THIS is a quotation from the Shatapath Brahmana. It is a fact that a person becomes learned and wise, when blessed with three good instructors, viz,
(1) the mother, (2) the father, (3) the teacher.
Blessed is the family, fortunate is the child, whose mother and father are righteous and learned ! Children do not receive so much good and benefit of education from any other person as they do from the mother . None loves to do good to children so much as the mother. Hence the scriptures declare :
मातृमान् अर्थात् प्रशस्ता धर्मिकी माता विद्यते यस्य स मातृमान् ।
that is , he is blessed whose mother is praise worthy and pious . Blessed is that mother who teaches her child what constitutes good character from its birth till the completion of its education.
When boys and girls are five years old, they should be taught the Devanagari characters and also those of foreign languages. Then they should be made to learn by heart with meanings the Veda Mantras, such versesor shlokas, aphorisms, prose passages and poems as contain nice and salutary instruction, advice, and morals, and teach how to behave towards the Diety, mother, father, teacher, scholar, guest, king, subject, family, relative, sister, servant, and others, so that they may not be misled and duped by cheats.
* ( Light of Truth Page 28-31.)
So , we all need to look back to our vedic education system for being honest with our country , family and most important is himself. Our vedic literature contains all knowledge of world whether in the field of physical education , chemistory , maths and much more. We need to know our rishi’s wisdom for swabhiman. However , if we don’t think these topics so important for the progress of our country or our community or family then we need to change our idea of thinking.