Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
The Netherlands

23 September 2018

Walk (2)

“Does not walk”

Whenever the educated or the uneducated man or woman does not walk the way he or she is expected to walk, it is neither applauded nor appreciated. The same is not expected every time he or she wants to walk.

The non-acceptance of the walk happens in the moment and is known in the moment by those who expect him or her how to walk.

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 walk 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.

How he or she does not walk happens for understanding to happen that the walk is not an actuality in a moment. How he or she does not walk happens for understanding to happen that walk in any moment is illusory and not real. How he or she does not walk happens for understanding to happen that walk is not present, but only moving is present. Also, for understanding to happen that moving in any moment is instinct.

The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as walk, it is believed that man and woman walk and know he or she should walk. 

Wisdom reveals that walk 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, which is instinct in the moment, happen. This is because they do not make the moment in life.

The enlightened accept how man or woman walks and do not expect them to walk in a particular manner, because they understand that walk is not present, but only instinct is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will walk the way he or she is meant to walk, 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

Editor’s Note:
The intelligence of life never ceases to gift man with a stream of activities, albeit illusory, throughout his or her lifetime. There are many levels of human commitment to these: whole-hearted, half-hearted, light-hearted, serious, enthusiastic, dilatory, etc. The enlightened proclaim that this will be as it is meant to be for each one of us. Furthermore, this is illusion; it has no beginning and no end for it is illusory and has no existence. It only appears to exist. Understanding this is dawning of wisdom.
Julian Capper, UK.

German Translator‘s Note: 
A walk consists of many steps. Man believes that he is the walker because of his mind. While the walk is taking place, his mind thinks of many things, but not of the individual steps. During a walk, the mind also talks to other walkers and does not think about the individual steps. Only the first steps are accompanied by thoughts that you should start now or something like that. The walker is not aware of this. On deeper reflection it becomes clear: What Dr. Shankar's article reveals here is irrefutable wisdom: Man is not the doer to really decide when and how far he or she walks or doesn't walk. 
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany

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