Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

17 April 2019



Running is a natural instinct and results in moving man and woman from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’. Man, woman and child experience running as a phenomenon of moving. 

Knowledge informs man and woman that running is real. Knowledge implies that running physically exists and is done by them by moving one leg forward followed by the other leg rapidly.

Knowledge informs man and woman that running is real, because knowledge informs man and woman that they are able to touch and feel the ground by their feet due to running. 

The facts of running are convincing and to knowledge the facts are irrefutable. To the wise the facts of knowledge regarding running are nevertheless refutable by deep logic and reason.

What is the wisdom of running is the question?

The wisdom of running is an optical illusion of light. Wisdom of running reveals that only light-waves enter the eyes. Wisdom reveals that light-waves travel through the optic nerve to the brain. 

Knowledge informs that every atom of the optic nerve and brain is light. Wisdom reveals that this knowledge implies that light-waves are interpreted as thoughts of running.

This means that running is a thought inside the mind. Wisdom reveals that every atom of the legs involved in walking is light. This signifies that running is illusory and not real.

Wisdom reveals illusory means that which physically EXISTS as actuality changes and is temporary. Knowledge knows that running changes and is not permanent, but only temporary.

However, knowledge cannot 'understand that running is a thought'. Knowledge requires proof as thought that running is an optical illusion of light.

Wisdom reveals that you see running in a dream. Your physical eyes do not see running in your dream, because eyes are shut and the bedroom is dark and it is dark in your head as well, while dreaming. 

The running in the dream is known to the dreamer as thought. The dreamer also sees persons running in a dream, just as he sees persons and himself running in daily life in the waking state. This is proof that running is an optical illusion of moving. 

Wisdom further reveals that thought is an illusion of light as well, because every atom of the brain is light. Knowledge takes running for granted. Wisdom is grateful to life for its gift of running to man.

The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that daily life is an illusion of light and sound.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019

Editor’s Note:
Man loves to run. Once he has learnt to walk, he starts to run. It is a simple, physical expression, albeit illusory, of evolving life that requires no motivation or purpose. These may accompany the running so that natural ability or agility informs it. Nature runs as man runs expressing this gift of life in all its variety, also present in animal and element. Many an artist, musician and sculptor have also been inspired by the beauty of its movement, albeit illusory. Understanding, as the wise do, that running is an illusion of light, unites man with life. 
Julian Capper, UK.

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