Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
8 April 2019
Seeing is a natural instinct and results in what is seen by sight. Man, woman and child experience sight as a phenomenon of seeing through the eyes. Sight is not experienced by the blind as seeing is absent in their eyes.
Knowledge informs man and woman that what is seen by seeing is real. Knowledge implies that what is seen by the act of seeing by the eyes actually, physically exists outside them.
Knowledge informs man and woman that the seen in their sight, due to seeing, is real, because man and woman are able to touch and feel the seen in their sight. The seen in their sight is outside them and has weight as well.
The facts of the seen in their sight, due to seeing, are convincing and to knowledge the facts are irrefutable. To the wise, the facts of knowledge are nevertheless refutable.
What is the wisdom of seeing and the seen, which is in sight, is the question?
The wisdom of seeing is light and what is seen in sight is illusory and not real. Wisdom 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 the seen in sight due to seeing.
This means that the seen in sight outside is a thought inside the mind. Wisdom reveals that every atom of the seen in sight outside is light. This signifies that the seen outside is illusory and not real.
Wisdom reveals that illusory means that which physically EXISTS, as actuality changes and is temporary. Knowledge knows that the seen in sight changes and is not permanent, but only temporary.
However, knowledge cannot 'understand that seeing light is thought'. Knowledge requires proof through thought that sight is light.
Wisdom reveals that you see light in a dream. Your physical eyes do not see light in your dream, because eyes are shut and the bedroom is dark and it is dark in your head as well, while dreaming. The light in dream is known to the dreamer as thought. The dreamer also sees subjects and objects in sight in a dream, just as he sees in sights of daily life in the waking state. This is proof that light, sight, seeing, subjects and objects is a thought.
Wisdom further reveals that thought is an illusion of light as well, because every atom of the brain is light. Knowledge takes seeing for granted. Wisdom is grateful to life for its gift of seeing 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
The magic of light is the gift of sight for man. Within this priceless gift is experienced the illusion of daily life. The illusion exists, yet it has no permanence, nor indeed have the organs of sight, the eyes. Understanding this is towards enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK.