Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
10 October 2018
To Meditate (2)
“Does not do meditation”
An educated or uneducated man and woman do not wish, want or desire not to do meditation in life. The meditation that they do not do in life is known in the moment only after the meditation is not done by them.
Whenever the educated or the uneducated man or woman does not do meditation in life, they are not contented and happy for not doing meditation The educated or uneducated man and woman believe that they will not be contented or happy in every moment in life if meditation is not done earnestly in life.
Every educated or uneducated man and woman, who does not do meditation, does know that they are in fear and also believe that they will not fear life if meditation is done. This is known in the moment in life as well.
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.
The thought that meditation is not done happens for understanding to happen that meditation is not an actuality in a moment. The thought that meditation is not done happens for understanding to happen that the meditation in any moment is illusory and not real. The thought that meditation is not done happens for understanding to happen that the meditation is not present, but only moving is present in every moment. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving in every moment is instinct and instinct cannot be controlled by man or his brain.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as meditation, it is believed that man and woman do meditation which he or she is expected to do.
Wisdom reveals that meditation cannot be 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. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept man or woman as they are and do not expect them to do meditation, because they understand that meditation is not present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that what is meant not to happen, albeit illusory, will not happen.
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
Man and his fellow travellers live in a climate of belief and expectation. What they experience, enjoy and endure reflects this in the manner it is meant to, albeit illusory. The climate, expressing cultural and historical variations, is the reality for man, whether he likes it or not. Until, until that is…. the guidance of the wise comes his way. In the company of wisdom, the understanding of man matures and deepens and his life transforms. He is growing.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Young children do not try to meditate and yet are in perfect harmony with themselves and the world around them, not yet believing that they are the doer. When this insight happens to an adult, as explained in detail in these articles by Dr. Shankar, the world, man and mind appear in the timeless Now in a meditative way, that is, a relaxed observer who accepts everything that appears with unconditional love. This happens without doing meditation, because the doing is the first condition about the moment and completely illusory, because the moment simply is before man could do anything.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.