Monday, 7 March 2011

The Dalai Lama Speaks

"Whatever the intellectual quality of the education given our children, it is vital that it include elements of love and compassion, for nothing guarantees that knowledge alone will be truly useful to human beings. Among the major troublemakers society has known, many were well-educated and had great knowledge, but they lacked a moral education in qualities such as compassion, wisdom and clarity of vision."

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

5 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

AMEN. Brains without heart is not terribly useful.

Grandmother said...

I like this. Doesn't that just ring true in deep down places? Yes.

chickenfootsouseforthesoul said...

...and licks as appropriate!

The Mother said...

I do, however, think that the emphasis on the "moral" education of children, while valuable, is often overrated.

A solid education in science and scientific principles may do the same good, while also preparing them for the real world in a way that "moral" education often doesn't.

aclare said...

Well said!