Education is defined as the manifestation of the perfection already in man. The word educate is derived from Latin. It means ‘to draw out’. Etymologically education therefore is drawing out. Deviating from this basic principle of education, the present educational systems mainly focus on feeding information from extrinsic sources. With minimum provision for students to pause, reflect and examine its intrinsic worth.
Students are expected to excel in academic subjects, sports and extra-curricular activities. They have to withstand pressures and overcome nervousness during times of examinations and interviews. Before they realize they are drawn into a rat race of fierce competition and struggle. This then becomes part & parcel of their lives and gets passed on to successive generations. Scope of education is not merely to provide them intelligence by which they can earn a living. Education should develop the core strength of any individual from within i.e. INTELLECT. Liberal education, uncontaminated with utilitarian motives, should enable an individual to:
Make right choice at every juncture of life like course of study, career etc.
Instill core values to control the whims and fancies of mind.
Ignite the spark of creativity in you when you confront real-life situations.
Standard of LIVING is improved by intelligence whereas Standard of LIFE is enhanced by intellect.
Internationally eminent philosopher and spiritual guide Swami Parthasarathy is scheduled to deliver a talk on ROLE OF EDUCATION on Thursday, 22-Nov-2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00 pm at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town. Though the talk is open for all, it is specifically oriented towards the youth to derive maximum benefit.
Vedanta is an ancient philosophy that systematically and
scientifically expounds the eternal principles of life.These principles enable one to combine dynamic action with mental peace. Thus ushering material prosperity as well as spiritual well being. Furthermore, Vedanta bridges the gap between the known universe and the unknown Reality.It leads one to the ultimate experience of Self-Realization.
Primary objective of Vedanta Institute Kolkata is to disseminate the timeless values of Vedanta through the following avenues:
Weekly study classes on Bhagavad Gita and Vedanta Treatise-The Eternities.
Weekly classes for children on Value Education based on principles of Vedanta.
Courses on Self-Management for colleges and management institutions.
Talks on General Topics to service clubs and other organizations.
Various gods and goddesses in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) are nothing but manifestations and representations of the Supreme God, Brahman. These gods and goddesses not only symbolize the ultimate state of...
Living is an art, skill, technique that needs to be learnt and practised.
Over six decades of study and research, renowned philosopher A. Parthasarathy has prepared a complete structured course on Vedanta philosophy. He has been teaching the course at the Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India since 1988.