VEDANTA AS A FACTOR IN CIVILIZATION -5. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -
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(Extract from an address delivered at Airlie Lodge, Ridge way Gardens, England)
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The Eastern mind could not rest satisfied till it had found that goal, which is the end sought by all humanity, namely, Unity.
The Western scientist seeks for unity in the atom or the molecule.
When he finds it, there is nothing further for him to discover, and so when we find that Unity of Soul or Self, which is called Atman, we can go no further.
It becomes clear that everything in the sense world is a manifestation of that One Substance.
Further, the scientist is brought to the necessity of recognizing metaphysics, when he supposes that atoms having neither breadth nor length yet become, when combined, the cause of extension, length, and breadth.
When one atom acts upon another, some medium is necessary.
What is that medium?
It will be a third atom.
If so, then the question still remains unanswered, for how do these two act on the third?
This contradiction in terms is also found in the hypothesis necessary to all physical science that a point is that which has neither parts nor magnitude, and a line has length without breadth.
These cannot be either seen or conceived.
Why? Because they do not come within the range of the senses.
They are metaphysical conceptions.
So we see, it is finally the mind which gives the form to all perception.
When I see a chair, it is not the real chair external to my eye which I perceive, but an external something plus the mental image formed.
Thus even the materialist is driven to metaphysics in the last extremity.
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