Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
3 April 2019
Man and woman know they can read and also believe that they teach their children to read. Man and woman do reading and know what reading is, but they do not how they do reading. They only believe they were taught reading by their parents and that is why they believe they teach their children reading.
Knowledge informs that reading is done by seeing words on paper in a book and words on the screen of a smart phone or computer. An illiterate person also sees words on paper in a book or words on the screen of a smart phone or computer, but reading does not happen to him.
What is wisdom of reading is the question?
Wisdom reveals that reading was not taught to the first man who read by parents, because the question is who taught his parents reading? Wisdom reveals that the evolution of movement in sight of letters is expressed as reading in the humans.
Wisdom reveals that the sight of a letter by a child due to evolution is crude, meaning that the child mistakes letter ‘A’ for letter ‘B’. As the child grows due to evolution, the sight of letters evolves from crude to a refined state, meaning that the child correctly identifies letter ‘A’ as ‘A’ and not as letter ‘B’, including every letter in the alphabet.
Wisdom reveals that every moment in life is precise and the moment is neither late nor early. Wisdom reveals that movement of sight within the moment due to evolution is precise and it is neither late nor early.
Wisdom reveals that the evolved movement of the sight of letters within the moment is initially crude and eventually becomes refined as evolution evolves. Wisdom reveals that the guidance from parent to child on how to read is precise as well.
Wisdom reveals that the guidance from parent to child and the evolution of movements in a child are precise as well. Wisdom reveals that when the guidance of parent synchronises with the crude evolution of movement of the sight of letters, this deceives the parent that the child is beginning to learn to read.
Wisdom reveals that when the guidance of parent synchronises with the eventual evolution of movement of the sight of letters that appears as reading in a child, this deceives the parent that the child has successfully learnt reading.
Wisdom reveals that reading is the precise movement of the sight of letters in evolution that appears as reading. Wisdom reveals that reading, albeit illusory, is a movement of sighting letters.
Wisdom reveals that the sight-movement of letters, which is reading, is included in the singular movement of life. The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that reading, though present, is illusory in life.
Knowledge takes reading for granted. Wisdom is grateful to life for its gift of reading to man.
The enlightened accept everyone as they are, whether they read or do not read.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The majority of men, women and children experience the process of learning in their lifetime and many of teaching as well. They do not question the process itself, which enables the facility of recognising letters and thus reading words. Such is the simple process in reading this article and enabling man to receive the deep understanding of the wise. Man believes that whatever he experiences in his lifetime is real; that it happens as an actuality. Wisdom, however, reveals that this is not so; that man is deceived by the appearance. Understanding this is enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK.