VEDIC MATHEMATICS NEWSLETTER
ISSUE No. 39
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Vedic Mathematics is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are introduced to the beautifully unified and easy Vedic methods. The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide information about developments in education and research and books, articles, courses, talks etc., and also to bring together those working with Vedic Mathematics. If you are working with Vedic Mathematics - teaching it or doing research - please contact us and let us include you and some description of your work in the Newsletter. Perhaps you would like to submit an article for inclusion in a later issue or tell us about a course or talk you will be giving or have given.
If you are learning Vedic Maths, let us know how you are getting on and what you think of this system.
This issue's article is about a new initiative and a Trust that has been set up in India by Dr S. K. Cosmic Kapoor.
The series of free internet lessons provided by Dr Cosmic Kapoor came to an end on 5th July. These are being followed by Yajur Veda Chapters 1 to 40 up till 14th August 2004. All the previous lessons are still available at the web site: http://www.learn-and-teach-vedic-mathematics.com/. But please note that they may be removed after that date. From 15th August a new series of Lessons will begin, based on "The Cosmic Trust Vedic Mathematics Cause". Some of the text of the Trust is reproduced below.
THE COSMIC TRUST VEDIC MATHEMATICS CAUSE
New series of Lessons under the caption: "The Cosmic Trust Vedic Mathematics Cause" for literacy and proficiency in Mathematics are being planned for their launch on 15th August, 2004. It is going to be of one year duration as an endeavour to reach general people of the developing countries, particularly India, by having a focus upon one of its Districts as a unit as a practical test of the potentialities of the Ancient Wisdom.
'COSMIC TRUST FOR VEDIC MATHEMATICS CAUSE'
God has blessed our family with mathematics intelligence. We have accepted "Cosmic-as existence's middle name to remind ourselves of transcendental grace". This Trust is our family gratitude for the grace continuingly showering upon us for sharing bliss thereof with the fellow beings.
It is the Vedic Mathematics cause which is the inspiration source for the present step for the establishment of the present cosmic trust. It has been my rare privilege to learn while sitting in the feet of His Holiness Sri Sri Pad Baba Ji Maharaj of Vrindavan and His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji Maharaj of transcendental meditation enlightenment. This privilege initiated me for understanding and experiencing the potentialities and promises of Vedic Mathematics (which includes Vedic science and technology as well).
Three cosmic sources of inspiration for the cause of the Vedic Mathematics, Science and Technology are:
Cosmic Source Great exponent
Ganita Sutras His Holiness Bharati Krishna Tirtha Ji Maharaj
Maheshwara Sutras His Holiness Sri Sri Pad Baba Ji Maharaj
Saraswati Mantras His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji Maharaj
The practical lessons of the Exponents are that dissemination of knowledge of Vedic Mathematics to include establishment of Ved press, Sashtra-Varsh Yajna and Statorams recitations for prosperity, knowledge and bliss.
My interests and attempts to understand the basic values of Vedic Mathematics, Science & Technology, during these three and half decades, have convinced me that it is a cosmic cause to disseminate the Vedic Mathematics values.
With this urge, the present step for establishment of the Cosmic Trust for Vedic Mathematics Cause is being taken.
Vedic Mathematics vision of knowledge is that the whole range of knowledge, pure as well as applied, manifests and constitutes a single Discipline. This enlightenment of Ancient Wisdom with proper dissemination has great promise of complete knowledge within shortest possible time.
As the unification of whole range of knowledge avails manifestations along geometric formats, as such the dissemination process gets further facilitated with availability of formats for chasing the manifestation phenomena, as well as the transcendence there from up till the ultimate Absolute state.
Therefore this chase process of existence phenomena within frames has transcendental promises whose bliss is being envisioned to be shared with fellow beings as ideals and vision of 'the Cosmic Trust for Vedic Mathematics Cause'.
INSTRUMENT OF CHARITABLE TRUST
This instrument is being executed this day 3rd of July 2004 by me, the undersigned, as settler and as the first sole trustee. The vision, an urge and the motivation, being as has been expressed above and whereas, there being the transcendental nature of Vision which at initial stage requires my personal focus, attention and the needed direction for the cause, as such the decision that till further enlightened beings may be persuaded to be trustees, the initial responsibility is taken as being upon me to perform and continuing as sole trustee of this Trust.
OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The objectives and goals of the Trust center around the sole cosmic cause for dissemination of the knowledge of Vedic Mathematics amongst the fellow beings for the mathematics literacy, mathematics proficiency and enrichment of life through Vedic Mathematics basic values inputs for development of technologies needed for our existence.
INITIATIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The sole trustee shall be endeavoring for following initiatives with responsibilities as:
(1) To persuade enlightened fellow beings to join for the cause and to share the responsibilities as trustees.
(2) To draw concrete plans for dissemination of knowledge of Vedic Mathematics.
(3) To take all other initiatives and discharge all other responsibilities for the cosmic cause of Vedic Mathematics.
(4) To take all other steps, and to workout the details for furtherance of the interests of the present trust.
[For more information or if you are considering assisting Dr Kapoor in this worth-while venture please contact us at mailto:]
WORKSHOPS IN AHMEDABAD, INDIA
From Mr R P Jain:
The L D Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat are going to organise 3 days VM workshops at their Institute (from August 9th to 11th, 2004 in the evening, each day 2 hours) in association with World Academy For Vedic Maths. Manish Soni from Baroda will be conducting these workshops. Am also trying to fix morning workshops on the same dates which, perhaps, "Akshardham" may be organising which they would be confirming little later. Before these workshops I shall be going to Ahmedabad for extensive Press coverage. In all likelihood we shall be arranging 2 Press Conferences in the last week of this month. The contact # L D Institute is (079) 2630-7326 whoever wished to come can register.
VEDIC MATHS IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
[Please note 'Jain' is an Australian and is not Mr R P Jain who is Vice-President of the World Academy of Vedic Mathematics and who lives in India]
Jain will be one of the guest speakers at the next International Nexus Conference (Friday 24th-Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th September 2004. Venue: The Chifley at Lennons, Queen St., Brisbane, Australia). He would like to invite you to attend a fascinating 1 and a half hour Lecture on the bridging of Vedic Mathematics, Magic Squares and Sacred Geometry on Friday the 24th September 2004, 11.30am to 1pm.
You can also check his website: www.jainmathemagics.com for further details to book online for a post-Conference 2-day workshop on the 27th and 28th September.
(He will also be teaching in Sydney and Canberra all of June and then to America as a guest speaker at the International Feng Shui Conference in San Luis Obispo, California from the 6th to 8th August. Boulder, Colorado in September. Back to Brisbane for the Nexus Conference).
VEDIC MATHS IN MALAYSIA
From Sue Patel:
I wish to share our experience of introducing VM to the Indian Expatriate
Community here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
My colleagues, mathematics teachers and I had held a preview workshop in
Vedic Mathematics for the Indian Expatriate Community at the Indian High
Commission Auditorium on 19th June 2004. We had about 60 adults and 53 (ages
from 6 to 16) children attending the workshop. We introduced the rule All
from Nine and the Last from Ten. Multiplication near base 10, 100, 1000 was
demonstrated and we invited the audience to participate interactively to
solve a few problems posted on the board. The young children were most
excited and enthusiastic towards solving the problems. We also introduced
topics on recurring decimals, squaring numbers and multiplication of
11,111,333. Overall, the audiences were very fascinated at arriving to a
solution in one line! Parents were excited and shared their enthusiasm in
learning some of these rules. They showed interest in wanting their children
to learn Vedic Mathematics. Some parents had shared their concern on the
increasing use of calculator in the secondary schools.
Currently we have about 10 students ages from 10 to 14 who are coming
regularly, once a week to be coached in Vedic mathematics.
Contact Person: Sue Patel
VEDIC MATHS IN INDIA
From Raji Sharma:
This year I conducted Vedic Maths workshops almost every week since April and many of them were on behalf of the Lohana classes and on behalf of The Indian Planetary Society. Each workshop was for 9 hours spread over 3 days. The participants were from all age groups and many were engineering students who were planning to appear for the CAT/CET exams this year. One student was interested in inviting me to his college. I, of course answered in the affirmative. These children definitely were very much interested in learning more of the advanced level. The basic level has aroused their interest so much that many wanted to learn more. I conducted about 10 workshops since April 2004 in the basic level and one in advanced level. They were very thrilled with the methods especially the one liners and the at sight methods. They definitely agreed that the methods increased their speed levels as well as understanding the numbers better. They said specifically that even with a little practice they could see improvement in their performance in the competitive exams. This is definitely a positive sign that VM is welcome among the student community.
WORKSHOP AT RAJARHAT NEAR KOLKATA
The World Academy for Vedic Mathematics, an integral part of the main foundation in Nagpur, the International Research & Resource Foundation for Indian Heritage is the core body working for the cause of Vedic Mathematics across the world. The Academy, in association with "Divya Chaya Trust", an organization primarily working for the upliftment of rural women and orphan people organized an introductory workshop on Vedic Mathematics on 12th July at a village at Rajarhat, a place near Kolkata.
The workshop, which was first of its kind received overwhelming response from the 100 percent rural participants (village folks) and lasted for more than two hours. Twenty-two participants whose academic background ranged from Class X passed and above attended the same. The workshop started from 11:00 a.m. in the morning and continued till 01:15 p.m.
The workshop was conducted by Debmalya Banerjee, the faculty of the academy on the subject from Kolkata.
The expert not only explained the Vedic Methods of Calculation but also gave a brief introduction of the subject too. The organisers were eager to know the books, which are available on this subject and also the kind of courses.
A comprehensive idea about Vedic Maths supported by examples in Nikhilam, Ekadhikena Purvena, Urdhava Tiryagbvyam, digital roots etc. were shown and also various types of multiplication rules were explained.
The academy plans to hold more such workshops in future in order to reach the ultimate common mass.
An article, by Marco Swaen, has appeared in the Dutch journal 'Pythagoras', June 2004 edition. It is called "Rekenen met sutra's - Ontbinden in factoren" and is on factorising quadratic and cubic polynomials. This is the sixth and last of a series of well-written articles by Marco; the diagrams alone make the Vedic method very clear.
WORLD ACADEMY FOR VEDIC MATHEMATICS - contact details
Registered Address: Vishwa Punarnirman Sangh, Raval Bhawan, Near Telankhedi Garden, Nagpur-440 001, India.
Contacts in other Cities in India :
Delhi R.P. Jain, MLBD bookstore
91(011) 2385-2747 / 2385-4826 / 2385-8335 / 2385-1985.
Varanasi 91 (0542) 2352331
Kolkata MLBD bookstore 91 (033) 22824872
Mumbai MLBD bookstore 91 (022) 24923526 / 24982583
Nagpur Alka Sahani 91 (0712) 2531363 / 2550906 / 2545637
Pune MLBD bookstore 91 (020) 24486190
Dr. Bhavsar 91 (020) 25899509 / 21115901
Bangalore School of Ancient Wisdom - Devanahalli, 91 (080) 768-2181 / 7682182 / 558-6837
MLBD bookstore 91 (080) 6533729 / 6542591
Chennai 91 (044) 24982315
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If you would like to send us details about your work or submit an article or details about a course/talk etc. for inclusion, please let us know on
Previous issues of this Newsletter can be copied from the Web Site: www.vedicmaths.org
Some articles from previous newsletters are:
Issue 1: An Introduction
Issue 2: "So What's so Special about Vedic Mathematics?"
Issue 3: Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji: More than a Mathematical Genius
Issue 4: The Vedic Numerical Code
Issue 6: The Sutras of Vedic Mathematics
Issue 7: The Vedic Square
Issue 8: The Nine Point Circle
Issue 11: Is Knowledge Essentially Simple?
Issue 14: 1,2,3,4: Pythagoras and the Cosmology of Number
Issue 16: Vedic Matrix
Issue 17: Vedic Sources of Vedic Mathematics
Issue 18: 9 by 9 Division Table
Issue 19: "Maths Mantra"
Issue 20: Numeracy
Issue 21: Only a Matter of 16 Sutras
Issue 22: Multiplication on the Fingertips
Issue 23: India's System of Mental Mathematics
Issue 24: The Sign of Nine
Issue 25: Maharishi's Vedic Mathematics
Issue 26: Foreword
Issue 27: Mathematics with Smiles: the Vedic Way
Issue 28: The Absolute Number
Issue 29: Report on India Tour
Issue 30: Vedic mathematics - excerpts from research paper
Issue 31: Why Vedic Mathematics?
Issue 32: Kolkata Workshop - an Overview
Issue 33: Report on Vedic Mathematics Workshop
Issue 34: LETTER TO NCERT DIRECTOR
Issue 35: LETTER FROM NCERT
Issue 36: WAVM Brochure
Issue 37: VM PROJECT
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18th July 2004