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Education is a purposeful and a ethical activity, which have some aims and ideas within it.


was based on hindu religion. It was a sought as the means of salvation or self-realisation. The main business of education was to open avenues of knowledge rather than the mere physical sense. In this ancient system, the individuals constituted the fulcrum and lever of it.

What does Ancient Indian education speak about:

The relationship between the Students and the Teachers. y This relationship starts with religious ceremony called upanayana(new birth). y The education that began with this ceremony was termed as Brahmacharya. which indicates mode of life.


was vital part of education. The Atharvaveda refers to a vedic student collecting fuel for fire worship and bringing alms to his teacher. Non- brahmins were not debarred from learning vedas. Kshatriya and vaishya castes went through the period of studentship. They were sacrament of the upanayana.

Vedic study. Services to teachers. Purity of mind and body. Truthfulness. Hospitality. Faith and Generosity.

Buddhist system of education.

y It was also akin to the ancient Hindhu system; it is

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not a new religion; it is indebted by Hindy system if thought and life. It was preached by Gautam Buddha Prince of Sakya dynasty. Its a more democratic system of education. Its more spiritual in essence. It is concerned with the promotion of learning

Dr. Radhakrishnan had said that it was not freak in the evolution of indian thought, i.e Buddha dod not completely break away from spiritula ideals of his age. Hopkins says, that founder of buddhism did not strike new system of morals R. Davis said, that Buddha was the greates, wisest, and best of hindu.

Objective and features of Buddhist education system.

It was coloured by their philosophy of life. y It says men should try to get rid of his sorrows. y It says Nirvana would help to get rid of sorrows. y It says Nirvana helps to avoid re-birth, in this earth. y This is an education through which nirvana can be attained.

It was open to all. After admission the candidate have to live as novice under the guidance of the preceptor for at least 12 year. He should consider his teacher as father.


was dominated by religion on a great degree. It kept students mainly in metaphysical speculations. It was not conducive to the development of secular subjects. Art of welfare was being ignored in it. It killed martial spirit in a large section of men The baneful effect of this education was left when the county was invaded by foreigners.


of piety and religiousness. The formation of the character. The development of the personality. inculcation of the civic and social duties. Promotion of social efficiency and happiness. Preservation and spread of national heritage and culture.

I am the spiritual knowledge amon all the knowledge. this very knowledge is been taught by upanishads. Which says Being acquainted with the Absolute, the soul gets rid of all wordly suffering, even the suffering of taking birth and undergoing death..

The culture of ancient India was preaching religion, but it never neglected the worldly affairs. It is said that India was much cognisant to religious field, much more than other like political, economic etc. The ultimate aim of the human society at those time was to achieve absolute(barma)