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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 46

Education is the manifestation of the perfections present in man

Department of Ophthalmology, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication2-May-2017

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Prabhakar Srinivasapuram Krishnacharya
Department of Ophthalmology, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore - 570 004, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijny.ijoyppp_10_15

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Krishnacharya PS. Education is the manifestation of the perfections present in man. Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol 2015;3:46

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Krishnacharya PS. Education is the manifestation of the perfections present in man. Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2024 Feb 21];3:46. Available from: https://www.ijoyppp.org/text.asp?2015/3/2/46/205520

Dear Sir/Madam,

We read this article titled, “Right to education or right education? A need to establish an ethical education system based on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda” with great care and interest, lifetime congratulations to authors. It seems Swamiji's concepts are somewhat misunderstood because Vivekji says “education is the manifestation of perfections present in man and religion is the manifestation of Divinity already in man.”[1] It is tedious to understand the original sense of great ascetic thoughts because their thoughts arise from nothingness.

If we understand this beautiful truth, it is to bring all perfections that are already present from within outside. What is the meaning of this? To what Swamiji is correlating. Is it to eating or drinking, sleeping, or walking, or about awareness and consciousness, engineering or medical? The current education system changes the real innocent child-like character to egoistic character irrespective of qualification. The character Swamiji is explaining belongs to innerness not to the external education system. Character type is defined by respective occupational qualification in our education system: Higher the qualification, higher the character and lower is the least. True character descends always by thinking good thoughts moment to moment. That character which is flowering by disseminating the fragrance of knowing truth is perfect education.

Strength of mind is determined and balanced by meditation whereas current education system enhances the strength of egoistic mind. As a result, the whole education system is full of jealously, ego, anger, cutthroat competitions, violence, many more to., which is a false strength. Self-realization, self-respect, and self-love are the greatest divine markers to equalize mental calmness and chastity. Human intelligence has advanced beyond the results of scientific research; however, intelligence is lost for the common sense of leading moment-to-moment happy life. Real intelligence is natural and responsive to deal with a particular circumstance and emits like golden sunrays that arise from within is a perfect inner education. Current ethical education is rapidly moving toward financial education rather than expressing as moral education and lost the beautiful meaning of ethics in current education system.

What is the meaning of standing on one's own feet? Swamiji is advising that we have to earn for our livelihood and lead a happy family life from whatever education we have studied. Since with education, only money can be earned and never the real education. These two paradoxical education systems one focusing on studies and another on business are disastrous. Vivekanandaji is giving shock treatment to all of us saying that, by meditation alone, character, intelligence, and strength of mind are witnessed and hence improvement in leading life. By grabbing some degrees in universities, we are qualified to get into some job for salary but not that we are educated. Education system that Vivekji is quoting is entirely different from the current concepts of education. A master should understand how to help a student to exhibit this manifestation from inside out is the perfect education.

Thank you very much for sharing - Om shantihi, shantihi, shantihi.


Lifetime salutations and surrender to the preaching of Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Guruji and Swami Vivekananda Guruji.

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The complete works of Swami Vivekananda, Mayavati memorial edition. Published by the Advaita Ashrama. 1962;4:358.  Back to cited text no. 1


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