Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
2 November 2018
To Learn (5)
“Does learn to play”
Every educated or uneducated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to learn to play a game. The learning to play is done in the moment and it is known in the moment only after learning to play is actually done or is being done.
In whatever manner the educated or the uneducated man or woman learn to play, if it is accepted, it is applauded and appreciated not only by them, but also by the society. The same learning is expected every time whenever he or she wishes, wants and desires to learn to play a game.
The acceptance, applause, appreciation and expectation also happen in the moment and is known in the moment not only to him or her, but also to those who see him or her learn to play a game.
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 known and the knowing happens 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.
Learning to play a game happens for understanding to happen that neither learning nor playing is an actuality in a moment. Learning to play a game happens for understanding to happen that learning and playing in any moment is illusory and not real. Learning to play a game happens for understanding to happen that neither learning nor playing is present in the moment, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as learning to play a game, it is believed that man and woman can learn to play a game the way he or she is expected to learn how to play a game.
Wisdom reveals that neither learning nor playing is 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 the way man or woman plays a game and do not expect them to learn to play in any particular way, because they understand that neither learning nor playing a game is present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man, woman or a child will play a game the way they are meant to play, 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
A man or woman of learning commands respect and speaks with authority in society. This is achieved by dint of hard work and application. Everyone also learns through experience of life. Children’s learning programmes in schools too and athletic skills are carefully controlled. The wise have made clear, however, that man is not a doer. As a teacher, learner or controller, etc. he is illusory and is not present in the moment. Only moving is present. Understanding this gifts acceptance of life as it unfolds.
Julian Capper, UK.