I have been working on an empirical research paper on technical education in 17th and 18th century. During my literature reading I have come crossed a beautifully structured comparison of
- “This brief summary of the Hindu philosophy of life, as influenced by both Brahmanic and Buddhistic thought, will enable us to understand the very theoretical character of ancient education in
. Wuttke strikingly of contrasts it with even the neighboring Oriental, but more practical, system of ethics taught by Confucius in China: India
- " The Chinese” says he, "educate for practical life, the Indians for the ideal; those for earth, these for heaven; those educate their sons for entering the world, these for going out of it; those educate for citizenship, these for priesthood; those for industrial activity, these for knowledge; those teach their sons the laws of the state, these teach them the essence of the Godhead; those lead their sons into the world, these lead them out of the world into themselves; those teach their children to earn and enjoy, these to beg and to renunciate." (page 14).
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