I have never particularly been good and interested in Maths as a subject or looked at it as a scoring arena. Off late a lot has been heard and said about VM and of course,’math made easy’.

Most of us have a block where this subject is concerned which restricts us from being buddy with maths I, unfortunately, fall in the said category but I want to now ride success over this hurdle It cant be so bad at 34 I am sure!

Spiritually bend, I strongly feel if academics is blended with spirituality the achievement level of each subject is elevated . Maths is factual and so are the rules of the Almighty as 2+2=4 in math similarly if a child is explained that the doctrine of karma is just as this, what ever that you do has a return ticket attached to it and will come back today or tommorow good ,bad or ugly . Conscientious is created and a germ of righteous thinking is sowed for a lifetime. Let us all work towards it my mind juggles with Ideas beyond the horizon of Time and Thought ………would be open to any input .Will connect soon.

Sangeeta Doultani

Principal of MKN Bhatia School

Mumbai

One thing you ought to consider is to look upon Vedic Mathematics, not as something to do with mathematics, but as a labour of love by a truly spiritual person.

The formulae of Vedic Mathematics are something you can approach at your own pace. You may choose to learn only one or a handful of them at a time, applying them to various exercises until you are comfortable and familiar with them before moving on to others.

For instance, I am familiar with the formula of

Ekhadikena Purvena, or "By one more than the one before" – I use it routinely in squaring two digit numbers ending in 5, and it appears in other places.In fact, many of the techniques I learned to make mental arithmetic quicker were learned from a book called

Figuring: The Joy of Numbers, written back in the 1970s by Shakuntala Devi, who clearly was a follower of Vedic Mathematics even though the book never mentioned one single Sutra by name.It was because of this book that I was familiar with

Nikhilam– "All from 9 and the last from 10", long before I knew its name: I was using it to make loose change from cash transactions as early as 1981 without knowing anything about Vedic Mathematics or that specific Sutra.Most recently I discovered

Sunyam Samyasamuccaye– "If the Samuccaya is the same, the Samuccaya is zero" because I had been using it in my tests for divisibility by various numbers, as explained in previous posts.Sometimes, you might discover that something you have been using as a shortcut in maths for years, such as the technique for making loose change, is actually an application of one of these Sutras.

So it is okay to go slowly when approaching Vedic Mathematics, as a husband may approach his wife on their wedding night, knowing that Vedic Mathematics is a loving partner who will be with you, and faithful to you, forever.

Dear Sangeetaji,

Truly Mathematics is Spiritual. Numbers have another side to it apart from just being numbers. Numbers have various dimensions and feelings to it. Numbers are Energy! 🙂 These I am saying from a personal study and experience.

Why dont you attend a Conference being organised in Delhi which is about Integrating Mathematics and Spirituality. It is being organised by Delhi University at FMS. Go through our Old Blog Posts for reference. You must attend the confernece if you have a strong inclination to learn about Math & Spirituality!

Cheers

Gaurav