Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
13th May 2019
Knowledge compels man and woman to question why. Knowledge compels man and woman to question why only when they do not understand what happens in daily life or when man and woman do not accept what happens in daily life.
Knowledge does not compel man and woman to question why when man and woman understand what happens in daily life or when man and woman accept what happens in daily life.
Knowledge compels man and woman to question why because knowledge has conditioned man and woman that everything that happens in daily life, which is understood, not understood, accepted or not accepted, has a cause.
Therefore, it is the knowledge of cause that compels man and woman to question why. When the cause of what happens is neither understood nor accepted in those moments, ‘why’ is accompanied with varied emotions, with varied intensity and with a consequence, which is unpleasant when expressed.
When the cause of what happens is understood and the cause is accepted, it is accompanied with various emotions, with varied intensity and with a consequence, which is pleasant when expressed.
Wisdom regarding ‘why’ with reference to whatever happens, however, is accompanied with emotions without any consequence. So what is this wisdom of ‘why’, is the question?
Wisdom reveals that a moment in life is always present. Wisdom reveals that a moment, which is always present in life, is precise. Wisdom reveals that the content, which is within any moment, is precise as well.
Wisdom reveals that the content, which is within any moment, cannot be other than the content, which is in the moment. Wisdom reveals that the timing of the content is always precise as well.
Wisdom in life reveals that the content within the moment is neither late nor early. Wisdom in life reveals that the content of any moment in life is always precisely on time.
Wisdom in life reveals that neither the moment nor the content of the moment has a cause. Wisdom in life reveals that the content of any moment, which has no cause, cannot be another content than the content in the moment, which has no cause.
Wisdom in life reveals that man and woman do not make any moment in life. Wisdom reveals that the moment in life was in life much before man and woman were in life.
Wisdom reveals that man and woman can only ask why if they were able to make any moment in life. Knowledge of cause deceives man and woman that they can ask why, whereas the cause of anything is not irrefutable truth.
Knowledge takes cause for granted and, therefore, questions why. Wisdom understands that what happens in any moment is a gift by the intelligence in life to man and woman to understand who he or she really is.
The enlightened have rightly proclaimed that man and woman will realise their true self when they are meant to realise.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2019
The course of every human being’s journey in life and the company that he or she happens to keep on his or her way is as it is meant to be, quite precisely. There is no other play; there is no error. Thus, the supreme gift in life is to realise that man is not the doer. In wisdom, the deep understanding of an enlightened being in this article and elsewhere reveals that whatever happens in any moment in life is not made by man or woman and that it has no cause. Understanding this releases man from the heavy burden of responsibility and opens the door to self-realisation.
Julian Capper, UK
German Translator‘s Note:
Why does this or that happen to me, you or anyone else? The mind has many causes for what happens to an individual. Some religious people call it "God's will" and still believe in man as a free agent. Others refer to "karma" and yet they believe that man can and should change his behaviour. Some atheists do not believe in God, but they do not believe in coincidence either; yet they are not free from the idea that everything that happens is influenced by man's will. The enlightened, as in this article, explain that the causes, like the will of man, simply happen without real reason, since life is basically light, reflecting a precise illusion of cause, effect, and human will. With this understanding there are no questions left, only the thoughtless Now that is life.
Marcus Stegmaier, Germany