Swami Vivekananda Bengali: born Narendranath Dutta , was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century.
Swami Vivekananda‘s quotes and comments on Education. This is the main article of the portal “Swami Vivekananda on Education”.
All the wealth of the world cannot help one little Indian village if the people are not taught to help themselves. Our work should be mainly educational, both moral and intellectual
Educate and raise the masses, and thus alone a nation is possible.
Education has yet to be in the world, and civilisation — civilisation has begun nowhere yet.
Education is not filling the mind with a lot of facts. Perfecting the instrument and getting complete mastery of my own mind [is the ideal of education]
Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
The first duty is to educate the people.
The only way to bring about the levelling of caste is to appropriate the culture, the education which is the strength of the higher castes.
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..
There is only one purpose in the whole of life — education. Otherwise what is the use of men and women, land and wealth?.
If education is identical with information, the libraries are the greatest sages in the world, and encyclopaedias are the Rishis.
How can there be/any progress of the country without the spread of education, the dawning of knowledge?
We have had a negative education all along from our boyhood. We have only learnt that we are nobodies. Seldom are we given to understand that great men were ever born in our country. Nothing positive has been taught to us. We do not even know how to use our hands and feet!
If the poor boy cannot come to education, education must go to him.
You cannot teach a child any more than you can grow a plant. All you can do is on the negative side—you can only help. It is a manifestation from within; it develops its own nature—you can only take away obstructions.