SANTHIP KANHOLY

Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech : Aerospace & Ocean Engineering
Blacksburg, VA, United States

About SANTHIP

Bio

Currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (formerly a Master's Engineering Student in Aerospace Engineering )at Virginia Tech, I consider myself as a human being in search of fulfilling his complete potential. Something along the line of the Renaissance Man. Having had exposure to esoteric teachings of Saivite Hinduism, modern science, technology and other cutting edge ideas I come across from TED site only serve to reaffirm my impressions of the higher nature of truth which is resplendent in the Vedic Philosophy of East. The mind boggling revelations from these scriptures more or less seems to correspond to the ideas that are being spread by TED site. I am looking for ideas that would help me in finding the ultimate educational solution for any human being regardless of his age/race/creed to fulfill his true potential(Renaissance Man)

Languages

English, Hindi, Malayalam

Areas of Expertise

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mechancial Engineering

An idea worth spreading

I believe in the ultimate convergence of science and religion to a single stream of knowledge... this ultimate convergence will take into account the subjective experiences of the mystics, as well as hard-core science of measurement and observation...

I'm passionate about

CFD,Science,Brain Science, Aerospace, Vedic Philosophy,Education ideas, Technology to improve Rural Life,Renewable Energy, Free Energy, Neuroscience, Consciousness science

Talk to me about

Any of the above passions

People don't know I'm good at

Psychological Counselling.

My TED story

Not yet. But soon. I am only 25 years old now :)

Comments & conversations

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SANTHIP KANHOLY
Posted over 3 years ago
TED Speaker Julian Treasure: What would a conscious listening world be like – and how do we get there?
Thanks a lot for your answers Julian ! 1. I am into meditation and find that it helps me silence my own thoughts to listen effectively. Simply wanted to know your opinion on sound meditation :-) There is in fact some meditation techniques to allow sound to silence your thoughts within. But thank you for sharing your opinion :) 2. THANK YOU FOR THAT ! I will be using high compression rates from now on :-) 3. Thank you for these tips. The protectors will definitely be a part of my life .. Will reduce the music time also .. Do you think investing in an expensive noise-cancelling headphones is worth the money in the long run ? Any personal recommendations ? :-)
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SANTHIP KANHOLY
Posted over 3 years ago
TED Speaker Julian Treasure: What would a conscious listening world be like – and how do we get there?
Hi Julian, I wanted to know your thoughts on a couple of things related to sound :-) 1. What do you think about listening to buddhist/hindu mantras ? Some say they have experienced profound shifts in consciousness when they have listened to certain sounds /syllables etc .. What are your thoughts also on brain-wave tones/frequencies ? 2. I listen to mp3 format .. The sleeptime audio s/w which I use also use mp3 audio. Are we really losing much by compressing the pure sound into mp3 formats ? Will that affect things a lot ? 3. I am 25 years old now. And I am really worried if my listening to music off my ipod is going to affect my hearing 20 years down the lane. My workplace is a buzzfield of computer noise as well. Any tips ? Enjoyed all of your talks. Glad to see you here in TED :-)
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SANTHIP KANHOLY
Posted almost 4 years ago
Scientific research on the ancient yogic/spiritual idea of kundalini and study its effect on consciousness and physiology ..
Marie .. I wanted to clarify and possibly share with you what kind of kundalini action I have seen .. Do see the links below to really see kundalini in action .. I have been fortunate enough to see this and have a guru to put a good perspective on how to deal with kundalini by knowing about the process .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qPoYgvizO4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bL3pTRt2kM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-mYdNYnP9Q&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfC1voaMYFw You see all this evidence, and how can you say Kundalini is an obstacle when its actually playing out the process on its own, using the inherent intelligence it has ? TKV mustn't have seen this .. If he has, I would be curious to know what solutions he would have proposed ?
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SANTHIP KANHOLY
Posted almost 4 years ago
Scientific research on the ancient yogic/spiritual idea of kundalini and study its effect on consciousness and physiology ..
I agree with the idea of scientific inaccuracy possible in what I have mentioned in my reply .. I agree with that ... The only evidence I cite in my argument is that my familiarity with people with awakened kundalini within a spiritual tradition where the main path involves kundalini .. And I have witnessed kundalini in action .. And simply can't deny the intelligent energy in play I have witnessed myself ... So I can never agree to an idea that kundalini is another obstacle in the spiritual path .. The only way it can be considered to be an obstacle is when one is obsessed with this idea, and not allowing the actual process to happen by sticking to one's own misconceptions which one will have to deal with .. I agree with what you said, that other ideas are out there .. But to be honest, I simply don't see any value in such an idea having witnessed it in action myself.. But thank you for letting me know about this .. And no .. I didn't intend any personality attack on TKV .. But simply mentioned that perhaps he hasn't seen real life kundalini in action ..
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SANTHIP KANHOLY
Posted almost 4 years ago
Scientific research on the ancient yogic/spiritual idea of kundalini and study its effect on consciousness and physiology ..
Hi Marie, I don't agree with his interpretation .. Kundalini is acknowledged to be a process of internal purification which sometimes is associated with energetic movements intended to remove all the energetic, mental , emotional and intellectual blockages .. It is the hallmark of a spiritual path .. TKV Desikachar seems to think that prana is the only energy that matters .. The difference between Prana and Kundalini is that Kundalini is an intelligent energy , which removes all the blockages on its own, to the point where it can cause spontaneous yoga postures to happen even if the one with an awakened kundalini doesn't know yoga at all .. I have seen this .. TKV doesn't seem to have any kind of reasoning for this ... Instead he has twisted the definitions so as to associated all the impurities with kundalini, and all the other intelligence with just movement of prana , which is clearly not the case ... ( this link explains what kundalini force is in detail http://www.himalayanacademy.com/resources/books/mws/mws_ch-38.html , the one practice which I found to be very beneficial but haven't seen in this website is focusing on the Heart center or the seat of the atman ) Another thing which comes along these line is that prana isn't the end of things .. There is manomaya kosha, anandamaya kosha, and jnanamaya kosha .. ( see kosha in wikipedia ) .. TKV doesn't seem to acknowledge that ... I am sure he didn't have seen a real kundalini awakening involving spontaneous asanas ... Perhaps the reason why he didn't talk about kundalini was how people would chase kundalini in order to gain spiritual powers rather than aim for spiritual progress .. Other than that, I would have to say that this TKV didn't know what he was talking about ..