Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
29 October 2018
To Learn (3)
“Does learn to do”
Every educated or uneducated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to learn to do in life. What they learn to do in life is learnt in the moment and known in the moment only after the learning to do is actually learnt.
Whatever the educated or the uneducated man or woman learns to do in life is what is accepted, applauded and 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 learn 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 inlife 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 hand 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 learn to do and the learning happen as thoughts for understanding to happen that only moving is in every moment and that every thought is moving in every moment. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving of thought of learning in every moment is instinct and that instinct cannot be learnt by man or his brain.
To learn to do and the learning happen for understanding to happen that learning to do is not an actuality in a moment. To learn to do and the learning happen for understanding to happen that learning to do in any moment is illusory and not real. To learn to do and the learning happen for understanding to happen that learning is not present, but only moving of thoughts of learning is present.
To learn to do and the learning happens for understanding to happen that when the moving of thoughts is accepted as actions, it is believed that man and woman can learn to do what he or she is expected to do.
Wisdom reveals that learning to do 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, because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept man or woman as they are and do not expect them to learn 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 man, woman and child will do what they are meant to do, 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 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
It is made clear in this article that men, women and children do not learn to do anything. That they do is illusory for there is no learning in the present; there is only instinct in the present. Furthermore, they will do what they are meant to do. That man is not the doer is substantiated. Man may or may not come to understand that this is so.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator‘s Note:
To do and not to do what one wants to do is the cornerstone of the everyday mental framework in the mind of modern man. In order for freedom to do what one wants to do to grow, one believes one must learn to do something. Starting with knowledge for school and work, to be applied practically or theoretically, to leisure activities such as sports, games, art, literature and music. Quality of life is measured by what people are able to do. Doing brings income or joy or friends and admiration. Such is the illusion of learning to do something that it is difficult to understand. This article by Dr. Shankar, when deeply understood, makes a decisive contribution to trust and patience with everything that happens to oneself, because it is not in the hands of man to learn anything. Wisdom means quality of life!
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany