Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
1th July 2018
Every educated human being expects and accepts that only the right action should be done regarding any issue in daily life. They also believe that the right action regarding any issue can be done in daily life because of reason, logic and common sense.
When the right action is done in any issue in daily life, man and woman are pleased and wish and want that only the right action should be done by man, because they are convinced that the right action can be done by reason, logic and common sense.
He or she also believes that the right thing regarding any issue in daily life needs to be said. They also believe that the right thing can be said regarding any issue in daily life because of reason, logic and common sense.
When the right action is not done by man or woman in any issue in daily life, which is expected and accepted by reason, logic and common sense, man or woman gets angry accompanied by assorted emotions and consequences.
When the right word is not spoken by man or woman in any issue in daily life, which is expected and accepted by reason, logic and common sense, man or woman gets angry accompanied by assorted emotions and consequences.
The anger and the assorted emotions and consequences that are expressed are expected and accepted by reason, logic and common sense. They are, however, neither expected nor accepted by reason, logic and common sense when they are expressed. This is because it is believed by reason, logic and common sense that one should not express anger.
This is the paradox in daily life, which has been going on ever since man and woman existed on earth. Therefore, there is no guarantee that it would not happen in daily life in the future either.
If man or woman does not get angry when the right action in any issue in daily life is not done or when the right thing to say in any issue in daily life is not said, then neither the assorted emotions nor the consequences that accompany anger, including the anger, would happen.
So what could the understanding be that prevents anger from happening when the right action or the right word is not spoken in any issue in daily life, is the question?
When understanding happens to man that every moment in life happens by itself and man does not make any moment in life and, also, that every action is in the moment and every word spoken is in the moment, he will also understand that the action and the spoken words in the moment cannot be other than what they are, man will never get angry.
The enlightened understand that whatever action is in the moment is the right action, because the enlightened understand that it is the only action that can be done in the moment and not any other action. The right action in the moment does not mean that it is a wrong action nor that an action that should not be what it is in the moment, because life is a singular movement.
The enlightened understand that whatever is spoken in the moment is right, because the enlightened understand that it is the only thing that can be spoken in the moment and not any other thing. The right thing that is said in the moment neither means that the wrong thing is said nor that what is said should not be said in the moment, because life is a singular movement.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
©Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The concept of right and wrong has been a universally held principle in living life since man started to think. It would be hard to find a person who did not agree with this principle. Harder still to find, however, would be a person who believed that whatever words, albeit illusory, are expressed in the moment, or whatever actions, albeit illusory, are carried out in the moment can never be wrong and can never be in accord with the principle of right and wrong. Wise indeed is the man who understands, as the enlightened proclaim, that whatever is done or said in the moment is right. It is important to reflect on the guidance of the enlightened as we go on our journey in this life.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
Even before a child begins to speak the world of actions in the mind of the parents is separated in right and wrong. The same applies to the spoken words. The conditioning goes very deep and even if it explained by the wise that right and wrong do exist as illusory thoughts in the mind and not as an actuality in life, the ego is bound to be confused. Actions and speech are real to the conditioned mind. Only as soon as life is understood as a singular movement of light and sound and not as action-filled and full of real words, the conditioning can transform into acceptance of what is.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany