"What's The Problem with Education?"
October 2, 2013
Ultimately there is only one problem and that is that one *thinks* things should be some other way than how they are.
“By conditioning, the human race has a reality that says that all problems can be solved if one looks hard enough, or finds the right expert. The “expert” is YOU. All answers are within, in the Stillness that lies between the Source and the manifestation. That Stillness (not quietness), is available to you at all times. You only need to Realize that It is Present. Forget all the techniques you have learned. Forget all the religious and spiritual dogma you take for truth - come to the Stillness naked of any spiritual possessions. Don't take the story (the story that you are looking at), seriously. The drama of your life is only a soap opera that you think is real. It has extreme excitement at times, and at others it is boring. You suffer, and you laugh. What a drama! And it is not You.” (Austin, 2013, p. 141).
However, since it is asked to look at the so-called “problem” with education one prime example came up this week from Ethnicity class. It is written that in 1842, Encyclopedia Britannica had it in their published book, the following about Chinese people:
A Chinaman is cold, cunning and distrustful; always ready to take advantage of those he has to deal with; extremely covetous and deceitful; quarrelsome, vindictive, but timid and dastardly. A Chinaman in office is a strange compound of insolence and meanness. All ranks and conditions have a total disregard for truth. (Parrillo, 2009, p. 262)
This is obviously an opinion. And yet it is written in a book based on “supposed” facts. You would have to meet all Chinese people to make a statement like the above and make it a fact, and yet, a reference material that would probably be used and read by many students and teachers had this in it as a fact, a statement, a truth, if you will.
This is only one of many instances that appeared over the last year of schooling. There would be paragraphs in history books where words like “evil” (just as one tiny example) would appear in a sentence about something that happened … which tends to sway the view of the reader from one of having their own opinion or belief about what is being read, to that of the author. There are such generalizations about everything. How can you teach someone about a war when there is only one paragraph and it read something to the effect of 250,000 people died? And that is all it says. There are 250,000 stories about that war and all it receives is one paragraph? There is no honesty in anything you read in history “his story” which is all that it is … it is made up on accounts of the imaginations of those that had seemingly been there. Nothing in this world is fact. Numbers are lies and so it is the same with math (it is not about good or bad or right and wrong, it is only about seeing the lie, once it is seen then play in all the learnings).
Math was created by man. It was not here originally. 2 + 2 could have equaled anything anyone agreed on they just agreed it to be 4. That is the same with words. Everything you read is like rain falling from the sky, it will only have the meaning that you give to it, eventually it will all be wiped away, words in themselves have no meaning at all. (Sters, 2013.)
Science has even finally revealed that if you break anything down to the smallest particle you find “Nothing … no Thing” there (though some call it “Light” if you can call it something then it must be a lie, for how can you call nothing … no thing … something? If you are chuckling at this point then you are going to have nice easy ride to where you already are, if you are attempting to figure it out … get used to headaches.)
Ultimately, everything that you will learn in the world is false. If you are able to loosen the grip of understanding and come from the standpoint of everything being false, then you will take what you learn much more lightly and with a much more fully opened mind (which is also a lie).
Austin, Wayne G., (2012). First There Is A Mountain. Etna, CA: EOTS Foundation Inc.
Parrillo, Vincent N., (2009). Strangers to these Shores. Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing.
Nothing To Learn Newsletter, "Words.” Accessed October 1, 2013. http://eepurl.com/wJrKL
"The greatest barrier to discovery is not ignorance ... it is the illusion of knowledge. You are not who you think you are."
"Discover what cannot be thought." ~Austin