Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
24 May 2019
Every parent is proud that they teach their children how to talk and do and is proud of their teaching. Every parent believes in teaching their children alphabets, words and numerals. Every parent is proud of the teaching and this is knowledge of teaching.
Man and woman with knowledge understand that they can teach their children in the language that they know. Man and woman know that he or she has learnt teaching how to talk and do because their parents taught them. This is knowledge.
What is wisdom of teaching how to talk and do, is the question?
Wisdom reveals that teaching how to talk and do was not taught to the first man by his parents because the question is, who taught his parents? Wisdom reveals that the evolution of the movement of sound is known as teaching in the humans.
Wisdom reveals that sound which is uttered through a child by life, due to evolution, is crude. As the child grows, due to evolution, the uttered sounds through the child evolve from crude to a refined state. This is evident as sounds uttered appear as letters in the alphabet and as numerals in a child. This is because sound eventually evolves to appear as letters and as numerals in a child.
Wisdom reveals that every moment in life is precise and the moment is neither late nor early. Wisdom reveals that sound-movement within the moment, due to evolution, is precise and it is neither late nor early.
Wisdom reveals that the evolved movement of sound within the moment is initially crude and eventually becomes refined as evolution evolves. Wisdom reveals that parent teaching a child is precise as well.
Wisdom reveals that parent teaching a child and the evolution of sound-movements in a child are precise as well. Wisdom reveals that when parent-teaching synchronises with the crude evolution of movement of sound appearing as letters and numerals through a child, it deceives the parent into believing that they have taught and the child is beginning to talk.
Wisdom reveals that when parent-teaching synchronises with the eventual evolution of sound-movement that appears as alphabets, words and numerals in a child, it deceives the parent into believing that their teaching is perfect and the child has learnt how to talk.
Wisdom reveals that teaching is precise sound-movements in evolution. Wisdom reveals that teaching, albeit illusory, is a movement of sound.
Wisdom reveals that sound as teaching, including every sound in life, is included in the singular movement of life. The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that teaching, though present, is illusory in life.
Knowledge takes parent-teaching for granted. Wisdom is grateful to life for its gift of parent-teaching to child.
The enlightened accept everyone as they are, whether they teach or not. The enlightened understand that what one is meant to know one will come to know and that man is not the doer.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
Hundreds of years ago, in loco parentis – in the place of a parent – became the guiding principle for a teacher in a schoolchild’s life. Thus, the teacher took on the responsibility for a child’s learning and performing of tasks in the curtilage of a school. This was largely understood and accepted in the community. The revelation of wisdom in this article, however, is that teaching, though present, is illusory: i.e. not as the mind says it is. Furthermore, the article reveals that teaching, whether by a parent or by one in loco parentis, is the gift of life – in loco vitae – in the place of life. This is not, as yet, understood and acknowledged in the community. Understanding that the first and only teacher for every human being is a gift from the intelligence of life is the best lesson.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Teaching and learning is always associated with problems. It is inevitable to have expectations of teachers and students if a given curriculum is to dictate the phases and speed of learning. The wisdom in this article that everyone teaches what is meant to be taught as everyone learns what is meant to be learned, whether with or without a teacher in human form, is a tremendously explosive force for the beliefs in the minds of all parents, teachers and students. It will take some time to accept this wisdom. Also the learning to accept it happens to man through the intelligence in life alone, in a precise way.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany