Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
10 December 2018
“Big or Small”
A star big or small twinkles light in space. The human knows that the big or small star in the sky is light, because light twinkles. What is the star to a human? To a human a star is an object that twinkles light. This signifies that to a human light appears as a twinkling star either big or small
How does a human know the star as an object? The human eye has evolved to receive light rays. This fact of evolution indicates that the human eye has evolved to receive a specific intensity of light wave from the star as twinkling light.
Wisdom reveals that the intensity of light rays from the star as twinkling light that enters the eye has evolved as a word ‘star’ in the human mind. The word ‘star’ to the human, therefore, is an object.
What is the light that appears as a sun? The light that appears as the sun is consciousness. The specific intensity of consciousness appears as the sun, just as the specific intensity of sunlight appears as daylight to a human.
The human eye receives light rays within a certain range which includes daylight. The specific intensity of consciousness appears as specific living and non-living entities on earth, including the earth, just as the specific intensity of consciousness appears as the sun, as the moon and as stars either big or small.
The range of intensity of light rays from all living and non-living entities on earth is not within the range of light rays seen by the human eye. This signifies that these light rays cannot be seen by the human eye.
These light rays which cannot be seen by a human, however, enter the human eye and have evolved as words that indicates every living and non-living entity, including the entity earth in the human mind.
This signifies that we see neither objects nor human subjects nor any living entity, including vegetation. It signifies that humans think of every living and non-living entity, including earth, sun, moon and stars, as thoughts.
Thoughts are, however, illusions of light as subtle sound. Any situation, circumstance, action, conversation, shape, form and colour are thoughts in the mind. This signifies that daily life is an auditory and optical illusion of light.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that daily life is a play of light and sound.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
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Julian Capper, UK