Updated: Aug 26
The National Youth Day or the birth of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated every year. The Philosophy and ideals of Swamiji for which he lived, is a great inspiration to the youth of our country.
According to Swami Vivekananda education is the process of self-development. The child educates himself. True improvement is self-inspired. We want that education by which character is formed, the strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” philosophies of his stand out from a very practical approach to living a life.
Knowledge can be gained; experienced or achieved it cannot be forced. A piece of True knowledge is what you intake and how you showcase your character in front of society. A very nicely said, “If you want to test yourself, then check how do you respond in a difficult situation with your surroundings”. There is a great example of studying your mind - The falling of the apple gave a suggestion to Newton and he studied his own mind. From this you can understand that Knowledge is everywhere, wherever you go, it was with you. Whenever you take a breathe, you take a sip of knowledge into your soul within.
A person’s level of education is judged not by the number of books he has read but by the thickness of the coat of ignorance lying on this mind. This period of Era is modern technology where you can get everything with a press of a button. The word “Patience” is losing its grip for gaining short-term happiness. It is good to see the generation is leading towards growth and development, is it moving in the right direction?