Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
13 September 2018
To Know (1)
Every educated or uneducated man and woman wishes, wants and desires to know in life. The knowing is done in the moment and the content of the known is known in the moment only after knowing is actually done or is being done.
Whatever the educated or the uneducated man or woman know 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 know.
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 hear what is known.
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 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 known and knowing happen for understanding to happen that knowing and known are not an actuality in a moment. The known and knowing happen for understanding to happen that knowing in any moment is illusory and not real. The known and knowing happen for understanding to happen that knowing is not present, but only moving is present.
The moving happens for understanding to happen that when the moving is accepted as knowing and known, it is believed that man and woman can know what he or she is expected to know.
Wisdom reveals that knowing 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 do not make the moving in the moment happen, because they do not make the moment in life.
The enlightened accept what man or woman know and do not expect them to know because they understand that knowing is not present, but only moving is present in any moment in life. The enlightened proclaim that man or woman will know what he or she is meant to know, 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 in any moment is instinct 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
All men and women have a high regard for knowledge. What is known may be different for each person as is appropriate and necessary and as each person is meant to know. Educators, employers, parents and students regard the precision of knowledge that can be assessed through examinations and interviews as indicators of individual intelligence and ability. Socially, who or what each of us comes to know is part of daily living and communication. The wise declare that the knowing and the known, thus experienced, happen in order that they may be understood to be illusory. Knowing and the known are not an actuality. Understanding this is release from mental bondage.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
"He again!" Every day you meet the same people, at least the mind claims, because it has knowledge about the world and the others. In this way an image of the other is consolidated, which evaluates your perception of everything he says and does according to this idea based on previous experiences. "Yesterday, however, you claimed something else. Will you finally be able to decide for something?“ So man never sees the LIVING being in front of him, that every human being, every animal and every plant and every object is. Every living being and every non-living entity is new in every moment, because the moment in life that contains everything renews itself every moment. Dr. Shankar's article is an invitation to examine man's knowledge more deeply, whether it is real or illusory.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany