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ramana_maharshi

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Ramana Maharshi says education is learned ignorance
« on: April 01, 2010, 01:46:31 PM »
Talk 355.

D.: Does not education make a sage more useful to the world than illiteracy?

M.: Even a learned man must bow before the illiterate sage.

Illiteracy is ignorance: education is learned ignorance.

Both of them are ignorant of their true aim; whereas a sage is not ignorant because there is no aim for him.

Source: TALKS WITH SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI Book

Subramanian.R

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Re: Ramana Maharshi says education is learned ignorance
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 02:54:15 PM »
Dear prasanth,

Yes. Very true.  Bhagavan says in Upadesa Saram, Verse 27,
"The true Knowledge is where there is neither knowledge nor
ignorance.  There is nothing to learn." I consider this as one
of the Maha Vakyas of Bhagavan Ramana.

Arunachala Siva.