Friday, August 28, 2015

Integral Education Part IV: True education is about character building .

Man lives in various levels i.e., physical, mental, intellectual, moral and spiritual. True education should be aimed at developing all these levels simultaneously and harmoniously. The main essence should be to realise oneness .

Swami Vivekananda described education as " the manifestation of the perfection already in man) . In this one bewildering statement contains all we want to know about education.

What is perfection ? Is it the capacity to amass wealth, is it capacity to become and called as intellectual genius, is it capacity to dominate others amd make them tread our path ???

We normally think of excellence or perfection in terms of outshine others. But perfection is far more than this. True education should awaken the vital aspects so that one can become stronger and nobler. The most vital aspect of education is the building of a a strong character.

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