Honestly in short of convincing answers from school

Updated on July 4, 2019 in General
4 on July 3, 2019

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Adiyen have habit of asking too many questions from school days now 38 years gone

Almost No teacher liked it. Eg:
* Value of Pi. I asked why? How it came?
* Why should I study (a+b) square?

Answers from teachers:
*Good for nothing
* useless fellow
* First learn to get marks

Most of these education are forced

Advice from amma:
“Stop asking questions you get more marks”

I got more marks in college days during PG with Acharya Anugraham

Dubbed most answers by heart and University gave higher rating. I got good PhD sir for maths who wrote thesis and explained me why it came into existence

It was too late. I don’t know basic tables by heart.

Hold on, I have marks but I don’t know the worth of my knowledge

When not convinced with basics why will I upgrade?

Similarly my BhAgavatha friend told around 10 years back upgrade to kalakahepam Swamy!

No I am still in LKG

Dasanudasan

 
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3 on July 3, 2019

Dear Vikram swamy,

I have been in similar situation; have been asking questions from young age. Some teachers do give answer and encourage; some others discourage. But fortunately the encouragements stayed with me and the discouragements did not kill the spirit of enquiry. Over time I learnt to seek answers through studying and not just asking. Now when I look back, I am grateful to even those teachers who discouraged me, because they have helped me learn how to ask question, how to receive answers, and how to seek answers through studying / personal application.

One key lesson I learnt along the way is, while we are eager to ask questions, we must be eager to actually hear the answer attentively and process that in our thoughts. We may understand only 50 or 75% of the answer, but we must process that, and practise that / apply that. For example, when someone tells you that pi is the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle, and it is always equal to 22/7, we must internalize the answer, draw a few different circles and check if this ratio is true. When we do so we will automatically understand it completely; even the unclear part will become clear. But the mistake we tend to do is, when an answer is given to us, we focus on the part we don’t understand and ask the next question and next question and the next question, without actually trying to apply what is being explained. Using the same example, when pi is said to be the ratio 22/7, immediately we may ask why not 23/7 or 22/8? Such questions give the impression that we are only eager to show off our intelligence by asking questions than to actually receive the answers. Then the teacher may start ignoring us.

As our Swamy explained in a recent En Pani, asking questions must be accompanied by self study andΒ  practise.

First of all we have to really put in effort to understand the person who is earnestly trying to give an answer.

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share this with you.

adiyen dasan.Β 

on July 3, 2019

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe SriVarAha MahAdEsikAya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

“Over time I learnt to seek answers through studying and not just asking” okay Swamy agreed learning is
a neverr ending process.

Adiyen will try applying as devareer said from multiple sources.

Better late than never
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Dasanudasan

on July 4, 2019

Dear Vikram swamy,

thank you for your kind reply.

In trying to find answers by studying, please ensure the source of our information is only authentic sources (written by or approved by acharyas). In case of non-scriptural information (eg. questions based on Physics or Math etc), then again use trust worthy reference. We will have to ask questions from others, because not everything can be learnt by self-study alone. But we have to ask only people whom we really trust. Once we have faith in the person but the answer given by the person is not fully clear, then we must take some time to internalise what has been told, try and apply that / practise that; this will help us identify what aspects of their explanation is not clear to us and place our second question seeking clarification. This way it will be a beautiful learning experience. In contrast, if we say “your answer in not clear therefore you are wrong” then they will not have any inspiration to explain further. On the other hand, if our faith/ trust on that person is not complete, then we should no longer ask them questions and move on to some one whom we really trust.

Thank you very much.

adiyen dasan.

on July 4, 2019

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe SriVarAha MahAdEsikAya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

Seri Swamy
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Dasanudasan

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