Friday, December 26, 2008

IQ < EQ < SQ

''Hey, my son has an IQ of 200, he's going to be an engineer.'' The mother is happily smiling.

As you remember, for long the world gave much importance to intelligence quotient (IQ). In mid '90s, findings in neuroscience and psychology revealed the importance of emotional quotient (EQ). This made us aware of our feelings and that of others as it gives empathy, compassion, motivation and ability to respond skillfully to pleasure.

Last year in 2007 a new introduction came out. New dimension to human intelligence: spiritual quotient (SQ) as the ultimate intelligence. This is the intelligence used to solve problems of meaning and value. Take an example from real life ''Am I sure that I find the fulfillment in my job? Is it the right job I do?'' Other example from blogging world ''Am I relating to the people in a way that contributes to their pleasure and mine?''

What about you? Have you found yourself (in blogosphere)?

You can share your answers with me in comments field below -if you wish:)

Our answers to above questions will determine whether we found/find happiness or not. IQ and EQ are inadequate in these issues, but SQ. Because SQ is about:

~ moving on in life.
~ the growth of a human being.
~ thinking of ourselves as an expression of a higher reality.
~ how we look at the resources available to us.
~ to discover a freedom from a sense of limitation as human beings.
~ moving in a positive and constructive direction.

I believe that bloggers should have good SQ's as it's the ultimate intelligence that can add value and meaning to their life as well as their presence in the blogosphere. Otherwise they will continue to be demolisher of the values instead of willing to be constructive. Unfortunately it is what I have also been seeing that there is a big polarization even in blogosphere. A kind of unpleasing battle that's directed to values, some countries and their people. Today the blogosphere is so charged, so polarised, and so filled with haters hating that is simply not worth as stated in The Economist, please continue reading: blogging may die as it's no longer as it was

As a result, it's our choice, again, whether we are willing to engage where others are ready to engage with us. So mine is a SQ creative blog. Yours?

Overall, what I've learned is that:

... a
lot of relationships flow from the exchange of comments. Just because comments are a great barometer of how much thought I'm stimulating, and it's the means of determining a blog success.

and, ''Receiving isn't easy.''

If it were, more of us would do it with grace and gratitude.

If it were, we could be nourished and empowered.

How to make it happen? Any way? Only the holiday season is a time for giving and receiving? These crucial questions are a part of our life experience. As told above, neither IQ nor EQ. I believe SQ something more important than IQ and EQ. Today the ability to receive is essential to our spiritual intelligence.

And, hereby I give my thanks to Bonnie in Seattle-USA, a very sweet continuous reader of this site. She's not a blogger, not a problem, but I can easily feel her spiritual intelligence with a great pleasure that's the most important point:)

My new title, being a Renaissance Woman.

A very exciting title that I received in year 2008.


  1. I am at least four days behind in reading your posts and a few others that I regularly read. It will take me til New Year's Day to catch up so I will go back to reading right now!

  2. Ah, sweet Nihal:
    I've read this posting several times, and I'm overwhelmed that what I said of you, would touch you so. But, it is SO true of you!!!
    You are an exception out here in blog land, a place of vision, discussion (civilized), fun, music, art and more. Truly, you are a Renaissance Woman in this world -- and I love exchanging words and thoughts with you.
    Much love and big hugs,

  3. I have discovered mathematical relationship for both S.Q. and E.Q. as below:

    Spiritual quotient can be expressed mathematically as the ratio of parasympathetic dominance to sympathetic dominance.

    Emotional quotient can be expressed mathematically as the product of wisdom factor and I.Q.

    E.Q.=wisdom factor x I.Q.

    We all know that I.Q.=M.A./C.A. x 100 (Wilhelm Stern)

  4. @ Anirudh: Welcome to my page 'n thanks for your 'interesting' note. Always nice to hear from people who are experienced, and offer another perspective!

    Yes, as we know from Stern, I.Q. = Mental age/chronological age x 100
    As far as EQ, to discover the true meaning of EQ and its relationship to and impact on a person’s life may take years and require many studies away from anything definitive.

    So, to be intelligent and wise are different qualities. If one's intelligent then may not be wise at the same time. What I believe is, that a wise man will always be winner. If we can learn to live, let live, let ourselves put in other's shoes we can help to satisfy others; in the end it would be one of the most beautiful and fulfilling of all possible experiences in our life. A world full of understanding, wisdom and light could be. Isn't it what we all need.

    I do appreciate your wisdom and your willingness to share yours with me. Thank you again:)

  5. Yoga (Application) which was based on the control of the body physically and implied that
    a perfect control over the body and the senses led to knowledge of the ultimate reality. A detailed anatomical knowledge of the human body was necessary to the advancement of yoga and therefore those practicing yoga had to keep in touch with medical knowledge. (Romila Thapar, A History of India, volume one).

    I suggest : Mind and brain are two distinct things. Brain is anatomical entity whereas mind is functional entity. Mind can be defined as the function of autonomic nervous system (ANS). It is claimed that mind can be brought under conscious control through the practice of meditation. But how? ANS is largely under hypothalamic control which is situated very close to optic chiasma (sixth chakra or ajna chakra). Protracted practice of concentration to meditate at this region brings functions of ANS say mind under one’s conscious control.

    ANS is further divided into parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) and sympathetic nervous system (SNS). On the basis of these facts I have discovered a mathematical relationship for spiritual quotient (S.Q.). Spiritual Quotient can be expressed mathematically as the ratio of Parasympathetic dominance to Sympathetic dominance. PSNS dominates during meditative calm and SNS dominates during stress. In this formula we assign numerical values to the physiological parameters activated or suppressed during autonomic mobilization and put in the formula to describe the state of mind of an individual and also infer his/her level of consciousness.

    Meditation is the art of looking within and science of doing nothing. We don’t use anything in meditation. We just try to concentrate to meditate at some point in human anatomy known as ‘chakra’ in Indian System of Yoga. The current of mind is flowing outward through the senses and unconsciously. The mind comes at rest gradually through regular practice of meditation. Then comes self realization and enlightenment. Protracted practice of meditation under qualified guidance will help to manage all sort of psychological problems.

    Emotional Quotient can also be expressed mathematically as the product of I.Q. and Wisdom Factor. E.Q. stands for Emotional Quotient. An intelligent person may not be wise. But a wise man will always be intelligent. An intelligent person having certain level of positive emotions can be said as wise. An intelligent person lacking wisdom will turn autocrat. A wise man will always be a democrat who respects others existence.

    Some may raise doubt that how could be the Wisdom quantified? The answer is simple -if Mental Age of I.Q. can be quantified then Wisdom can also be quantified, of course, comparatively with more efforts. Wilhelm Stern had given the formula of I.Q.. It is, Mental Age/ Chronological Age x 100. Spiritual Quotient (S.Q.) leverages both E.Q. and I.Q.

    Radha Soami Faith is a branch of Religion of Saints like Kabir, Nanak, Paltu, and others. Soamiji Maharaj is the founder of this Faith. You may call It like New Wine in Old Bottle.

    Maslow has given Hierarchy of Needs. At the top of it is need for self-actualization or self-realization.

    In our society we should learn To Live and Let Live and help to satisfy others need. When the lower order needs, physiological and sociological both, are satisfied then only a person think to satisfy need for self-realization in true sense. Else he/she may spend all his/her life to satisfy at the most the need for self-expression instead of self-realization.

    It is, therefore, the duty of every responsible person of our society to give serious thought over it.

    For the satisfaction of need for self-realization i.e. establishment of harmony of individual consciousness with that of universal consciousness we need following three things:

    1. Mater or Guru (A Self-Realized Soul)
    2. Secret of Levels of Universal Consciousness
    3. Method for traversing the path.