Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
31 October 2018
To Learn (4)
“Does not learn to do”
Every educated or uneducated man and woman does not want their respective spouse, children and friends to learn 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 they are not expected to learn.
When respective spouse, children and friends do what is not expected of them to learn, 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 learnt to do.
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 learnt 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 to be done, it is believed that man and woman can learn to do what he or she is expected to learn.
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 learn what to do or learn what not to do. This is 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 not do what they are meant not to do.
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 does 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
The experience of ever-changing actions and situations in every person’s life initiates ever-changing emotions. We accept, though we may not always like, the changes. Nonetheless, they appear as they do and as they are meant to appear, as part of our daily reality. Until…..until that is the mind’s conditioned understanding of reality - of what is true and yet that which has no existence - begins to be transformed. The enlightened, both in these articles and elsewhere, have declared that life is a singular movement. Understanding this gradually releases the mind from the highs and lows of unreality. Deep gratitude is the response.
Julian Capper, UK