Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
15th August 2018
Self-enquiry is honest enquiry of not only who you are but also what you are.
Self-enquiry is also an honest enquiry into what objects, vegetation and animals are.
Self-enquiry is honest whether the egg came first or the chicken came first. This enquiry is difficult to answer by those with knowledge. It is, however, explained by those with wisdom of self-enquiry. So what is the explanation by the wise, is the question?
It is paradoxical that, when the meaning conveyed by knowledge is deeply understood by humans, the wisdom of self-enquiry is revealed. The explanation of the wise is given in article self-enquiry 2.
The explanation of the conundrum whether the seed came first or the plant came first is given in the article self-enquiry 4.
The question could also be whether a seed of an animal come first or did the animal come first?
Scientific knowledge of elements reveals the wisdom of elements when the deep meaning of elements is understood by humans. Wisdom of the scientific knowledge of elements reveals that every atom of an element is light.
This wisdom signifies that light appeared as illusory elements first. Also that light appeared as different elements as well. It is impossible to determine the first element that appeared on earth.
The enlightened, due to self-enquiry, have rightly proclaimed that life is beginningless and endless. This signifies that any element on earth, albeit illusory, neither has a beginning nor an end.
This further implies that illusory elements appear as an illusory matter. This signifies that particular elements appeared as a seed for individual animals.
This signifies that a seed for an animal came first and the first seed expressed as a first animal. The elements within the first animal appeared as a seed for an animal and the cycle was set in motion by the intelligence in life.
The enlightened, due to self-enquiry, understand the wisdom of an animal seed and an animal as well. Therefore, they admire the intelligence of light and its expression in any moment. They do not expect an animal seed or animal to be other than what it is in any moment.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
The continuing journey of self-enquiry evolves without human effort or attribution. It is an illusory journey towards actuality, which can never be known. How then is the human mind to regard this journey? It is for each one of us as it meant to be, as it is understood. Expectation and anticipation, rulers in this illusory world, lose their identity and thus their sting. This is the gift of the wise. Gratitude…..
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator’s Note:
The Enlightened understand: Life is a singular movement and does not consist of many separate actions done by independent individuals. Therefore the world as man experiences it as thoughts, is an illusion. Spiritual techniques that are supposed lead to the realization that the world is illusory are also illusory. They keep man, as long as he does not understand it, still trapped in the idea of being an individual doer, using real spiritual techniques. The spiritualists claim that the world is an illusion, but an understanding of this claim has yet to happen to them. Self-Enquiry, as shown here by Dr. Shankar is not a spiritual technique. It is an illusory event in the intellect of man that, if it is meant to happen, leads to clarity that the world, that is, matter, plants, animals, and human beings, is in fact illusory, as the enlightened ones proclaimed, without giving spiritual techniques to man.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany