Swami Vivekananda Meaning Of Education Analysis

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According to Swami Vivekananda the Meaning of Education

Swami Vivekananda`s educational philosophy is deeply rooted in Indian Vedanta and Upnishad. It was his firm belief that nothing comes from outside. He used to say that education is the manifestation of the perfection already reached in men. Vivekananda believed a country 's future depends on its people; his teachings focused on the development of the mass. He wanted “to set in motion machinery which will bring noblest ideas to the doorstep of even the poorest and the meanest.” Vivekananda believed that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in the Vedanta philosophy, based on the interpretation of Adi Shankara. He said that no one teaches others, they learn by themselves through their experience and efforts in life. Teacher only gives advises. Through this the teacher within motivates himself to learn and to understand things. He criticized the educational system and said that, “You regard that man to be educated who obtains some degree, has passed out some examinations, and is able to deliver fluent lecturers. But this is not real education. It prepares a man for social service, develop his character and finally imbues him with the spirit and courage of a lion. Any other education is worse than useless.” Further he explained that people need to be practical in all spheres of work. The whole country has been reined by mass of theories.

Swami Vivekananda was an ardent critic of the education of his time. He used

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