Connect The Dots Backward And A Quick Update

This post is an update for 27th November 2020. I am Anirban Saren and I am a college student from an Adivasi community with a history of being bullied and caste discrimination and I want to post an update.

My exams are going on and it will be over on 2nd December 2020. I also posted a video about my T-shirt business. I decided that I will take it to another level. I also realized the importance of constant self-improvement.

It was that day before exams that I was feeling confused for some reason. I felt like I was doing something wrong. I felt like I was making a decision that was bound to be wrong. I was about to quit. I was about to quit college and business and live a life avoiding life.

It was that moment, I don’t remember the exact moment but I heard my intuition say,”You can only connect the dots backwards.” It reminded me of Steve Jobs’ words.

It changed everything for me.

I think the reason why people become depressed and suicidal is because they try to see the future as being effected by the past. The truth is the past and the future have one thing that separated one from the other. “The Present Moment”.

And that’s what I want to tell you in this post. I had this realization and I wanted to share it with you.

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Truth Demystified: The Ultimate Mystery

What is the truth? You may have heard it in TV or magazines that there is some truth that exists that is eternal and what not.

But in this blog post I want to dispel all the mystery that exists in this spiritual seeking.

But first I want to explain why I am eligible for this. I have tried meditation for one year, gone deep in it, overdid it and become familiar with different schools of thought in India. I may not be someone who has a big following but I have insight that I invite you to ridicule and debate upon.

So what is this truth matter? Why do people care about it? What is the reason people go crazy for it that they sacrifice their comfortable rich life for living in a cave all alone?

What I am going to tell you is very counter-intuitive but it is true. It is that there is a shift in consciousness when you stop running after “things”. This shift in consciousness is something that cannot be induced. It is something that happpens as a result of stopping running.

So I have told you the mystery behind truth. It is nothing else. Truth/God/Spirit all the same thing. It is that shift in consciousness that creates truth.

Now what do you get when you have that shift in consciousness is something I don’t know much about. Because I am not enlightened. But it is something I feel is important.

Also another important question is how do you stop running after “things”? And the answer is equally confusing. You stop running but stopping running. But if you try to do it, you have already failed.

So I hope you got something out of this blog post. This is something I am deeply passionate about. If you want to know more about this topic then message me in facebook messager (Anirban Saren). Thank you for stopping by.

Review for Ship of Theseus

How I found Ship of Theseus

I was scrolling through twitter and I can across a tweet about this movie that many people were talking about. So I thought I would watch it. The movie’s name is Ship of Theseus. It is a bollywood movie, more like a feature film, and a talked about “spiritual movie”, which I think it is not.

After I watch the movie, the felt a release of all the emotions that I felt during the period I was watching the movie for. I felt angry, stupid, foolish, happy, inspired, disappointed, and many other emotions. But they I realised that the movie was very intellectualized and some parts seemed too shallow. So I let go of my emotions and a few judgements.

My Comment on YouTube

Here is my review comment on for the movie Ship of Theseus-
“I like this movie. It’s not a masterpiece though. I hated it when the monk said I am not ready to die. I hated it when the grandma told that life is vast but she just intellectualized it. I hated it when the blind girl just sat on the river stuff and looked happy. It seems so utterly stupid. Just fake imagery. But then at the end of the movie they all came together and they watched the documentary which I think I stupid too. But what I loved is that there was a simplicity and mundanenes that is often missing in the box office blockbuster movies. I hated the story because it is just a rumination of someone who thinks about spirituality and is not really conscious of the difference between what looks spiritual and what is spiritual. But I loved the mundaneness of the movie. That’s it. I also think the movie could be much better if it had a more inspirational story. Just trying to make it look spiritual is just plain waste of time. And in the movie spirituality is strongly intellectualized. If the monk would have died as a testament to the idea of anti-animal-slaughtery, it would have been more interesting and inspiring. Thinking about why thinking and mental masturbation is pointless is also a thought, which is just an excuse for not unholding the truth. Socrates’ death is way truer than the fakeness of this movie’s story. Overall it is a likeable movie.”

I would make a more concise review in the future because I would need to watch the movie multiple times to review it in more details.

So what is my suggestion for you?
I would suggest that you watch it and not get attached to your judgements and just observe your reactions. It is important not to be biased. So go watch it here-

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Please like, share and watch the movie. It will really impact your worldview.

My Story Of Beliefs

Beliefs : The Earth Is Not A Sphere

Do you hold beliefs like the world is a sphere?

If yes then congrats. You have correctly learnt this belief that is although scientifically proven is still only a belief.

What you need to understand that this belief is not real. It is just a belief, a thought that someone else handed to you.

If you are honest with yourself, you will understand that to really live a full life, you need to disregard beliefs are live from experience.

Experience is more important than beliefs. It is not enough to just belief someone else’s words. For example, if you really distinguish between stuff that you genuinely experienced in life and stuff that you believe, then you will find out that most of what you hold true, is only just a belief.

Watch My Video

So in this video I have shared my story of how I understood that beliefs are not real. Although I said that beliefs are not real, if you believe me in this as well, you are actually believing instead of experiencing. So just watch it and think and experiment with it instead of believing it.

Watch the video and comment what you think about beliefs.

They are false, not real, even if they are scientifically backed, if you don’t experience its truth then it is still just a figment of your imagination, a belief.

What Are Beliefs?

Belief is a strong thought pattern that has emotional charge to it and it governs your worldview, actions, emotions, thoughts, speech, relations.

Most self-help schools think that changing your beliefs is enough to achieve success, but they don’t tell you that the happiness that you truly want cannot be had by changing your beliefs but by being present and annihilating them. It is also common for people to fight over their ideologies and dogma because they are personally identified with them. They think their beliefs are the truth. Most of the time they are about God. Although most people don’t have an experience of God, they will go to great heights to defend their ideas about God. But that just shows how identified they are with their ideas. They also consider them to be the truth.

The solution is not to fight with counter beliefs, which is what philosophy does, but to annihilate them by being present.

The Solution

Being present is what will lead to real happiness and freedom from thoughts. It is the only way to ensure that we don’t hold beliefs are real. To do this we need to practice being present. But that topic is for another blog post.

Right now we need to realize that no belief is real. I already gave you the example of the earth being a sphere as a belief. But there are more of them that need to be looked at and annihilated with your conscious presence.

So watch this video to listen to my story and then comment here what you think beliefs really are?

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Mind: 3 Interesting Things About The Mind

We know that when we walk on a dark path and step on a rope, we would think that we stepped on a snake. Although it is an illusion, it shows us that the mind creates meaning that is not true.

The mind is a meaning creation machine. It is also about you and how you are related to the world. Without the mind there will be no beliefs, thoughts or religion.

The mind has both positive and negative features. But it’s all about how we use the mind. If we use the “bad” features for constructive things, they become less “bad”.

Let’s dive into the 3 interesting things about the mind:

  1. Mind creates meaning
    We already talked about the rope example but the mind’s functions are more complex than that.
    When we meditate, we focus on one thing, but when a though comes up we bring back our focus on the one thing. But when we get lost in the thoughts, most of the time, if not always, the thoughts are about our lives. Not only that but also we are deeply emotional about them. We react to them until we become conscious that we are lost in thoughts.
    Now you may be thinking,”But there are thoughts that are not related to me.” Yes I agree, there are neutral thoughts that seem to not be about us but is it really not about us? What about it is not about us? Every meaning is about us. If 1 plus 1 equals 2, then that may seem like a neutral thought but if we look deeper we find out that the 1+1 does not “equal” 2 but 1+1 means 2 to us. 1+1 means nothing except what it means to us. We created the math “1+1=2” as a way of generalizing and reusing this form of counting in other math operations.
    But even before that counting was invented by man who probably used counting to keep accounts, manage people, craft, travel, etc. Who is this counting for? Man’s convenience.
    Also the learning of counting was also created as a result of avoiding pain and pursuing pleasure when we were a child. If we learnt it we were rewarded, if we did not we were punished.
    What I am trying to say is that the mind was created out of survival and selfish needs. Even every meaning or construct was created out of survival instincts. And what is a survival instinct about? YOU.
    The whole of existence is created out of us, our agenda.
  2. Mind is not important
    Where does creativity come from? Not the mind, somewhere else.
    The mind prevents us from thinking outside the box. Also all problems are created by the mind.
    The mind is not going to help us to become creative. It is also not going to save the world. The world is filled with problems which the mind does not even understand. It is not effective to solve real problems. You may be thinking,”If not the mind, then what?” The answer is something beyond the mind.
    Also problems are created by the mind. The mind puts meaning on everything and that’s the problem. The thing that the mind created is being labeled as a proble by the mind.
    For a minute close your eyes and observe what you are thinking. When thoughts come, ask yourself,”Are those thoughts really thoughts or am I giving them unnecessary meaning?”
  3. Don’t be limited by the mind
    What lies beyond the mind? Love, compassion, God, Being. These seem like abstract words but most of us have experience love. Is it not real? It is more real than what we see, hear and feel. It is not a thought. It is a state of being that the mind cannot create or grasp.
    Also the mind truly can’t understand reality. It can point out by it cannnot define what it truly is. It can use more words and synonyms but those are just words.

There are my key ideas on the mind and why we should not be limited by the mind.

If you liked this blog post, please share and comment, what is the most memorable experience that you had in life that is beyond the mind?