Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

15 November 2018

To Learn (11)

“Does learn to think”

Every educated or uneducated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to think in life. When what they think in life is not accepted by others, men and women are advised - learn to think properly.

Whatever the educated or the uneducated man or woman thinks in life, if the thinking is accepted, it is applauded and appreciated not only by them but also by the society. The same is expected every time he or she wishes, wants and desires to think.

The acceptance, applause, appreciation and the expectation happen in the moment and are known in the moment not only to him or her but also to those who know what they are thinking.

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 either 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 thinking happens for understanding to happen that only moving is in every moment. Also for wise understanding to happen that moving in every moment is instinct and instinct cannot be learnt by man or his brain.

Thinking happens for understanding to happen that thinking is not an actuality in a moment. Thinking happens for understanding to happen that thinking in any moment is illusory and not real. Thinking happens for understanding to happen that thinking is not present but only moving of thoughts are present.

The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving of thoughts is accepted as thinking, it is believed that man and woman can think what he or she is expected think. 

Wisdom reveals that thinking that happens in the moment is only the moving of thoughts in the moment. Wisdom also reveals that the intelligence in life manifests the moving of thoughts and man or woman do not make the moving of thoughts in the moment happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.

The enlightened accept the thinking of man or woman and do not expect them to think because they understand that thoughts, albeit illusory, constantly move and man and woman neither make thought nor make them move. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will think what he or she is meant to think, 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 thinking 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

Editor’s Note:
Man lives in his or her own mental fortress built of the material of acceptance and belief. The material of the fortress is illusory, yet what the conditioned mind accepts is what it believes and what it believes is its reality. Only the deep understanding of the wise is able to penetrate and dissolve it. Such is the compassion of the wise that these articles are gifted to man on his journey in life.
Julian Capper, UK.

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