Saturday, February 11, 2012


Pathways To Knowledge   by Prof. P.K.Keshap

in Business / Entrepreneurship    (submitted 2011-07-07)

Brain is said to have about 15000 million brain cells called neurons.Also called memory cells. In addition, neorons may be called store houses of information received by a child.
On birth, the child has about 3750 million memory cells or stores houses and receives the information from the environment.
The information is received through eyes, ears, touch, taste and smell. These senses are the Pathways to Knowledge. They work as doors and windows to the brain where memory is stored.
Generally, the elders think and believe the child is young to undertstand their activities. But it is not so. Passively, the child• s brain goes on recording the informtion in its sub-conscious mind.
At the age of about 18 months the memory cells double to 7500 million and by the age of 6 they go up to 90% of the total i.e. 13500 million. The information received and gathered during the first 6 years consciously or unconsciously largely determines the beliefs and basic personality traits like faith in the world • good or bad, just or unjust, worthy of living or leaving, crime free or full of criminals, fit for building or breaking the world and many more. Mother• s mental status and the environment around mother improves the behaviour of the child. Happier the mother, happier the child.
Looking at the saintly pictures, watching healthy and religious programs on TV, avoiding strong negative foods and violent media reports contributes in making the child social, non-violent and peace loving personality.
This all affects his behaviour in later years of his/her life. That is why wise-men say, • Give us the child for the first 6 • 7years and we can make him angel or devil as we wish.• Here the basic learning matters a lot.
Orientation of mind needs direction at this level. Affection and basic faith in family system of which the mother is most important plays a vital role in establishing child• s faith in the established real world.
If the mother loves the child, the child will develop healthy concept of the world and would love to make it and ideal world.
On the other hand, neglect and ignorance on the part of the mother and other family members and community develops wrong definitions relating to various relationships in the established world.
The child finds himself/herself more confused than clear about existence in this world. By the age of 18 the brain is developed fully. This may be more illustrated. 
We may take brain as a field named memory comprising of 15000 million acres of land. At the time of birth, the child has 3750 million acres of land to be cultivated. This much cultivation is done by the environment in which he is born.
His or her information receiving power is greater than the knowledge imparted to him/her. By the age of 18 month, this land increases to 7500 million for which the information lacks. Now at 6, the land i.e. memory cells increase to 90% i.e. 13500 million acres but how can it be ploughed and good seeds be sown.
We may ask where is the new knowledge and new information? In case all the land is not cultivated, what happens?. It goes barren and thorns or bushes grow. Similarly, our mind which is mostly dependent upon brain as a hardware, goes barren.
We have the capability to know more, work more, understand more, create more, innovate more but the environment in which we live does not have enough to cultivate.
By the age of 18 years, we are fully developed i.e. 15000 million acres of land is ready for cultivation. The family, community and society in which we live impose so many hurdles and constraints that even 1% of the brain is not used throughout life.
Moreover, ill-knowledge about law gathered from newspaper and media presents a fearful picture of the world. Law is the only mechanism through which the human beings are ensured life on this planet Earth. Law must be respected rather than feared. Compliance of law must come voluntarily rather than out of fear. Law should be treated as friend and source of freedom rather than an instrument to curtail freedom of speech or movement. But proper knowledge of law is rare and the child does not develop healthy concept of law. Legal system in the world is a very sound system. But elders around present it otherwise and child starts from law rather complying law happily.
This also adds to the killing of creativity in the mind of the child. Developing mind all goes astray.
Self beliefs and definitions useful for life are made during the very first 6 years of life.
The society as well as the family that provides the environment to the child and nurtures him finds less criminal minded people as its constituents.
Mind is fertilizer, say Vadanta. It can be fertilized. Prayers and meditation fertilize the mind. Ferilized Mind can be cultivated, oriented and directed for achieving the desired results from life.
Meditation changes Brain Waves, Brain States and Brain Chemicals. Brain waves are classified in 4 states i.e. Beta (13 to 25 cycles per second), Alpha(8 to 12 cycles per second), Theta (4 to 8 cycles per second) Delta (0.5 to 4 cycles per second) Lower the cps, greater is memory and psychometric response to REAL LIFE.
What benefits meditation gives in 15 -20 years, the scientific studies show that people have experienced the same benefits by using Machines in months or so.
Dynamic Personality is primarily developed by 3 factors: family, environment and mind development. Family is beyond a person• s choice. It is NATURE• S work. It is given by nature and hence is beyond the control of a person.
Environment i.e NURTURE is also somewhat in control not in toto. It is the mind only where control of the possessor is possible. Every living being has memory, but innovation and creativity needs imagination.
New inventions like internet, mobile phones etc are the result of imagination and visualization which can be enhanced by yoga and meditation. They boost memory, concentration and imagination by disciplining mind.
Yoga and meditation discipline the mind. Disciplined mind generates energy useful for attraction and • Law of attraction• applies.
What you think that you will get in life. This is law of attraction.
You think happiness, you get happiness; you think miseries, you get miseries and so on.
Think what you want not what you don• t want. Much of the time mind fears failures and likes to have success. How is this possible? Think success and like successful people, you will definitely be successful. Surround yourself with positive, successful people not negative and failed people. Critics waste energy and time.
So, it all depends on your thinking what you want from your life.

About the Author

Founder Director: Institute for Personality Development(Venture of Mind Power Institute), 165/64-J, Bhair Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana(India), Phone: 0161-2455560 Branch Office: "Knowledge Park" STEP Govt. of India, G.N.E, Backside Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Road, Ludhiana.
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