Teaching AGAINST TruthWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
EDUCATION AS HYPE (POLITICS): - Just a brief entry on a highly complex subject that deserves whole books which I have written about extensively. The ex-NHL goalie and Ralph Nader lawyer by name of Ken Dryden wrote a book called In School. The back flap of it has this tidbit for your consideration: "Ken Dryden tackles what he sees as education debate's retreat to a safe, unthinking - and ultimately - black and white ground of issues and policies at expense of people. Ultimately he discovers that good teachers teach people and not just subjects.” (16) One of most taught AGAINST things has to do with soul. I think comparative religion and Yoga should be taught.
EGO - ALTER: - The whole field of academia and education owes a great debt to individuals like Jacquetta Hawkes and her second husband J. B. Priestly. The next little quote is a great insight into their personal beliefs taken from a Reader's Digest publication.
Study Smartly and not Hard Part 1Written by Lieutenant Colonel Anil Kumar Nigam
Working Smart and not hard I define smart work as right amount of work done at right time and in right direction. For example even if you want to plant a sapling you have to select right timing, right season, right amount of water and manure and also timing of its application. If you do not do it in right amount and at right time and that too not in right direction, it may not survive at all, even if it survives, it will not be healthy. Is it really as simple as that? Yeah……….provided you have developed right kind of skills required. Most of you already posses those skills but do not use these to full potential. What is required is to identify and sharpen these. These skills are: - ·Having right frame of mind. ·Multiplying available Time. ·Getting most from lectures. ·Effective use of memory. ·Choosing right answering Techniques. ·Handling Examinations effectively. Having Right Frame of Mind Have faith in yourself: If you think you can not do a particular task, you can never do it just because you don’t give a try to it and even if you try, you don’t give it your best. Just remember if someone else could do it you can also do it and probably better than him. It is all in your mind. You have to have faith in yourself, in your abilities and you will find that nothing is impossible. I will give you an example to illustrate: this one guy just joined military training and one day he was punished and was asked to do ten rounds of a large ground with rifle up on arms. He just could not believe that some body could do it and said no it is not possible to do ten rounds for anybody. The instructor asked what is your number. Thirty thousand and fifty five sir came reply. If thirty thousand and fifty four guys before you could do it why you can’t do it and to his amazement that boy did it and did it fine. The problem was in his mind. He never imagined that some body could do it and once that got resolved he did not have any difficulty. Do not get bogged down by your exaggerated fears. Use Power of Autosuggestion Autosuggestion is a powerful tool with which one may rise to heights of great achievement, when it is used constructively. Used in a negative manner, however, it may destroy all possibility of success, and if so used continuously it will actually destroy health. All suggestions coming from others, or from environment, influence us only after we have accepted them. Once we accept these are passed on to sub-conscious mind. Stated in another way, no one can influence another without consent of one influenced, as influencing is done through one’s own power of Autosuggestion that is his mind has to accept that. The conscious mind stands, during hours when one is awake, as a sentinel, guarding sub-conscious mind and warding off all suggestions which try to reach it from outside, until those suggestions have been examined by conscious mind, passed upon and accepted. This is Nature’s way of safeguarding human being against intruders who would otherwise take control of any mind desired at will. Autosuggestion, as defined by Dr. Hill, is a method by which we can take thoughts from our conscious mind and push them down into our subconscious mind, where they will be processed in background of our lives. At various stages of processing, our subconscious mind will return its results to conscious mind, usually in form of “flash” insights. Autosuggestion, therefore, is way we “seed” our “creative thinking". According to Dr. Hill, before your subconscious mind can latch on to a line of thought and begins processing it, that line of thought must be dominant in your conscious mind. If dominance of line of thought is combined with strong emotion, then subconscious mind is very likely to begin kicking it around, while we are awake and when we are asleep. In addition, if same idea is presented to conscious mind by more than one of physical senses — sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell — both conscious and subconscious minds become focused more intensely on that idea. To achieve this state of mind, Dr. Hill recommends a three-step process. First, he tells us to write out a statement of goals we are trying to achieve. This statement should be as specific and detailed as we can possibly make it. It should contain what we are trying to achieve, time frame in which we want to achieve it, and what we are willing to do to achieve it. After we have written our statement of purpose, Dr. Hill suggests that we set aside two or more times a day when we can focus our attention on that statement of purpose. During those times, we are to read our statement of purpose, preferably aloud, to ourselves. Reading statement aloud brings two of our physical senses into play — sight and hearing. The minimum number of times per day for this reading, according to Dr. Hill, is two: when we awake in morning and before going to sleep at night. If we can manage some quiet time during bulk of day, we should read our purpose statement at those times as well. The final step in Dr. Hill’s process is to visualize ourselves in possession of what we seek while we read our purpose statement to ourselves. For example, if you have set a goal of earning a specific amount of money as your goal, you should imagine yourself holding that money (or what you intend to buy with money) in your hands while you read your purpose statement to yourself. The more vividly you can visualize your goals in your imagination, according to Dr. Hill, quicker your subconscious mind will come up with ways you can achieve those goals. The keys to successful autosuggestion, therefore, are specificity, intensity, and repetition. Your goals must be specific, so that your subconscious mind can narrow down directions it will provide for you. Your goals must be something that you intensely want to achieve, so that it can easily become dominant line of thinking in your conscious mind. And you must think about those goals over and over again, to point that your subconscious mind says, “you keep coming back to this idea — I guess I better get to work on it.” Your Attitude Matters