Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
9 June 2021
Every man and woman sometimes in daily life is faced by a problem. Every man and woman does not want to face a problem, but nevertheless is faced by a problem in daily life.
Every man and woman tries to work out the problem and sometimes he or she succeeds in solving the problem. Sometimes the problem persists and is not solved.
Every man and woman tries to solve a problem faced in daily life because he and she is convinced that they can solve a problem. Every man and woman, however, is not convinced that they did solve the first problem faced by them.
It is, therefore, important to understand who made the first problem faced by them. The problem faced is in the moment because the problem is understood in the moment.
This signifies that man or woman can make a problem in the moment only if they are capable of making a moment in life. But a moment in life is, however, present in life much before man or woman was present in life.
This implies that life included man and woman in the moment along with matter, vegetation and animals in the moment.
A moment is one moment at a time. This signifies that life unfolds very fast, one moment at a time. In a moment there is only light and sound because light and sound are one and cannot be separate from each other.
This implies that in any moment there is only light and sound. The movement of light and sound in every moment appears as words only to the mind of a man and woman.
Light and sound in every moment have evolved as knowledge only in the human mind. Knowledge is made up of words. Problem is a word in knowledge in every man and woman.
Problem in the moment cannot be a problem other than the one it is. This is why man and woman are not convinced that they did the first problem faced by them in daily life.
The wise understand that the problem in daily life will go the way it is meant to go. The problem may go, which man and woman believe they have solved. It may not go, which man and woman believe they did not solve.
The wise understand that the drama of knowledge goes on the way it is meant to go in every moment as an illusion of light and sound.
The enlightened realise the wisdom that man and woman are not the doer. The enlightened accept life as it is in every moment as an illusion of light and sound.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2021
The wise understand that every detail of man’s life is contained within moment, the moment that is. They also reveal that whatever is within moment is a reflection of life’s play of light and sound. For man this reflection is, beyond peradventure, reality. This includes everything that is known, experienced and happens in every moment. The wise also reveal again and again that whatever happens is meant to happen. How it happens is not in man’s compass for man is not the doer. Therefore, neither he nor she can create an opportunity nor resolve a dilemma. Understanding that this is so is a gradual process towards enlightenment, if it is meant to be.
Julian Capper. UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
The ego is hypnotized by the belief in the reality of cause and effect. Therefore, the ego wants to know HOW to solve PROBLEMS. And the ego wants a guarantee for happiness. The ego considers the absence of happiness as a problem to be solved. When the ego hears about enlightenment it wants to solve the problem HOW to become enlightened for constant happiness to be guaranteed. Tons of books by thousands of spiritual teachers about enlightenment offer countless solutions to this problem, but are the solutions real as the problem is not real in the first place? Life, as explained in this article, is never a problem. Problem is an illusion of light and sound in the mind with thoughts. Enlightenment happens in an evolutionary way when it is meant to happen if an understanding happens that problem is just an illusory word and not an actuality. When the human understands that the mind with thoughts of problems is not life as it is, the enlightened here and now reveals itself to the mind without thoughts. The enlightened mind is de-hypnotized by the understanding that life, enlightenment and happiness are not a problem to be solved.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany