Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Radhanath Swami on Academic Knowledge

The great tools that are taught in modern technological institutes are only as valuable as the ideals and intentions of a person's utilization of them. The most dangerous people in the world are not the uneducated peasants but the people who are highly educated, but having filthy, dirty hearts filled with envy, pride and hatred. They are the greatest dangers to the world. Academic knowledge is a facility, a tool. The more powerful the tool, the more it could either do benefit or harm depending on whose hand it is in. So the purpose of religious buildings is to educate people to be first-class human beings, people who can actually be examples of integrity and spiritual principles. When you go to that type of temple, church, mosque or gurudwara, where you actually get that higher consciousness, then life becomes very deep and substantial.

28 comments:

  1. the purpose of religious buildings is to educate people to be first-class human beings, people who can actually be examples of integrity and spiritual principles. - enlightening

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  2. The first line of this article is very penetrating. Wisdom of HH Radhanath Maharaj is very profound.

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  3. Wonderful explanation about what is real knowledge!

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  4. All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A very exceptional piece of knowledge. Today's quest of nations for nuclear weapons is on such tool mis-used by nations and thus poses a serious threat to the future of the world.


    Hare Krishna.

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  5. The great tools that are taught in modern technological institutes are only as valuable as the ideals and intentions of a person's utilization of them. Amazing statement. We can see this practically in this modern world.

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  6. A perfect understanding what real education is

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  7. Thank you for this post.

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  8. very good one.thank you for sharing.

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  9. Thank you Radhanath swami for explaining us how to utilise our academic knowledge.

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  10. character of the person is essential to utilize knowledge...but no school teaches the importance of good character!

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  11. Radhanath Maharaj once said...The real purpose of knowledge is to convince us that we should love God. Until Academic education reaches that goal, its lacking in its real goal.

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  12. connecting modern technological knowledge with spiritual - what a realisation

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  13. A famous maxim states in relation to dangerous educated persons,'Guided missiles in the hands of misguided intelligence'
    Thanks for sharing the real purpose of religious
    buildings.

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  14. Beautiful post!

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  15. "The purpose of religious buildings is to educate people to be first-class human beings, people who can actually be examples of integrity and spiritual principles. When you go to that type of temple, church, mosque or gurudwara, where you actually get that higher consciousness, then life becomes very deep and substantial." H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has given the essence of the temples. Thank you Maharaj.

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  16. This is such a true way to make our lives 'deep and substantial'. Thank you Swamiji for giving us direction in life.

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  17. All glories to H.H. Radhanath Maharaj

    Simply superb post Maharaj, showing the ugly truth of this world. Also teaching us the motive of education and how can we use it in right direction. Thank You for sharing this.

    HareKrishna

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  18. Thank you very much for sharing this enlightening quote.

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  19. Amazing message from Radhanath Swami. Thank you very much for sharing it.

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  20. Very enlightening email by Swamiji...........

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  21. deep thought...adding spiritual principles to our lives will give us the best chance to use everything we have in life most appropriately - else our lust/greed/anger/envy will spoil whatever we have

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  22. thanks for sharing..

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  23. Radhanath Swami expertly tells the importance of developing Character along with Competence!

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  24. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article

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  25. Arjun K RamachandraDecember 2, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    The very first sentence is a brilliant masterpiece "The great tools that are taught in modern technological institutes are only as valuable as the ideals and intentions of a person's utilization of them"

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  26. Thank you very much Radhanath Swami MAharaj for helping us understand how our academic knowledge should be utilized !
    Hare Krishna !

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  27. This is such a true way to make our lives 'deep and substantial'. Thank you Swamiji for giving us direction in life.

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