What Is Right Kind of Education | Subhash Ghai With Sadhguru

What Is Right Kind of Education | Subhash Ghai With Sadhguru

September 16, 2019 100 By Ronny Jaskolski


I always feel he more than right to
education there has to be a right kind of education because educating see
etiquette is a bad it’s not a right education right kind of education is
more important that’s why I feel and I say where do we lack the whole process
of education for so many years rather century eighty years that we have
not been living with the intellectual power till now we face that say India is
not intellect it is economically poor India is intellectually poor at the
moment because there has to be a big gap of the whole process of education the
right kind of education to all of our children what’s your take on it say
India is not definitely not poor an intellect I would say you are one we are
thousands I speak to all kinds of people around
the world business leaders academics scientists but still I would say when I
say it means ignorance no at random if you pick up hundred people from the
street just like that either in Mumbai or Chennai or Bangalore I would say they
are way smarter than most people that you can pick up anywhere in the world only hey you shouldn’t clap for yourself
like I should have left out Mumbai it is just that we do not have an organization
for this intellect to find expression because there is no necessary structures
to find expression each person operates this is one thing about India everybody
thinks he’s a genius and you will see everybody is an expert
on everything it’s like if you go to a local tea shop he will tell you how we
wrought collie strokes have not perfect how he should do like this like that he
will say how narendra modi does not know how to be a prime minister what he
should do we face everytime a pan wala tells me how to make a story he knows
everything in the world but it is just that he can’t make good tea just one
little lacunae otherwise everything else he’s an expert we have this as a little
bit of an issue in the country this is mainly because there is no outlet for
this enormous intellect that country has there is no structures for people to
find expression to that you just see take Indian people and put them anywhere
they just on the tops survivors it’s not about surviving they’re thriving because
once they find proper structures and they understand the structure you can
stop them because there is a necessary intellect this is a consequence of a
very huge history a cultural history that we have today there are experiments
to show like for example if you let us say you put the smell of this flower on
some food substance and keep it in front of a rat or a mouse and when it goes and
touches it it’ll get an electric shock if you do this a few times next seven
generations those rats will not go towards that smell all of them
understand this is their learning so similarly within the human being a lot
that was done in the past which is which we call a samskaara that means intrinsic
learning that we have is still paying off or in other words we still surviving
on old foot it is time that this generation gets the right stuff but
that’s not happened yet because our education system
and every system that we had has been disrupted badly in a systematic way
because we have been an occupied nation for nearly a thousand years some came
and just ravaged everything others came and systematically destroyed everything
and they created an education system which was mainly towards obedience and
clerical kind of work to serve Her Majesty’s service in 1947 when we got
our independence we should have seriously thought about what kind of
education does India need we must understand this without any
infrastructure literally without infrastructure without any kind of
education our farmers are producing food for 1.25 billion people this is
knowledge why is this not knowledge I’m asking why is this not knowledge why is
this not competence I was talking to a group of CEOs I was just telling them
say I will give you ten acres of very fertile land you do one thing I’ll give
you a couple of two different crops you take out the harvest let me see all of
your MBA MBA whatever you take out a crop let me see it’ll freak the hell out
of you I’m telling you it’s not easy I have personally found I know what it
takes it is the more educated you are the more difficult it becomes
really because did not takes a very very close sense of involvement with what
you’re doing and from this from plowing the land to the seed to taking the crop
out it is not an easy process but our farmers are just doing it like that as
if it’s just part of their life something that they just inherited this
is a nation with over 12,000 years of agricultural history the only land like
that on the planet in southern India they are farming the same land for over
12,000 years there are certain records which show this so there is knowledge
like this on various levels but we have tried to push everything aside and
reinvent the wheel once again we want to learn ABC and do it like this so there
is a disruption in the intrinsic learning that we have and the school
learning that is coming to us I’m saying just read a book however educated you
may be read a book and make one good sambar let me see it won’t come that’s
exactly question is because we are thinking only what is written in the
book a plus B equals C is only knowledge why is not making a wonderful sambar
knowledge why is not growing a crop knowledge why is not making a pot
knowledge we have very constipated sense of what is knowledge because the school
system because this is come from elsewhere some Indian student in Oxford
I was just not even a month three weeks ago I was speaking at the Oxford Union
in Oxford University one of the Indian students has filed a quote petition that
he should be compensated for the boring classes that they’re teaching in Oxford
University I was very happy that’s why I never went that’s why I never went to the
University yes that amazes me that is why the school system the textbook the
six answers to lie exam six questions in the exam after studying whole year it
really amazes me that is why I always feel why not the internal enlightenment
to the children see the problem is why we are talking about right to education
is we have for example I don’t know the exact number all over the country in
Tamil Nadu itself we have nine point six million children in the government
schools alone okay nine point six million children when you have such wash
numbers then you have to do something what you do for the mass is never the
best but what to do you have to include everybody
so some rudimentary sense of education is happening because at least they must
learn – if you don’t know this 70’s and 80’s the objective was everybody should
know how to write their name a campaign was literacy means you must know how to
write your name this is all that is they were trying to move them from thumb
imprint to something written it did not change life in any way but it was a
foreword moment in a sense but we must know this when the British came around
270 to 300 years ago there was not a single illiterate person in this country
they were amazed because there were no school rooms anywhere else there was no
school infrastructure but there was no illiterate everybody could read and
write withdrawn so they wondered how does this
happen then they realised the system is so
organic that it is simply happening from within so the first thing that decided
was we must destroy this education system because if you educate them like
this they will never become English say I am the only Indian left in this Hulk so this system of education that we have
inherited from those who occupied this nation so we must understand this you
never take advice from your enemy isn’t it if you have some sense understanding
so when they leave your country and go first things to overhaul is your
political system your education system your administrative system these are
things must be overhauled immediately because they were created for a certain
purpose for example even today the terminology we are using I am saying the
district administrators in many states including Tamilnadu are referred to as
collectors in the British time they were just tax collectors they’re only
administration was to collect tax and take it back home even today our
administrators are called collectors what are they supposed to collect from
us I am saying we didn’t change anything we we were just lazy we were just happy
that we are become free but freedom is a terrible thing if you do not understand
the responsibility of being free freedom is a terrible thing if somebody is
managing our life it is better when we are not responsible only if we are truly
responsible freedom is a wonderful thing wonderful but otherwise freedom is a
terrible thing naturally freedom must come with the
maturity you