Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
11 April 2018
The enlightened have proclaimed that daily life is a singular movement which is continuous, spontaneous, uncontrollable and unpredictable. They have also proclaimed that neither a man nor a woman is a doer, speaker or thinker.
Modern man and woman, however, are convinced that every action has a beginning and an end. So what is the understanding of the enlightened that an action in daily life is assumed by humans and that it is not an actuality which begins and ends, is the question?
The precision of movement in the moment by the intelligence in life gives a clue to understand that an action could neither begin nor end. Firstly, the moment in life in which there is an action is not made by modern man or woman.
Secondly, the moment in life has always been present and where, when or how a moment began can never be determined. Also, when a moment ends can never be determined as an actuality. This signifies that the moment is always moving without a beginning or an end. Therefore, it is assumed by modern man and woman that a moment begins and ends as well.
Modern man and woman cannot see a moment, hear a moment, smell a moment, taste a moment or touch a moment. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching in the moment happen to modern man and woman by the intelligence in life. They, however, do not make it happen, but only assume that they make it happen. This signifies that senses are always moving in the moment without a beginning or an end.
It is the intelligence in life that keeps every moment precisely moving as the moment is meant to move. Also, it is the intelligence in life that keeps the movement of man in a moment precisely moving as it is meant to move. This signifies that the movements of man in the moment are always moving without a beginning or an end.
It is the intelligence in life that keeps the earth moving every moment precisely as it is meant to move. This signifies that the earth in every moment is always moving without a beginning or an end.
If the earth is always moving, when an action begins or ends can never be determined, because an action cannot exist in a continuous, singular movement. All there is in life is a continuous movement of man and actions are optical illusions of a continuous movement of man and woman.
Modern man and modern woman neither make the intelligence in life nor the intellect in their mind. The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that life is a singular movement and man is not a doer, speaker or thinker.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
©Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The context for every action in daily life has been, is and always will be a moment. The moment in which human action and every type of action, including the movement of natural forces, takes place is a moment: a single and continuous, eternal moment. Whilst men and women mature in their understanding of actuality and illusion, the guidance of the enlightened, whose maturity of understanding is complete, is always illuminating their journey. Such is the generosity of the intelligence of life; no less our gratitude.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
Man has only a small section of the world in view when he focuses on an action. Scientific investigations that attempt to prove or disprove the existence of human free will are concerned with brain research that investigates whether or not the impulse to act in the brain exists before it becomes conscious. The basic assumption that the "becoming conscious" and the following "action" are separate entities is not questioned. The big picture does not come into view. And it can not, because the scientific world view is characterized by analysis and not by synthesis or "overall view". It is the deep insight of the mystic that directs the gaze of man to the question of whether the basic premisses of the everyday and scientific, religious and spiritual world view, which are taken for granted, are even real. It is only in this way that man can understand how illusory an action and the realization of the action happen precisely, while both are a reflection of the singular movement of life in which cause and effect can not be separated.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.