Science of Living: Lesson-6 by Acharya Mahapragya

Jain Vishva Bharati


Education has been the chief determinant of all development. The basic meaning of education is practice. Nowadays we have forgotten this meaning. Today by education we mean studying.

Today the education institutions are facing many problems which are far too many in the case of colleges and universities than in those of primary schools. Educational institutions, the family, the society and the country all expect that the students should be disciplined and that they should have a good character. We want education to develop character, discipline, restraint and toleration. Somehow this is not happening. What we are witnessing is the occurrence of vandalism, violent agitations and arrogance. The reason is obvious. Modern education has nothing to offer for the students' mental and emotional development. Our schools are full of teachers of physical exercises and yogic postures as well as of those who dole out enormous quantities of materials for intellectual development but they have hardly anyone who can take care of the student's mental and emotional development. The Government is not in the least worried about it, nor does the present system of education offer any method for solving the problem. We want to reap the fruits without sowing the seeds and blame the system of education for everything. How surprising ! It is a clear indication of topsy turviness.