Vivekananda believed a country's future depends on its people; his teachings focused on the development of the mass. He wanted “to set in motion machinery which will bring noblest ideas to the doorstep of even the poorest and the meanest.” Vivekananda believed that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in the Vedanta philosophy, based on the interpretation of Adi Shankara. He said that no one teaches others, they learn by themselves through their experience and efforts in life. Teacher only gives advises. Through this the teacher within motivates himself to learn and to understand things. He criticized the educational system and said that, “You regard that man to be educated who …show more content…
Therefore, he suggested that education should not be for stuffing some facts into the brain, but should aim at reforming the human mind. True education to him, was not for the carrier, but it, inspires love for the nation, love to learn and love to nurture, the ancient culture, value, tradition and valuable knowledge of the nation. The great religious saint and social reformer died in 1902 when he was just 39 years. He is no more but he will be remembered for ever on this earth. His missions and his preaching are will continue inspiring the coming …show more content…
Education should develop character, mental powers, intelligence and inculcate self-confidence together with self-reliance. viii. All the subjects must be included in the curriculum which promotes the material and spiritual advancement of a child.
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