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Dr Vijai Shankar
scientific research gave way to a scientific approach in understanding life and mind
Dr. Vijai Shankar
Man lives in the duality of what is real and what is merely appearance: what is and what seems to be; what is eternal and unchanging and what is temporary and changing.
The enlightened beings understand and perceive the eternal unchanging 'what is' as the real, whereas man knows only the temporary changing 'what seems to be' and believes it to be real. There is no proof for reality, and there cannot be either, for it is beyond mind, though man constantly strives for it; there is no lack of proof for what is illusory, for it is within the mind, and which man therefore takes to be real. Thus man lives uncertainly in the realms of temporary and change, never quite understanding his or her own essence.
Dr. Shankar's hard-hitting wisdom
Distinction between living moment & a thought cloud
Is Personalizing man's common Conditioning?
Was that question and that logic in my awareness while those words were coming out of my mouth? Or did the awareness of "doing/speaking" come slightly after the fact. It is the difference between knowing and un-knowing. Knowing must be some kind of a declaration. Not a real observed phenomenon.
Dr. Shankar on August 5th 2010
Read from the full post Man is alive, and he or she knows it. Man is very clear that he or she is alive; he does not doubt it. He has no need to verify it from others either. No teaching of any sort is required to know that he is alive. Man does not pray to God to know that he is alive; he is happy that he or she is alive, though he may think that he is not happy in life. But man cannot perceive and experience this aliveness. If he were clear about life, then he would certainly be happy; so he should be clear whether life is real or an illusion. Life cannot be both. If life is real, nothing can be done about it, because that which is real cannot be changed and, if life were an illusion, there would be no need for anything to be done about it. Furthermore, if life is an illusion, then man will be an illusion too, and there would be nobody real to do anything about the illusion. But man thinks that life is real; he thinks that life is real because he or she is convinced that perception and experience are real. These need to be examined as to whether they are or not.
Dr Shankar patiently helps unravel
Beliefs seem to be cherished, beliefs seem like a complex web in the other, but truth is, most beliefs are invisible to the beholder. It is just my "knowing" of what is real, of how the world works. What beliefs? What are you talking about??
Today some very earnest people had the willingness to look again, and again, to go deep into the structures of illusion. Dr Shankar shows that it can be very simple. If you want to hang on to something and call it "real", then you are in for a ride. When you understand that all human perception is born of illusion, it becomes easy. Then mystery, unknowing, awe, take on new significance, and God is truly everywhere.
Doctor Shankar Dialogues
My 1st meeting was a revelation
Dr Shankar got to know me and my questions
I feel that I stayed very close to Dr. Shankar in those 3 days. Being with him is a tremendous blast of fun and clarity.
That evening, I think that we said it all
I am astounded, and totally at rest
This was a most intense evening of discovery. What is left to say or to clarify. I totally fell in love with the Doctor over these 3 days. Or I totally found that love that I am..
Dr. Vijai Shankar, Houston Weekend
Saturday Morning Web Cast
Meetings hosted by Diane Izzedin
My thanks to Diane for hosting Dr Shankar and inviting Never Not Here.
Saturday Evening Web Cast
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A look at truth is a deep look at illusion
Truth can not be seen as truth, but the nature of illusion can be understood. Understanding means without labels, without time, without individual, without action, without events, without situations. You can't DO anything to understand, it is a grace or a sophistication that is given. Anything else is only knowledge, which is simply a collection within the mind. This collection can be Done, as all doing is within the mind, but it would not be understanding as Dr. Shankar defines the word.