Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
24 September 2018
To Run (1)
Every educated or uneducated man and woman does run and wishes, wants and desires to go running. The running is done in the moment and it is known in the moment only after running is actually done or is being done.
In whatever manner the educated or the uneducated man or woman runs in life, if it is accepted, it is applauded and appreciated not only by them, but also by the society. The same running is expected every time whenever he or she wishes, wants and desires to run.
The acceptance, applause, appreciation and expectation also happen in the moment and are known in the moment not only to him or her, but also to those who see the running.
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 controlled by man or his brain.
The running happens for understanding to happen that running is not an actuality in a moment. The running happens for understanding to happen that running in any moment is illusory and not real. The running happens for understanding to happen that running is not present in the moment, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that, when the moving is accepted as running, it is believed that man and woman can run the way he or she is expected to run.
Wisdom reveals that running 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 the way man or woman runs and do not expect them to run in any particular way, because they understand that running is not present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will run the way he or she is meant to run, 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
There is no living creature, man, animal or insect that does not run during their life or even for their life. Many are the motivations for running: to catch the bus, to escape from danger, to win the race, as an expression of joy, to chase the ball. Even time and water seem to run: time is running out; time waits for no man; water is running in the bath. These expressions run through our daily activities in the form of appearance, albeit illusory. It is as though life itself is running. The deep understanding of the wise, however, is making it clear that neither the runner nor the running itself, nor even the motivations for running exist in actuality. Understanding this releases man from the bondage of being the doer.
Julian Capper, UK.