Education does not mean learning a book or diversifying the knowledge, but the training by which the current and expression are well are brought under control and become fruitful is called education. According to Swami Vivekananda education means the concentration of mind not just collecting the facts. One should develop his concentration power first and then learn the facts, this would help him easily understand the things.
The education which does not help the people of common mass to equip themselves in the struggle for life, which does not bring out the string of character, a spirit of philanthropy and the courage of a lion is of no use. Real education enables a man to stand on his own legs. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs right there! Education must enable a person to develop good characters, have good ideas, etc. If a person implements five ideas in his life, then he is far more educated than a person who has got by heart a whole library!!
Knowledge is inherent in a person; it does not come from outside. We used to say that newton has discovered the gravitational force. Was the gravitational force waiting for Newton in any corner of the earth? No, it was there in his mind! The time came and he found it out. All knowledge that the world has ever received comes only from the mind. The external world is simply a suggestion.
Everyone wants to just command and no one wants to obey! This is owing to the absence of that wonderful Brahmacharya system of yoga. One should learn to obey the things; the command will come by itself. Always first learn to be a servant and then you will be fit to be a master! The only service that is to be done for our lower classes is to give them an education. There is a need to develop their lost individuality. Our duty is to just put the chemicals together, the crystallization comes from the law of nature!!
If the poor people could not come to education, education must go to poor people. We want a kind of education by which good characters are formed, the strength of mind is increased, the intellect of a person is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s feet. These thoughts need to effectively implement in our education system to change it from its roots!!