Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
3 April 2018
The enlightened in ancient times have proclaimed that life is a play of light and sound. The enlightened in modern times have proclaimed that life is an optical and auditory illusion of light and sound.
The enlightened of both times are wise, but their proclamation appeals to every modern man and woman as philosophical and not realistic according to reason and logic because, in daily life, things could happen LATE and not punctually.
So what could the understanding of the enlightened be regarding ‘LATE’ is the question that every modern man and woman should enquire?
The enlightened in ancient times, by seeing light and that everything exists in light, understood that everything that exists, including vegetation, animals, humans and nature, is a play of light.
The enlightened in ancient times, by noticing that vegetation, animal and humans make sound and sound exists in air, water, fire and earth, understood that life is a play of light and sound.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that a moment in life is not made by humans. They understood that the moment in life contained vegetation, animals and nature much before the moment included humans within it.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that a moment in life is precise. They also understood that everything that exists in the moment is precise and nothing other than what is present in the moment could be present.
The enlightened of the modern times also understood that a moment in life is precise. They also understood that everything that happens in the moment is precise and what happens cannot happen LATER than when it happens. This means that what happens is punctual and is never LATE.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that since every atom of nature, vegetation, animals and human beings is light, they are all illusions of light. By this understanding the enlightened of modern times understood that life is a play of light’s precision.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that, since fire, air, water, vegetation and animals make sound, the sound must be happening in life in precision in every precise moment and no sound can happen LATER than it does.
The enlightened of the modern times understood that sound is happening to human beings in life in precision in every precise moment, just as it does in nature, vegetation and animals. Nor does this happen in them LATER than it does.
The enlightened of the modern times also understand that the sounds happening to: entire vegetation, entire animals and entire human beings and to the entire nature happen in precision and precisely in the same moment and do not happen in them LATER than they do.
The enlightened of the modern times also understand that, in this precision of entire life of light and sound, only the sounds of humans precisely appear as illusory words with illusory meaning and cannot happen in them LATER than they do.
When this deep understanding, with deep reason and logic of precision regarding ‘LATE’ happens to modern man and woman, they will understand the wisdom of both the ancient and modern enlightened beings that life is a punctual play of light and sound. This means that a punctual, optical and auditory illusion of light and sound respectively does not happen LATER than it does.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The human organization, unlike that of animals and vegetation, needs the delineations of time that may be labelled Early, Late and Punctual - albeit these delineations are illusory - in order to maintain an efficient and harmonious way of living together. Until, that is, man and woman not only hear the proclamations of the enlightened beings, but also understand deeply the wisdom of their proclamations revealing that life is a punctual play of light and sound.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
When we make an appointment with someone, we want, by fixing an exact time, to set our time exactly to use it effectively. However, if the other person comes late to the appointment, we have interrupted an activity that we might wanted to finish. The expectation that a precise timetable should be followed in order to be able to plan better causes irritation, annoyance or nervousness if someone appears lately to an appointment. Dr. Shankar's article "Precision 2" helps us to understand how the expectation of punctuality can lead to all the negative feelings and thoughts that can come up with the late appearance of an appointment. Understanding the precision of life means seeing every event as punctual, even if it happens later than we expected. The precision of life also includes the expectations of punctuality in the human mind so that the human being can understand that the precision of life does not live up to expectations of punctuality.
Marcus Stegmaier, Deutschland.