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Early Age Education : More listening, less synthetic visuals

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Visuals compress many details. They make the concept vague for growing minds. For kids, it is too much to handle. Their brain consumes more energy but get hardly any benefit of neuronal connection establishment.

Instead, when the teaching imparted by oral education, kids learn to be more attentive. Attention will allow them to digest detail better and make more and more neuronal connections. Their imagination and memory power increases too. This will have direct impact on their life-long ability to master any new skill or subject.

First 7 years – prefer more listening and involvement. Visual aids are ok but not the primary tools.

And if you wish to use visuals, let there be only one canvas. Mother nature. Let there be vastness of visual inputs.  Don’t restrict imagination by gadgets/youtube based education.

Fail often, fail early

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Never take shortcuts. Fail often, fail fast. In Hindu culture, we call it manthan. Churning. Churning results in nectar. Finetuning is necessary.

Mistakes

https://www.baycrest.org/Baycrest-Pages/News-Media/News/Research/Making-mistakes-while-studying-actually-helps-you

When learning something new, there are instances where trial and error helps rather than hinders, according to recent findings by Baycrest researchers.

Contrary to popular belief, when a person makes a mistake while learning, it improves their memory for the right information, but only if the error is close to the correct answer, according to a study published in the journal, Memory.

“Our research found evidence that mistakes that are a ‘near miss’ can help a person learn the information better than if no errors were made at all,” says Dr. Nicole Anderson, senior author on the paper and senior scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. “These types of errors can serve as stepping stones to remembering the right answer. But if the error made is a wild guess and out in left field, then a person does not learn the correct information as easily.”

These findings could help with improving education for not only younger adults, but also late-life learners.

Human Speech’s Surprising Influence on Young Infants

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In most households, kids talk more often with gadgets and TV. And due to this passive communication, their emotional and language growth is severely injured.

Injuries in mind-space, sense-space are difficult to spot. By the time we spot, it is too late.

Take care.

“…parents in impoverished homes speak less to their children..”
 
This is true for rich families too. So many of new parents in my generation and social structure speak very less with their kids. Above that, they live in confined nuclear set up. Kids get very less listening sessions. Only major listening happens in front of TV :D.
 
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Human Speech’s Surprising Influence on Young Infants
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SPEAK MORE with YOUR KIDS. THEY LOVE TO LISTEN. MORE you speak, more they learn.
 
“These new results, culled from several different labs including our own, tell us that infants as young as 2 or 3 months of age not only love to listen to speech, but that they learn about fundamental cognitive and social relations better in the context of listening to speech than in any other context we’ve discovered yet. Nobody would have thought that,”

Cow the mother and social skills for autistic child

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If pet-relation can cure, imagine the impact of mother-child relation. Effect is beyond human imagination.

Go. Better late than never. Establish new relation with mother i.e. गौमाता!

Spend time with her until you die or she. She is mother. She can take care of you forever.

I shared here many times that worshipping Gau mata is superb medicine that cures not only physical body but also our energy footprints and mind.

Check this study how mere having Pet @ home helps Autistic children.

If a pet can do wonder, imagine mother’s impact. 🙂 (Y)

Try this: If you know anyone suffering from psychological disorder, ask him/her to spend 15 days @ Gau shala, taking care of Gau mata. Worth trying. I have seen change in few people.

PS: Park your ‘Sameness’ logic aside. All pets are same is good but individual’s capacity does matter.


Research


Pets May Help Improve Social Skills Of Children With Autism

Having a family pet can be beneficial for child development in a number of ways, including keeping kids active and promoting empathy, self-esteem and a sense of responsibility. But dogs may be particularly beneficial for kids with autism, acting as a “social lubricant” that helps them build assertiveness and confidence in their interactions with others, according to new research from the University of Missouri.

The researchers surveyed 70 families with autistic children between the ages of eight and 18, all of whom were patients at the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Nearly 70 percent of the participating families had dogs, half had cats, and some owned other pets including fish, rodents, rabbits, reptiles and birds.

The study’s lead author Gretchen Carlisle, a research fellow at the University of Missouri, observed that autistic children are were likely to engage socially in social situations where pets were present. While previous research has focused specially on the ways that dogs benefit the development of autistic children, Carlisle found that pets of any type were beneficial for the childrens’ social skills.

“When I compared the social skills of children with autism who lived with dogs to those who did not, the children with dogs appeared to have greater social skills,” Carlisle said in a statement. “More significantly, however, the data revealed that children with any kind of pet in the home reported being more likely to engage in behaviors such as introducing themselves, asking for information or responding to other people’s questions. These kinds of social skills typically are difficult for kids with autism, but this study showed children’s assertiveness was greater if they lived with a pet.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/pets-children-autism_n_6396348?ec_carp=30206386239911465

Solve consumerism to cure cancer

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For any body cell, like we human beings, the complex organism, natural end is death or cytolysis (Pathological breakdown of cells by the destruction of their outer membrane).

But before we approach to death, we display different behaviors through out life, based on our biological and mental age.

We humans, or some of us, exhibit uncontrolled behavior of consumerism. Esp. in young age, before crossing 40s. This consumerism is most selfish pursuit. We just have one thing in mind. I will consume as much I can afford. Who are you to give sermons to me? That is cancerous behavior. Disrespect for society. Disrespect for mother nature. Utter neglect towards natural resources. When a Nation is full of such selfish citizens who hardly performing their duties towards society, nation, Mother Earth, we can declare that there is indeed lump of cancerous citizens.

What causes societal cancer? Lack of moral education in school.
Same is the cause of human body cancer. Lack of I-ness. Lack of morals of living or treating needs of each body cell. When it is neglected, body cells rebels. They outgrow the I-ness you have and establish own identity.

Roots are all mental. Solve your consumerism behavior and cancer will be cured too.

Who will save us from animal farms?

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If Bird Flu Scare forces govt health officials to announce 10 km radius under alert and 1 km radius as affected zone, why govt allows to open Poultry setup within 20 km radius of human habitat?
 
Is it not illegal in first place? If not severe influenza, it can surely cause occasional viral infections and keep citizens sick due to animal stress spread hormones, viruses and DNA material via soil, air and water (and by that reduce manpower efficiency and increasing healthcare burden. You know economics, right? )
 
Respected Narendra Modi ji, PMO India Shri Vijay Rupani ji: Please amend and enforce necessary laws and restrict Poultry within human habitat.
 
If you can take actions against illegal liquor sell in Gujarat, what stops you to take actions against more grave danger?
 
As a citizen, I warn about unforeseen epidemics that we may face due to ignorance and negligence. Take ACTIONS Or else, we will land in 1994 Surat plague like situation.
 
I urge friends to write to PM and CM to take urgent steps against intensive animal farming. Unless you raise the voice, politicians won’t wake up.
 
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About 10 billion land animals in the United States are raised for dairy, meat, and eggs each year.
Factory farming accounts for 37% of methane (CH4) emissions, which has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2.
Manure can also contain traces of salt and heavy metals, which can end up in bodies of water and accumulate in the sediment, concentrating as they move up the food chain.
When manure is repeatedly overapplied to farm land it causes dangerous levels of phosphorus and nitrogen in the water supply. In such excessive amounts, nitrogen robs water of oxygen and destroys aquatic life.
Burning fossil fuels to produce fertilizers for animal feed crops may emit 41 million metric tons of CO2 per year.
 
Globally, deforestation for animal grazing and feed crops is estimated to emit 2.4 billion tons of CO2 every year.
Corn, wheat, and rice, the fast-growing crops on which humanity depends for survival, are among the most nitrogen hungry of all plants.
Large-scale animal factories often give animals antibiotics to promote growth, or to compensate for illness resulting from crowded conditions. These antibiotics enter the environment and the food chain.
Factory farms contribute to air pollution by releasing compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and methane.
The US Department of Agriculture estimates that confined farm animals generate more than 450 million tonnes of manure annually, 3 times more raw waste than generated by Americans.
The waste lagoons on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) not only pollute our groundwater, but deplete it as well. Many of the farms use the groundwater for cleaning, cooling, and drinking.
 
https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-factory-farms-and-environment
 
http://www.foodispower.org/pollution-water-air-chemicals/

Sabrimala Apathy and Self-hate of Hindus

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In picture, you see two popular Hindu images mocked and ridiculed by no one but Hindu themselves for at least 50 years! Why so?

Two stream of thoughts were popular in last 100 years.

1) So called rational mind due to modern education. This mind never got exposure to subtle aspects of life i.e. Prana and Mind. For them, all Hindu rituals are superstitious. Not needed. I am ok with you being atheist. But who gave you rights uproot others from their belief!

2) So called वेदांती mind (No disrespect for all. But this is the mistake we make, even after studying Vedanta!). For them, rituals and all, not needed when you READ (NOT REALIZE) about आत्मा & परमात्मा! Reading is not realization. But this is difficult to grasp for exclusive readers! And suppose you are advance sadhak and don’t care of rituals, why do you actually uproot mass who is not ready! This angers me most!

Thanks to these two stream of thoughts prevailing in Hindu society, slowly, society was uprooted from Shastra prescribed ways of living. But since they still have Hindu psyche, they got connected to new-age spiritual GURUs. They too prescribed the same (of course, that is how you can increase your reach.)

In this context, it is no surprise for me to see disrespect and insult of Ayappa Swami’s temple rituals and rules.

अमित शर्मा ji wrote very well:

अन्यथा न लीजियेगा परंतु ये रुदन पश्चाताप कम पाखण्ड अधिक लगता हैं।
क्या परम्परा आज प्रथम ही खण्डित हुई हैं?

बंधु! परम्परा माता तो उसी दिन से निरन्तर रुदन कर रही हैं जिस दिन से हिन्दू कहलाने वालों ने स्वेच्छाया अपने मस्तक से तिलक मिटाकर और अपनी शिखा अपने हाथों काटकर फेंक दी थी।

अपनी परम्परा माता के अश्रु रोकने का प्रबन्ध प्रथम करो तिलक-शिखा धारण करो।

इतना करने मात्र से स्वयं में तेज प्रकट होगा, असुर स्वतः पराभूत होंगे।

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The Bran Business : Making our food dead

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Polishing food for super white color is market-induced obsession. Our forefathers never desired white color polish food. They instead desired white to be establish in mind (श्वेतपद्मासना – या वीणावरदण्डमण्डितकरा या श्वेतपद्मासना…)

Bran

What do we do due to this?

We get rid of essential anti-oxidant available in rice bran (the outer layer). Due to this, polished food acts as dead food with no active benefits. Prana is gone in polishing.

A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State.

Since Bran is waste, there will always one or another gimmick to utilize it. First they tried synthetic edible oil out of bran, now natural preservative.

Remember, food items are good when they are whole. Such patch work won’t yield right results. Yes, will definitely yield profit.

 

 


Research


A ‘bran’ new way to preserve healthy food with natural ingredients

https://news.psu.edu/story/552805/2019/01/03/research/bran-new-way-preserve-healthy-food-natural-ingredients

A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State.

“Currently, there’s a big push within the food industry to replace synthetic ingredients with natural alternatives, and this is being driven by consumers,” said Andrew S. Elder, doctoral candidate in food science. “Consumers want clean labels — they want synthetic chemical-sounding ingredients removed because of the fact that they don’t recognize them, and that some of them (the ingredients) have purported toxicity.”

The Penn State researchers studied a class of compounds called alkylresorcinols (AR). Plants such as wheat, rye and barley produce ARs naturally to prevent mold, bacteria and other organisms from growing on the grain kernels. The researchers wondered if ARs could also preserve food in the same way from a chemical standpoint.

Along with using more natural ingredients, the food industry is also supplementing more foods with healthy oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Adding these healthy oils to foods that normally would not contain them could boost the health benefits of these foods to consumers. However, omega-3 rich oils have a shorter shelf life, which could cause these foods to spoil more rapidly.

“Most people consume omega-3s from marine sources,” said Elder. “As they break down, they can make the product smell and taste fishy. Consumers then throw these products out and don’t buy them again, and this results in an economic loss.”

Antioxidants are compounds that slow the rate at which omega-3 fatty acids degrade, preserving their health benefits and preventing food from spoiling as quickly. While consumers demand more natural ingredients, the food industry has struggled to find natural antioxidants that are as effective as synthetic ones.

 

Zinc : Shashtric prescription vs Modern prescription

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If you remember, few days back, I shared how Ayurveda embraces Zinc! And how it can prevent Type 2 Diabetes!

Reproducing it from Nov 26, 2016 status:

“Yashada Bhasma (calcinated Zinc) is shashtric prescription for Diabetes Type 2 type immune disorders, known to Indians for 50000+ years.
Modern medicine finds its utility in 2015. Just now! Last year! 😉
And Ayurveda is blamed for using heavy metals!! What an insult to the real science!”

Now, we find Today, that Zinc also have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. It also protects against DNA wear and tear stress!!

Sooner we realize importance of our roots and align life with it, better for our future! For that to happen, we must come out of slavish mindset who see anything Hindu/Indian with doubt but appreciate Ivy League studies blidnly!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26020622

http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org/Uploads/Public/Documents/Media/PDF-Media/Am%20J%20Clin%20Nutr-2016-Zyba-ajcn.116.135327.pdf

Fool and Loot by ‘Vedic’ or ‘Ayurvedic’

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We talked about दन्त मंजन, they came up with वेदशक्ति toothpaste!

Using words like ‘Ayurvedic’ or ‘Veda’, cannot make it original and local! It still remains आसुरिक version to fool and loot us!

Point to be noted is: it works! Social media power – it works. But it comes with responsibility of remaining alert and keep fellow citizens aware about marketing tactics.

We ignored carbonated drinks, they came up with fruit juices!
आसुरी शक्ति will always try to hijack movements! Remain alert and don’t fall for propaganda and marketing!

No toothpaste can be ayurvedic!
No packaged fruit juice can be real!

Always strive for fresh, original and local!

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