Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
21 October 2018
To Reason (1)
Every educated or uneducated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to reason in life. What they reason in life and the reasoning are done in the moment and the content of the reasoning is known in the moment only after reasoning is actually done or is being done.
Whatever the educated or the uneducated man or woman reasons in life, if it is accepted, it is applauded and appreciated not only by them, but also by the society. The same is expected every time whenever he or she wishes, wants and desires to reason.
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 those who know what is reasoned.
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, reasons 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 reasoning happens for understanding to happen that not only moving is in every moment, but also thoughts of reasoning are moving. Also, for wise understanding to happen that moving and the moving of reasoning in every moment are instinct and instinct cannot be reasoned by man or his brain.
Reasoning happens for understanding to happen that reasoning is not an actuality in a moment. Reasoning happens for understanding to happen that reasoning in any moment is illusory and not real. Reasoning happens for understanding to happen that reasoning is not present, but only moving of thoughts is present.
The moving of thoughts of reasoning happens for understanding to happen that, when the moving of thoughts of reasoning is accepted, it is considered reasoning and it is believed that man and woman can reason what he or she is expected to reason.
Wisdom reveals that reasoning 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. This is because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept what man or woman reasons and do not expect them to reason, because they understand that reasoning is not present, but only moving of thoughts is present when reasoning. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will reason what he or she is meant to reason, 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 of thoughts 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 reading of this article seems now, in this moment, to be real, an actuality being performed by a real person with a real brain and accoutrements, such as eyes. Furthermore, it cannot be argued that it is not a reasonable article written by a reasonable person. A perfect apparition. In daily life the litmus test of an acceptable action is reason. Yet, as wisdom shows in the article, reasoning is not an actuality in a moment; it is not real. Since reasoning is not present, only the movement of thoughts is present – instinct - manifested by the intelligence of life. Understanding this is singularity; unity with life, albeit illusory.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
At a university in the seminar room for philosophy, it has been almost a quarter of a century since it was written on a sign "Think Faster!“ The hint sounds logical and seems to have originated from reasoning, for after all, man has only a limited life span to express his love of wisdom through reasoning and to attain this wisdom. But the simple wisdom of this article, that thinking logically only is movement of sounds in the mind and is not real thinking, calls into question the whole philosophy, which conveys thinking as reality without deeply questioning thinking itself. Deep logic and reason, reasoning, as presented here by Dr. Shankar, reveal true wisdom through illusory logical thinking.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany