Vehicle of Prodigy is a new human tradition. As ancient myth-religions assume irrelevance in the face of our species’ current knowledge, a niche has been opened. A new system to guide humans today and into the future is now necessary. Faith-based religions are non-logical, and an intelligent species requires an intelligent tradition; Vehicle of Prodigy is a knowledge-based system. Three central components make up the core of its mission in this epoch:
1. To clarify the reality of the Universe
2. To acknowledge the highest ethic
3. To save the world
Clarification of the Universe:
All that we know is encompassed by the Universe. The human body is an infinitesimally small component of its nearly infinite structure. It is therefore essential to understand that which we are and that which we are within. Vehicle of Prodigy teaches that we must seek knowledge of the Universe all the days of our lives. From filaments of galaxy superclusters to subatomic particles; from the complexities of biological phenomena to the technological constructions these biological processes create; we study all aspects of the Universe.
Acknowledgment of the highest ethic:
Perfection is absolute, however, the amount to which a human can attain perfection is relative and a prioritization of action is necessary to correctly align with this relative state. Suffering is the great imperfection of this Universe and is known to emerge within the nervous systems of organisms. In order to align with relative perfection one must first realize the imperfection in causing suffering to sentient beings, then willfully act in accordance with that realization. In all regions of the Earth and on a scale unimaginable, humans organize the outright harm of other sentient beings for human gain. To align with relative perfection a person must separate from these cultural practices. Alignment with relative perfection as related to suffering is the highest priority action to be taken; other areas of action must be pursued after this.
Saving the Earth:
The Universe produces planets and some planets, utilizing the energy of nearby stars, can generate life- the most complex aspect of the known Universe. This complexity has arisen on Earth and humans are one of its latest products. The chain of life that generated humans is ancient- approximately 3,500,000,000 years old. The human specialists of living systems, biologists, warned decades ago that the fabric of life that we are a part of, that sustains us, that created us is being disentangled and dismantled by a single species of life – Homo sapiens. The message from these biologists is the most critical message in our global information network, but the network is cluttered. An astronomical profusion of irrelevant informations saturates virtually all human communication systems; this world is dying and a minority have perceived. All humans must activate to save the Earth. Time is of the essence.
Adopting the belief system dominant in a person’s region of birth and life on Earth is inherently random. This randomness is inadequate in the search for real truth. Thus, a search for reality must depart traditonal faiths in search of the actual. Within the actual lies the sacred. And as we study the actual, we seek underestanding. Understanding flows from knowledge, and knowledge rests upon information. Vehicle of Prodigy does not promote faith, but teaches that reason is the path to understanding.
Important concepts and practices
Developing Knowledge Knowledge is superior to ignorance and so we study manifold fields to develop our comprehension of the Universe. The body of knowledge science has accumulated is a reservoir of understanding. Each time we study this body we are practicing Vehicle of Prodigy.
Meditation Because our existence is experienced through a living body, we seek a complete understanding of who and what we are. The human brain is one of the most complex objects in the biosphere, and the mind that it produces is equally complex. Deep introspection and contemplation are our tools of self-understanding and self-mastery. Meditation in stillness, in movement, and in daily life is a central practice of Vehicle of Prodigy.
Compassion Compassion for suffering is an indefectible moral, and a central teaching of Vehicle of Prodigy. Because suffering is equal across all platforms of sentient life, suffering is treated equally across all platforms of bodily structure. Compassion is, therefore, not selfishly shown only to one’s own species, but to all animal life. This is the universally flawless ethic.
Preservation of Nature Biologists, the specialists of life, tell us there are too many humans in Earth’s living system. Every human requires resources, produces waste, occupies space, and places strain on other species. Each requirement must be fulfilled by the Earth and its resources are finite. If there were tens to hundreds of millions of humans on Earth, there would be plenty of resources for everyone, and this world would be healthy. But today there are over 7,000,000,000 living humans who en masse degrade the womb and abode of our existence. Each building constructed, each road surfaced, and every forest cleared brings harm to this world. The primary solution to the degradation of our homeworld is to attenuate our population.
The formula of causation pertaining to human reproduction is as follows:
If a person produces 3 children in their lifetime, they have brought harm to this world;
If a person produces 2 children in their lifetime, they have maintained the current state of harm;
If a person produces 1 child in their lifetime, they have brought healing to this world while fulfilling their biological function;
If a person is non-reproductive during their lifetime, they have helped tremendously to heal this world.
Vehicle of Prodigy does not condone having 3 or more children in a lifetime, and in order to salvage the planet prescribes a person take part in no more than 1 childbirth. This logical prescription, were it implemented by all, would save this world.
Security Dominant animals often guide the collective mind of a group into hierarchical action, actions which root not in ethics or compassion, but in base influence and power. Few dominant individuals possess a flawless ethic, and so it was understood that people possessing higher ethics and understanding would remain susceptible to the crude and primitive mechanisms of social hierarchy. To buffer individuals of high ethic and understanding, martialism is embedded within the tradition Vehicle of Prodigy. This combination of the highly intellectual, highly ethical, and martially versed will produce a superior being as distinguished from the output of other cultural and religious systems in existence today.
Diffusion Errant thought systems occupying the mental faculties of a planet-dominating species are highly dangerous, in this case threatening to all life on Earth. One of Vehicle of Prodigy’s prime functions is to displace these errant systems and the causational damage they foment. Adherents are expected to play some part in the dissemination of Vehicle of Prodigy into the matrix of world societies.