PRADEEP KUMAR SRIVASTVA,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, DDU GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY,
GORAKHPUR, UP, 273001, INDIA
The power and the glory of man is immeasurable. The materialistic life has blinded man and he cannot understand the potential divinity of the soul without a deep sense of conviction. Every man has an inherent power, the genius through which he can solve any problem and achieve any goal if he is determined, and has control over his senses, and the realization of the power of the self. The Walden reverberates doctrine of the Vedanta. Thoreau’s unlimited spirits never for a single day cease to work for the enhancement and escalation of humankind. He as the leading illumination forever holds the spark of optimism and glory. What we learn from Thoreau’s is the divinity in man: every man is potentially divine which we learn from the Vedas. Under inspiration of the Vedantic ideals of the East, Thoreau preached to mount afar the echelon of gross existence to search for unison with the Supreme. Thus Thoreau bespoke minimalism, plainness, unfussiness, religiosity, sacred disciplines and segregation to facilitate mankind in mounting to the pinnacle, and to conquer the ultimate providence. On the whole, we may conclude that the Walden is a celestial back-up in which Thoreau has preached the grandeur of the functional Vedanta. He reiterates that to do right according to human conscience is to proceed in the direction of God, and to do malevolence is to go far away from God, and divinity. Undoubtedly, Thoreau earned a luminosity accolade from the entire globe for his inspirational discourses, and writings like the Walden.
Key-words: Thoreau, the Walden, the Vedas, Divinity, Vedantic, Transcendentalism, the Soul.