Why would anyone want to search for the Infinite when it has always been here?
We are Infinity.
BREAKING NEWS! . . . Brain sees no difference between language, maths, music . . .
The mind isn’t in the brain only but permeates the whole body.
I just ran through the Article briefly.
I was looking for the difference between the mind and brain; brain skills; the difference between knowledge and revealed knowledge; discoveries (see laws of science) vs inventions; creativity, inventiveness, and innovations (new ways brought by technology on doing old things); connecting the dots; inspiration; below average intelligence, intelligence and the nine intelligences in the brain; genius (connected to daydreaming, delusions, mental illnesses declared by the court based on subject matter expert opinion), magic, miracle, Word of God (i.e. eternal laws based on eternal truths including all laws of science); and the spirit of the law, read with the letter of the law.
According to spiritualist, mystic and yogi SadhGuru, the mind isn’t the brain.
The mind, he has declared, is not only in the brain but permeates the whole body.
“We”, said SadhGuru, are not the gross human body.
The gross human body is heritage from parents, in the form of two sex cells with 23 chromosomes each.
The DNA is a data bank. The genes — instructions — are stored there.
The gross human body went on to gather the energy of the sun through Mother Nature.
It will return to Mother Nature when its time on Mother Earth runs out.
The gross human body falls away. The Spirit, no longer differentiated, remains in nothingness.
The Spirit was differentiated in the gross human body and sought certainties in its comfort zone.
Belief systems (read religion), no doubt based on delusions for want of a better term, was all about seeking certainties in the comfort zone.
Science has left out delusions from the list of mental illnesses.
Having said all that, my personal experience has been on one of the nine intelligences in the brain, the Word of God and the spirit of the law, read with the letter of the law.
I won’t go into law. Briefly, law is devoid of emotions.
According to the University of London, “it’s not possible for anyone to know law”.
re the specific intelligence mentioned above, it’s about manipulation skills in language, mathematics and music.
I don’t play any musical instrument.
The brain does not see the difference between language, mathematics and music.
It sees all three disciplines as having only one skill i.e. manipulation of sounds, words and phrases (language), manipulation of figures (mathematics) and manipulation of sounds (music).
I spoke to my English language students on the above when explaining speaking skills, grammar and writing skills.
The computer-supervised “similarity of content” criteria used by universities is a different issue on writing.
There’s no law on plagiarism. In fact, all laws are works of plagiarism.
Plagiarism isn’t a triable issue.
There’s law on copyright infringement and intellectual property rights, trade marks, registration and patent.
I advised the students to take up piano lessons to completely develop their manipulation skills.
Children are often more intelligent than adults.
Based on my explanation on the brain, they persuaded me to tutor them in mathematics and Bahasa Malaysia.
I protested: “I am not a mathematics or Bahasa teacher or tutor.”
They said: “Teacher, take us through Bahasa the same way as in the English class.”
I said, “Okay, I can do that. But what about mathematics? It has been years since I last looked at a maths textbook”.
They said, “Teacher, we are sure that you can find a way. Our maths teacher cannot help us”.
I said: “Your maths teacher can find a way. He or she cannot do that if you don’t ask questions in class.”
So, based on how the brain perceives manipulation skills, I did find a way.
I not only taught general maths to UPSR, PMR and SPM students, I also taught additional maths, pure maths and applied maths based on year end fully worked out answer scripts. I could explain the scripts.
I cautioned the students: “I can only help you in maths if you ask questions. I need to figure out the problem with the brain.”
Needless to say, the students did well in English, Bahasa and maths.
My favourite story is on a Bajau student who went from D in English language in Form 4 to A in SPM. He missed A+.
The whole school, La Salle in Kota Kinabalu, was shocked.
He went back to D in English when he joined Mara College.
I blogged about all the above.
Often, it can be said that life isn’t entirely black and white, black only or white only.
Life may come in various shades of grey. There are exceptions, qualifiers, caveats, ifs and buts.
Philosophy is simply fantastic explanations for things which cannot be explained.
Nothing is an issue unless there’s a complaint anywhere, police report and related complaint in the Magistrate’s court, until parties in dispute on issues in conflict are in court, are in the media, go viral in the social media, are in the kopi tiam, teh tarik stalls, warong warong kopi and the pubs.
We can address anything on human relationships by arguing based on what regulates the nature of human relationships i.e. law and beyond law (eg. Pardon etc).