We follow the Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, the Great son of India, who continues to inspire millions of people through his great thoughts and knowledge . We are particularly inspired by his definition and elaboration of True Education.
TRUE EDUCATION (This is how Swamiji defined Education)What is Education? Is it book-learning? No. Is it diverse knowledge? Not even that. The training by which the current and expression of will are brought under control and become fruitful is called education. To me, the very essence of education is concentration of mind, not the collecting of facts. If I had to do my education all over again, and had any voice in the matter, I would not study any facts at all. I would develop the power of concentrating and detachment and then with a perfect instrument, I could collect facts at will. The education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle of life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy and the courage of a lion – is it worth the name?
Real Education is that which enables one to stand on his own legs. Education is not the amount of information that is put in your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We must have life-building, man making, character-making, assimilation of ideas. If you have assimilated five ideas and make them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library.
We want that education, by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet. What we want is western science coupled with Vedanta, Brahmacharya as the guiding motto, and also shraddha and faith in one’s own self.
– Swami Vivekananda