Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
13th July 2017
The human mind has a reason that points to a cause or to an effect of any situation or circumstance, which a man or a woman experiences in daily life. There are as many reasons as there are situations and circumstances.
The reason may be single or even multiple for a single situation or circumstance in daily life. A reason or reasons, however, may or may not be the same in all individuals.
The situations and circumstances may be either that which happens in daily life or what should or should not happen in daily life. They are also the thoughts that are in the mind and also the thoughts that should or should not be in the mind.
Now could any reason be valid needs to be understood deeply?
Science informs that the evolutionary process in life evolved either a primitive man or a primitive woman. This is because it is impossible for the first primitive ovum and sperm to exist due to a man and woman so that the first primitive man or woman could exist.
Every atom of any seed is light and not seed. This implies that light has evolved and sophisticated to be the first primitive ovum or sperm and further as the first man or woman on earth.
It further implies that the evolutionary process has evolved and sophisticated the first primitive man or woman’s bodily movements and speech to be what it is in the present day man or woman.
The sophisticated and evolved movements of present-day man are expressed as walking, running, doing exercise, work of any nature and not doing work of any nature. All these are a feature of the evolutionary process of sophistication and not done by man or woman.
The sophisticated and evolved sounds as speech of present-day man are expressed as speaking, lecturing and teaching. All these are a feature of the evolutionary process of sophistication of life and not done by man or woman.
Every atom of a man or a woman is light and neither man nor woman. This indicates that the sophisticated and evolved movements of man or woman are a feature of light and not done by man or woman.
Similarly, speaking, lecturing and teaching indicate that these sophisticated and evolved expressions of man or woman are a feature of sound and not done by man or a woman.
The enlightened have rightly declared that daily life is an illusion of light and sound, due to the intelligence in life and neither man nor woman brings about daily life to be what it is in every moment.
Life evolves and sophisticates to be what it is in every moment, albeit illusory. Therefore, the reason for any situation or circumstance is not due to a cause affected by the intellect in a human.
The reason that points to a cause or effect in any situation and circumstance is the intelligence in life. The intelligence in life has no reason to be. It is there to enable a situation or circumstance to be. They are how they are meant to be by the intelligence in life and not by the intellect in humans. They cannot be other than what they are in any moment. Therefore, a valid reason for a reason is invalid.
Not understanding this makes any reason a prison, for which man has many reasons to get out from, not realising that every reason to get out from a prison would still be the reason to be in prison.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017
Evolution is unpredictable; it has no beginning and no end. Knowledge is known because it is of the past, of that which has already happened, albeit illusory. In the first place there was no-one to know that the evolutionary process would give rise to a man or woman. This happened by the intelligence in life and not for any reason. Reason too evolved by the intelligence in life as did the entire environment in which man and woman lives and dies. Evolution is motiveless and timeless. It is neither pure nor not pure. It is without colour. Understanding this is the beginning of release from prison.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
If man has a problem, he searches for the reason. This is because he thinks to be able to solve the problem by knowing the reason for it. In the article "Reason“ Dr. Shankar shows clearly how illusory any reason is. Understanding this makes every problem illusory too and man is able to live without problems. What a gift for humanity!
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.