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‘Life’ is non-dual meaning 'not two' - 'not divided': such is every man and woman's life. This is advaita. The ‘mind’ is dual meaning ‘two’ – ‘divided’. This is dvaita.

 

The real will always be here; if it were real. The real if it were real cannot be here and yet not here. The sages declared ‘neti neti’, to mean ‘not this not this’; ‘neither this nor that’ meaning it is here but yet not here. The sages realised that the real is here and yet not here, meaning illusory.

 

Illusory does not mean the real does not exist in the world. Illusory means the real exists, but not in the way the mind thinks the real exists.

 

Advaita and Non-duality is absolute understanding.

Non-duality and absolute understanding is advaita.

Absolute understanding and advaita is non-duality.

 

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Self-enquiry

Dr. Vijai S Shankar

In the early centuries, as life evolved, man instinctively realized his true nature. They were the enlightened sages. Rudimentary pointers to his true nature happened to the sages as a process of evolution, but were not understood by others, because instinct had not evolved in them as yet. Centuries later as instinct evolved, man intuitively realized his true nature, and these were the enlightened sages. By this time intellect had evolved too and so did words. Therefore, the enlightened sages used words to point to who man really is. To those in whom intellect had evolved sufficiently, understood the words of the enlightened sages, and blind faith came into existence. Further as life evolved intuitiveness evolved as deep intellect and during this period man spontaneously, uncontrollably and unpredictably realized his true nature and he was the enlightened. The enlightened were able to pass statements that pointed to man’s true nature but explanations of the statements did not happen to them at that time. And in those in whom intellect had evolved considerably, beliefs, faith and devotion came into existence. Self-enquiry was based on beliefs, faith and devotion and so too was daily life. The self-enquiry was primarily focused on who man really is. In the 21st century intellect has evolved a great deal, as evident by the progress of science. Self-enquiry is now based on intellect as daily life is based on intellect too. Life will provide the needed reasoning, logic and knowledge to facilitate self-enquiry. The self-enquiry is not only about the self, but also about the world, man, mind and everything that exists in the world including internet, time and space.

Towards Enlightenment

Dr. Vijai S Shankar

Everybody longs for peace of mind, harmony and love in daily life. Present day man and woman are very knowledgeable, and the knowledge has given them peace of mind, harmony and love intermittently, but not in every moment of their daily life. Therefore, even though the knowledgeable long for enlightenment to obtain peace of mind, harmony and love in every moment of their lives, more knowledge obviously does not lead to enlightenment, as is evident by the state of present day mind of everybody. Therefore, it is important for everybody and not only the knowledgeable, who long for peace of mind, harmony and love, is to understand their own mind in every moment of their daily lives, and also how the world, man and mind came into existence. This is by going towards enlightenment.

The ‘Now’

Dr. Vijai S Shankar

Life is one side of a coin while the mind is the other side. They appear as separate two, but are one, just as a coin is one but has two sides. The ‘now’ in life is one side of a coin while the ‘now’ in the mind is the other side. They appear as the same side but they are not. The 'now' in life is not the same as the 'now' in the mind. Lightning (light) is followed by thunder (sound), and both happen in the ‘now’. Obviously they do not happen in the same ‘now’. If both the ‘nows’ were same the light and sound would be seen and heard together, but they are not. Light and sound is seen and heard separately. This indicates that the light seen in the ‘now’ is followed by sound also heard in the ‘now’. This means that light in the ‘now’ in life is faster than sound in the ‘now’ of the mind. This implies that life is faster than the mind. The ‘now’ is a brief period of moments, and a moment is a brief period of imaginary time not determined as yet. Therefore the ‘now’ in life is the real present which is light and sound, eternal, timeless and thoughtless. And the ‘now’ in the mind is illusions of light and sound, which are: time, past present, future, action, word, thought and memory.  

‘Aliveness of the moment’

Dr. Vijai S Shankar

Man knows quite a lot. Life has gifted man knowledge since primitive times. Primitive man had none to begin with. Man does not know the precise moment with CERTAINTY when anything that he knows WILL happen nor does he know HOW EXACTLY it will happen. Of course man would know what anyone he knows would say about a particular matter, but neither the exact words nor the exact moment when it would happen to him or others. Man would come to know only after it happened to him, or to others as well. Man knows the sun will rise but the exact moment with CERTAINTY, he would know only after it happens. The blood always pumps and if it does not man will not be alive, and he would not know that it will stop before it stops; the same applies to anything in life. If one becomes AWARE of life every moment, he would observe that he is conscious of the aliveness (action, word or thought) of the MOMENT with CERTAINTY only AFTER the aliveness happens and never before, though he KNOWS many things about life before they happen as vague statements in the mind.

‘Why is it important?’

Dr. Vijai S Shankar

Why is it important to understand that the world, man and mind are illusory? An artist and a magician can by a painting or an act make an illusion to appear real. This is possible because the painting or the magical act is precise, and it would not be illusory if it were not precise. This is a clue that life gifts man to understand that if the world, man and mind were illusory it needs to be precise. Light is precise therefore the world, man and mind is illusory. The world, man and mind is illusory as proclaimed by the enlightened and validated by scientific logic and reasoning, which means every act, word or thought is precise where it is meant to be, albeit illusory.  By this understanding man would not only be able to accept himself as he is in every moment, he would also be able to accept the other as he or she is in every moment.

 

NEW ARTICLES:

Religion and Science

Ever since science has become sophisticated, it has dismissed faith, which forms the basis of religion, because science places complete dependence on proof to establish the truth. The proofs of science, however, are temporary until science becomes further sophisticated - only to establish further proofs, which yet again…..read further

 

Life is Precise

Man and woman love to be precise in whatever they do. Though they know it is not possible all the time, they nevertheless wish to be precise every time. Behaviour is the most important aspect of being precise, because behaviour is either an action, word or thought. Man and woman want, wish and hope that…..read further

 

What does Omnipresent Omnipotent Omniscient mean?

 It is universally accepted by mankind that omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient are characteristic features of that unknown power, God or divinity, that or who has manifested the world mankind lives in. But is this the truth to man? It is partly the truth. Omnipresent means that the unknown power, God or divinity is present everywhere at every moment. The truth to man is …..read further

 

What is the mind?

Mind is an all important tool to man. The mind is more evolved in man than in an animal. The presence of language and other functions of the mind are proof that it is more evolved. The presence of mind in the vegetable kingdom is dormant, and the more so in matter. In man the mind has evolved to unimaginable proportions, as seen from a primitive man’s perspective. It will continue to evolve in times to come. To what proportions it will, present-day man cannot definitively state; he can however imagine. The mind informs man about …..read further

 

Life is a play of light and sound

 The scriptures have mentioned and the sages have proclaimed that life is a play of light and sound, but it has yet to appear to the human mind that it is so. The statement and the proclamation remain confined to the annals of spiritual philosophy, and are left to be realised as an actuality. Is it possible is the question? It certainly would be. If not, how it could have been possible for the sages, as they are humans too?

Man does not see light as he believes he does; …..read further

 

Aliveness is life

 Every moment in life is alive. The aliveness could be growth, action, speech, thought, light, sound or darkness. The moment by itself is not under man’s control, because it is not man who makes a moment, but it is a moment that has received man within it. Man has not made and also does not make the aliveness within a moment either, for he can never premeditate the aliveness within a moment with certainty. If man makes the aliveness within a moment, he would certainly be able to premeditate the aliveness within a moment with certainty. He is…..read further

 

NON-DUALITY - Life as it is, Books and CD's

The Academy of Absolute Understanding has received several comments regarding the DVD, Non-Duality-Life as it is, books and CD’s not being very easy to understand.

Below, you will find an in depth explanation by Dr. Shankar regarding what to look for when you view the DVD, read the books and listen to the CD’s.

His explanation will assist you in viewing the DVD, reading the books and listening to the CD’s in a whole new light. ....read further


MOVIE “NON-DUALITY LIFE AS IT IS”


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This documentary, based on the books written by Dr. Vijai S. Shankar, crosses the boundaries of mind. The documentary unveils time and reality for what they really are, which is an optical and auditory illusion of light and sound.

with Dutch and German Subtitles

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DISCUSSION Linkedin “Towards Enlightenment”:

'Man is conscious of the aliveness (action, word or thought) of the moment with certainty, only after it happens and never before it happens.' Dr. Vijai S Shankar

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NEW CD’s:

Understanding Life

“Mind lables, but life cannot be labelled”

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What is consciousness

“Consciousness is polarity”

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For understanding to happen it is very important to read and listen over and over again the books, CD’s, DvD’s available on this website

 

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