Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
4 May 2021
“Do, Speak, Think”
The triad of human expression of doing, speaking and thinking is in nature and a human is a part of nature and is in the moment where nature is. Nature also contains vegetation, animals and the weather in every moment.
Nature expresses itself as vegetation in the earth as a seed, as breaking of a seed, as sprouting of a seed, as a plant, as growth, as a tree, as flowers, as fruits, as colours, as taste and as food grains.
Nature expresses itself as seeds of animals, as animals from the seeds of animals, as procreation in grown-up animals. As sounds that emit from animals and as sounds and colours in their children as well.
Vegetation in nature cannot be another vegetation than the vegetation is in nature. The expressions of nature in a particular vegetation too cannot be other than what the expression is. A rose cannot be any other flower than a rose.
Animals in nature cannot be another animal than the animal is in nature. The expressions of nature in a particular animal too cannot be other than what the expression is. A cat cannot be a tiger rather than a cat.
Weather in nature cannot be another weather than the weather is in nature. The expressions of nature in a particular weather too cannot be other than what the expression is. Summer cannot be what winter is.
Similarly, nature expresses itself as human seeds, as human children, as adult man and woman, as procreation in humans which expresses human seeds in adult humans.
Nature expresses doing, speaking and thinking in humans, which is unique to each human. When two humans meet and the unique expression of doing in nature is in agreement to two humans, nature expresses harmony in two humans.
When nature makes two humans meet and the unique expression of speaking in nature is in agreement to each other, nature expresses harmony in two humans. When two humans meet and the unique expression of thinking of nature is in agreement to each other, nature expresses harmony in two humans.
When nature makes many people meet, for example, in a family and when nature expresses doing, speaking and thinking in agreement among all, harmony is expressed by nature in the family.
If disagreement is nature’s expression, then disharmony is expressed by nature in humans. This is the drama expressed by nature in family, in office, in games, in places of education etc.
Similarly, drama of apology and thank you in humans is expressed by nature in humans. Humans do not make nature. Nature and its expressions in vegetation, animals and humans is in the moment. The moment is not made by vegetation, animals or human beings. The moment is nature itself.
The enlightened accept vegetation, animals and humans with the expressions in them as they are and do not expect them to be other than what they are.
Author: Dr.Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2021
There is no scintilla or iota of detail in the entire existential world that has been known, is known and is yet to be known that is not provided for or gifted by the intelligence of life. Nevertheless, this entire existential world, as revealed by the wise in these articles and elsewhere, is illusory: it is not what the mind says it is. Understanding and realising that this is so is the door to freedom - whatever the pathway of your life gifted by nature and done by nature is.
Julian Capper, UK.
German Translator‘s Note:
Once again, Dr. Shankar makes a tireless, detailed mental tour through all expressions of nature. Only through detailed visualization in all aspects of daily life, the conditioning of the human mind is slowly, step by step, replaced by wisdom. The illusions of life are revealed in this article as a coherent phenomenon in which there is not the slightest bit of room for a real, independently acting ego. Thinking, speaking and doing happen like plants grow, animals reproduce and the weather changes as an uncontrollable play of light and sound – “The moment is nature itself.“!!! To become aware of this in every moment is also an expression of nature in a human being. Wisdom ushers in the total demise of expectations. Thus, the star of enlightenment becomes an unmistakable orientation in every situation in life.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany.