Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
30th August 2018
To Do (1)
Every educated or uneducated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to do in life. What they do in life is done in the moment and known in the moment only after the doing is actually done.
Whatever the educated or the uneducated man or woman do in life is accepted, applauded, 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 do.
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 do and the doing 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 controlled by man or his brain.
To do and the doing happen for understanding to happen that an action is not an actuality in a moment. To do and the doing happen for understanding to happen that an action in any moment is illusory and not real. To do and the doing happen for understanding to happen that doing is not present, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as actions, it is believed that man and woman do what he or she is expected to do.
Wisdom reveals that action is not done 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 do anything, because they understand that doing is not present, but only instinct is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that what is meant to happen, albeit illusory, will happen.
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 done 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
The Midas touch: The singular purity of the intelligence of life shines out in this article to reveal the world, albeit illusory, which everything that exists inhabits. The gift of life for everything that exists, albeit illusory, is the journey towards enlightenment. This journey is what it is meant to be for each inhabitant.
For those fortunate enough to be touched by the wisdom of Dr Shankar, these words are the Midas touch of classical mythology, in which the touch turns every moment into gold!
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Enlightenment is not an ideal to be attained. This would be completely impossible because, as Dr. Shankar and the Enlightened Beings he mentions share with humanity, man is not the doer to achieve anything. Therefore, enlightenment cannot be made an ideal, even though it happens to the conditioned human mind. It is also obvious that the unconditional acceptance of all men, women and children attributed to the enlightened cannot become an ideal either. Nevertheless, the idealization of the enlightened and the associated feelings of envy and even accusation of arrogance occur. Until the enlightened understanding of life is recognized as independent of the messenger. Life is an illusion of light, sound and coloursm not because the enlightened proclaim it, but simply because it is so. This understanding happened to the enlightened and they did not bring the understanding about. In the same manner, it can happen to anyone, if it is meant to happen.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.