Universities producing puppets, not laureate.
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Underlining Question: What have this education system produced?
When I see professors teaching great mysteries of world and don't even notice the beautiful sunshine outside and when I see the students studying the sublime philosophy of Socrates and Longinus and not even know how to pee in toilet, I think to my self; Universities are producing educated stupid. In this small piece of my life I got to meet many people, feel many culture, smelt many order, and have tasted many taste in my tongue. I have seen tear rolling down from eye of others, when I said "I came from the land of Vedas, Buddhas, Siddhas, Himalayas and Ganges, but haven't seen any trace of that glorious fragrance in any professors, students, bureaucrats, businessman, farmers, artists or ordinary people. In the pursuit of copying others we have missed our true self. Here in my writing I shall excavate what we have lost and what we got.
When I joined the university and saw many so called professors, laureates who talk so much about the world and philosophy, have read many books page by page and have repeated it for twenty to thirty years and when I don't see them open for new horizon of new-age and not being open-minded, when I see them locked in the set of books of theories and wild like class room, when I see them teaching students just to pass the exams, don't care about the human in there. When I see students running after the syllabus and for tuitions just to pass the exams, and I think to my self . What am I doing here .
When I came to know about Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), who came to Indian sub-continent and saw peoples living in solidarity, harmony, above cast, creed, color of skin and country. With their knowledge of Vedas and Ancient Scripture, doing Yoga, using Ayurvedic medicine, and living with holistic approach. Which seemed as if it was the best site in whole earth. And stated:
I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.
And introduced the theory of "Break and Rule" to exploit this part of world. And hence, introduced East India Company's propaganda with white skin, gun, cars, rail and English language.
I am ashamed to say that today for the higher studies of Sanskrit, my friends are reading the books written by German scholars. Whole western world is doing yoga and starting to fallow the texts of Vedas and started to chant Mantras. By understanding the science and technologies from the ancient scriptures of Vedas, west is introducing new technologies upon us and we know nothing about our own garden where all those formula sprouted. We think as if we have became smart just by knowing few hundred words of English. I am amazed when I see students of Sanskrit and Nepal ashamed of taking with students of English or Science. This inferiority complex is non other then our own huge mistake.
We go on copying others and go one mimicking other and forget the real self. One of the Asst. Prof. Diwakar Upadhya in Tribhuwan University told he is son of a Vedic Scholar "Pandit". His father suggested him to study English, and today as he is Asst. Professor At T.U. he many time feels alienated, feels being no where. Though he have given his whole life in learning and teaching English, he is still not a native speaker and lacks many words to put himself clearly in English, he told as he is son of "Pandit" and know very little of Vedic Scripture but now he is totally frustrated about his next generation, now he feels as if he don't who is his son. And many time he feels so strongly he have lost the Scriptures and is not native English speaker, so he is in no man's land. He says "I don't know who I am, and this feelings hunts me many times".
As a kid in school, when I got seven out of hundred in mathematic and science and sixtyfive out of hundred in Nepali or English Literature, I use to have a question then, that "Is there any world exist where I can study what I love?". When my cousin brother first in class and I was in sixth or seventh position, my father use to suggest me to eat his shit. No one cared what I loved to do, I use love singing, dancing, helping mom in cooking and planting in my garden but I was just suppose to study - study - study. When sick and tired Jalopy of my study appeared School Leaving Certificate exam I passed it in second attempt with just a pass mark in Science and Math, where as got 65 in English and Nepali, and was forced to study English. Here I am in Central Department of English. As Richard Rodriguez felt at last in his essay "Achievement of Desire" that because of that knowledge he enquired made him realize that knowledge was worthless, I also am feeling same today. So if we know our own real identity only then we shall prosper in harmony. I will conclude my writing by Lailah Gifty Akita quotes "We are amazing individuals" we are beautiful because we all have our own shades of culture, rituals, values so there is no use of copying others rather lets learn our own self our own culture and let world know who we really are.
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