Transcendentalist – In Gita Verse 6.40 The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Son of Pṛthā, a transcendentalist engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction either in this world or in the spiritual world; one who does good, My friend, is never overcome by evil.
Person who is living as transcendentalist is so self-alert that he uses all his energy for creativity and growth. To such a Person, Krishna says – is engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction either in this world or in the spiritual world; one who does good, My friend, is never overcome by evil.
We all are familiar with fire. As we have understood fire we know how to use fire. We have fear of fire but because of our understanding, knowledge and information regarding fire we know how to use fire.
Similarly transcendentalist, who is self-alert, has understood their individuality and their own connection with the universe, they focus on the growth through all their activity and utilize all their outer and inner energy for the growth.
In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 6.19, blog I wrote transcendentalist is who start witnessing himself.
A man who knows how to be alone knows how to be meditative. Aloneness means meditation – just relishing your own being, celebrating your own being – is Transcendentalist.
Transcendentalist says: I celebrate myself, I sing myself. That is aloneness.
Look into your own life. All your guilt, anger, anxiety, are with respect to others. Do you recollect any moment when no one is with you and got angry? Forget about sin and virtues even the anger cannot touch when no one is with you.
The person who is Transcendentalist can stay in the world with his aloneness. How can be he touched by any destruction or evil?
We are born alone, we live alone, and we die alone. Aloneness is our very nature, but we are not aware of it. Because we are not aware of it, we remain strangers to ourselves, and instead of seeing our aloneness as a tremendous beauty and bliss, silence and peace, at-easeness with existence, we misunderstand it as loneliness.
Loneliness is a misunderstood aloneness. Once you misunderstand your aloneness as loneliness, the whole context changes. Aloneness has a beauty and grandeur, a positivity; loneliness is poor, negative, dark, dismal.
Everybody is running away from loneliness. It is like a wound; it hurts. To escape from it, the only way is to be in a crowd, to become part of a society, to have friends, to create a family, to have husbands and wives, to have children. In this crowd, the basic effort is that you will be able to forget your loneliness.
Loneliness is certainly sick; aloneness is perfect health.
But nobody has ever succeeded in forgetting it. That which is natural to you, you can try to ignore – but you cannot forget it; it will assert again and again. And the problem becomes more complex because you have never seen it as it is; you have taken it for granted that you are born lonely.
Those who have known aloneness say something absolutely different. They say there is nothing more beautiful, more peaceful, more joyful than being alone.
Krishna says once you have entered your innermost core of being, you cannot believe your own eyes: you were carrying so much joy, so many blessings, so much love… and you were escaping from your own treasures.
Knowing these treasures and their inexhaustibility, you can move now into relationships, into creativity. You will help people by sharing your love, not by using them. You will give dignity to people by your love; you will not destroy their respect. And you will, without any effort, become a source for them to find their own treasures too. Whatever you make, whatever you do, you will spread your silence, your peace, your blessings into everything possible.