Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
15 January 2019
Humans believe that words they speak can be controlled by them. Humans also believe that actions they do can be controlled by them. Humans further believe that thinking can be controlled too.
Humans believe that words and actions bring about misunderstanding of the other if they are not accepted. Humans, therefore, believe that words and actions should be controlled so that those who do them are not misunderstood.
The human belief that man or woman can control what is said or done implies that the moment in life can be controlled, because what is said or done exists in the moment.
The moment in life, however, has no second or next moment within itself. This implies that the moment renews itself continuously. This signifies that the renovation of the moment is a singular movement.
This wisdom also signifies that the word or action meant to exist within the moment exists and no other word or action beside that can exist. Therefore, the belief that the moment can be controlled is knowledge.
The need to exist belongs to that which exists and the existence within the singular moment is the intelligence in life and neither man nor woman can control the intelligence in life.
Man and the whole of nature appeared within the moment that is eternally present manifested by the intelligence in life and nothing beside what exists within the single moment can exist.
The singular moment in life signifies that the moment manifested by the intelligence in life renews itself and neither the moment nor its renewal is controlled by man or woman.
Wisdom reveals that the moment in life is uncontrollable by man, woman and the intelligence in the moment. Wisdom reveals that the renewal of the moment is uncontrollable by man, woman and the intelligence in the moment.
Wisdom reveals that life, which is only moving constantly, is uncontrollable. The enlightened accept the moving life and whatever word or action appears to exist in life.
The enlightened do not believe what should be said or done by humans.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2018
Man lives to fulfil his intentions and ambitions, be they secular or spiritual. The intensity with which these are pursued colours the actions themselves, albeit illusory. Man is totally wedded to the conviction that he is the doer and must exercise control, especially in opposition to the ambitions of others who are wedded to the same conviction. Thus, men and women live their lives out until that is…, until they happen to meet a wise man on their way. Gifted with the deep understanding of the wise, their lives are gradually transformed. Trust and patience every moment in life is enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Young people have dreams and longings. Adults have dreams and longings. Older women and older men also have dreams and longings. What remains unfulfilled becomes panic and disappointment at the end of the day as one grows older, when one has not internalized, when it happens, the wisdom that life is uncontrollable. This article by Dr. Shankar provides the key to contentment in the midst of every uncontrollable situation of life, and every situation of life is uncontrollable.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany