University 'very easy' for Hong Kong
Tue Sep 4, 12:01 PM ET
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's youngest ever university
student said he was already bored with his
"very easy" classes as he started
his mathematics course on Tuesday.
The nine-year-old maths genius gained two grade As and a B
in his A-levels in England -- normally
taken by 18-year-olds.
March Boedihardjo told reporters gathered at Hong Kong
Baptist University he was excited about
starting school, but the classes
were not stimulating.
"I've learned it a year or two years ago," Boedihardjo
said as reporters peppered him with
questions and cameras flashed around
The boy appeared impatient with the endless questions from
reporters and kept asking his father
when they could leave.
Boedihardjo did not have a good impression of his
"They made no response (in classes). They just listened in
the class and didn't interact with each
other," he said.
The boy said that his old school friends "wanted to play",
unlike the university students.
The university accepted Boedihardjo last month and has
designed a special five-year course for him
that will lead to a masters
The following is from Floyd Henderson's active and
committed blog, which is at
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
SATSANG TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
continue on Friday. You are invited to visit the archives or to read the
information below on various non-duality books.
INFORMATION ON THE BOOKS: Occasionally, people ask about
the recommended order for reading the books. Some ask for more details before
ordering. While the next three days are spent with seekers, postings will be
suspended, so the information requested by some will be offered:
THE MEDITATION GUIDES
These books can be read in either
order since each stands alone. The entries each day provide an excerpt from a
non-duality book, followed by one or more considerations for that day. Some read
the books from beginning to finish while others use them on a daily basis.
Either way, they offer hundreds of pointers that are all rooted in the Advaita
IT ALL BULLSHIT (And Why Knowing It Sets You Free)
book contains a series of “propositionalities” that would be worthless except to
the extent that they prepare all seekers to become willing to question the
sacred cows of your culture. Ultimately, this all deals more with the relative
than the Absolute, but one cannot abide sanely as the Absolute without first
seeing the insanity of the relative. If one can question his/her core beliefs
that are generally held sacred by the masses, then discarding all of the other
nonsense of the culture might become easier. That alone can begin the "journey"
toward total freedom and total peace. Few will ever be able to discard the minor
cows, much less these six sacred cows, but this book is an invitation to begin
questioning what is usually taken for granted after years of programming and
SPIRITUAL SOBRIETY (Recovering What Religions
This book is for the 6 billion+ persons who have been programmed with
the dogma of the planets’ religions, especially the three outgrowths of Abraham:
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is also for those who are playing a
spiritual role or who have become spiritually intoxicated (which prevents moving
beyond all role-playing and Realizing Fully). It's intent is to allow persons on
the "path" to transition beyond the religious and spiritual identities that are
assumed at the third step of the "journey." The focus is on those three since
their dogma has programmed—and corrupted the consciousness of—most persons on
the planet, but the overall message reflects the truth about all religions and
all “spiritual” programs or movements as well. The content reveals the 16 tenets
common to those religions which evolved from the killing of virgins; exposes the
contradictions of those teachings; discusses the glorification of suffering;
catalogues and exposes the false promises that are made in order to attract and
control the masses; explains the way that their leaders' addiction to power
drives them to manipulate their followers; exposes the lies upon which those
institutions are based; identifies the results of religious and spiritual
intoxication; and uncovers the mental disorders that result from strict
adherence to the dogma and ideology. If you have been exposed to any religious
or spiritual indoctrination, or if you live in a culture where the leaders have
been indoctrinated by religion, this one should be read.
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS “PEACE OF MIND” (There Is Only
Peace if You’re Out of Your Mind)
This book leads to the next level of
freedom, allowing seekers to transition beyond the mind. The content explores
the history of the human brain, including the fact that for millions of years,
human and human-like beings functioned without any mind. The book uncovers the
ways that the brain evolved over the ages and developed an ability to store and
retrieve memories. It then shows how the original memories were used
constructively but how programming and conditioning changed all that and created
a "mind" that most often overrules the brain and generates relative-existence
harm and destruction. Similarly, the book shows the way that personality
develops during childhood as a means for survival and adaptation but later
becomes a liability when those childhood personality traits continue to drive
adult thinking and behavior.
Ultimately, the book shows why Advaitin sages
for centuries have correctly identitifed the "problems of the planet" as being
rooted in body-mind-personality identification and offers suggestions for being
free of all of that nonsense via Realization.
This book helps remove the next barrier to
Realization: personality. After being freed from body-mind identification,
transitioning into the next step begins the process of being freed from
identification with personas and being unconsciously controlled by personality
traits. This book studies the nine most basic persona types as identified in the
enneagram method and offers the way to be freed of the influences of
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?
This book offers the
opportunity to shift to the next level of understanding, the level at which you
come to realize that you cannot die since you were not born. Fears generally
begin to fall away after reading this work. The Foreword offers this: “If you
find the answer to ‘What happens when I die—what happens after the body ends?’
the result will be that the remainder of your relative existence will be marked
by an incredible lightness of being. Persons addicted to chaos will hate that
possibility. Those seeking to be restored to sanity will seek the answer until
it is found.”
THE ESSENCE OF THE TEACHINGS
This book is used by many
as a primer and companion piece to FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE. "PART ONE"
includes answers to frequently-asked questions and provides an overview of terms
used during the teachings. "PART TWO" provides information for those who are
“close” but haven’t yet “gotten it.” "PART TWO" moves the seeker to a depth of
understanding that sets the stage for the final message in FROM THE I TO THE
FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step Journey to
Most of the so-called “Spiritual Masters” addressed in random order
all of the steps that must be taken to shift from identifying with the false “I”
to abiding as the Absolute. All of the steps (or “stages” to use Maharaj’s term)
have been discussed for centuries, but this is the first time that the steps
have been offered and explained in simple language in the exact order in which
the seven steps must be taken in order to move from “the lie of the I” to Full
Realization. Most of the content of this book contains the complete set of
transcripts from audio tapings of a series of satsang sessions that guided the
participants from step one to Realization. Some have said that by reading the
questions from seekers and the immediate responses by floyd (all offered in
their original easy, conversational format), they have felt as if they were
present in the room, actively engaged in the satsang along with fellow seekers.
This one should be read last.
CONSCIOUSNESS/AWARENESS: The Nature of Reality Beyond
Self-Realization (Peace Every Day When Abiding as The Absolute)
following the “path” as outlined in FROM THE I TO THE ABSOLUTE (A Seven-Step
Journey to Reality) in order to Realize, the next step is to understand the
difference in consciousness and awareness in order to abide as the Absolute for
the remainder of the manifestation and then be totally free. "The Final
Frontier" of the Advaita Teachings is transitioned when the Nature of Reality is
understood and when the Advaita Teachings are "applied" on a daily basis even in
the absence of any "Applier." The Nature of Reality cannot be understood until
the differences in Consciousness and Awareness are understood. Understanding the
Nature of Consciousness allows for abidance in the I AM, but what of THAT Which
Is beyond, and that which is beyond the beyond? To be at perfect peace on a
daily basis, adibance as the re-purified Consciousness must be transitioned and
abidacne as the Absolute Awareness must happen. Only abidance as the Absolute
allows for the remainder of the manifestation of Consciousness to happen in
Perfect Peace. This book will distinguish between Consciousness and Awareness,
will define the exact Nature of Reality, will offer explanations that will allow
fixation in the Full Realization to happen, will allow for an understanding of
the Functioning of the Totality, and will assist all earnest seekers to find the
way to fixate in a state of peace from NOW until the Consciousness
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The following is from the Dilbert Blog by Scott Adams
(submitted by Dustin).
I don’t tell this story often, because no one believes it.
It was 1979, my senior year at Hartwick College, in Oneonta
NY. One early morning I woke up from a dead sleep and had what could best be
described as a vision of my future. In this vision, I would move to San
Francisco, and create something that would make me famous. And I saw myself
standing on stage in front of a huge audience. At the time, I knew no one who
lived in San Francisco. I didn’t even know anyone who had visited. It seemed
entirely random. I was majoring in economics so I could become a banker in New
York City, not a stage performer in San Francisco.
After graduating, I traded my beat-up Datsun 510 to my
sister for a one-way ticket to Los Angeles, where my brother had moved a few
years earlier. I slept in a sleeping bag on his couch and applied for banking
jobs. I had two offers, and was planning to pick one of them.
Meanwhile, sometime after my so-called vision, an ex
girlfriend dropped out of college and moved to San Francisco. While I was in LA,
she invited me up for the weekend. I went. She convinced me that San Francisco
was a much nicer place than LA, and I should move there. I said I’d stay if I
could find a job on Monday. I was almost out of money. Otherwise, I would return
to LA and accept one of the offers there.
On Monday morning, I walked into a branch of Crocker
National Bank in San Francisco, asked for a job, and got one, as a teller. I’ve
lived in the San Francisco area ever since. This is where I created Dilbert. And
I have stood on stage in front of huge audiences a few hundred times, just as I
saw it in the vision.
I’ve had several of these so-called visions. Most of them
happened just the way I saw them. A few haven’t happened yet, but could. So how
do I explain it?
The obvious explanation is that I remember the alleged
visions that come true and forget the ones that don’t. I can’t rule that out.
Another possibility is that I have some weird psychic ability. That seems
unlikely. If people had that sort of ability it would have been measured in a
lab by now.
Perhaps my subconscious makes all my decisions, and creates
all of my so-called visions. Then it does its best to make me do the things that
would make the visions come true. That seems like a perfectly good
But my favorite theory is that I’m nothing but a hologram in
a computer program built by my ancient self, before the planet was destroyed by
some disaster. The reason I can glimpse my future is that I have all of the
qualities of the real me who wrote my program. In other words, I can accurately
imagine my future because it is playing out much like I would have authored it
The great thing about this theory is that I can find all
sorts of clues to validate it. For example, when I come up with a “new” idea
only to discover that others have had the same thought, this fits my theory too.
The reason other people have my same thoughts is because they were programmed by
my ancient self, who only had a finite number of thoughts to build into the
program. This reality is bound to have repeats.
Then there is all the science I don’t understand. One
explanation is that it’s over my head. But I prefer the explanation that it is
nothing but gibberish programmed into the system. The reason I don’t understand
string theory, for example, is that there are no real scientists, only holograms
programmed by my ancient self. And since my ancient self didn’t know string
theory, he concealed that fact by making it seem as though it is just too
complicated to understand.
That’s how I would have programmed it.