This booklet is the result of the quest of Mr. 8c Mrs. William from Iyreland to know what type of
true education can be an instrument to the all- round development of personality and how the peace
and co-existence be established among the mankind irrespective of the creed and cast, through- out
the globe. We went on pondering and discussing over these topics very often for one year. Finally,
we arrived at a conclusion over the Veda being the most ancient sacred literature of the world, a
small collection of relevant mantra; related to the topics be selected and presented in original
with transliteration in Roman along with English and Hindi Translations, keeping in view the
Accordingly, mantra; were selected from the Vedic texts. The Gayatri mantra being the best one of
all because of its aspiration for knowledge has been placed on the top. Then follows the prayer of
both the teacher and the taught to the Almighty to grant them power to work hard together for the
achievement of the knowledge. Then follows the invocation to Vacaspati, the lord of speech, so
that the knowledge acquired from the teacher or elsewhere may station in him, never to depart.
Then follows a diologue between the Goddess of learning and the teacher highlighting the
eligibility and qualities of a student to whom knowledge should be imparted. Then follows a hymn
devoted to Medha ‘intelligence’ requesting all the divinities to grant intelligence in him. Study
without developing intelligence is labour lost. Then follows the convocation—address of the
teacher to the students proclaiming what they should do after completion of their education and
entering into domestic responsibilities. He should never deviate from the path of Dharma, i.e.
duty and responsibilities.
The second group of mantras dealing with all sorts of peace has been taken from the Rgveda Vll.35;
Atharvaveda XIX.7-8, The mantra; of the Atharvaveda are devoted to the prayers to constellations
for granting all sorts of peace and removal of mis-happenings.
The third group of Mantras containing a prayer for auspicious resolution of mind has been taken
from the Madhyandina Suklayajurveda Samhita. It is the mind which is responsible for any act
whether it is good or bad. If the mind is of auspicious resolution a man can develop good moral
qualities, leading to grand success in life.
The fourth group of mantra; are taken from the RV X.l9l and AV III.30. These mantra; are called
Sammanasya, by following which a man can develop ones personality from earthly level to heavenly
level. Here the doctrine of Su—Saha ‘existence par excellance’ has been established. The cherished
Vedic concept of Su—saha based on the principles of ‘going- together’, ‘talking together’ and
‘thinking together’, ensure the peace and co—existence of the mankind. It is hoped that this
booklet would serve its mite for brining global peace and co—existence.
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