Dr. Radhakrishnan considered the whole world as a school. He believed that only through education can the human mind be properly utilized. Therefore, the world should manage education as a single entity. In his speech at the University of Edinburgh, UK, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had said that ‘Man should be one. The entire goal of human history is the liberation of mankind. When the basis of the policies of countries is to try to establish peace in the whole world. Dr. Radhakrishnan mesmerized the students with his wit with full interpretations, enjoyable expressions and mildly tickling stories. He used to motivate his students to adopt high moral values in their conduct. Whatever subject he taught, he himself studied it deeply. He used to make even a serious subject like Darshan simple, interesting and dear to his style. In the article, we have shared some of the best Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Quotes.
Top Best Quotes of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
“Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers’ day.”
“Hinduism is not just a faith. It is the union of reason and institution that can not be defined but is only to be experienced. Evil and error or not ultimate. There is no hell, for that means there is a place where God is not, and there are sins which exceed his love.”
“True religion is a revolutionary force: It is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice.”
“My ambition is not only to chronicle but to interpret and reveal the movement of the mind and unfold the sources of India in the profound plane of human nature.
“God lives, feels, and suffers in every one of us, and in course of time, his attributes, knowledge, beauty and love will be revealed in each of us.”
“Religion is behavior and not mere belief.”
“God is the soul of all souls – The Supreme soul – The Supreme Consciousness.”
“The world Atman (Soul) means the ‘breath of life’. Atman is the principle of man’s life, the soul that pervades his being, his breath, his intellect and transcends them. Atman is what remains when everything that is not the self is eliminated. It is the unborn and immortal element in man, which is not to be confused with body, mind or intellect.”
“Before we can build a stable civilization worthy of humanity as a whole, it is necessary that each historical civilization should become conscious of its limitations and it’s unworthiness to become the ideal civilization of the world.”
“Love thy neighbor as thyself because you are your neighbor. It is illusion that makes you think that your neighbor is someone other than yourself.”
“The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.”
“The true teachers are those we help up think for ourselves.”
“Man is a paradoxical being – the constant glory and scandal of this world.”
“Sanskrit has moulded the minds of our people to the extent to which they themselves are not conscious. Sanskrit literature is national is one sense, but its purpose has been universal. That was why it commanded the attention of people who were not followers of a particular culture.”
“We need not to seek a cause or a motive or a purpose for that which is, in its nature, eternally self-existent and free.”
“It is the intense spirituality of India, and not any great political structure or social organization that it has developed, that has enabled it to resist the ravages of time and the accidents of history.”
“The worst sinner has a future, even as the greatest saint had has a past. No one is so good or bad as he imagines.”
“It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in his name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity.”
“The self (soul) is the constant – witness consciousness. Through all months, seasons and years, through all divisions of time, the past, present and future the consciousness remains one and self-luminous. It neither rises nor sets. The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.”
“Homeopathy did not merely seek to cure a disease but treated disease as a sign of disorder of the whole human organism. This was also recognized in the Upanishad which spoke of human organs as a combination of body mind and spirit. Homoeopathy would pay an important part in the Public Health of the country along with other systems. Medical facilities in India are so scanty that Homoeopathy can confidently visualize a vast field of expansion.”
Guru Govind Dau Khadi written by Kabirdas, Kake applied feet, Balihari Guru You, Govind Deo Bachayaye lines show the importance of Guru in life. Guru and teacher tradition has been going on in India since ancient times. The depiction of the glory of the gurus is also found in the texts. No one can ever take the place of parents in life, we cannot take their loan in any form. But we make our teachers habitable among the society. The responsibility of our success is taken up by them. Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5 September in India. But do you know how this day came into existence and why only on 5th September… definitely read this news to know many such interesting facts…
* We are talking about the great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Born on 5 September 1888 in Tirupati village in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is also called a great politician and philosopher. Along with being a great teacher, Dr. Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President and second President of India to take India to new heights in the field of education. Dr. Radhakrishnan, who made outstanding contributions in education and politics, was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest honor, in 1954 for his greatness.
Students wanted to celebrate Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday on this day
Let me tell you that at one time, September 5 was not a special day for India. Rather, this day was special only for those who were Dr. Radhakrishnan’s students. Once these students urged him to celebrate his birthday. Hearing this, Dr. Radhakrishnan suggested that instead of making his birthday his own day, he should make it a day to honor all teachers for their great works and contributions. He told the students that teachers are the basis of the future of the country, so give respect to every teacher, not just them. This was the day when September 5 was celebrated as Teachers’ Day.
Learn these interesting facts about a great teacher
Teachers’ Day was first celebrated in 1962
* September 19 was first observed as Teachers’ Day in 1962. Since then, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on this day every year.
* Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a great teacher who spent 40 years of his life teaching.
* He is known for the importance of the contribution and role of teachers in the lives of students.
* He was from a financially weak family.
* He was very interested in education.
* Radhakrishna had studied the Bible and the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda at the age of 12
* Radhakrishnan did his early education at Gaudi School and Tirupati Mission School in Tiruvallur.
* He then completed his studies from Madras Christian College.
* Passed matriculation level examination in first class in 1902 and received the scholarship.
* Dr. Radhakrishnan received his MA in Philosophy in 1916. And did the post of Assistant Professor in the same subject at Madras Presidency College.
He was Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University from 1931 to 1936.
* Thereafter, from 1936 to 1952, he held the post of Professor at Oxford University.
From 1939 to 1948 he held the post of Vice-Chancellor of Kashi Hindu University.
He studied Indian culture deeply.
* He taught philosophy in many famous universities in the country like Banaras, Chennai, Kolkata, Mysore and abroad like Oxford in London.
Due to his dedication to the teaching profession, he was appointed as the President of the University Scholarship Commission in 1949 to recognize his valuable service.
He was made the first Vice President of India in 1952 and was the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University from 1953 to 1962 before becoming the second President of India.
Meanwhile, in 1954, the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad conferred the title of ‘Bharat Ratna’ on him.
* Dr. Radhakrishnan was also given the title of ‘Sir’ during the British rule.
* In addition, in 1961, he was also awarded the ‘World Peace Prize’ by the German book publication.
* September 5 began to be celebrated as Teachers’ Day from 1962.
He died on 17 April 1975 after serving the country for a long time with his great works.
India became an inspiration for them
Seeing the Guru Shishya tradition, other countries of the world started celebrating special days to honor teachers. In India, where Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 September. At the same time, the date of this day is different in different countries. In some countries, this day is a holiday, and sometimes it is a working day. Know when and how the teacher’s day is celebrated in which country …
* India is organized Teacher’s Day every year on September 5.
– Teacher’s day is celebrated on 5 September in India in honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. This day marks the birthday of Radhakrishnan, the second President of the country.
* 5 October was declared as International Teachers’ Day by UNESCO. It has been celebrated since 5 October 1994.
It was launched with the aim of promoting cooperation towards teachers and to bring awareness to the importance of teachers to meet the needs of future generations.
* China went introduced Teachers’ Day at the Central National University in 1931.
– The Government of China approved it in 1932.
– Later in 1939, Confucius’ birthday, August 27 was declared as Teacher’s Day, but in 1951 this declaration was withdrawn.
After this, on September 10, 1985, Teachers’ Day was declared. Now, most people of China want Confucius’ birthday to be his teacher’s day.
* In the US, Teachers’ Day has been declared on Tuesday of the first full week of May and is held there throughout the week.
* Teacher’s Day was celebrated in Russia from 1965 to 1994 on the first Sunday of October. Since 1994, World Teachers’ Day started being celebrated only on 5 October.
* In ThailandNational Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 16 January. On 21 November 1956, Teachers’ Day was approved by bringing a resolution here.
– The first teacher’s day was celebrated in 1957.
– There is a holiday in schools on this day.
* Iran there is a professor Ayatollah Morteja Motehari the assassination of celebrated Teachers’ Day on May two in his memory.
* Motehari was assassinated on May 2, 1980.
* Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 24 November in Turkey.
– It was announced by Kamal Ataturk, the first President there.
* It is celebrated on 16 May in Malaysia. This special day is addressed as Hari Guru there.