Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
27 February 2019
When life evolved, everything in life was crude. Every cell of vegetation was crude. Every cell of vegetation eventually evolved and refined as yielding vegetation of food, flower and fruit.
The cell in vegetation eventually evolved as a crude animal-cell. Every crude animal-cell eventually evolved as crude animal and eventually refined as complete and separate, male and female, reproductive animal-kingdom.
The cell in reproductive animal eventually evolved as a crude human-cell. Every crude human-cell eventually evolved as crude human and eventually refined as complete and separate, male and female, reproductive humans.
Similarly, movements of man and woman in the moment were crude initially and, as evolution progressed, movements of man and woman in the moment became refined.
The refined, evolved movements in the moments eventually evolved as walking, running and writing. Man merely believes he walks, runs and writes, which is, albeit illusory, in the moment.
Man and woman also believe that he or she does what he or she does in the moment, albeit illusory. But what he or she does in the moment is how refined the movements of humans have evolved in the moment. The intelligence in life is far greater than the intellect in the mind.
The intellect in the mind has evolved from the intelligence in life, which is evolution. Evolution happens every moment because every moment is always a necessity in daily life.
The surface on which walking, running or writing initially was crude, eventually evolved as the present-day surface, which is in the present moment. Man merely believes that he or she makes the surfaces.
The belief of man is nevertheless not true because the evolved surfaces are in the moment and man does not make any moment in life. The belief will be true if man could make a moment, but the moment was in life much before man was in the moment.
Evolution, which is the intelligence in the moment, enables man and woman to survive and reproduce. But survival and reproduction is a feature of evolution and neither man nor woman makes evolution happen.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that man is not the doer.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The brilliance of the understanding of the wise as gifted in this superb declaration of the process of evolution, is a wonder in the evolution of language itself. This is a wonderful expression of the intellect of life in the present moment. In his appreciation of the refinements of almost every aspect of his environment on land, sea and air, man has heaped praise and, where thought appropriate, blame on his fellow men and women. This arises from the conviction that man is the doer, albeit illusory. As the beliefs of the conditioned mind are gradually transformed in the company of the enlightened beings, namely the author of these articles and elsewhere, so is the understanding of what it is in the moment refined.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Man wants to learn everything and above all he wants to teach his children. From speaking, walking and writing to arithmetic, mathematics, foreign languages, history, sports, art and music. A teacher is quickly called upon to teach you everything. Thus, accompanied by the teacher, the ability to develop in all these areas from crude to fine and highly developed skills evolves when it is meant to happen. People praise pupils and teachers and believe firmly in the conviction that man knows what he wants to know, can do what he wants to be able to do and teaches what he wants to teach. But not everyone learns everything that you want them to learn. This is attributed to the individual talent and above all to the diligence of the student and teacher. The wisdom in this article, however, reveals a different picture of human abilities. They develop as evolutionary wonders! What a liberation from the inner and outer compulsion of teaching and learning, although teaching and learning should not be questioned in their illusionary function.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.