Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
16 September 2018
To Know (2)
“Does not know”
Whenever man or woman does not know what he or she is expected to know, they are advised to know by those who do know. The same is advised to them by society.
That a man or woman does not know happens in the moment to those who do know. 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 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 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.
What he or she does not know happens for understanding to happen to those who do know that it is not an actuality in a moment. What he or she does not know happens for understanding to happen to those who do know that it is illusory and not real. What he or she does not know happens for understanding to happen to those who do know that only moving is present. Also, for understanding to happen for those do know that moving in any moment is instinct.
The moving happens for understanding to happen to those who do know that when the moving is accepted as knowing, it is believed that man and woman know and can know what he or she is expected to know.
Wisdom also reveals to those who do know that the intelligence in life manifests the moving and that man or woman does not make the moving, which is instinct in the moment, happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept that man and woman do not know and do not expect them to know, because they understand that only instinct is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will know what he or she is meant to know, albeit illusory.
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 is instinct in any moment and 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 faculty in man that knows, that thinks, that speaks, that talks rationally and logically has evolved such that it has become the sine qua non in human communication. This is the gift of the intelligence of life to man as he proceeds on his journey. Nevertheless, he takes it for granted from an early age. Only the deep understanding of the enlightened presented in these articles reveals that this faculty given to man alone of living creatures is illusory; it is not real; it is not the achievement of man nor of his brain. Understanding this leads to the Absolute One.
Julian Capper, UK.