Shantanu's Humanology

Transcendentalism

I subscribe to transcendentalism that was realized by me through the yogic introspection of satyaadvaita or truth-accommodation and unattached even to this Realisation: Nothing exists. There is nothing to be attached to.

One just goes through the motions of actions prompted upon oneself as if nothing matters from unattached actions, for the consequences of one's actions are not considered. The actions and their consequences just chart one's path in life to one's destiny or Fate, whatever that is.

Of course one is selective in one's actions as these have to be orientated towards some objective for one is prompted into actions and the prompts cannot be ignored if one is to complete one's chores of living with dignity. For example, in society one is required to vote in elections for which one has to select between political parties. The process of selection requires one to determine which policies are going to be good for oneself in terms of one's conscience of right and wrong. So one has to have Sanatana Dharma the eternal religion as previously described. The essential point being that one must not be proactive in attaining changes but address the issues that one is confronted with. This requires knowledge of Brahman-Nature and a focus on preservation of this Entity that sustains us as humanity so one only acts in an advisory capacity when one is required to do so.

Another example of actions that need to be taken is when one needs to earn an income to feed oneself and have all the other basic necessities. It requires an approach that one has to satisfy one's employer and so one has to be selective on the choice of employer that one works for that is consistent with one's Sanatana Dharma. Bad employers should be advised to change their terms and conditions and if that fails one should leave employment at the earliest convenience to oneself in relation to one's need for income and survival because one should live as long as one's genetic predisposition allows.

Similarly, one's relationship with other members of one's family require careful consideration that one has conducted oneself such as to enable a peacful existence. Other relationships such as friendships also require consideration in terms of one's selection such as to meet one's living needs and actions should therefore be entered into to promote harmony.

Thus all ones actions for survival need to be carefully thought out and only those that one's conscience permits should be engaged in.

So being a transcendentalist does not mean one has cut oneself off society altogether. It means that one is carefully fulfilling one's Sanatan Dharma while living in a totally unattached manner.

Unattached transcendental existence makes sense because everything is preordained as an illusion so that we humans have no Free Will in terms of our ability to influence anything that is already pre-programmed to take place. We are deluding ourselves that we are in control of events.