I wasn't sure if this is appropriate for this forum; however, I tried to pick the most appropriate sub-forum. I study eight hours a day (as I am retired). I have a spiritual and intellectual hunger that is never satisfied. I just bought several books on vedic math and was wondering if those of you who are from India are taught vedic math. To me, it has been honestly mind expanding. Secondly, I bought an internet download package that claimed that it could raise your IQ to 180. I was leary; however, I am a member of MENSA and would not mind raising my IQ by 30-40 points. Early in the first part of the first lesson the author breaks down IQ levels and had genius starting at 180. This of course is false as Mensa recognizes anyone having an IQ in the top 2% of the world as being a genius. So, how can someone who doesn't know that Genius levels on some IQ tests are as lower as 138 and ususally 140 teach me how to raise my IQ. It is like the clergy I met (I was once an unpaid minister) in Christianity that don't speak Hebrew or understand Torah or Judaism. One of the exercise is to concentrate on a coin on a table for 30 minutes with the object being to move the coin. He doesn't expect the coin to move, but claims that this exercise will increase your power of concentration and the pathways in the conscious unconscious mind. I wear the kara, kesh, khanga, Kirpan. I haven't yet learn to tie a turban, but I do wear a covering over my head, until I am able to learn to tie a turban by myself. I am interested in what you think. I have spent years on The Master Course by The Kauai's Hindu Monestery, the Tanakh, The Torah, The Tao Te Ching, The Brit Chadrasha, and am trying to learn the Guri Granth Sahib Guru from here and here with some success. I have also spent much time trying to learn (trying) Hebrew, Russian, German, Spanish, Arabic, and a couple of months on Sanskrit. I have had a mentor 37 years ago who spoke them all plus understood others. He was by far the most intelligent man I ever knew. So, I apologize if this isn't appropriate for this forum and sub-forum, but most forum have a place to share unrelated information.