Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
20 October 2018
To Achieve (2)
“Does not achieve”
Every educated man and woman does not want their respective spouse, children and friends to achieve what is not expected of them. When what they expect them to achieve in life is not achieved, it is known in the moment by them only after they achieve what is not expected of them.
When respective spouse, children and friends do not achieve what is expected of them, the educated man or woman is disappointed, depressed or angry. Argument is the outcome, which is known in the moment.
The disappointment and depression also happen in the moment to him or her and are known in the moment to him and her. Anger too happens in the moment to him or her and the anger is more to the one affected by that which should not be achieved.
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 also reveals that, within any moment, only a movement is present. Wisdom further reveals that the thought not to have achieved 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 instinct cannot be achieved by man or his brain.
Not achieving what is expected happens for understanding to happen that achieving what should not be achieved is not an actuality in a moment. Not achieving what is expected happen for understanding to happen that not achieving in any moment is illusory and not real. Not achieving what is expected happen for understanding to happen that not achieving is not present, but only moving is present in every moment in life.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that, when the moving is accepted as not achieved, it is believed that man and woman can achieve what he or she is expected to achieve.
Wisdom reveals that not achieving 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 do not make the moving in the moment happen, 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 or not to achieve or believe that he or she does not achieve. This is because they understand that achieving is not present, but only instinct is present in any moment in life.
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 do not expect that man or woman do not do, because they understand that what is meant not to happen, albeit illusory, will not happen.
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
Instinct is neither first nor subsequent. It is neither real nor false; it is neither similar nor dissimilar. The word has nothing to convey; nor is it conveyed. It brings nothing with it; nor does anything bring it. It has no colour or personality; it does not bear any responsibility. Instinct can be pronounced; it cannot be known.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
If goals are agreed with employees in business life or if they are presented to them, they should be achievable. But that doesn't mean that they are actually achieved. They should motivate, because one believes to be able to reach them. In the end, however, the goals are rarely actually achieved by all employees. When this happens, the next time the goals are set higher so that they do not reach all of them. And yet they should be achievable. Wisdom about not achieving goals, as explained here by Dr. Shankar, helps to stay calm with all goals in life, private and professional. Goals happen, effort happens, achievement happens when it is meant to happen.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.