QUOTE OF THE DAY :
Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great :
I. Conviction of the powers of goodness.
II. Absence of jealousy and suspicion.
III. Helping all who are trying to be and do good.
........... SWAMI VIVEKANANDA.
We must have a hold on the spiritual and secular education of the nation. Do you understand ?..... The education that you are getting now has some good points, but it has tremendous disadvantage which so great that the good things are all weighed down. In the first place it is not a man-making education _It is merely and entirely a negative education. A negative education or any training that is based on negation, is worse than death.
The degeneration of India came not because the laws and customs of the ancients were bad, but because they were not allowed to be carried to their legitimate conclusion.
The major causes of our downfall are to neglect of the masses. No amount of politics would be of any avail until the masses in India are once more well educated, well fed and well cared for. Keep the motto before you : “Elevation of masses without injuring their religion.”
In Europe, England and America you can observe even the lower level of the citizen availing all comforts and the education all round. Education, Education only. Education which is the panacea of all kind of the miseries alone ! Education is only answer, through which one can comes into faith in one’s own self the inherent knowledge is waking up in them, while the all inspire in us is gradually becoming dormant.
If you want to become equal with the Englishman or the American, you will have to teach as well as to learn, and you have plenty yet to teach to the world for centuries to come. This has to be done. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life. We must have life _building, man _making, character _making assimilation of ideas. The wonderful structures of the national life which the Western nations have raised, are supported by the strong pillars of character and education, and until we can produce numbers of such, it is useless to fret and fume against this or that power.