Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
18 October 2018
To Achieve (1)
Every educated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to achieve in life. What they do achieve in life is achieved in the moment and known in the moment only after achieving is actually done.
Whatever the educated man or woman achieves in life is accepted, applauded and appreciated not only by them, but also by the society. The same is expected every time whatever he or she wishes, wants and desires to achieve.
The acceptance, applause, appreciation and the expectation also happen in the moment and are known in the moment not only to him or her, but also to their society.
Wisdom reveals that every moment in life renews itself and in between a moment in the mind and in life is moment as well. This signifies that a moment in life and in the mind is eternal.
Brain scans reveal that decisions happen seven seconds before man decides. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that human decisions are made seconds before humans become aware of them.
In the study, participants could freely decide if they wanted to press a button with their right or left hand. The only condition was that they had to remember when they made the decision to use either their right hand or left hand.
Using FMRI, researchers scanned the brains of the participants to find out if they could predict which hand the participants would use before participants were consciously aware of the decision.
The results, by monitoring the micro patterns of activity in the front-polar cortex, were that the researchers could predict which hand the participant would choose seven seconds before the participant was aware of the decision.
Wisdom reveals that this is proof that man neither decides nor predicts nor predetermines. Wisdom reveals that even the movement of the hand to press the button happens and the brain does not make the movement happen in the moment.
Wisdom further reveals that the thought to achieve and the achieving happen for understanding to happen that only moving is in every moment and that every moment is only moving. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving in every moment is instinct and that instinct cannot be achieved by man or his brain.
To achieve and the achieving happen for understanding to happen that achievement is not an actuality in a moment. To achieve and the achieving happen for understanding to happen that achievement is illusory and not real. To achieve and the achieving happen for understanding to happen that achievement is not present, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as achievement, it is believed that man and woman do achieve and can achieve what he or she expects or is expected to achieve.
Wisdom reveals that achievement is not in the moment because life is only moving in the moment. Wisdom also reveals that the intelligence in life manifests the moving and man or woman does not make the moving in the moment happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept man or woman as they are and do not expect them to achieve anything because they understand that achievement is not present, but only instinct is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that what is meant to be achieved, albeit illusory, will be achieved.
Sri Ramana Maharishi has declared that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen. Sri Adi Shankaracharya has declared that man is not the doer in Nirvanashadakam. Kenopanishad verse (1.3) declares that word and mind cannot access the Absolute One. Bhagwat Gita chapter 3 verse 27 declares that man is not the doer.
The enlightened understand that the moving in any moment is manifested by the intelligence in life and is neither achieved by man nor by his brain. The enlightened have declared that life is a singular movement.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
Understanding anything in life may be regarded as an achievement. The more difficult or complex the problem or situation to solve or resolve the more credit may be accorded to the achiever, whatever age. Achieve, achiever and achievement are the three components of a job done or a problem solved - the three components of daily life. The enlightened understand that life is a singular movement. In actuality there are no separate parts or players, save that they make their appearance, albeit illusory, in the moment that is. A moment in life and in the mind, they declare, is eternal. Understanding this results in absence of fear and trust in life.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Everybody wants to achieve something in life. Be it prosperity, having a family or just being happy. If the achievement were real, it should not change after the achievement, but that is not the case. There can also never be a happy end, because the end is always the beginning of something new. Such is life. Even this insight cannot be achieved, but happens, if meant to happen, spontaneously every moment anew, in a different context and therefore every time in a completely fresh and unexpected way.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.