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EDUCATIONAL

VISION AND
MISSION
OF
SWAMI
VIVEKANANDA

We

have to see the


Educational Vision of
Swamiji
on the
background of
HIS VISION TOWARDS
TOTAL EXISTENCE

AFTER INDEPENDENCE
COUNTRY WAS IN BAD
SHAPE
MAINLY

POVERTY
ILLITERACY
BAD ECONOMY

EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO RAISE


THE COUNTRY BY OUR GREAT LEADERS

HOW
BY RAISING THE ECONOMIC STANDARD OF THE
PEOPLE

BUT NEGLECTED THE MAN HIMSELF, WHO THE


BASIC FACTOR OF
NATION

TO RAISE THE ECONOMIC


STANDARD
GOVERNMENT CHOOSE WRONG
EDUCATION SYSTEMMcCAULAY EDUCATION SYSTEM

How the British Wanted to destroy India


Lord McCaulays address to the British
Parliament on 2nd February, 1835
I have travelled across the length and
breadth of India. I have seen in this
country such high moral values, people
of such caliber that I dont think we
would ever conquer this country, unless
we break the very backbone of this
nation, which is her spiritual and
cultural heritage and therefore I
propose that we replace her old ancient
education system, her culture for if the

RESONS
SOME OF THE LEADERS WERE
BROUGHT UP IN WESTERN CULTURE,
WESTERN EDUCATION, WESTERN
LIFE STYLE.
SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS
FASCINATED BY WESTERN CULTURE,
THEIR STANDARD OF LIVING,THEIR
ADVANCE ECONOMY.
WEST HAS BECOME THE MODEL FOR
THEM
BLINDLY IMITATING THE WEST IN
EVERY RESPECT

AFTER 67YEARS OF
INDEPENDENCE.
SITUATION
COUNTRY IS ON THE ROAD OF
DEVELOPED COUNTRY
ECONOMY IMPROVED, STANDARD OF
LIVING IMPROVED
WE ARE SELF SUFFICIENT IN FOOD
PRODUCTION, SCIENCE &
TECHNOLOGY ETC

GOVERNMENT ADOPTED
Macaulay EDUCATION SYSTEM
WEST MAY BE GREAT IN SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY BUT
THEY ARE FED UP WITH THEIR OWN
CULTURE, THEIR WAY OF LIFE
GOVERNMENT INTRODUCED WESTERN
TYPE OF EDUCATION, NEGLECTING OUR
OWN AGE-OLD SYSTEM OF EDUCATION,
BASED ON GRAND CULTURE, ETHOES, AND
VALUES.

RESULT
EXPLOITATION
CORRUPTION
CHEATING
EXTORTION
YOUTH DONT HAVE CONFIDENCE
DEPENDENCY FOR EVERY THING
ON GOVERNMENT.
BECOME SELFISH
SELF CENTRED

RESONS:- WEST SEE THE MAN AS ONLY A


PHISICAL ENITITY WITH AN INTELLECT.
MANY AILMENTS AND MALADIES OF WESTERN MODULES OF MODERN
EDUCATION SYSTEMS EFFECTING THE STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND SOCIETY
AT LARGE IS DUE TO NARROW EDUCATION OBJECTIVES VIZJOBS

THEY STRESSED ON TO SHARPEN THE INTELLECT AND STRENTHEN


THE BODY. WE HAVE CREATED HITLERS. SOCIETY AT LARGE UNREST,
CUT-THROAT COMPETITION, BREAK-UPS IN FAMILIES, INCREASE
NUMBER OF DIVORSES, RAPES, MURDERS.
PEOPLE CANT STAND ON THEIR OWN AND FACE THE PROBLEM OF
THE LIFE.

WE HAVE CREATED CIVILISED


AND LITERATE YOUTH BUT
NOT CULUTRED AND
EDUCATED ( IN RAMAYANA
TIME LANKA WAS CIVILISED
BUT NOT CULTURED,
KISHKINDA WAS CULTURED
BUT NOT CIVILISED, ON THE
CONTRARY AYODHYA WAS
BOTH CIVILISED AND
CULTURED)

110 YEARS BACK

A MONK WENT ROUND THE


COUNRY TO SEE THE
MOTHERLAND
A MONK WENT ROUND
THE COUNRY TO
SEE THE MOTHERLAND
COUNRY WAS UNDER THE RULE OF
BRITISHERS.
WHEN HE REACHED KANYAKUMARI HE
WAS ON TEARS.
SAW THE DEGRADED CONDITION OF
PEOPLE
POVERTY, ILLITERACY, EXPLOITATION
SO ON AND SO FORTH.

MEDITATED ON THE ROCK FOR SOLUTION FOR 3DAYS


AND 3 NIGHTS
HE IS NON OTHER THATN SWAMI VIVEKANANDA A
GREAT SOUL OF MOTHER BHARAT.
HE WAS NOT ONLY A MONK BUT A MISSIONARY;
A HUMANIST AND PATRIOT; SCHOLAR AND SPIRITUAL
MASTER; PHILOSOPHER AND VISIONARY; REALIST AND
PHILANTROPIST; THINKER AND SEER AND ABOVE ALL
A GREAT EDUCATIONIST.
HE FOUND THAT EDUCATION
TO ALL EVILS AND MISERIES
SOCIETY.

IS THE ONLY PANACEA


OF THE

Swami VIVEKANANDAS
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
FOUNDED ON THE ANCIENT TRADITIONAL INDIAN CONCEPT OF
EDUCATION WHICH IS ROOTED ON ETERNAL VALUES, ETHICS
IT WAS BOTH SECULAR AND SACRED
STRESSED ON TOTAL PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
IT IS PRACTICAL, RATIONAL AND BALANCED (BREAD TO THE
BODY AND PEACE OF THE MIND)
IT IS BASED ON DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF
HUMAN LIFE
IT IS HARMONIOUS DEVELOPMENT OF HAND, HEAD AND HEART
FOR THE WELFARE OF THE SOCIETY AT LARGE AND HERE AND
HERE AFTER
IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRIVE AWAY FEAR, DISPEL IGNORANCE
AND OFFER STRENGTH AND SELF CONFIDENCE SO THAT HE CAN
STAND ON HIS OWN AND FACE THE PROBLEM S OF THE
SOCIETY.

DEFINITION OF EDUCATION IN OUR


SCRIPTUREs
Kasminnu bhagavo vignte sarvamidam
vigntam bhavateeti. By knowing what does one know everything or know
all the secrets of the shastras (Mundaka Upanishad: 1/1/3).
Dve vidye veditavye iti ha sma
yad brahmavido vadanti par chaivpr.
There are two types of vidy famous in this world. One is par vidy, the
other apar vidy (Mundaka Upanishad: 1/1/4).



One in whose life knowledge and karma co-exist,
such a person overcomes death, i.e. attains immortality
and liberation (Ishvsya Upanishad: 11).
That is knowledge which liberates






BEFORE WE TALK SWAMIJIs


PHILOSOPHY of EDUCATION; LET US
TRY TO KNOW

WHAT IS NOT EDUCATION ..


SWAMIJI SAID EDUCATION IS NOT THE AMOUNT OF
INFORMATION THAT IS PUT INTO YOUR BRAIN AND
RUNS RIOTS THER UNDIGESTED ALL YOUR LIFE.
IF EDUCATION IS IDENTICAL WITH INFORMATION,
LIBRARIES ARE THE GREAT SAGES IN THE WORLD
(NOW A DAYS GOOGLE) AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS ARE
THE RISHIS

SWAMIJIS WARNING
O INDIA! THIS YOUR TERRIBLE DANGER. THE
SPELL OF IMITATING THE WEST IS GETTING
SUCH A STRONG HOLD UPON YOU THAT WHAT
IS GOOD OR WHAT IS BAD IS NO LONGER
DECIDED BY
REASON, JUDGEMENT, DISCRIMINATION OR
REFERENCE THE SHASTRA.WHAT IS MEAT FOR
THEM MAY BE POISON FOR US.
RECEIVE, BUT MOULD IT AFTER YOUR
FASHION LIKE THAT MIGHTY BANIAN TREE.
LEARN EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD FROM
OTHERS, BUT BRING IT IN, AND IN YOUR OWN
WAY ABSORB
IT.

THEREFORE,
WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN
SPIRITUALITY OR NOT, FOR THE SAKE OF THE
NATIONAL LIFE, YOU HAVE TO GET A HOLD ON
SPIRITUALITY AND KEEP TO IT. THEN STRETCH THE
OTHER HAND OUT AND GAIN ALL YOU CAN FROM
OTHER RACES, BUT EVERYTHING MUST BE
SUBORDINATED TO THAT ONE IEDAL OF LIFE; AND OUT
OF THAT A WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS FUTURE INDIA
WILL COME----------I AM SURE IT IS COMING -------A
GREATER INDIA THAN EVER WAS.

BEFORE WE TALK OF SWAMIJIS


PHILOSOPHY ON EDUCATION LET
US TRY TO KNOW :
WHAT IS NOT EDUCATION ..
SWAMIJI SAID EDUCATION IS NOT
THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT
IS PUT INTO YOUR BRAIN AND RUNS
RIOTS THER UNDIGESTED ALL YOUR
LIFE.

IF EDUCATION IS IDENTICAL WITH


INFORMATION, LIBRARIES ARE THE
GREAT SAGES IN THE WORLD (NOW A
DAYS GOOGLE) AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS
ARE THE RISHIS

THEN WHAT IS EDUCATION


AS PER SWAMIJI.

WE MUST HAVE LIFE BUILDING, MANMAKING, AND ASSIMILATION OF IDEAS


INSTEAD OF MEMORISING THE WHOLE
LIBRARY, IF ONE CAN ASSIMILATE A FEW
IDEAS THAT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER AND
USEFUL
OTHER PLACE SWAMIJI DEFINES
EDUCATION AS:
IT IS SYSTEMETIC AND CONSCIOUS
DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL, MENTAL,
EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL AND SPIRITUAL
PERSONALITIES

OUR SCRIPUTRES SAYS :


SAA VIDYA YAA VIMUKTAYE THAT IS ONLY
KNOWLEDGE WHICH LIBERATES US FROM ALL
TYPES OF BONDAGES VIZ.. PHISICAL,
MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL.
IF ANY KNOWLEDGE CONFINES US,
ENSLAVES, RESTRICTS AND BOUNDS OUR
ASCENT FROM OUR LOWER PLANE TO HIGHER
PLANE, IT IS NOT KNOWLEDGE (NOW A DAYS
MAN BECOME THE SLAVE OF BODY, MIND AND
EMOTIONS)

SWAMIJI INSISTED THAT WE WANT


MAN-MAKING EDUCATION.
MAN-MAKING MEANS CHARACTER
BUILDING EDUCATION.
CHARACTER BUILDING MEANS
INCULCATING POSITIVE VALUES SUCH
AS CHASTITY, HONESTY,
TRUTHFULNESS, STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS, SIMPLICITY,
HUMILITY,PURITY, RENUNCIATION,
SERVICE ATTITUDE ETC.
IN BHAGAVAD GEETAS 13TH CHAPTER
THERE ARE 33 VALUES HAVE BEEN
GIVEN FOR CULTIVATION.
IN 16TH CHAPTER LORDS TALKS ABOUT
DIVINE QUALITIES FOR OUR ALLROUND DEVELOPMENT.

SO ULTIMATELY THE PURPOSE OF


EDUCATION IS..
MASTERY OVER BODY, MIND, EMOTIONS AND
INTELLECT.
USEFUL FOR THE SOCIETY, NATION AND WHOLE
WORLD AT LARGE. BECAUSE EXTENTION OF MAN
IS FAMILY, COMMUNITY, SOCIETY, NATION, WORLD
AND WHOLE CREATION.
HE IS INTER-CONNECTED, INTER-RELATED AND
INTER-DEPENDENT.
AS SWAMIJI PUTS IT EACH SOUL IS POTENTIALLY
DIVINE. MENIFEST THE DIVINITY BY CONTROLLING
THE NATURE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL AND BE
FREE. SO EDUCATION HAS TO LIFT MAN FROM
ANIMAL LEVEL TO MAN, TO SUPERMAN TO DIVINE
MAN.

SUMmING UP..
WE ARE OBSERVING SWAMIJIS
150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY.
THIS SEMINAR SHOULD NOT
END WITH SOME TALKS AND
LECTURES BUT
WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT IT
WITH RIGHT SPIRIT SO THAT
WE CAN CREAT E MAN WITH
CAPITAL M, WHO THINKS HE
IS THE PART OF THE WHOLE
AND WORK FOR GOOD
SOCIETY, COUNRY AND WHOLE
CREATION.