The Personal Development Center offers articles, books, and translations resulting from over 35 years of non-profit teaching, researching, and publishing. PDC publications showcase two fundamental qualities of humankind: the greatness of humans to evolve and their drive to bring forth advanced civilizations. Ironically, the knowledge and cultivation of this greatness has become increasingly obscured by the political power and control of institutions.
The Personal Development Center, in contrast, describes a union between ancient science and modern science which proves the existence of inner creative powers within individuals and the existence of a universal, unifying Mind. This union of ancient and modern science has been obtained in large part by means of the Center’s ability to translate, understand and verify ancient scientific documents which previously had been redacted and published primarily to denigrate the ancient methods. Over the years, hundreds of PDC volunteers have tested the methods outlined in the ancient writings and offered testimony as to their claims of increased awareness, inner vitality and union.
Currently the Personal Development Center is summarizing modern research on the individuality and innate inner powers of infants and young children. This information, combined with the ancient methods of self-development, further substantiates the ability of increasing these inner powers in adulthood.
Abraham Maslow, the founder of Humanistic Psychology, made an unusual statement in 1968 about the “growing tip ” of nearly perfected creative people in comparing them to children.
“As the child looks out upon the world with wide, uncritical, innocent eyes, simply noting or observing what is the case, without either arguing the matter or demanding that it be otherwise, so does the self-actualizing person look upon nature in himself and in others.” 1
Alison Gopnik, a psychologist and philosopher, recently wrote an article in the prestigious journal Science which proves that,
“very young children’s learning and thinking are strikingly similar to much learning and thinking in science.” 2
Gopnik’s earlier book concluded with her notice of children missing in the discussion of philosophers and that even though people feel that,
“…children help give their lives meaning… children have been almost invisible to the deepest thinkers in human history.” 3
The Personal Development Center’s upcoming book answers the obvious unspoken questions raised by Maslow and Gopnik with the presentation of a 3,000 year old Sanskrit text found hidden in an obscure medieval treatise. This Sanskrit document explains a science built upon the perfection of the inner creative power of children and used to create the remarkable Indus Valley Civilization, a millennia ahead of the rest of the world in its technology and its egalitarian social structure.
1. Mary Harrington Hall, A Conversation with Abraham H. Maslow, Psychology Today, (July 1968)
2. Alison Gopnik, Scientific Thinking in Young Children…, Science Vol. 337 (2012)
3. Alison Gopnik, The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and The Meaning Of Life (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) p. 236