Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
9 April 2018
Man and woman, with knowledge, by reason and logic prefer, insist, demand, wish, want and even advise to keep everything in its rightful place where it belongs so that it is neither difficult to find it nor is it lost.
When what is needed or something is lost, varied emotions come into play and the belief that everything should be kept in its rightful place is emphasized more than it is normally done.
The enlightened understand that the knowledge of man and woman that everything should be in its rightful place has happened to them precisely as it is meant to happen. Furthermore, they understand that nothing beside that could happen in the moment to the particular man and woman in the precise moment.
The enlightened also understand the emotions that are present, when things are lost, are precisely present in the precise moment as well. Furthermore, they understand that nothing beside the emotions could be present in that precise moment to the particular man and woman.
The enlightened further understand the emphasis that things are to be in their rightful place also is precisely present in the precise moment and nothing beside the emphasis could be present in the moment to those who emphasize the belief.
The understanding of the enlightened is that everything is in its rightful place because what is in any place in any moment can neither be early in the place nor late in the place.
The enlightened also understand that the intelligence in life precisely manifests not only the moment, but also everything that is meant to be in that precise moment, which is its place.
Furthermore, the enlightened understand that the intelligence in life precisely manifests the moment in the entire life, which means that everything in the entire life is precisely in its place and is neither early nor late.
The enlightened also understand that the intelligence in life precisely manifests the moment in the entire life. This means that everything in the entire life is precisely in its place and nothing beside that could be present in the place than what is present in the precise moment.
Furthermore, the enlightened understand that the drama of things ‘lost’ also happens precisely as it is meant to happen and no other drama can be present beside the drama of ‘lost’.
The enlightened understand that nothing is lost in life because everything is meant to be where it is meant to be. No force on earth can make it not be in the place where it is.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The understanding that everything in life - that is, in anyone’s and everyone’s daily life - is meant to be where it is meant to be is transformative. This is the outstanding revelation in this and in preceding articles. This is the revelation of enlightened beings gifted to humanity. On a man or a woman’s journey towards enlightenment, whatever arises for him or for her as the experience or the emotion is meant to be. No other experience or emotion can be experienced, whether we like it or not. So be it.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
The problem for the human being, who believes he has lost something that he needs right now, is that he believes it was in his possession and must therefore be available to him. Ownership claims are expressed in the fact that humans can dispose of objects that "belong" to him. Through the phenomenon of losing an object that man believes belongs to him, life shows that nothing really belongs to man. Precisely together with man, certain objects move that are present from time to time and are absent from time to time. Dr. Shankar's article sharply reflects on this precision of life, which gives the reader a glimpse into the illusion of possessions that goes beyond the superficial, everyday possession thinking.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.