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

1th August 2017


“Deep Understanding”


Man seeks. Man has been seeking since aeons of time. Man has been seeking no matter what his culture, religion or profession may be. Some relentlessly seek and some hope to seek. 

Man seeks for many things in his daily life. It may be for peace of mind or for: bliss, happiness and, particularly, for enlightenment among various other things in his or her daily life.

Man or woman certainly do have an understanding about what they are seeking, but do they have a deep understanding of ‘seeking’ is the question that needs to be pondered. Also, they should enquire who they are and who does. 

The present moment in life is not made by either man or woman. Man or woman nevertheless is in the present moment in life, even without seeking for the moment.

Numerical time is present in the moment in the mind. It is present as a thought, but thoughts are not present in every moment in the mind. This implies that numerical time is absent in the moment in life.

Also, the smallest unit of time known to man is one zepto second, which is one trillionth of a billionth of a second. This is not enough time for man to be able to do anything in the moment or to exist in the moment.

As every moment follows the next and sufficient time for anything to exist or for anything to be done is absent, it is obvious that anything that exists or happens in the moment is happening by itself mysteriously by life. 

When deep understanding happens that every atom of everything and every living entity that exists in the moment that is just happening is light, man is grateful for the mysterious moment.

When this deep understanding of the moment happens, seeking will stop spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably, just as it started spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably in the moment that is happening by itself. 

Therefore, the richness of life is the present moment happening by itself mysteriously. Therefore, life gifts to every living entity everything that they are meant to have or meant to know, without seeking for it. That everything happens by life that is meant to happen is the deep understanding of ‘seeking’.

Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2017

Editor’s Note:
Where there is no time, there can be no race. A race against time or a timed race is the gift of life for man’s entertainment, albeit illusory. In a man or woman’s life, this may take the form of seeking fame and fortune, power and supremacy.
Such is the scope of the intelligence of life, such is the gift of illusion. Seeking, as this article reveals, is resolved in the light of understanding: understanding the richness of the present moment is happening without seeking, albeit mysterious.
Julian Capper, UK.

German Translator’s Note: 
Seeking implies that what is here and now is not enough for the seeker. The urge for more is what makes man seek. However, the seeking itself takes man and woman away from what is: the Here and Now. And therefore the seeking will never end – until a deep understanding happens. The new article by Dr. Shankar, titled “Seeking“, helps to find what is always here: Life as it is. 
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany. 

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