This book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, is a compilation of the great Swami’s ideas on education. It is our earnest hope that this book will serve as a handbook for students, teachers, parents and educationists, and inspire them to imbibe and impart real education in our society.
This book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India is a sincere attempt at examining some of the core issues faced by India today and it makes us realize the gross departure of the country’s populace from the ideals placed by Swami Vivekananda for the making of an “ideal society”.
In the wake of Swami Vivekananda, the country had seen the emergence of great spiritual personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Aurobindo, Ramana Maharshi and others. All these great figures together were the country's bulwark against the dangerous ideology of materialism and sensuality. It is needless to state that in spite of this, the damaging ideology of materialism has gripped the nation’s soul and infused her with thorough profaneness in every sphere of life. Swami Vivekananda, as a leader of sacred nationhood, is the torch to be lighted in these dismal and dark days that see the erosion of spiritual values in the Indian society, especially among the younger generation.