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Conversation About Educational System
Siddha-svarūpa: I’d like to try to do what I can to, to, uh... Prabhupāda: Now this educational on the educational system and how it should be changed. Maybe even just for..., print a few copies, just
Morning Walk
? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: People may argue, though, that without education we can't even read the knowledge taught Indians how to become actually Westernized. No. They were not giving them sufficient education . They were very much against higher education in the beginning. They wanted some clerks to conduct maintain yourself." Nothing more. No education, no money, no industry. They were not taught : there is no knowledge. There is no knowledge. Hmm? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: So with their advancement of
Śrī Īśopaniṣad, Mantra 9
darkest region of ignorance. Worse still are those engaged in the so-called culture of knowledge." So there are two kinds of education: material education and spiritual education, brahma-vidyā and jaḍa -vidyā. Jaḍa-vidyā means material education. Jaḍa. Jaḍa means "which cannot move," matter. And spiritual education... Spirit can move. Our body is combination of spirit and matter. So long the spirit arrangement, it cannot move. That is the wrong way of education. People who are thinking that this
Room Conversation
animal knowledge. Everyone knows it. How to eat, nobody requires any education. How to sleep, nobody they have no idea at the present moment. Viṣṇur ārādhana, he has no knowledge. But the civilization . Abodha-jāta. They have no knowledge. The knowledge of eating, sleeping, mating, defending, that is requires any education. How to have sex life, nobody requires any education. How to defend, nobody requires education. They are not subject matter of education. Everyone knows it, how to do it. The
Bhagavad-gītā 13.1–2
], and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the end of knowledge. The Blessed knowledge. Tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā [Bg. 4.34]. If you want to learn the because the master is accepted to acquire knowledge. Tad-vijñānārthaṁ sa gurum eva abhigacchet [MU . 18.61] Yantra means machine. So we are seated on this machine. This is the knowledge. The person who is seated in this car, or the machine, nobody knows. There are so many advancement of knowledge
Bhagavad-gītā 9.2
means education, and rāja means king. So what is the king of education? Just like we have got a different status of life in the material world, similarly, in the education also, somebody is M.A years. There are different grades of education. Now, what is the summum bonum, highest, topmost education? This topmost education is Kṛṣṇa consciousness, topmost education. Rāja-vidyā. Jīvātmā yathātmādi -rahasyānāṁ rājaḥ. Real knowledge is = "So what I am?" This is real knowledge. Unless we come to this
Morning Walk
: People think so far this country is concerned that education means giving the knowledge of how to read and write. I think it is the knowledge and not the education. Education is something different war is always there. But still they remain two-legged animals. It requires education. Dr. Patel : the form where the animal can take education and become a human being. Dr. Patel: Now these human beings, they get educated from animals. Prabhupāda: No, no. This is not education. This
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.10
what is the use of advancement of knowledge, education? That I told you yesterday, that in spite of so . Unless one comes to the knowledge... So modern education there is no real knowledge. Real knowledge is wrong." May not be very advanced in knowledge, but something they know, "This is right; this is -called advancement of education, culture, science, philosophy, the result is when you go to the . Vimarśanam means cultivation of knowledge, culture. So where is that culture? There is no culture. We
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.50
full of knowledge, how to apply knowledge in practical life, how to know God. This is education ocean of nescience, covered. First of all the five senses, knowledge-acquiring senses, jñānendriya him to the light platform, or..., and knowledge platform, so that one can understand what is his blissful life of knowledge. [break] ...consciousness. Caitanya Mahāprabhu, He has given us the education. And what is this nonsense education how to become a big mechanics of motorcar parts? This is
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.15.50
, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas, śūdras, they are trained differently. Brāhmaṇa---for understanding Vedic knowledge and to understand Vedic knowledge. Especially brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas. So the kṣatriyas were very . That is perfection = jñānaṁ vairāgyam. Jñānam means knowledge, and vairāgyam means detachment. When one has full knowledge, then he becomes detached to this material world. We are suffering in this require any education. Just like these children. When I distribute these cookies, it does not require
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.5.5
any scientific knowledge how to cut throat and how to steal? No. They require education for no education that it is a great hamper, impediment, to our progress of life, this material body. And lead him to the proper knowledge. And where to get that proper knowledge? That is guru. Tad tree, then how there will be inquiry? So our education at the present moment is given just dull , there is no need of university education. But at the present moment to go to university means how to
Room Conversation with Professors of the University of Durban
education. So I am kept in darkness. So what is the value of my education? Professor: You mean your future? Prabhupāda: Yes. I do not know what is my future. Then what is my education? Professor standpoint. I am taking education in the university. I do not know what is my future. Then where is the education? I am in darkness. Professor: Yes. But the main thing is, from the Hindu point of view, you know what is his future---then what is the use of education and university? Indian man (2): So do