see neither objects nor human subjects nor any living entity, including vegetation. It signifies that humans think of every living and non-living entity, including earth, sun, moon, stars and planets as thoughts.
Thoughts are, however, illusions of light as subtle sound. Any situation, circumstance, action, conversation, shape, form and colour are thoughts in the mind. This signifies that daily life is an auditory and optical illusion of light.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that daily life is a play of light and sound.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
©Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The human intellect has striven for lifetimes to discover the origin of the universe. To this end man has expended considerable energy and capital investment, provided by the intelligence of life, to gather evidence from the planetary system in which the secrets of origination are believed to lie. He will continue in this quest until he is satisfied with the knowledge acquired, albeit illusory. The understanding of wisdom, however, as gifted in this article and elsewhere will gradually enlighten man’s journey in life releasing him or her from the grip of ideas and beliefs. What a wonder is this understanding.
Julian Capper, UK