Saturday, January 21, 2006

108 M Per R, 16 R per D

Much attention is being given these days to delaying the onset of Alzenheimers Disease. There is no magic bullet, but by using incremental strategies, the process can be affected. Not eating meat is a great place to start, of course. Also, while a little butterfat is beneficial and, IMHO, essential, too much can start to have a negative effect, so moderation is in order.

"It is stated in Bhagavad-gita that if one is too austere or too sensuous one cannot control the mind. Sometimes one may bring the mind under control by allowing the material senses limited satisfaction. For example, although one may eat austerely, from time to time one may accept a reasonable amount of maha-prasadam, opulent foods offered to the temple Deities, so that the mind will not become disturbed. Similarly, one may occasionally relax with other transcendentalists through joking, swimming and so forth. But if such activities are performed excessively, they will lead to a setback in spiritual life."

SB 11.20.19

Not that one would only accept opulent prasadam - it is occasionally. Mostly austerity in eating is best. The basics of an proactive lifestyle for prevention of AD can be found at (substitute flaxseed meal for the cold water fish):

Think About Your Future. Maintain Your Brain Today.

Of course, there are those who would say that doing crosswords to excercise the brain is "maya". On one hand, wouldn't it be nice if someone took up the service of doing Krsna Conscious based crosswords? Simple ones for children might be an excellent technique for teaching KC culture and cosmology. More complex ones would be of interest to older devotees. (Ah, the dreams of what might be (faraway look in his eyes)). On the other hand, doing the available crosswords could be said to be more KC than watching TV, and the principle of doing the best you can even if you fall short of the ideal is firmly stated in the Bhagavad-Gita

Anyway, all that was to get to what I really wanted to present today. This can be a quite stimulating little exercise that may have appeal for some of you. Check this out:

MENSA Intelligence Test

Bear in mind that although they have brand recognition, Mensa is not all that exclusive, so don't get puffed up if you end up doing well. (and no Googling) :-)

"Various high-I.Q. organizations have been established over the years. Mensa, the most famous group, is open to one person in 50 -- that is, people in the upper 2 percent of the population (98th percentile). The Top One Percent Society and Intertel have cutoffs at the 99th percentile, and the One-in-a-Thousand and the Triple Nine Societies have cutoffs at the 99.9th percentile..."

Quote from Uncommonly Difficult IQ Tests

(lots more tests there, FYI)


At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Chaits said...

This is all VERY interesting.... Still, I'm wondering why the Steelers are headed for Super Bowl XL and you haven't mentioned them once! :)

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

To say the Steelers are Krishna's favorite team would provoke such disdain and disbelief from the empiric studiers of sastra it is better to not speak of such things.

Even those who think they have some "highest" gopi rasa type vision of Krishna would deny it, so it is better to not disturb their minds.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Chaits said...

Krishna, also known as the Butter Thief and Thief of Hearts (and clothes), could be considered the original "Steeler."

At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Pavit said...

11 P on the SBW the awesome PS (PH)

At 8:42 PM, Anonymous FXL3 said...

11 Players on the Super Bowl Winners the awesome Pittsburgh Steelers (Pavit's Hometown)

11 at one time of course

or 11 peanuts on the shelf by window the awesome Planters sale (pretty heavy)

Someone suggested we eliminate the whole football league and take all the money and put it in education and food. And take back sundays for sky gazing and picnics.
I dunno. Just wait til after this year to start it though. One for the thumb and all. And the bus gotta run one more time. Then we can all go on a picnic.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

Prabhupada: In Pittsburgh... I was living in Butler, and a girl took me to Pittsburgh. So I saw at that time that she had to pay two dollars for parking.

Morning Walk -- July 12, 1976, New York

Gurudasa: Subala Maharaja was joking with me that I am wanting to preach, but instead I am thinking about steel and cement and bricks.
Prabhupada: No. If that steel, cement, and bricks are meant for preaching, then it is all right. But if there is difficulty, then sometimes we become absorbed in steel-cement. Steel-cement is not bad, provided it is meant for preaching.

Room Conversation Vrndavana, October 27, 1972, (new98)


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