Quotes - Why Education Is Important

Our concept of education has to go beyond manufacturing cogs for the economic engine.

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Education need not only be a tool for survival but for enhancing perception. The children must blossom and flower into great human beings.

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Education is about making the child grow with an uncluttered intelligence. An intelligence that is not identified and entangled in culture, religion, ideology, or prejudice will naturally lead to the ultimate blossoming of the individual.

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Teaching should not be a profession – it must be a passion. Only then can education move from imposition of facts to exploration of truth.

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Education should not be about molding children the way you want them, but about supporting their natural longing to know.

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Education is about empowerment, about cultivating a human being to the highest possible potential – a tool for fulfilling the immensity of Being.

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Education is not about loading the child’s mind with information, but about making it capable of razor-sharp perception, capable of knowing life in its full depth and dimension.

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Education Quotes to Students

From the day you are born, everyone is trying to educate you about something that has not worked in their lives.

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It is not the qualifications but the competence that opens a door.

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Education does not mean getting a certificate. It means enhancing yourself.

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Education should be about enhancing your horizons, about having a larger vision of life.

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The focus of education should not be on suppressive information but on kindling the thirst for knowledge.

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Education needs inspiration, not just information. Only inspired human beings can transform their own lives and lives around them.

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Modern education is purely informative – there is no inspiration. Without inspiration, no human being rises beyond the limitations in which he lives.

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Leading Lights on Education Sharing Sound Wisdom

Sir Ken Robinson in conversation with Sadhguru

“If you find the things children are good at, if you do as Sadhguru is suggesting, if you create an environment which is holistic, which is addressing your spiritual development, your physical development, which recognize that human life is not linear, it's organic and it will take many different courses – then you have a completely different set of conditions, under which people will flourish.”

Professor Gregoire Borst in conversation with Sadhguru at UNESCO

“An important question is, what type of children will we leave for the world thirty years from now, and change our schools to that perspective.”

Editor’s Note: Download the ebook “Inspire Your Child, Inspire the World” for more parenting advice from Sadhguru. The book is available as “Pay As You Like.”