Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
14 April 2019
Walking is a natural instinct and results in moving man and woman from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’. Man, woman and child experience walking as a phenomenon of moving.
Knowledge informs man and woman that walking is real. Knowledge implies that walking physically exists and is done by them by moving one leg forward followed by the other leg.
Knowledge informs man and woman that walking is real, because knowledge informs man and woman that they are able to touch and feel the ground with their feet.
The facts of walking are convincing and to knowledge the facts are irrefutable. To the wise the facts of knowledge regarding walking are nevertheless refutable by deep logic and reason.
What is the wisdom of walking is the question?
The wisdom of walking is an optical illusion of light. Wisdom of walking reveals that only light-waves enter the eyes. Wisdom reveals that light-waves travel through the optic nerve to the brain.
Knowledge informs that every atom of the optic nerve and brain is light. Wisdom reveals that this knowledge implies that light-waves are interpreted as thoughts of walking.
This means that walking is a thought inside the mind. Wisdom reveals that every atom of the legs involved in walking is light. This signifies that walking is illusory and not real.
Wisdom reveals illusory means that which physically EXISTS as actuality changes and is temporary. Knowledge knows that walking changes and is not permanent, but only temporary.
However, knowledge cannot 'understand that walking is a thought'. Knowledge requires proof as thought that walking is an optical illusion of light. Wisdom reveals that you see walking in a dream. Your physical eyes do not see walking in your dream, because eyes are shut and the bedroom is dark and it is dark in your head as well while dreaming.
The walking in the dream is known to the dreamer as thought. The dreamer also sees persons walking in a dream, just as he sees persons and himself walking in daily life in the waking state. This is proof that walking is an optical illusion of moving.
Wisdom further reveals that thought is an illusion of light as well, because every atom of the brain is light. Knowledge takes walking for granted. Wisdom is grateful to life for its gift of walking to man.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that daily life is an illusion of light and sound.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The wisdom of this article reveals that walking is one of life’s gifts to mankind. Accompanying this gift is the provision of legs which enable movement. Man is not alone with this provision, for hundreds of billions of living creatures are gifted with legs to enable movement. However, man alone knows that he is walking and every parent and child take proper pride on the dawning of this accomplishment. The gift of the enlightened, in this article and elsewhere, is the proclamation that all that is provided in life is an illusion of light and sound. Understanding this is the dawning of enlightenment.
Julian Capper, UK