Saturday, 30 April 2016

Learning

तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया।
उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिस्तत्त्वदर्शिनः।।४.३४।।

A responsible leader knows that learning is the process of self-improvement. No amount of teaching will help unless the person learns himself. Whenever a learner is ready to receive he has to find masters who can show him the way. Learning is necessary in case of knowledge gaps and skill deficiencies.

Teachers and Masters will help to fulfil these gaps.

Responsible leader recommends that the learner should approach the Masters with respect and humility and with an open mind. When a learner approaches with respect, the master responds very well and gives whatever he has to the learner.

But who is the Master? The responsible leader knows that the Real Master is the one who is both knowledgeable and experienced.

Theory without practice is like letters without spirit and like area without depth. Practice without theory is doing without knowing. Both theory and practice are essential for complete understanding. Only that person who has passed through the process of  experience and studied the subject in-depth can communicate to others. But what a teacher teaches is only knowledge and the learner cannot depend on a teacher's experience.

The learner with the help of knowledge received has to practice and experience the process. Then learning is complete. The responsible leader is both knowledgeable and experienced in his own areas.

He is also the learner who is ready to receive and put into practice

WITH KNOWLEDGE YOU KNOW THE WORDS.

WITH EXPERIENCE YOU KNOW THE MEANING.