Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
5 July 2020
It is obvious to every man and woman that they see everyone is doing something or the other everywhere. This seeing convinces every man and woman that everyone is doing something or the other in every moment in life.
It is obvious to every wise man and woman that a moment is needed for every man and woman to do something or the other anywhere, because they need a moment to be in it and without the moment they will neither exist nor do anything.
It is obvious to every wise man and woman that it is the intelligence in life - which is consciousness - that manifests the moment to accommodate man and woman to be in it and to be able to do anything in the moment.
Now the moment that is present in life is precious because consciousness evolves not only the moment, but also life in every moment. Life evolves continuously every moment as growth.
Growth is a precious movement in every moment. Man and woman do not make the movement of growth in the moment because they do not make the moment in life.
The movement of growth moves in only one way and that way is only determined by consciousness present in every moment and not by man or woman. The only way of growth-movement evolves as multiple movements and only a single movement is in every single moment.
Every man and woman is not aware of every evolutionary movement that evolves in only one way, automatically, in every single moment. Every man and woman knows intermittently of evolutionary, automatic movements which they believe they do.
Man and woman do not make the evolutionary movement that they know because the single moment ‘here and now’ is without cause. This signifies that the evolutionary, single movement within the single moment ‘here and now’ is without cause as well.
Consciousness is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient in every moment, which is ‘here and now’. We go wherever the omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient consciousness manifests the moment ‘here and now’, because we are in the moment which is always ‘here and now’, whether we like it or not.
This signifies that the many things we see happen in only one way and the only one way in which everything happens is not done by man or woman. The only way evolves to happen to man and woman by the intelligence in life, which is consciousness, atma or soul.
The wise understand that everyone’s life goes in only one way. This signifies to the wise that life in total goes in only one way, but appears diverse to the human mind. This diverse appearance of life is maya.
The enlightened accept everyone’s life as it is in every moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2020,
As we read this article, the reading may be in only one way, if it is meant to be: within the moment that is. Or are we aware of the thinking mind which introduces questions or even assent to what is written? Also within the moment that is. Are thoughts appearing that have little or nothing to do with the article itself? All this by the intelligence of life – not by this man or this woman. There is no other way in the understanding of life, save in the moment that is. Did we notice the strong pull away from the article in front, also in the moment that is? Such precision; such a gift towards knowing who we really are.
Julian Capper. UK
German Translator‘s Note:
What you've seen with your own eyes you believe, otherwise you don’t believe it. But what a person believes to see is not what he really sees. The single movement in the moment reflected by life, is not, as Dr. Shankar explains it here very precisely, what man thinks. Thinking is not what he sees. Such an illusion that life creates in the human mind! And yet thinking appears as reality. Wonder and peace remains to the one to whom understanding happens.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.