Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
16th March 2016
“Doer, doing and done are one”
Firstly, anything to be done requires time. But an action, which is needed to get anything done, is known only intermittently. The moment or moments before or after the action, are however not known as actions. There is only movement of the body in the moment or moments before and after the action. A moment in life is followed by another, and in every moment of life there is only movement of the body. The moment in life happens spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably so fast that man is unable either to recognise a moment or distinguish one moment from the next. This implies that the body is only moving in those moments while the mind thinks of an action. This implies that man is not doing any action to get anything done, but he is just moving every moment. Therefore, man is not the doer, as rightly proclaimed by the enlightened.
Secondly, a moment in life is not made by man and cannot be made by man either. A moment is already there before man can make it, because a moment is needed for man to be in it. Therefore, a moment in life happens along with man within the moment, and man cannot make a moment happen.
Thirdly, an ovum and a sperm constantly move and the beginning of this movement can never be determined with any certainty. Both the ovum and the sperm are constantly moving in the individual bodies and continue to move in the woman during fertilization. The sperm and the ovum constantly move after fertilization as the embryo. The embryo moves constantly due to cell division and growth. The movement of the growing foetus continues down the mother’s gestational tract and continues as growth outside the mother’s womb as a baby to [an adult. The movement of the body is present even while resting as growth and ageing. The body, therefore, is eternally moving relatively.
Therefore, in any moment of life there is only moving of the body. The moving is identified by a thought as a doer, doing and the done. A thought, however, is invisible and the invisible cannot be seen as a doer, doing or the done. Therefore, the doer, doing and the done identified by a thought has to be illusory and cannot be real.
This implies that the done is ONLY the moving, and neither this is done nor that is done by a doer doing it. Also, every atom of the doer and the done is light and light is always moving. This means that the doer, doing and the done is one, meaning light, and therefore, the done is illusory including the doer and the doing. This means that the doer, doing and the done are present and yet not present. This understanding is wisdom.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2016
Dr Shankar explains in this article that a doer, doing and the done is there in this world but yet not there, which is wisdom. There is a knower of wisdom in daily life in this world, but he is yet not there, which is wisdom. The location is in the mind in daily life, which is yet not there, and this is wisdom. That Knowledge when deeply understood is wisdom, and yet both are not there, which is wisdom. This corroborates with the wisdom of the enlightened sages that life is illusory meaning ‘a Maya’. This article brings forth a sort of watershed moment in understanding the wisdom of the wise. Such gratitude for the guiding wisdom of Dr Shankar.
Julian Capper, UK.