God?

God. Who is he? Why do we need him? Should we pray and chant?

Myself, have been a serious devotee, also an atheist for a while and again back to being a divinely connected man. So if you are an atheist, you have to read this. This might help you come out of the delusion.

First of all, let’s realise that something is beyond you. There is some ultimate power that controls everything. Atheists usually believe in science and think God is absent because he is not in science(But of course he is in science too). But don’t you think there is something beyond science at every stage? Before we discovered the earth was round, by the science according to that time, people thought the earth was flat. Then they discovered it to be round, that does not mean earth changed its shape from being flat to an imperfect sphere. It was always a sphere, it’s just that people didn’t know. Similarly, just because you don’t know something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Many inventions follow the same path. Awareness is the explanation.

I’ve talked to many atheists over time. They ask me, where is god, show me. I can’t see him anywhere then why should I believe in god. Again, just because you can’t see doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, right? So I asked him (my dear atheist) can you see the air around you? No, he can’t. But he still believes in air being the strongest factor in his survival. Then he asked me, well I can feel the air, but can’t experience god. True, for now, you are not able to experience god because you have not stopped even for a while to experience him. We can experience something only when we bring our awareness/consciousness to that. Like how you have to bring your attention to your nose and lungs to observe air, you’ll even experience god when you bring your attention to your ‘self’.

Ok, now the fact that something of higher power’s presence is cleared. Let’s see how I can explain further who God is, how we can experience him, get guidance, help and support from him and ultimately be one with him. 

There exists some power that is the ultimate, as we discussed. This power is the cause of this whole universe’s existence, the cause of your heart beating naturally, the cause of germination of seeds and everything, everything even what Sapiens cannot understand and explain scientifically.

This ultimate power is the shapeless, characterless, the NIRAKARA PARABRAHMA

or NIRGUNA PARABRAHMA or simply called PARABRAHMAN or PARAMATMA. This ultimate power cannot even be described correctly. Through this ultimate power are born two entities – SADHGUNA PARABRAHMA (The “God” ) and JEEVA (The life form) or also just called ATHMA.

We, humans, are the Jeeva, so are the other species of plants, insects, animals, micro-organisms, every living form. For us to experience the ultimate power, we tend to pray. But praying to the ultimate power is impossible because it does not have any features to describe or names to chant. Hence we pray for the sadhguna parabrahma, in layman’s term – god. It might be anyone, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Hanuman, Buddha. Since these have forms, character and names that we gave, we can pray, chant, ask for wishes, whatnot.

Also what I would like to point out that, at some point in time, sadhguna parabrahma(God) was just another JEEVA(Life form), like Rama or Krishna, who then through character and deeds he/she became a god. So you can also say that there is essentially only two separate kinds of Entities Jeeva and paramathma (Dvaitha) or you can also say, as Jeeva and sadhguna parabrahma are origins from the nirguna prabrahma, that there is only one kind of entity the PARABRAHMAN (Adhvaitha). Either way, your only way to praise the ultimate power is through god(sadhguna parabrahma) or detach yourself from the mind, body through yoga and be one with the ultimate, the latter is nearly impossible without the help of the god, so prefer the first way.

When I was an atheist, I believed I could be without the god(sadguna parabrahma) and reach great feats by realizing the nirguna parabrahma, which then I realised was so difficult to pursue. The PARABRAHMAN has no likes or dislikes for you to please it (I say “it” because what’s the sex of the formless?) nor is it easier for you to detach your ‘self’ from the mind and body without the support and blessings of the lord. So you won’t have any support in your conquest of your purpose in life if you don’t believe, surrender, love and pray to the Lord (Sadhguna parabrahma).

But why pray at all? You may ask,

You may say you don’t need support. Don’t you think you need luck in any field you go? No matter how good you are at what you do, you still need luck. Luck is nothing but the right place and right time. And that is exactly what the universe controls. And that is why you need god. Not only for luck, you need god for your guidance in the form of intuition, hope for a better tomorrow and also to ensure your work gets the result it deserves.

Blaise Pascal offers a pragmatic reason for believing in God: even under the assumption that God’s existence is unlikely, the potential benefits of believing are so vast as to make betting on theism rational.

So, believe, surrender, love and pray to God. You can choose anyone for that matter, Rama Krishna, Hanuman, Buddha. It doesn’t matter as we already discussed, all are from the same origin. To start with, I suggest you just chant SRI RAMA JAYA RAMA JAYA JAYA RAMA, because as we know his life story, even evidence of the bridge from India to Srilanka to prove his existence, we know his character and it’s the most near to the ideal character. Or you can say HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA, KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE, HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE. Again, it doesn’t matter who you pick, just BELIEVE, SURRENDER, LOVE and PRAY! By which your life becomes a smooth sailing journey with no unnecessary turbulences.

Thank You,

Yours Loving,

Sanath Kumar Naibhi

3 Reasons Why I launched my Website

Ok that’s just a nice tittle. What I actually wanted to speak through this blog was about something nobody noticed even after my website launch. But still, I don’t want to make you feel like you’ve been baited by a catchy tittle, so let’s see what are the 3 reasons behind launching my website.

  1. Portfolio – Like any artist, I wanted to have a portfolio where people can know about me and my works, all at one place.
  2. Blog – As you are reading this, you already know that I write blogs (Every Sunday) for the weekly newsletter. And I’ve talked about my writing journey in the blog 1 – The Beginning. It’s one of the things I really wanted to do and am enjoying a lot. And I have to thank you and be grateful to you who is taking the time and efforts to read it.
  3. My First Book – I’ve started writing a book, the first one. So I wanted this website, blog, all to be present when my book is completed and ready to publish (Of course it will be self-published) so that people can find me here and also through my blog I’ll have connected to people directly and hence making the announcement of my book a bit easier.

Yes, you read it right! I’m writing my first book. And that is the reason I’m writing this blog, to announce the same. A book based on my entire perspective on Life. Actually, this fact was already there on my website, in the about section, in the last paragraph, but anyway, who cares : )

BOOK UPDATE:

I’ll be updating you about my work progress of the book I’m writing, through these blogs, now and then. Currently I’m at around 50 pages probably, writing the 10th chapter, of course I’ve skipped writing a major section in the 9th chapter because I wanted to write the 10th chapter so badly and also I admit I wanted to think, read and research more to write the 9th one. All in all for now, I’m enjoying writing the book so much!

So through this, I wanted to tell you that I’m writing my first book and also that I’ll be  taking you along the journey through this weekly newsletters. I don’t know how long will I take to complete this book, 6 months or 1 year, I just wanted you to be part of this journey!

Thank You,

Yours Loving

Sanath Kumar Naibhi

Monthly Book Recommendation

Monthly Book recommendation is a short blog post/ newsletter I write to you on what books I read in the previous month and what I’ll be reading next. This month I could read 4 books.

Books I read in May 2021:

  1. Factfulness by Hans Rosling, this book was a gift from my sister for my birthday. I liked this book but not so much. This book is based on statistical data proving that world is doing better than you actually believe. The author writes about 10 instincts of humans which leads to distortion of facts and why we should be aware of these traits and try to avoid them.
  2. Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker – An amazing book, very expansive though. But god, we know nothing about our own body, forget the whole body, we don’t even know anything about our sleep, how, why, what happens, etc. Also what are the effects of caffeine on sleep, sad for coffee or tea lovers. How much do other animals sleep? What are the phases of sleep we undergo? How cool it would be if we could sleep with one half of the brain and be awake with the other? So many things.
  3. Breath by James Nestor – Probably this is the second favorite book of this month. So much of unknown facts, results of experiments and practical tools to breathe in the right way which as the author says is the lost art of humankind. I mean, did you know Carbon dioxide levels is as much or even more important than that of oxygen level in human body? What happens if you block your nose for 10days and breathe through your mouth? Do you know what Homo Sapiens had to sacrifice for this huge brain? Intestine. That’s just 3 points from the book. I won’t spoil further the joy of reading it.
  4. Keep Going by Austin Kleon – This is a book part of the very popular trilogy by the author. And I love the works of Austin Kleon. I read his other book, “Show Your Work!” last month. Though they are a bit expensive for such short books, you’ll never regret buying his book. Because I think there are two types of books, the first one is which gives you novel ideas and information. The second is one which reminds of what you already know but you didn’t pay enough attention to it. In other words, This book of Austin Kleon is the second type, A book makes you pay attention to what you pay attention to. This book really helps anyone who likes to explore the creative side and keep going. I think this is my favorite book of the month.

Really enjoyed reading all of them. Now let’s come to my book list for next month.

Books I plan on to read next:

  1. The Almanac of Naval Ravikant
  2. Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday
  3. Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor E Frank
  4. Practice Of Brahmacharya by Swami Sivananda

Thank You,

Yours Loving

Sanath Kumar Naibhi

Live to Inspire Creatives

I know I’ve already uploaded a video on this same topic, but I can’t stress this enough. I really want this to seep in through you, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen that video, I don’t want views, I wanted to convey this to you, that’s it.

Ok, so today’s topic is : LIVE TO INSPIRE CREATIVES

Let’s begin with “INSPIRE” first. What is Inspiration? What is it like to getting inspired?

According to me, Inspiration is a sense of “Awe”, that you feel when you see the beauty in nature or an artwork. Basically whenever you wonder, WOW, How beautiful is it? Inspiration is eventual. Your brain tends to re-create that sense of “Awe”-ness because it don’t want that to end and also wants something portable that you can show it others and share the same sense of Awe-ness.

As an artist, it is his or her duty to see the beauty in nature and share the same with people.

So there are two processes involved in this entire loop. The artist is inspired by nature and then he tends to create an art and through that inspire others. Simply said, Getting inspired and Inspiring others are the two processes.

How do we get in to these two processes? The answer is in what I call “The Magic Cycle Of Inspiration”. This cycle has 3 components – CREATE, SHARE and INSPIRE.

The magic part of this cycle is that no matter from which point or where you start in this cycle, you end getting inspired and eventually inspiring others.

CREATE – When you create, it is obvious that you tend to share. And when you share, you as well as the person at the receiving end of what you’ve created are inspired.

SHARE – If you are not an artist or if you are a person who do not choose to Create, No problem. You can always share someone else’s work to be part of the magic cycle of inspiration. By the way, the fact that you shared something itself says that you were inspired by that which you shared. And when you share, you are trying to inspire others like who’ve been. And that is so eventual right!

INSPIRE – When you see a cartoon on a newspaper and suddenly you get flash of an idea to write a story, you are inspired by that cartoon. Then you will tend to create, share and eventually inspire others. And you also get inspired when you see other people’s opinions/comments seeing your inspiring work.

So basically, when you CREATE and SHARE, Inspiration is an eventual process. But don’t try to control inspiration as it is not in your control, take control of how much and what you create and share.

Now let’s come to the “CREATIVES” part. Who are creatives? Everybody is a creative, it’s just that some have not tapped into their creative side yet. I’ve arranged the sentence as “LIVE TO INSPIRE CREATIVES” because if we say live to inspire everyone, we end up reaching no-one.

So all I ask is this, INTENT TO INSPIRE! LIVE TO INSPIRE CREATIVES! Be a part of “THE MAGIC CYCLE OF INSPIRATION”

Thank You

Yours Loving,

Sanath Kumar Naibhi 

People don’t want good!?

How many of your friends read books on a regular basis? How many of your friends meditate? Though each one of your friends know meditation & books are good for them. 20%. When you have 10 friends, it is probably less than 2 of them. But of course you can have that 1 friend who meditate. Your number of friends is not the point here.

If you see around, you might find very few people who want good, who want growth, who want wisdom, awareness, positivity. In fact, even if you try to bring someone into awareness, they ignore you or might even think you are egotistical, boring or even mad.

A person who watches News will even make an attempt to humiliate those who read books but he never even attempts to read one. This, this my friends is true tragedy. The irony. This is the ultimate power of ignorance, the ignorance itself, the person does not know how ignorant he is, how less is his awareness. Ignorance is ruling this planet.

Initially this might seem like it’s just a curse on our planet, our species and humanity. But it’s actually well balanced chaos, or you can say it’s order in chaos.

It’s actually based on Pareto’s principle. Also called as the 80-20 rule. The original idea is that 80% of the outcomes come from the 20% of the efforts. But this can be applied universally to many things.

80-20 rule is everywhere. There are 20% of people in this world who create and 80% who consume what the 80% have created. There is 20% who seek awareness, knowledge, wisdom, and there is 80% who is trapped in their ignorance and some arrogant ones who don’t even bother to react to the light of awareness.

Definitely we cannot change the ratio. 80-20 will continue to remain the same. The only thing we can do is for each of us individuals try to be part of that 20% and unite the people who belong to that 20%. Oh sorry, that’s two things 🙂

And moreover the exact percentage is also not the point here. The 80 might become 85 or the 20 might become 15 or even 10. Let’s keep it this way, majority will always be far from the truth.

It’s up to you to decide not to follow the crowd, not to be just a number of that majority and instead try to become one among the minority who strive for growth, awareness, wisdom and fulfilment in life.

And it is possible to be that way irrespective of your work/job. It’s in how you do that work that matters, your excellence in it with ultimate dedication.

Yours Loving

Sanath Kumar Naibhi

Read Your Obituaries

Yes, make and read your obituary everyday. Just imagine this is the last day you get to be alive on this planet! What all would you do differently? How would your priorities change? What state of mind would you choose then? Ask these questions first.

Everyday when you wake up, remind yourselves that “Today is a bonus”, be grateful to just be alive. You’ll then definitely be grateful for the air you breathe, water you drink, the land you walk on, the shelter you are provided with, everything, literally everything.

Once you make reminding of your mortality  a habit, you also soon realize that you’ve got to be something worthwhile, make something meaningful with this life you’ve gifted on this planet and especially as a human. Remember : EVERYDAY IS A BONUS!

So now that you’ve realized the fact that you have not much time to waste on insignificant things to do and that every minute of your life must be conscious and meaningful,

Write down what are the things you really love to do before you die, what are the things that will bring meaning to your mere existence, what can you provide for humanity before you die and which persists even aftermath, what do you want your younger peers to learn from you?

Ask these questions to yourself first then write down in your journal or if you don’t have one, write them down in any sheet of paper or even your phone notes app.

This simple act of reminding yourself of the mortal nature of our life and bringing clarity to what brings meaning to your life, will bring a massive paradigm shift in your life.

Luckily it doesn’t end there, transform this into a habit, read it or recall it everyday. This habit will transform your life as you you’ll start being conscious every moment and hence you’ll live your life to the fullest. 

I hope reading this will bring more joy and fulfilled life to you! Thank you for being here and taking the time to read my blog.

Yours Loving,

Sanath Kumar Naibhi

The Beginnning

This is my first blog. I wanted this one to be about the beginning of my writing journey itself. It began a year ago, when I just started taking notes for whatever I felt was neccessary and important or something that was unique and insightful. This one habit started transforming my view on note taking, writing and overall, my perspective. I began noticing great and valuable insights from almost every conversation I had, every YouTube video I watched, every podcast I listened to, every movie I watched.

But it didn’t stop there, this one powerful habit, had such an impact on my consciousness that I started getting mindful about my thoughts and emotions. Started noticing patterns and great insights, wisdom nuggets just lying in my own brain!

So I continued taking notes of that too, almost trying to note each and every thought that was meaningful, unique to my perspective back then and sometimes few actionable and insightful wisdom nuggets.

Now its been more than a year of doing just that and now I see my notes on my phones, all to be surprised as to how much I’ve written, everything from just a random thought to very valuable and insightful wisdom nuggets. My perspective or in other words – my world view has tranformed and evolved a lot. And also have the added benefit of having a stack of notes which is more than enough to write a book, which I can look back to and share with you here.

It’s almost like a blind person gets his vision, I can now See!

OK, what’s the take away for you from this? It’s the power of habit, how just only one keystone habit can transform your life and also the power of writing, or let’s just say for now as the power of note-taking. Because I just told you my story and my journey and how that one keystone habit of note-taking helped me a lot, not to mention the journaling I’m doing for years now. Journaling is also a great way to start writing, but I lost it because of my inconsistent effort towards that habit.

If there is one thing you take away from this blog, then it is start taking notes, start writing everything from the content you consume to the thousands of thoughts you are bombarded with everyday. And remember – “Consuming is good only if you can measure and reflect upon what you consume.” By the way, that’s from my notes. : )

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