Dr. Pillai: “How is Ganesha able to be super-intelligent? He has the elephant head. Elephants and humans share a very special neuron. It was very recently that scientists found out that elephants also have this neuron called ‘Von Economo Neuron’ named after the person who found this neuron, Von Economo.
This Von Economo Neuron is a very special neuron to solve problems
Very difficult problems can be solved by this neuron. It is a spindle-shaped neuron, the soma, or the bulb of the cell body, and then an axon going up, and in the opposite direction is a dendrite. It is a very special type of neuron, found only in humans, and also in apes, elephants, and monkeys.
What does this neuron do?
The neuron has the ability of solving difficult problems, or finding out the error when you have to make a decision
It is the neuron that helps you do that. That is why initially, scientists thought it was only found in humans. But then they found that the elephants have that neuron abundantly.
The elephant’s brain is also designed very similarly, as far as the neocortex is concerned, for cognitive perception, like human beings. Elephants also have a bigger Hippocampus and that is very significant. Shiva decided to give the elephant head to Ganesha for a reason. He wanted the son to be super-intelligent because he is going to be not only a human Army Chief, but also a Chief for his Divine Army. Where does that intelligence come to Shiva? From this particular neuron?
There are so many aspects of the brain of the elephant that have come under scrutiny and research in recent times. I want you to look at a Wikipedia entry on elephant cognition. You will be amazed to see how powerful the elephants are. Worshiping Ganesha for his elephant status is not just a superstition, it is full of meaning, provided if you understand how you can benefit from it.
Offering prayers to Lord Ganesha and chanting his mantra is said to remove obstacles. He is worshiped before undertaking any new venture to clear the path for success. Devotees sincerely pray to Lord Ganesha to protect against adversity, dispel fear, and gain material prosperity and success in life. Just the contemplation of the elephant head of Ganesha, can give you a tremendous amount of mind power. God bless.”
The 4th Moon in Ganesha’s Powertime To Help Dissolve Problems
The 4th Waning Moon (Sankatahara Chaturthi) is a special powertime for Ganesha, particularly for dissolving problems. The Moon is in Pushya star, which is the most spiritually auspicious of all the stars.
This is an auspicious time to invoke Ganesha, an archetype who can actively dissolve problems. If you feel called to do so, you can access the special energies of Ganesha, His 4th moon powertime, and Pushya star through a Fire Lab to dissolve problems on this day.
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