Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN and EDUCATE YOURSELF


THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING and EDUCATION
FIVE VIRTUES and FIVE OBSCURATIONS
Food for Thought
By
VIKRAM KARVE

The Analects is a collection of sayings of Confucius.  

In one of the Analects (Analects 17.8) Confucius talks of five Virtues and five Obscurations.

First let us see the meaning of the words virtue and obscuration.

Virtue: An example or kind of moral excellence, righteousness, goodness.

Obscure: To conceal, to make unclear, to shroud or hide in darkness,not clearly seen or easily distinguished.

Here are the 5 Virtues and 5 Obscurations:

One who loves humanity but not learning, will be obscured by ignorance.

One who loves wisdom but not learning, will be obscured by lack of principle.

One who loves faithfulness but not learning, will be obscured by heartlessness.

One who loves uprightness but not learning, will be obscured by violence.

One who loves strength of character but not learning, will be obscured by recklessness.

Dear Reader, as you can see it is learning that enables us realize our virtues
 
Hence the importance of learning.

Without learning and education, your virtues will be obscured and you will not be able to realize your full potential.

VIKRAM KARVE
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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram Karve has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing and blogging. Vikram Karve lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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