Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
4 November 2018
To Learn (7)
“Does learn to play a musical instrument”
Some men and women wish, want and desire to learn to play a musical instrument. The learning to play a musical instrument is done in the moment and it is known in the moment only after learning to play a musical instrument is actually done or is being learnt.
In whatever manner some men and women learn to play a musical instrument, 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 musical instrument.
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 musical instrument.
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 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.
Learning to play a musical instrument happens for understanding to happen that neither learning nor playing a musical instrument is an actuality in a moment. Learning to play a musical instrument happens for understanding to happen that learning and playing a musical instrument in any moment is illusory and not real. Learning to play a musical instrument happens for understanding to happen that neither learning nor playing a musical instrument 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 musical instrument, it is believed that man and woman can learn to play a musical instrument the way he or she is expected to learn how to play a musical instrument.
Wisdom reveals that neither learning nor playing a musical instrument 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 does not make the moving in the moment happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept the way man or woman plays a musical instrument and do not expect them to learn to play a musical instrument in any particular way, because they understand that neither learning nor playing a musical instrument is present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will play a musical instrument the way he or she is 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 done neither 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 way of life of any man or woman may not be different from that of an enlightened man or woman. For example, they are as likely as each other to play a musical instrument and the way either plays it will be as it is meant to be played, albeit illusory. There is movement in the playing of an instrument. The movement may be accepted as playing and the instrument believed to be being played in the present by the man or woman. The enlightened, however, understand that there is no playing in the present nor any player. They have declared that man is not the doer and that only moving is present.
Julian Capper, UK.