“Education is basically about enlarging the horizon of human perception.”
But unfortunately today people education has shifted into a mode, where people believe in enforcing information or heaps of information. Information is useful in a certain way but it’s not going to make your life, it will earn you a living.
Today most of the education on this planet has become essentially a means to earn a living, not to enlarge your horizon. Education is not about giving readymade answers as information. It is to have an active intelligence which constantly searches and seeks and looks at everything in every possible way. Above all to know the joy of wondering about life, not having readymade answers for everything. Readymade answers are the religion, not life.
Today people believe that you can not propel yourself to your fullest if you are not in competition, which is a false idea.
Not at all true. Actually, only when a human being is in a very extended period of joyfulness, blissfulness, he will stretch
himself to the limits and do what he could do to the fullest.
When he is in competition when he is in fear of failure. He will only do little better than somebody else so the human
genius is being destroyed through the process of education teaching competition, it’s all about getting 2 marks more than one sitting next to you. In this mode of competition, only one can win others are looser, it’s a horrible way to create a society. The Gardner in a school is as important as the headmistress in the school. (Toilet is as important as a temple).
Once you put one above the other, you are not going to know anything about this world. Your whole perspective is distorted. So that is the basis of competition trying to put one above the other. Once you make one thing bigger than the other that is one thing small, one thing big, one thing high, one thing low, one thing divine another thing filthy. Then you missed the whole point of existence.
So the essence of education is to enhance your perception in such a way that you are able to perceive a blade of grass is as important as a coconut tree, it’s not less important, it’s different that’s all.