Monday, 20 September 2010

Education IV

I was reading through the Chidaksha Geeta by Bhagawan Nityananda, and I found this entry about education:

"A man or women should be educated. What is education? Jeeva should know the secret that He is the Paramatman."

"Explanations (from the lady that collected these teachings, Tulsiamma): That which we get in schools and colleges is no real education; that by which we recognise the unity of Jeevatma and Paramatma is real education. That which we ordinarily get is called "Apara-Vidya" (Inferior Knowledge); that which we get from a spiritual preceptor is called the "Para-Vidya" (Superior Knowledge). Man or Woman must be educated in the spiritual education i.e. they must realise the unity of Jeeva with Siva. This is real education."

- Jeeva: a jiva is a living being, or more specifically, the immortal essence of an individual living organism (human, animal, fish or plant etc.) which survives physical death.
- Paramatman: the whole Universe

(Bhagawan Nityananda born November/December, 1897 in Kerala, South India – died August 8, 1961.
Nityananda gave relatively little by way of verbal teachings. Most of the time he was silent, though occasionally he would give teachings. A devotee named Tulsiamma wrote down some of his teachings and his answers to her specific queries. Later, these notes came to be known as the Chidaksha Geeta.)

If interested, you can download the Chidaksha Geeta in here.

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