children, O Brihaspati, giving names to objects, sent out
Vak’s first and earliest utterances, all (knowledge) that
was excellent and spotless, treasured within their hearts,
was disclosed through (Vak’s) grace. (Rig Veda, 10.71.1)
student learns a fourth from his teacher, a fourth through
his own intelligence, a fourth from is fellow pupils, and
the remaining fourth in course of time (by experience).
indeed is this treasure of yours, O Bharati (goddess of learning)!
It increases with expenditure and dwindles on hoarding!
that has not cultivated his intelligence but has merely heard
of many things can scarcely understand the real import of
the scriptures, like the spoon that has no perception of the
taste of the soup it touches. (Mahabharata, ‘Sabha Parva’,
have seen that the knowledge derived by reasoning is of quite
a different kind from the knowledge derived through meditation;
and quite different from this again is the Knowledge that
dawns by His revelation. (Sri Ramakrishna)
is only one purpose in the whole of life - education. (Swami