Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April, 2009

Teaching-Democracy-Secularism and We the People

This is very relevant today to talk about the way teaching is designed in schools, which is foundation of a nation. In India we have Hindu Schools, Muslim Schools, Christian Schools so on and so forth but constitutional mandate makes us secular! Do we relate ourselves with religious study? Religion has guided human beings for centuries and it preceded Rule of Law. Is to correct to advocate religious study? Is to puerile to counter secularism with religious study? Isn't rational, reason  religion part of the bag conscience ?

To me religion is Dharma and Dharma only ...Dharma is understanding / respecting all life and non life forms. Learning is incomplete without studying Dharma in this sense religion is the bedrock of a civilized society. Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission, in Eternal Values for a Changing Society: Education for Human Excellence, Vol. 3, has identified objectives, which should be achieved by education. If we focus on these objectives we may find what and …

Teaching-Democracy-Secularism and We the People

This is very relevant today to talk about the way teaching is designed in schools, which is foundation of a nation. In India we have Hindu Schools, Muslim Schools, Christian Schools so on and so forth but constitutional mandate makes us secular! Do we relate ourselves with religious study? Religion has guided human beings for centuries and it preceded Rule of Law. Is to correct to advocate religious study? Is to puerile to counter secularism with religious study? Isn't rational, reason  religion part of the bag conscience ?

To me religion is Dharma and Dharma only ...Dharma is understanding / respecting all life and non life forms. Learning is incomplete without studying Dharma in this sense religion is the bedrock of a civilized society. Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission, in Eternal Values for a Changing Society: Education for Human Excellence, Vol. 3, has identified objectives, which should be achieved by education. If we focus on these objectives we may find what an…