MAHARISHI: ...to be what one already is, is much easier - to be what one is, is natural, is easier, is thorough, complete - rather than knowing it from the top, or knowing it from the bottom, knowing it from left, knowing it from right. So many different disciplines to know and only one dive into it to be. The present system of education through reading books is just a waste of time in very segregated fields of knowledge. It is like wasting time on the waves. And the other side is enjoying fullness of the ocean from where all the waves take their existence and flow. All fields of behavior, all fields of action, they all have their origin in that field of the source of all action: self referral state of being: Unified Field is quite a complementary word for it, even so it does not contain the whole thing of it. The whole thing is contained in the Atma, one word "A"......one thing to be known by being it. It ís only known on its own level.
No talks about it.
Nothing about it will reach it. The mind has to be nothing else other than IT.
And then the mind is IT. So what is lacking in the present education is being.
The art of being. The science of being and art of living. I wrote this many
years ago. But it is not the reading. Reading, today I am declaring, is a waste
of life. Being is living perfection. Education has to be on the level of being.
And I am starting this New Year with the training for training the leaders not
in the waves of knowledge. Knowledge can never fully relate to what reality is.
It is talk about the reality. You can read books. You can write books. You can
talk about it. But its existence, which makes it work in your daily life, is
being it. And being has to be realized through education. Being has to be
instrumental in the health care system. Being has to be in every
case......quietly take life to perfection. This will not be through this system
of education by reading books. You read this book in one year and you get this
degree and that degree. Getting degrees is just nothing. Being is everything. So
the education has to be based on bringing the experience of being. And then the
intellect will be able to understand this aspect of being and that aspect of
being. Experience first and then understanding will follow. And then the record
of people and experiences of the great men. All that is alright. But to really
get to that reality which is the basic command of the whole universe is not
through intellectual knowledge about anything. It is by being. And being through
Vedic Education is much simpler, more complete in less time...