Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
20 January 2019
“Intelligence in the moment”
The moment in life has no cause, which signifies that a moment in life is not an effect. Similarly, manifested intelligence has no cause nor is it an effect. The moment in which anything and everything exist for as long as they exist or appear to exist is singular.
The singular moment has no second or next moment within itself. Only that which is meant to exist, albeit illusory, exists and only a single thing exists in a single moment and two things cannot exist in a particular, single moment.
The need to exist in a particular moment belongs to that which exists and its existence is within the singular moment that has neither a beginning nor an end. That which exists within a moment and manifests the single moment, including the single thing within it, is the intelligence in life.
The intelligence in life has neither a beginning nor an end just as the moment in life. Man and the whole of nature are manifested within the moment that is eternally present by the intelligence in life, which has no cause nor is it an effect.
The intensity of light in any particular moment is the potential of intelligence within that particular moment. This implies that the intensity of light in every moment is its particular potential.
The potential, which is intelligence within the moment, manifests that which exists within the moment. The potential, which is intelligence, evolves every moment as it is meant to evolve.
This signifies that what is within any particular moment evolves as the potential in the moment, which is intelligence, evolves.
Wisdom reveals that a moment in life is without a cause and in between a moment and the next is moment as well. This wisdom signifies that the moment in life is not an effect either.
The potential, which is intelligence in any moment, has no cause, meaning that the potential within the moment is present without a cause, because the moment is without a cause.
The potential, which is intelligence in any moment, has no effect, meaning that the potential within the moment is present without effect, because the moment is without effect.
Wisdom reveals that what is present within a moment is manifested by the potential within the moment and that the potential within the moment is intelligence. This implies that what is present within the moment is neither caused nor is an effect of intelligence because the potential, which is intelligence, is neither caused nor is it an effect.
The enlightened have declared that life is beginningless and endless. The enlightened have declared that life is without a cause or an effect. The enlightened have declared that life is constantly moving every moment by the potential in the moment, which is the intelligence in life.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The wise are declaring that man and everything that exist in nature are a singular appearance in the singular moment, albeit illusory. The appearance includes the whole gamut of intensity from weakness to strength, presented by the intelligence of life precisely as it is meant to be. There is no exception in this manifestation, no accident, no mistake. As the conditioned mind of man gradually comes to an understanding of this wisdom, so do the trust and acceptance of the moment that is and whatever is contained within each moment grow. Here is the potential for realisation.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
This article reveals a deeper understanding of a question that has always preoccupied humans: How to make the most of your natural potential. In general, people are firmly convinced that a person's potential lies in his or her natural disposition and that he or she must make an effort to exploit it in order to develop his or her talents. The wisdom of the article "Potential" reveals, however, that every individual is in every moment the best version of himself, by nature, because man is not the doer, but every action, albeit illusory, arises from the natural potential of life in the moment. No moment and what unfolds in it can be other than it is. Every moment exploits the full potential of life, for there is no alternative moment in the timeless here and thoughtless now.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.