When Europeans wanted a new land, away from monotonous indoctrination, they settled in American land while most of them troubled the natives. But, as they got freedom from the colonial forces on the 4th of July 1776, the people of that land saw a new upsurge of diversity while there were ignorant and human stupidity such as slavery and color discrimination still existed, a new wave of knowledge emerged in the form of transcendentalism. Whenever we hear the name, R.W Emerson comes to our mind.

Emerson, being an ardent lover of nature, brought forth the essence of Ancient Indian Philosophy to the west officially laid the foundations of ancient knowledge in the western minds so that later philosophers like Swami Vivekananda and BT Spalding could do their job, and the very American soil could become the source of world enlightenment. Emerson eloquently describes the essence of God found directly in nature and within oneself. The later poets and philosophers of the USA took his writings as an inspiration, completely lived in the hem of the wilderness.

Emerson also wrote a poem called Brahma, bringing the subtle essence of the unseen.

“If the red slayer think he slays,

Or if the slain think he is slain,

They know not well the subtle ways

I keep, and pass, and turn again.

Far or forgot to me is near;

Shadow and sunlight are the same;

The vanished gods to me appear;

And one to me are shame and fame.

They reckon ill who leave me out;

When me they fly, I am the wings;

I am the doubter and the doubt,

I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.

The strong gods pine for my abode,

And pine in vain the sacred Seven;

But thou, meek lover of the good!

Find me, and turn thy back on heaven.”   

-Viswanath Venkat Dasari