Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
7 October 2018
To do spiritual (1)
An educated or uneducated man and woman wish, want or desire to do what is spiritual in life. The spiritual technique they do in life is done in the moment and known in the moment only after the spiritual doing is actually done.
Whenever the educated or the uneducated man or woman does a spiritual technique in life, they are contented and happy during the duration of doing what they consider is spiritual.
The educated or uneducated man and woman believe that they will be contented in every moment in life if they continue to do what they consider is spiritual in life earnestly every day.
But every educated or uneducated man and woman, who do what they consider spiritual, however, do know that they are neither happy nor contented in every moment of daily life. This is known in the moment in life as well.
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 instinct cannot be controlled by man or his brain.
To do and the doing something spiritual happen for understanding to happen that something spiritual is not an actuality in a moment. To do and the doing something spiritual happen for understanding to happen that the spiritual in any moment is illusory and not real. To do and the doing something spiritual happen for understanding to happen that the spiritual doing is not present, but only moving is present in every moment.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as a spiritual action, it is believed that man and woman do a spiritual action which he or she is expected to do.
Wisdom reveals that a spiritual 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 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 do anything spiritual, because they understand that doing something spiritual is not present, but only moving 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 instinct and it 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
Man engages in life as soon as he or she is granted a live birth. There is no other play. It is a play – a play of time and moment; a play of stillness and movement; a play of silence and sound; a play of hardship and comfort; a play of peace and war; a play of love and hatred. Yet, the wise proclaim that man plays no part in this play, save that it is a part that is illusory in a play that is illusory. Man fulfils his or her designated parts in the play believing them to be real, the outcome of his or her own performance. Thus, the consequences of the performance are his or her responsibilities. There is no other play, as it is accepted. Until, until that is….the intelligence of life happens to open man’s door to a being of deep understanding. Such a being brings deep understanding to us in these articles and elsewhere. We are blessed.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator's Note:
Man only knows for sure what happens after it has happened, never before. Dr. Shankar clearly shows the reasons for this in this article. This also includes planning. Man has not planned planning. Planning happens spontaneously. If planning were real, planning would also have to have been planned. Humans think that planning is real and some people even plan their enlightenment. This spiritual dream is the greatest dream, the greatest illusion!
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.