Sankara, Vivekananda &c.

Bapa Rao brao at POLLUX.USC.EDU
Fri Mar 27 12:53:23 EST 1998


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> List members,
>
> I see that asparza yoga (mentioned in gauDapAdA kArikA) in absent in zaGkarA's
> writings which implies that saGkarA did not follow up on yoga/meditative
> aspects, but placed all his emphasis on logic.
>
> As for VivekanandA, one statement that I thought is his original (most other
> stuff is spiritual), reads something like "Education is the manifestation of
> the knowledge that is already in the mind etc".  This implies that people
> already know, but the knowledge is just uncovered by the process of education.
> Any one knows this idea is expressed by any thinker before him?

Etymology of the word "education" : "drawing out", as opposed to
"putting in."

The humorist P.G. Wodehouse was often fond of portraying this
as an old cliched theme favored by stuffy dons who give boring lectures to
schoolchildren. Don't know if Wodehouse got the idea from Vivekananda
or not. :-)

Bapa Rao



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