Swamiji talks of manifestation of perfection. The external world is only the suggestion, the occasion, which sets you to study your own mind. We are too near the history to evaluate the importance of Swami Vivekananda. You need not give up your expensive car or your latest mobile or your latest designer clothes or the penthouse. The Divine Mother and Brahman are one. In him everything is positive and nothing negative.
The perfection or divinity in man should find expression as a result of education. Do you feel that millions are starving to-day, and millions have been starving for ages? To Swami Vivekananda, the practical aspects of life must not be ignored in any scheme of education. It is quite unwise on the part of the teacher or parent to determine the path which the child should follow in course of his journey. The sense of dignity rises in man when he becomes conscious of his inner spirit, and that is the very purpose of education. He realizes that it is only through education that the uplift of masses is possible. To Vivekananda, education was not only collection of information, but something more meaningful; he felt education should be man-making, life giving and character-building.
How all that we call ethics they simply bring out from that one great principle of non-injury and doing good. He propagated the essence of truth, Vedanta, brotherhood of men, unity of humanity, harmony of religions and supremacy of spiritualism over materialism. He includes religion, philosophy, puranic lore, Upanishads, etc. Whether it concerns the goal or aim of education, or its method of approach or its component parts, all his thoughts, we shall observe, stem from this dormant theme of his philosophy which has its moorings in Vedanta. He feelingly advocated the inclusion of all those subjects and activities, in the curriculum, which foster material welfare with spiritual advancement.
Thus he made India a nation with global mission. Swamiji was of the opinion that education must suit the needs of the child. His educational ideas based on love, peace and equity which combined the whole world. How has it been handed down over time? Good and evil thoughts have an equal share in moulding character. Man-making education is inherent in character Man-making education is inherent in character development as well as vocational development.
The fundamental principles of civilization are being ignored. Undue domination and excessive authority would only stunt the natural growth of a child. The main difference between men and the animals is the difference in their power of concentration. He advocates a type of education, which is man-making, life-building and character-formation. He advocated a system of education that was egalitarian. His concern was to elevate human kind and subsequently conquer all environments and circumstances.
Vivekananda also visualized the educational needs of independent India and accordingly he set forth his philosophical thought. These are bold words but I have to say them to you. What India needs today is character and strengthening of the will. It is taken to be centered on practical problems and can be an interdisciplinary character. It is not only all modes of worship, but all modes of work also become worship. He is deeply distressed by the utter poverty and backwardness of the people. His missions and his preaching are will continue inspiring the coming generations.
Vivekananda realizes that mankind is passing through a crisis. He wanted to remove the evils of the society by giving re-orientation to politics, sociology, economics and education. It is a sin to call a man so; it is a standing libel on human nature. You must apply them in the practical field, turn into constant practice. Stressing the mental development of the child, Swamiji wished education to enable the child to stand on his own legs economically rather than becoming a parasite of on others.
To develop the mind by concentration and deep meditation. Religious Development Aim To Swamiji religious development is an essential aim of education. And above all, he wanted that the curriculum should suit the needs and requirements of the masses. How did the caste system work as a part of the religion? He thinks they do not gain confidence or self-respect from these education, so according to Swami Vivekananda only positive education should be given to children. According to him, science and technologies are must if you want to develop. It will also help man to extend his love and good will beyond the communal, national and racial barriers.