My name is Shantanu Panigrahi
I am a simpleton. I take each moment as it comes. I do not dwell in my past, nor plan my future. I am retired from active life having studied that all my life's work has been in vain in terms of the achievment of anything concrete. I do not have a religion any more. I do not believe in a God as Creator or Preserver of humanity and the biosphere.
I believe that reality is higly transient and each fleeting moment reflects that impermanence. This is why there is no point in aspiring and having objectives and plans that need to be put into actions. Being harmless is the only motivation that I subscribe to now. I say this after having stirred up the hornets nest during my life of nearly 63 years of age.
My most regular utterances to myself is 'can you believe that' to anything and everything. I write down all my thoughts for questioning purposes so that they be criticised and the facts ascertained through the medium of publication.
I wrote a Diary in handwritten form of my personal crusades to effect climate change objectives. By climate change I mean wholesale changes in the constitutions of State nations. Accordingly I wrote a Blog entitled 'Towards Knowledge for World Conservation' at https://shantanup.wordpress.com. It was suspended and archived as I was deemed to have abused the terms of usage. So if anyone wishes to find out what this Blog and its associated Twitter Account and social media Facebook Account contain they will have to contact Wordpress for permission has effectively been hereby granted by me to anyone who might be interested in my search for the truth. I do not wish to go into those matters anymore for my efforts to have the Blog restored through appeal to Wordpress and mounting legal manoevres have proved to be in vain. I also no longer use Facebook to publicise my views.
Now I have resorted to telling the world what I do through this website. I intend to write this Diary openly now to express my comments on issues of what I describe as humanology: the study of humans.
Dated: 26 September 2019
11 February 2020 Update:
Today, I am an brahmoadvaita vedantist practicing Brahmanism who arrived at this position through the investigative process of satya-advaita (truth accommodation) as an administrative tool. My religious philosophy is one of non-attachment to all material and concepts.
Brahmanism is a religious philosophy because it has Creator God Sri Krishna as the Creator of Brahman-Nature in which three gods exist as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (with their consorts Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati respectively); denoting sattvic, rajasic and tamasic gunas in Nature. Being sattvic (divine) I identify with Brahma and hence Brahmanism is the religious philosophy.
Brahmanism means doing whatever one needs to do to seek knowledge through truth as perfected by developing awareness. It is achieved by focussing the mind in nothing and allowing thoughts to come in for action. This is the meaning of Truth Prevails where one sacrifices ones intellect and relies on truth-awareness as the guide; and that truth wins as in Satyamev Jayate.
My most common utterances to myself is 'can you believe that?'