Sanjay Sundraraj

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Sanjay Sundraraj
Posted about 3 years ago
If 'gifted' is a bad word, what term can we use to describe the highly intelligent and creative members of our societies?
Well maybe my tone came on as a little to extreme. Yes i agree that despite this, gifted kids should not be deprived of the extra attention and resources needed for them to unleash their potential. As a result, they would hopefully be able to in some significant way contribute to society in the future. Many education systems are currently are doing a very good job providing for both groups of kids. I brought up the earlier point about feeling shortchanged because in my country the education system has been filtering and streaming students from elementary school up to pre-University. Being part of an Asian culture, we are genetically pre-disposed if i may say to take rankings, streaming and how we are academically compared very seriously. In many cases it is also a matter of family pride. Due to all this pressure to preform up to standards (high standards), many kids tend to feel as if they are not intellectually apt enough to compete with the so called gifted kids. That is just one of the issues i had hoped to bring up with regards to my society.
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Sanjay Sundraraj
Posted about 3 years ago
If 'gifted' is a bad word, what term can we use to describe the highly intelligent and creative members of our societies?
When kids hear the idea of other kids being discovered as gifted, the word itself suggests to them that they have been shortchanged in life. This brings about insecurities at an early age which which may lead to kids being primed to believe that they are not intellectually capable. Harmful for a child's brain development i would say.
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Sanjay Sundraraj
Posted about 3 years ago
Can the science vs. religion debate even apply to Hinduism?
Hey this is a very interesting topic. Well if we were to trace back a "religion it would have started off with a messenger or a prophet who spread the word of God to a community. In the case of Hinduism i have not actually heard of one specific prophet or messenger who had preached the word of God. Yes we Hindus did come from that civilization off the river Sindu, but after we moved out and formed other communities we were exposed to the teachings of various sages, rishis and messengers of sorts. That would technically mean we Hindus are actually a mixture of various (supposed to be ) religions.
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Sanjay Sundraraj
Posted about 3 years ago
In the debate about whether God exists or not, there is a third possibility: that "God" does exist, but only within our brains.
God exists in our brains when we want Him to. Or rather when we want It to..... How any of our opinions here unfold should briefly begin with how we as the individual defines who or what God is. From my studies, research, experiences and affiliations( which i find credible on a personal level where you may not), God to is a form of energy. An energy source to be precise. Not a big bearded man commonly illustrated similar to that of Zeus. I shall continue to refer to this energy source as God. Is God in our Brains? Yes he is. When we pray, plead for divine mercy/intervention, guidance and so on, our brains(or rather the mind) taps into the cosmic energy. This is the sole purpose for people who practice forms of meditation. The mind acts as an antenna to tap into the surrounding cosmic energy given off by God(Satellite). This cosmic energy then is absorbed into our minds and souls and gives us the calmness and the ability to sub-conciously think clearer which would then help to solve issues. This all may seem like i am trivialising the idea of God, however this is only because i have very briefly touched on what i actually know. Dwell deeper into the divine and it would simply fascinate.!
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Sanjay Sundraraj
Posted about 3 years ago
How could we relate to the world around us without the concept of time?
Life without time in a sense would be dull. Remember when you had those moments where you were "living life" ? If time was ignored as a factor in our lives and the universe, we would never have had or will have those awesome moments. Feelings are relative. i feel that you feel happy because you have felt sadness before. You are however unaware of this as it is in your sub-concious. When you find yourself in a situation where you are happy, it occurs as a result of your mind in it's sub-concious state comparing this current moment with past sad moments. Without the consideration of time, your mind would not be able to do this and moments would just be..well moments..with no emotions...numb.