With this end in view, he feels the dire need of awakening man to his spiritual self wherein, he thinks, lies the very purpose of education. Undoubtedly he dazzled as a shining star in the cultural horizon of India and attracted the attention of the people of the world. Meditation, fortified by moral purity and passion for truth, helps man to leave behind the body, the senses, the ego and all other non-self elements, which are perishable. Swami Vivekananda and Indian nationalism. Calcutta: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture.
Swamiji lays a lot of emphasis on the environment at home and school for the proper growth of the child. However, by religion, he does not mean any particular kind of it but its essential character, which is the realization of the divinity already in man. In India, little boys are told that they are stronger than girls. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. To Swami Vivekananda, the practical aspects of life must not be ignored in any scheme of education. Swami Vivekananda felt there may have been several , perhaps, but never more than one. Concentration, which necessarily implies detachment from other things, constitutes a part of Brahmacharya, which is one of the guiding mottos of his scheme of education.
Men have one angle of vision, women another; men argue from one standpoint, women from another. They keep to the moral standard, which is innate in their nature. However, education thus signified does not point towards the development of the soul in isolation from body and mind. If I belonged to marrying set, I could find a woman to love without all that!. To him diversity is as real as unity. Stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. Swamiji attempts to establish, through his words and deeds, that the end of all education is man making.
He convinced of the fact that all knowledge is in the human mind and that the same can be experienced by practicing concentration and meditation. Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda 12 January 1863—4 July 1902 , born Narendra Nath Datt was an Indian Hindu monk. This will keep the perennial flow of our spiritual values into the world culture. Faced with this threat, the caste—ridden society had retreated into a shell, and in order to protect themselves from this attack became more orthodox and repressive. He strives to harmonize the traditional values of India with the new values brought through the progress of science and technology. It was a female sage who first found the unity of God, and laid down this doctrine in one of the first hymns of the Vedas.
His childhood name was Narendranath Dutta. By way of illustration, he mentions that the chemist in the laboratory concentrates all the powers of his mind and brings them into one focus-the elements to be analyzed-and finds out their secrets. Women must be put in a position so that they could solve their problems in their own way. Otherwise what is the use of men and women, land and wealth? What use in polishing up the outside when there is no inside? Having analyzed the goal or objective of education, the next question that naturally arises is about the method of imparting education. It is in the transformation of man through moral and spiritual education that he finds the solution for all social evils. Our countrymen have gained unprecedented self-respect, self-reliance and self-assertion from his teachings. He told that purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles.
Do you think you can educate a child? Young men of Madras, my hope is in you. The one has developed the power of doing; the other, the power of suffering. His views on education are found scattered in his lectures delivered at many places in India and abroad which are, now, available in printed from titled as Collective Works of Swami Vivekananda. What we mean when 2842 Words 12 Pages Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify the role that research has in the field of education and to clarify how research is used by education stakeholders. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century.
A sculptor has a clear idea about what he wants to shape out of the marble block; similarly, a painter knows what he is going to paint. A teacher, he says, has no clear idea about the goal of his teaching. According to Vivekananda, the forty millions put their wills together and that resulted infinite power, and that was the reason of their success. Men extenuate women and lay the blame on men; while women exonerate men and heap all the heap on women. The sense of dignity rises in man when he becomes conscious of his inner spirit, and that is the very purpose of education.
Moral and religious values are being undermined. The culture of India has its roots in her spiritual values. When the time comes everyone will come to know this truth. All nations have attained greatness by paying proper respect to women. The Swami was particularly worried about the degradation of women in India. He told that though the paths are different for different religions but the goal is same.