Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD. PhD
Published on www.acadun.com
2nd March 2010
Word is paramount for man because credibility and accountability for an action and character depend on it. Words may be few or even volumes at times to determine just these parameters.
Man credits a word or words with initiating an action and completing it too, without which present-day man believes life would be impossible. The question is whether prehistoric man faced the same predicament.
Man is convinced beyond any doubt that his bodyhas evolved and, if so, if so, his mind and, therefore,a word too must have evolved. He believes and is convinced by science that the building blocks of whatever exists in this world through evolution are made up of energy, whose basic nature is light. If so, the basic nature of a word should be energy and, therefore, light too, which has evolved and sophisticated as sound.
Man should wonder and ponder the evolution and sophistication of light as an action and a word to a multitude of actions and aquantitative increase in vocabulary. Surely the gradual increase in vocabulary, together with pronunciation, must have involved a gradual increase in the speed of evolution and sophisticationof sound.
Prehistoric man stuttered, and this has sophisticated to present-day speech, similar to bodily movement, which initially was unsteady, and has sophisticated to present-day walking patterns. It is anybody’s guess for the shape of things to come in terms of movement and speech.
Man is convinced that practice makes him perfect and practice is conveyed by words that are perfect in pronunciation and instruction. If the body is controlled by words, as man believes it is,why does it not move to perfection and eliminate mistakes?
Obviously, there is something more involved in moving the body thanmereperfection of the words. Also,why does so-called perfect actionhappen only to a few or to none at all?
What is a perfect word by the way? There are many languages and sothe perfect word that could bring about the desired, perfect result could only be relative and never absolute.
Man does not need to practise a word or words in any language once pronunciation is accepted as conveying the meaning for those who speak the language in question. Present-day man does not need to practise his everyday vocabulary either to remember it or not to forget it.
He resorts to words to convey how to achieve all that he wants, including enlightenment, when words do not and cannot be pronounced ordescribe what happens within an attosecond,the duration of time that man has discovered andbelieves exists in lifethus far.
It is a miracle therefore,how scientific progress, religious practice and daily life for a household, office, society and nation and across borders that separate each nation ever happen, for they all would require words to be spoken in life, which happens faster than an attosecond. It is impossible to speak any word within that time-limit.
It is also a wonder, or rather a miracle, how opinions, interpretations and conclusions that ignite a plethora of feelings and emotion ever happen in life, when all there is in life, according to man, is just an attosecond.
Equally is the wonder and miracle of how gullible man is, who succumbs to beliefs about enlightenment and the way to achieve it, which are as real as any fairy-story in any language.
It appears it is not only children but also man who loves fairy-stories and longs to hear them repeatedly with a hope that, one day, he too will not only visit but also live in a wonderland. The wonderland, man should understand, is his mind and not life.
Man has yet to understand that a word and meaning has evolved and sophisticated as many languages from sound. It is, therefore, illusory to believe that a word or words conduct life. They do not as life is timeless and thoughtless, as proclaimed by the enlightened beings.
Life is a play of light and sound that projects an array of optical and auditory illusions.
© Copyright V. S. Shankar 2010