A Student

In blog 26, I wrote a little about what a seeker must be like. In this blog, I continue to talk about the characteristics of a seeker, but particularly, focusing on “student”. Through this blog, I only intend to remind everyone of the student they must be.

And by “student” I don’t mean to highlight a group of young people who are going to school or college. That’s not the “student” I’m referring to here. I refer to anyone who’s seeking anything in life, especially knowledge of course is a student. It may be someone who’s learning yoga from a private instructor or someone who’s learning from an online tutor.

And by that, I also imply that everyone must adopt the Student mindset.

Almost everyone knows or at least has heard of the word student mindset. But as it is the human tendency to forget things, it’s essential to keep reminding ourselves of the most vital concepts in our life.

I’ve been observing this pattern for at least a decade now. People lose the student mindset very soon. Of course, the duration before they wave off from student mindset differs from person to person, but essentially everyone moves away from the student mindset as time progresses. I had been a victim of this too.

People lose interest in learning new things, lose the ability to perceive their level of ignorance and, or, or they lose devotion to the craft they’re learning and the teacher they are learning from.

That I tell you, is the beginning of the failure of their learning. Their learning is doomed.

I understand it’s our natural tendency to assume and simulate a sense of completeness in our minds after learning a few things from someone. And that may lead to less interest, more ego, less devotion. But it can only be a false assumption or a simulation far from reality.

In reality, what you’ve learned from someone is just a chunk of what the other person chose to spit out for you. And his/her chest of wisdom did not drain because of your learning. With the reality known, you’ll not lose interest, because you’ve still got a lot to learn. You’ll not be arrogant or egotistic, because you keep remembering from where you received the wisdom you received, crediting your teacher or the source while talking or teaching to someone else helps. And hence you’ll not lose the devotion you have on your craft and the master. Because you know the craft and the master are the source for your awareness and that it’s infinite! A student can’t be blessed with deep knowledge if they are not devoted to their master, that’s for sure! A student gets only as much as his devotion to his master, and the craft!

That’s it for this week’s blog. I hope it did a great job in reminding the student that you are and must be.

Thank you,
Yours Loving,
Sanath Kumar Naibhi

Published by Sanath Kumar Naibhi

A creative personality striving to live life to the fullest and inspire creatives through creating and sharing artworks in various forms – music videos, blogs, etc Sanath Kumar Naibhi is a Carnatic Classical musician, violin being his instrument of expertise. He has completed his Proffeciancy Level Music Exam ( Vidwat ) in distinction. He has also been a vivid writer for past year, just writing online or hoarding in his notes up until now. Now that this website is launched and the whole purpose is to share his work, he writes blogs and shares weekly newsletters of off his wisdom hoarded notes. Also, he is amidst the journey of writing his first book which intends to brings awareness of “Living a Life of Fulfilment”.

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