Philosopher travellers from across the world visited India from time to time to gain knowledge of its religion, philosophy, literature, medicine, astronomy, astrology, mathematics, etc. from its sacred texts and accepted India as their ‘spiritual Guru’ and ‘torch bearer’. Up to the 18th century India had been an ideal country in the world in educational, economic, social and spiritual fields. In the 18th century, our contribution to the world market was 37% and our income was 27% of the total income of the world. The literacy rate in the country was 97%. According to the famous German scholar Max Muller, English scholar G.W. Leitner and the then British Government, the number of primary and secondary Gurukuls was 7 lac 32 thousand. The centres of higher education were 14 thousand where at least 18 subjects ranging from Mathematics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Metallurgy, Philosophy, Surgery and Medical Science, Technology and Management were taught. The British rulers, having the hidden agenda to keep us enslaved for centuries, tried to ruin our rich and prestigious tradition of wisdom by destroying our whole educational system.
Today, there are about 750 universities, 37 thousand colleges and about 15 lakh schools in the country. Many institutes of science, management and technology exist in the country but we are not able to inculcate our tradition and culture amongst the students. We want to make our culture, sanskaras, history, yoga, meditation and good values a part of today's education system. We want to Indianise it. By awakening the hidden great self and by developing the holistic personality of the student we want to groom him/her to become the most successful, greatest, fully awakened, able, industrious and ideal human being of the world.
Through the University of Patanjali and Acharyakulam we want to set an example by developing such a tradition of Vaidic Rishi Sanskriti and Gurukuliya parampara that after Deekshant, Graduates of our institute will not be roaming here and there in search of job at the mercy of others; rather they themselves will be the job creator, self dependent and provider of good health to others.
We want to build up such a foundation of sanskaras in the children of Acharyakulam that, be it the University of Patanjali or any other institute in the world, wherever they go they will not be influenced by the sensual materialism of the West. Rather we want to prepare such fully awakened and conscious scholars who will be able to change the course of flow of the current times.
– Swami Ramdevji
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