Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
2 September 2018
To Do (2)
“Does not do”
Every educated or uneducated man and woman does not want their respective spouse, children and friends to do what is not expected of them. When what they expect them to do in life does not happen, it is known in the moment by them only after they do or are doing what is not expected of them.
When respective spouse, children and friends do not do what is expected of them, the educated or the uneducated 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 done or does not happen.
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 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 instinct cannot be controlled by man or his brain.
To do and the doing of what is not expected happens for understanding to happen that an action of what should not be done is not an actuality in a moment. To do and the doing of what is not expected happen for understanding to happen that an action in any moment is illusory and not real. To do and the doing of what is not expected happen for understanding to happen that doing 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 actions not done, it is believed that man and woman can 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 or not to do or believe that he or she does not do. This is because they understand that doing 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 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
Such is the depth of understanding articulated here that the mind falls quiet. In appreciation of what is presented in this article by Dr Shankar and is reflected in the words of the great sages, identification with the all-too familiar existence of man and all his living and non-living associates, albeit illusory, recedes. The credibility of appearance loses its ground and with it all that springs from it – the burden of past, present and future. We may hear the beautiful call of eternity that has no face.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
The everyday claims of the ego to be a doer are refutable. The refutations of the ego's claims to be a doer are irrefutable wisdom, as Dr. Shankar reveals unequivocally in this article. When wisdom cements itself in daily life, man lives life as it is without claiming to be the doer or that others are the doer. Thus unconditional, all-embracing love as well as unshakeable inner peace in EVERY "situation" becomes possible, because the accusations or self-accusations of not having done something lose their power to appear real.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.