My Idea of Education

  • My Idea of Education
by Swami Vivekananda

A collection of some of the well-known teachings and exhortations of Swami Vivekananda concerning education.

  • 128 pages, Indian paperback
  • 81-7505-305-4
There are certain conditions necessary in the taught, and also in the teacher. The conditions necessary in the taught are purity, a real thirst after knowledge, and perseverance. The true teacher is one who can throw the whole force into the tendency of the taught. Without real sympathy we can never teach well. Thus, Swami Vivekananda

For Swami Vivekananda, true education consists first of learning how to control the mind and will. It is a character-making assimilation of ideas. Thus the student learns how to be whole and think deeply. From there, it is easy to accumulate facts and know how to use them. Material gathered from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

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