Where education is going wrong

Where education is going wrong

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Are you an educator? Have you got a good education? Or you are in the process of getting one?

Nelson Mandela said that:

“EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON TO CHANGE THE WORLD”

I’ve got trouble with that quote… and I’ll tell you why.

While more people than ever are getting more education than ever, the world’s not becoming a better place, and people are not becoming better people or happier people.

Why?

Because education is no longer about the transmission values,

It’s about an exclusive transmission of information.

The novelist C.S. Lewis expressed this well when he said, “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather make a man a more clever devil.

Now let me share 10 values that the Bhagavad Gita lists:

  1. Humility,
  2. Pridelessness,
  3. Non-violence,
  4. Tolerance,
  5. Simplicity,
  6. Cleanliness,
  7. Self-control,
  8. Renunciation,

Accepting the importance of (9) Self-Realisation and the search for the (10) Absolute Truth.

There’s a lot in every one of those values like self-control.

How much are you in control of your senses? And your mind?

Can you control your tongue and eat what healthy, non-violent and environmentally friendly?

Think about these 10 values. Study them and try to apply them to your life. They will add value to your education and make sure your education steeps you in knowledge and not in ignorance.

And if you’ve finished school, there’s still time!

To enrich life with values! Our whole life is about education and the real examination comes at the end.

So it’s never too late to be learned in the things that count.

Source: Sivarama Swami


The Bhagavad Gita (/ˌbʌɡəvəd ˈɡiːtɑː, -tə/; Sanskrit: भगवद्गीता, bhagavad-gītā in IAST, Sanskrit pronunciation: [ˈbʱaɡəʋəd̪ ɡiːˈt̪aː], lit. “The Song of God”, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23–40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). (Wikipedia)

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