Re: [alt-ed-india] My visit to spastics society. and some introspection.
- Dear Chetana,
I remember this quote in the prologue of the book "The
Eagle's Gift" by Carlos Castaneda, "...this is not a
work of fiction. What I am describing is alien to us;
therefore, it seems unreal".
All we do today, the world we know and understand
today is based on the knowledge which we have been fed
by the educational system. For those who managed to
be out of this system (Einstien and the likes) they
connect to the Universal Knowledge and work at a level
of "Intuition". For those who are still in the
system, everything outside it is unreal.
Any kind of analysis that we do today and any kind of
test we do today is based on the knowledge of the
world as we know it today. Even the description has
to fit in that knowledge. So dont worry about what
description is there for your child abilities
/inabilities. If you compare it with so called normal
kids then you need to worry. If you accept him as he
is as a perfect creation of God or Divine, then you
allow him to flower in his own way.
There is this story of a Sufi mystic who was having a
conversation with his disciple in a Cafe on the
streets in Newyork. He told his disciple that
everything in the world is perfect and there is
absolutely nothing wrong with it. A handicapped (one
legged) man sitting on the next table got up and
walked up to him and said, "How can you claim that
everything in the world is perfect? Look at me, can
you see the imperfection here?" pointing at his legs.
The saint told him, "See here is a perfect handicap,
This is the way an enlightened person sees the world.
He does not compare it with anything else. He does
not even compare the previous moment with the present.
He accepts the present as perfect and accepts it
totally. The education of today is totally useless,
so why do we need it anyway?
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- Hi Satish
I felt so nice to read your reply... and its true about Aniket. Its
heartening to see these views from other people. I am really worried
about the disservice that I am doing to Aniket bu sending him to
The amazing things he talks and does at home.. I dont see any of
that happening at school.. he is just a dumb boy there...
The other day his teacher compalined that Aniket copied from another
child's math book.. I wondered why would he copy 4 problems of
substraction when he is good at it.. When questioned he said he was
just making the teacher happy which ofcourse he couldnt. This also
shows he is doubting his own capability...
At home however its a completely different story.. The other day he
explained me a concept of a floating dam and I thought it was his
imagination.. however I was dumbfounded when I found this on the
internet today ..
So life goes on .. Im sure things will be better one day when I will
be able to afford to stop working and homeschool him..
Anyway thanks to this group where all of you are so open to the