If there were one thousand or ten thousand children who grow up without proper control, the same number of children would have gone bad.
is education? It means we should teach children how to be upright human
beings, and instruct them about the eight virtues of filial reverence,
fraternity,loyalty, trustworthin-ess, propriety, righteousness,
incorruptibility, and a sense of shame. They also need to learn how to
“choose to follow what’s wholesome, and rectify what’s unwholesome; to
proceed if it accords with the Way, and retreat if it does not.” The
foregoing principles are parts of the Chinese culture in
a person gets old, he is very pitiful with failing eye sight and hearing,
useless teeth, and all sorts of illnesses. From the perspective of education
do many children in the West take drugs nowadays? Take a look! Elementary and
secondary school students are drawn to drug dealers. They urge these students
to take drugs, promising that, “These drugs will make you smart and
happy!” After taking the drugs, these youngsters may feel happy, but
actually they are getting more and more mixed-up! If you see people who are on
drugs, it may seem that they are in samadhi all day long, because they can
stand there and do nothing for hours. However, this is not samadhi; rather,
these individuals have lost control of their minds under the influence of
drugs. Aren't they walking toward the path of death? If you let children grow
up with unchecked “freedom,” they would advance freely onto the path of
death! This permissiveness is misinterpreted freedom, irresponsible freedom,
and unreasonable freedom.
me once again tell all of you senior friends, middle-aged friends and young
friends, you should pay attention to this point. What point? Nowadays,
education all over the world has gone bankrupt to the point that there is no
education at all! What does education teach you currently? It teaches you
sexual conduct, and this is extremely wrong! Although sex education is o.k. in
of itself, the focus should be on teaching students not to engage in improper
sexual relationships. The students should be taught how to cherish themselves,
and guard the purity of their bodies. Only until they are grown up, can these
youngsters really understand sex. In addition, children who are only five or
six years old should not be allowed to watch TV all day long. This T.V.
monster has negative influence on these young children. For example, it has
seduced these children into knowing how to kiss and hug each other. What kind
of world is this? This type of freedom is really pitiful!
Why do I say education in this world has gone bankrupt? Schools don't teach children the fundamental principles of being a human. What do they advocate instead? They encourage students to study whatever subjects that will help them to earn the most money. If being a doctor is the most profitable, then one goes to medical school; if going to the moon means having the highest salary, then one studies science. Focusing on making money, people end up neglecting their parents and spouse. In fact, they ignore everything but money!