Monday, 14 August 2017

In many ways win win is no-gamble. Success isn't guaranteed but you are considering everything and everyone.

Giving and Taking: The Win/Win Philosophy of Relationships
When you go into a situation with a Win/Win attitude, like it states, everyone wins. As Stephen Covey wrote in his book,
“Win/Win means that agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial, mutually satisfying. With a Win/Win solution, all parties feel good about the decision and feel committed to the action plan. Win/Win sees life as a cooperative, not a competitive arena.”
If you haven’t noticed, it’s not about the actual Win/Win situation of an interaction. It’s the Win/Win mentality. It’s never about you getting your way or her getting her way. It’s about the best way for the two of you.
In a relationship, you two are a team. You are working together to better the lives of each other. If you two are working in a cooperative environment, you two can get so much more done and have that much more fun. Like a business relationship, if you two can agree on something that will be beneficial to both parties, then there is a good chance for it to happen again.
Creating the Win/Win relationship starts with yourself. Your character will determine if you’ll even be capable with maintaining that kind of relationship. Your character is made up of three things.
Integrity. Knowing what your values are is important here. It should be important to you at all times. The more important part of this is being aware of your commitments and responsibilities. If you can’t keep these promises to yourself, then you’ll be unable to keep them to others and especially the one you care about the most.
Maturity. It’s defined in the book as the balance between courage and consideration. The more consideration and the more courage you have the more of a Win/Win mentality can occur. Most guys develop consideration much before their courage in a relationship. They are willing to cater to all of the woman’s needs – which in a very few cases, is ok. But let’s be honest, many of those times you must feel as though you are making a huge sacrifice and are losing – only for the greater good of what? Your relationship? As much as you think she may actually Win, she doesn’t. She loses so much more than she gains by your giving up your integrity, your courage and your maturity.
On the flipside, as you begin to understand women more, you develop your courage but then lose sight of your consideration. So yeah, you feel more confident about yourself and your approach to women but it doesn’t mean you should forget what your mother taught you about how to treat women.
I’ll be the first to admit, sometimes you can “short circuit” and lose some of that maturity. A major part of the maturation process is finding out, understanding why it happened, accepting your fault and making sure it NEVER happens again.
Abundance Mentality. This is the mentality that there is enough out there for everyone. In this case, I am not talking about the abundance of women – although you should know that there is. In relationships, there is so much to share and you should be prepared and willing to share and accept all that you have. All of your joy, knowledge and fulfillment that you possess should be projected outward – because you have so much. When you have so much to give, then you are less worried about what you are taking. In effect, you actually get so much more, without knowing. It’s an abstract mentality but that really is the essence of the abundance mentality.
Once you are in tune with your star player, then you can develop better relationships. Part of it is letting people know that both parties can win if you can create a plan for getting what you both want. You both want to be happy, and then you two can work as a team to make that happen. In relationships, just like business, your character and the relationship you have will determine the success of your agreements.
It all comes down to this, if you and your partner can communicate to each other the kind of results each of you want, what’s needed and the process necessary to get it done and the issuing of responsibility, based on your values and level of maturity, there will be no reason why your relationship can have the satisfaction, joy and fulfillment that you can have in other aspects of your life.
Tomorrow, we will get into another, maybe not-so-ideal philosophy, Win/Lose and understand where it comes from, how it can possibly be beneficial in the short-term and how you can convert to the Win/Win philosophy in the long run.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Verdic Scripts, wisdom and facts

Post  mudra on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:13 pm
Vedic Mathematics: rapid mental calculation

What is Vedic Mathematics? It is a Mental, One-Line system of Arithmetic developed in India over 2,000 years ago, that gets children off the calculator and enabling them to do large multiplications in their head within seconds. There are 16 Universal Sutras or Formulae to learn, and in this Lecture, you will be familiarized with about 6 of them.
It improves Memory Skills and Confidence. Teenage children welcome, as they will benefit from this demonstration. People all over the world are currently getting excited about this ancient lost Knowledge, and over 20 schools in the world have now adopted this technique.

VEDIC MATHEMATICS REDISCOVERED
ARTICLE by JAIN
for NEXUS MAGAZINE Aug 2003


Some questions to ponder upon:

• How could the Aryan civilization, near the Hunza Valley, 3,000 years
ago, mentally compute mathematical operations that today only a
calculator could achieve?
• And if the mathematics could not be done mentally, how could they do everything we know today, IN ONE-LINE? eg: converting the fraction 1/19 into a decimal is an 18 digit answer that requires 35
lines of exhausting long division, how could they do it in a one simple
line solution?
• Why is NASA secretly using this MENTAL, ONE-LINE SYSTEM OF ARITHMETIC in the field of Advanced Artificial Intelligence? and not incorporating it into our current mathematics curriculum?
• Why are many of Bill Gate's Mathematicians Indians?
• Is the decimal form of Pi (3.141592) a sonic code for dedications to Krishna?
• What does the Bhagavad Gita have to say about this lost science of Clairvoyant Calculation that the ancient Temple Builders employed?
• How can you become a Human Bio-Calculator?
• Is the current Western Mathematics Curriculum keeping our Children in a state of limited intelligence?

The answers to all these questions are found by understanding the ancient system of Vedic Mathematics as rediscovered by Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960), of Puri Govardhan Math, dux of India in Mathematics and a Sanskrit Philosopher who wrote and spoke perfect
English, he reached the position of a Shankacharya (the spiritual head of India 100 years ago, like a Dalai Lama or Vatican Pope), renunciated several high official positions in society to retreat into a forest for 7 years as a yogi, between 1911 and 1918 in which time he collected all the lost mathematical knowledge (Ganita
Sutras), improved and reconstructed them to 16 basic Sutras or word formulae that solve every known mathematical problem. These 16 Volumes relating to the 16 Sutras was our legacy from the ancient past.

This highly intelligent and sophisticated system of Mental, One-Line Arithmetic was taught by The Master to his main student, who today is the leading exponent in the world: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the long white-haired and bearded yogi that many of the 60s generation know of as the Beatle’s guru. He is considered as the greatest human bio-calculator on the planet today, holding the vision of raising the collective consciousness of all nations by re-introducing the lost Vedic Mathematics Sutras early in a child’s spiritual and educational development. Imagine a maths class in India today, like in the times of old when knowledge was passed on as an oratradition, and the teacher quickly calls or drills out certain numbers to multiply or divide and the children instantly reply with the correct intuitive answers! Today, in schools where Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation technique are used students perform remarkably well academically, viewing Mathematics as a Universal Language and therefore often winning the highest competitive prizes in mathematics.
Maharishi organized the scattered Vedic Literature into a complete science of consciousness for both its theoretical and practical value, describing the 16 Sutras as fundamental impulses of intelligence that structure all the Laws of Nature and those that govern the Universe.

Maharishi, the Founder of TM, once said:

"Vedic Mathematics is that one field of knowledge which fulfils the purpose of education by developing the total creative genius of the individual, giving him/her the ability to be always spontaneously right and automatically precise so that his/her action, supported by Natural Law, is always effortlessly fulfilling."


Unfortunately, all of Bharati Krsna's 16 Volumes for the 16 Sutras were confirmed lost in 1958 after Bharati Krsna Tirthaji returned from the USA tour, sponsored by the Self-Realization Foundation: the successors of Paramahansa Yogananda (who died in 1952, and who
introduced Yoga to the West). Disciples observed that people in the streets of India were imitating Tirthaji's lectures and dazzling audiences with mathematically mis-used psychic powers, and begged the Master to write a book just before his death in 1960. This single volume, called VEDIC MATHEMATICS, has become the bible on this subject and spawned a thousand web-sites worldwide. Maharishi schools disseminated the teachings to England where certain schools have adopted the Vedic curriculum but the irony is that today
India is struggling to release the British curriculum and NASA have adopted it fully in the realms of advanced robotics. Calculations that can be solved as quick as lightning are a great tool to adopt, but you wouldn’t want to teach it worldwide in the fear that you may churn out a generation of child geniuses that may threaten the intellectual status quo.

The gift that the Hindus gave to world, thousands of years ago, and that which is currently responsible for global silicon chip technology, was none other than the invention of ZERO and the use of the decimal point. We call our common numbers "Arabic Numerals" but really they extend back to the Hindu concept of creation and void known as "Bindu" or The Zero Point. In Maths, it makes the magic work eg: if you wish to multiply 98 x 98 we need to understand Zero and Unity. All Vedic Maths is based on the understanding of Unity Consciousness which means they utilize processes or Number Bases that correspond to:

0, 10, 100, 1000, 10000 etc all of which add to 1.

Let us look at some practical examples, in light of the fact that the Vedas, literally "the illimitable storehouse of All Knowledge" came under 4 headings or categories like Ayurveda (Healing), and Vedas for Music and Astronomy etc and one relevant sub-Veda that related to Temple Building and Engineering and therefore Mathematics called SthapathyaVeda. Thus a Vedic Mathematician was also an astronomer, healer and poet. It was a total system. As a temple builder, there was no pen and paper, you simply calculated in your head. You are out in the field and you need to tile a square floor that is, say 108 units square. How do you do it with mental ease?

I think only of the excess "8", saying how much is 108 more than my Base of 100. It is "8". So I will merely add this "8" to the number in question "108" and tag on the squaring of this excess:

108 Squared = 108 + 8 / 8x8
= 116 / 64
= 11,664
Its very simple.
Here is another Mental, One-Line Calculation:

Sutra: By The Excess

The Multiplication of Numbers Over a Base

108 x 109 can be computed in one second by understanding this Pattern Recogition:
I add the excess of "8" to the other number "109" and then tag on the multiplicatin of those two excesses: "8" and "9".

108 x 109 = 109 + 8 / 8 x 9
= 117 / 72
= 11,772

Sutra: By The Deficiency
The Squaring of Numbers Under a Base

To solve 98 Squared (98 x 98) we must first determine what Base we are in. It is close to 100, therefore we say Base 100. We must now choose one of the 16 Sutras to effectively solve the problem. It is called: "By The Deficiency":
"By whatever the deficiency, lessen it further by that much and set up the square thereof"
says one of the 16 Sutras. Sounds cryptic and meaningless yet it quickly solves the problem.
We get our answer by merely knowing how much is 100 less 98. Knowing that the deficiency is 2, we merely lessen 98 by 2 and then we tag on the squaring of that 2. As a one-line answer, the setting out would appear as thus:

98 Squared = 98 - 2 / 2x2. Simplifying it:
= 96 / _ 4
We almost have our answer. What we need to know is that since our Base is 100, it has 2 zeroes, therefore this fact governs the need for 2 spaces or 2 digits after the "forward slash" symbol ( / ). By inserting or inventing The Zero as a "Place Marker", the answer is achieved:
98 Squared = 96 / 04
= 9,604.
(Perhaps the greatest invention of all time, the Hindu creation of the Zero was to change the world unimaginably as time passed on leading to the ability to send Vimana U.F.O craft and rockets into space, to supercomputers and thus the ancient and continuing battle between Michael and Lucifer:
Archangel Michael's Internal Light Vehicle Merkabah Time/Space Travel and Natural Spiritual Powers Versus Lucifer's daring invention of the External Merkabah or Artificial Technological Metal Spacecraft).

Observe similar examples:
97 squared = 97 - 3 / 3x3
= 94 / 09

96 squared = 96 - 4 / 4x4
= 92 / 16.

What if we enlarged our numbers to 998 Squared?
It is close to 1,000 so we say Base 1,000 and know to have 3 zeroes on the right hand side of the ( / ).
998 squared = 998 - 2 / 2x2
= 996 / _ _ 4
= 996 / 004.
= 996,004

Understanding this, you can be calculating digits in the millions:
9998 squared = 9998 - 2 / 2x2
= 9996 / _ _ _ 4
(Since we are in Base 10,000 the 4 Zeroes determine the need for 4 digits after the ( / ).
= 9996 / 0004
= 99,960,004.

There is a world-wide debate currently raging about the efficacy of Vedic Mathematics versus the crumbling foundations of Western Mathematics.
Generally speaking, the theorems we all learned at school are not wrong but clumsy. Some of the Western geometrical formulae are certainly wrong or inadequate: for example, the formulae for sphere packing in the higher dimensions increase up to the 6th Dimension then suddenly decrease for higher dimensions, which is simply absurd.
Unfortunately, some die-hard senior mathematicians in an attempt to protect the crumbling foundations that they now stand on feel threatened by the lightning quick mental calculations of the Vedic seers, and go to great lengths to deride Vedic maths as a "bag of tricks". And of course, many insecure teachers worldwide are afraid to rewrite all their course material.
Here is another example illustrating its utter simplicity:
"The Path of Least Resistance", or "The Law of Economy".

Sutra: By One More:
The Squaring of Numbers Ending in 5

If we wanted to square the number 25, i.e. 25 x 25, we would conventionally take 3 lines of working out. Vedic Mathematics merely looks at the Question, applies one of the 16 Sutras, and solves it Mentally in One-Line. In this case, the Sutra at work is "By One More Than The Previous Digit". Observing that 25 is a 2 digit number, 5 is the last digit, but we are mainly interested in "the Previous Digit" which is 2. We say, mentally, "What is One more than Two?" It is 3. The word "By" in the Sutra really means "to multiply". The setting out for the first half of the answer is thus:
252 = 2 "By" 3 / ........
= 2 x 3 / ........
To this we tag on the last digit "5" squared:
= 2 x 3 / 5 x 5
= 6 / 25
Thus the answer is 625.

Similarly, all other numbers that end in 5, when squared, can be done instantly:
152 = 1 x 2 / 5 x 5 = 2 / 25 = 225
352 = 3 x 4 / 5 x 5 = 12 / 25 = 1,225
452 = 4 x 5 / 5 x 5 = 20 / 25 = 2,025
952 = 9 x 10 / 5 x 5 = 90 / 25 = 9, 025

Sutra: Vertically and Crosswise:


Fig 137d
Sutra: Vertically and Crosswise

Here is another simple Sutra, the one that Bharati Krsna Tirthaji refers to as most widely used, called "Vertically and Crosswise" and solves all multiplication by application of a pattern (which is registered by the Right Brain as Feminine-Natured Mathematics in contrast to the logical Male Left Brain style of moths you learnt at school).

eg: To find 26 Multiplied by 31 in One-Line, we need to look at a Pattern,
viz: This Sutra, known as: "Vertically and Crosswise" shows we will have
a 3-Digit Answer represented by the 3 short horizontal lines.
Here is how we traditionally write the setting out for "26 x 31":
2 6
x
3 1
------
_ _ _

Notice there are 4 digits involved ( 2, 6, and 3, 1) and let them be represented by a small circle or dot and that explains the format seen in Fig 137e. This will help you to understand "CROSS ADDITION" which is shown as the middle part:
[ (2 x 1) + (6 x 3) ] and uses both multiplication and addition in the form of the letter "X" and corresponds to the "cross-over of the optical nerve in the brain" shown in Fig 137e below. (Here, the symbol "x" = Multiplication):

= 2 x 3 (2 x 1) + (6 x 3) 6 x 1

= 6 2 0 6 (nb: the "2" of the �20” is carried over to the left hand side).

= 8 0 6

= 806 (This shows only the mental workings. The Multiplication of 26 by 31 can be solved mentally!)


There are 16 Jaw-Dropping Sutras or simple Sanskrit Word Formulae which solve all known mathematical problems in the branches of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus are easy to understand, easy to apply and easy to remember.
This Vedic One-Line Mental Arithmetic is very helpful in stimulating Modern Mathematicians to adopt its simplicity and quickness. Once initiated to these Vedic rules, students of all ages will appreciate and enjoy the enhanced subject.

The aim of Vedic Mathematics is to bring this long-hidden treasure trove of intelligent mathematical knowledge within easy reach of everyone who wishes to obtain it and benefit by it.

Sutra: Digital Sums: For Multiplication By Eleven


When scientists have a problem, say with electronic data, and they need to send it efficiently, the solution is invariably Compression. Digital Compression is a powerful Sutra that solves multiplication by 11 very quickly.
If we wanted to multiply 25 x 11 we merely add the two digits of the 25 and say "2 + 5" which is 7 and insert it between the two digits. Thus the answer is 275. Another way of showing this is to separate the two digits and insert their digital sum:

25 x 11 = 2 (2+5) 5
= 2 7 5

39 x 11 = 3 (3+9) 9
= 3 12 9 (nb, the "1" of the "12" gets carried over to the left)
= 429


RAPID MENTAL CALCULATION

Eg: What is 108 x 109 in 5 seconds?
Solution. In Base 100, both numbers exceed the Base by 8 and 9 respectively.
Add the 8 to the 109, giving 117 / _ _
which gives us half the answer.
Then tag on the multiplication of those two excesses,
which is 8 x 9 = 72.
Thus the mental answer is 117 / 72 or 11,772
Its brilliant and simple.

Visit Jain Mathematics website : http://www.jainmathemagics.com/page/5/default.asp

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Klara Feenstra - Two Poems

                          



HOW TO BE HERE



I know the waveform of an um
coming between
the bile and tongue
and tooth and security
and I. This profanity, still ill and sacrificial,
this promise of forever
always comes before
thoughts.
I know.
But in this room
anything but the swarm
is so pedestrian as
the strings and the autoharp,
are sick cumulative spheres.
A distant logic scattered now on the neurons.
My toe dips in, a thigh, a hip,
(a warm bath),
then to bed with you where we will stay for a day or a week
(a black bubble)
with all the gold webbing above our heads.
and the side effects
and the implications
and the so urgent
in the hapless joints of
the full body and heavy head
further in.
I work so hard,
To be here now with the sound and salt
your words ringing as if they were text.
We write into concrete
any object at all
all that talk – all that promise.
You do it
the way you dance to and not with the song.
We have ummed so much
that surely to not
not
not do it
not
not like a hair I pull from my throat
not
find it
a so sense of
where we are
is so not
it is so not.


PLEASE STOP THE IMMEDIACY



a colour wheel with every shade of red
the same shade of red,
every bitmapped spec of mars
to stitch together
into a cohesive sit still on which my stillness will spin
I want to sit still in
still in and moving through.
there’s so much science,
there’s so much of I am a physicist
weighing out all the
anger presenting it to you with perfect proportions
to get you all blue
but then not too blue
a concept album.
I’m already
talking behind everyone’s backs to myself.
my bitter mind
is harvesting all the world’s beauty
and I’m not paying one penny.
all this romance so swollen so puffy cheeks,
so sick feeling so sick getting.

perhaps it’s all too obvious but
opinions are fleshy
asked to feel
and all there is is a loose hangnail.
I know this is not enough
but it’s soft and sweet for now,
seasoned right and all that.
Isn’t it lovely to be loved like that?
I do think so
so much of a lot of love in my life and it is sticky
and when I pull it off it’s like waxing my thighs
forever.
Imagine not prickly legs forever.

okay, this is not a whole.
I love you but you are just a moment for resting in –
I am finished and time has dried up anyway
all of it has brought me to this place
where I can find a whole in segments presented to me
and build a person – lay them next to me and hold them tight
– ly
nibble on their open wound
the hard wrapping around the soft.


Klara Feenstra is a poet from London with upcoming publications in Lighthouse, shufPoetry, SoFloPoJo and more.
She cares about phenomenology and chords in the key of A major.
IG:
@kqueenstra




Saturday, 11 March 2017

An absence of peace: When is a war actually a war?

Earlier this month, a relic from World War Two intruded into daily life in north London. A 500lb Luftwaffe bomb was discovered by builders excavating in the leafy suburb of Brondesbury.
Local homes were evacuated, local train services were closed down. Eventually the weapon was made safe and finally removed to be detonated on an army range.
This relic of a war that ended more than 70 years ago set me thinking.
World War Two - just like the Great War that preceded it - was a total war. The fates of all the countries involved were in the balance. Ordinary soldiers were largely not professionals but were conscripted citizens. The whole of society - its energies and industrial might - were mobilised for the conflict.
Once the war was over, many of its constraints inevitably lingered - the rationing of food, for example. War-ravaged cities also bore their scars.
As a child I remember the temporary homes - the rectangular "prefabs" or prefabricated houses - that dotted many of the bomb sites in east London near my grandparents' home.
My childhood was dominated by films and documentaries about the war. I lose track of the number of plastic Spitfire model kits I must have built to battle with their Messerschmitt equivalents.
But whatever the memories and cultural obsessions, the conflict was definitively over. There was, in short, a clear distinction between war and peace.
Thankfully the so-called Cold War of the 1950s and 60s remained just that: in Europe, at least, it never went hot. War and peace were two separate states of affairs.
Fast forward to today. This week, in London, a memorial was unveiled to the service personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. On the government's own website it is described as the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial.
In the lengthy press release that follows there is no mention of the word "war", except to say that the new memorial stands close to monuments to World War Two and the Korean War.
There is rightly, of course, mention of the lives lost and the medals won. There is, too, appreciation for those who "put themselves in harm's way" - an Americanism that has intruded itself into the public debate on armed conflict.
But there you have it. These were undoubtedly armed conflicts far from our shores. But in what sense were they wars? Well of course they were, I hear you say, this is all semantic argument.
Well, they were certainly wars for the Afghans and the Iraqis who were in some cases willing, and in many cases, unwilling participants in the struggles.
They were certainly wars for those actually engaged in combat. From my very limited experience under fire, it matters little if it is a skirmish or a fully-fledged battle if it is you on the spot where the bullets are flying.
But were Britain, the United States or their many allies who have contributed troops to these conflicts really "at war"? To what extent were their societies adapted or mobilised for the struggle? In some senses, very little. But in others, perhaps, more than we would like to admit.
None of their economies was on a war footing and the fighting was done largely by regular professional troops or volunteer reservists. Boots on the ground were combined with the signature style of the modern Western military campaign: lashings of air power along with the use of sophisticated armed drones.
Paradoxically, the primary impact of these wars was on the home front: the political obsession with terrorism which has had an impact on policing, community relations and security legislation and created an atmosphere in which debate about "fear of the other" has become an increasingly important factor in democratic elections and referendums.
It has also led increasingly to a militarisation of foreign policy - the idea that the military has an answer for most of the world's problems.
And, in the midst of this, the former US Pentagon official and academic Rosa Brooks has mused eloquently on this theme in a book cogently titled How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything.
Her message, that the blurring of the boundaries of war and peace has consequences for all our lives, is one that seems to resound with ever more people around the globe.

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

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