dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is one of the most inspiring teachers and educators in the history of India. The country’s first vice president and second president was a reputed educator. Every year on September 5, we celebrate his birthday as Teachers’ Day. The day gives us an opportunity to recognize the importance of teachers in our lives. On this day, Indians pay tribute to Dr. Radhakrishnan and also express our gratitude to all the teachers who have played a role in shaping our future.
Let’s take a look at some golden words that Dr. Radhakrishnan has engraved on the minds of his students:
— When we think we know, we stop learning
— The worst sinner has a future, just as the greatest saint has had a past. No one is as good or bad as he imagines
— God lives, feels and suffers in each of us, and in time His attributes, knowledge, beauty and love will be revealed in each of us
– Love your neighbor as yourself, for you are your neighbor. It’s an illusion that makes you think your neighbor is someone other than yourself
— Man is a paradoxical creature – the constant glory and scandal of this world
– The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and sorrow, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing
— God is the soul of all souls – The Supreme Soul – The Supreme Consciousness
— The real teachers are the ones who help us think for ourselves
— Teachers should be the brightest minds in the country
– We need not seek a cause or a motive or an end for that which in its nature exists eternally in itself and is free
Happy Teacher’s Day everyone.