'Spui că e obositor să fii alături de copii.Ai dreptate. Și adaugi: fiindcă trebuie să te cobori la nivelul lor, să te apleci, să te înclini, să te încovoiezi, să te faci mic. Aici însă greșești. Nu asta te obosește cel mai mult, ci faptul că ești obligat să te ridici la înălțimea sentimentelor lor. Să te întinzi, să te alungești, să te ridici pe vârfurile picioarelor. Ca să nu-i rănești.' Janusz Korczak
"Fie-vă dragi copiii, purtați-vă cu ei blând, învățați-i ce e de folos, fiți drepți și-ți vedea că nu-s sălbatici. Schimbați-le des ocupația, jucați-vă cu ei, căci între copii trebuie să fii și tu copil. Nu vă vărsați veninul amărăciunii voastre în sufletul copiilor, că-i păcat" (Ion Creangă)
"Cea mai bogata mostenire pe care parintii pot sa o lase copiilor este copilaria fericita, plina de amintiri tandre despre tatal si mama lor. Aceasta va lumina zilele care vin, ii va pazi de ispite si-i va ajuta in incercarile vietii de zi cu zi dupa ce vor parasi casa parinteasca.
Parintii trebuie sa fie asa cum vor sa-i vada pe copiii lor, ci nu cu vorba, ci cu fapta. Ei trebuie sa-si invete copiii prin exemplul vietii lor." (Sfanta Mucenita Alexandra, Imparateasa Rusiei)
vineri, 22 iulie 2011
MAN IS BORN AS A SEED
A dog is born as a dog, he is to remain the same his whole life. The lion is born as a lion. Man is not born as a man, man is born only as a seed: he may become, he may not become. Man has a future; no other animal has a future. All animals are born instinctively perfect. Man is the only imperfect animal. Hence growth, evolution, is possible.
Education is a bridge between the potentiality and the actuality. Education is to help you to become that which you are only in a seed form. And this is what I am doing here; this is a place of education. The thing that is being done in the ordinary schools and colleges and universities is not education. It only prepares you to get a good job, a good earning; it is not real education. It does not give you life. Maybe it can give you a better standard of living, but the better standard of living is not a better standard of life; they are not synonymous.
THE SO-CALLED EDUCATION that goes on in the world prepares you only to earn bread. Jesus says, "Man cannot live by bread alone." But that's what your universities have been doing-they prepare you to earn bread. In a better way, in an easier way, in a more comfortable way, with less effort, with less hardship-but all that they do is prepare you to earn your bread and butter. It is a very, very primitive kind of education: it does not prepare you for life.
Hence you see so many robots walking around. They are perfect as clerks, as stationmasters, as tax collectors. They are perfect, they are skillful, but if you look deep down in them they are just beggars and nothing else. They have not even tasted one bite of life. They have not known what life is, what love is, what light is. They have not known anything of God, they have not tasted anything of existence, they don't know how to sing and how to dance and how to celebrate. They don't know the grammar of life; they are utterly stupid. Yes, they earn-they earn more than others, they are very skillful and they go on rising higher and higher on the ladder of success-but deep down they remain empty, poor.
EDUCATION IS TO GIVE YOU inner richness. It is not just to make you more informed; that is a very primitive idea of education. I call it primitive because it is rooted in fear, rooted in that "If I am not well educated I will not be able to survive." I call it primitive because deep down it is very violent: it teaches you competition, it makes you ambitious. It is nothing but a preparation for a cut-throat, competitive world where everybody is the enemy of everybody else.
Hence the world has become a madhouse. Love cannot happen. How can love happen in such a violent, ambitious, competitive world where everybody is at each other's throat? This is very primitive because it is based in the fear that "If I am not well educated, well protected, highly informed, I may not be able to survive in the struggle of life. " It takes life only as a struggle.
sursa: What is real education? Osho - The Secret, Discourse 2