Prabhupāda: This is not education. Vidyā dadhāti namratā. Educated means he is humble, gentle , sober, full of knowledge, practical application in life of knowledge, tolerant, control of the mind , control of the senses. That is education. What is this education?
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Prabhupāda: Technical knowledge is not education.
The knowledge of eating, sleeping, mating, defending, that is animal knowledge. Everyone knows it . How to eat, nobody requires any education. How to sleep, nobody requires any education. How to have sex life, nobody requires any education. How to defend, nobody requires education. They are not subject matter of education. Everyone knows it, how to do it. The modern education means they are on this subject matter. Just like that rascal, Freud?
Rāja-vidyā: the king of knowledge 1
on. But what is this rāja-vidyā, the king of education, the summum bonum of knowledge? It is this In the material world there are so many gradations of education. Some people never finish grammar school or high school, whereas others go on and receive a university education, a BA, MA, PhD, and so Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Real knowledge is understanding what I am. Unless we come to the point of understanding what we are, we cannot attain real knowledge. When Sanātana Gosvāmī left his government post
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Jayādvaita: "This knowledge is the king of education..."
Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Lecture, Bīrabhadra Initiation
study Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Vidyā bhāgavatāvadhiḥ. Limit of knowledge, limit of education, highest The most learned scholars, they have agreed that if you want to achieve knowledge, then you should limit of education can be found in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.
Prabhupāda: Etaj jñānam: these are knowledge. This is education. Then?
is no education. Without this knowledge, spiritual knowledge, this education for earning bread anything about this. And still, they are very much proud of advancement of education. Actually, there —eating, sleeping, mating—that can be done without education. The animals, they are not educated. They are not technologist, or they have no education in the universities, degrees; they're also eating, sleeping, mating and defending.
Room Conversation with Dr. Inger, UNESCO Worker
Dr. Inger: Oh, yes. Education is merely book knowledge...
Dr. Patel: People think so far this country is concerned that education means giving the knowledge of how to read and write. I think it is the knowledge and not the education. Education is something
ridiculously. That means you have no knowledge what is education. Prabhupāda: You have not well understood. You say a person who has got education, still, he acts
education pertains only to matter, and it is not accepted here as knowledge. Knowledge means knowing the distinction between spirit and matter. In modern education there is no knowledge about spirit Intelligence refers to the power to analyze things in their proper perspective, and knowledge refers to understanding what is spirit and what is matter. Ordinary knowledge obtained by a university ; they are simply taking care of the material elements and bodily needs. Therefore academic knowledge is not complete.
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