This book centers on knowledge and education, in particular the relevancy, effectiveness, objectives and future of traditional educational systems.
Traditional education by nature and by definition forms the pillars, the “Foundational Pillars of Education”, of an ideal and perfect society. Without such an education the society remains unstable, unpredictable, at times dangerously chaotic and thus always ever changing. Looking at modern education, or any education that is devoid of these foundational concepts and principles, we can understand how critical and urgent the need to reintroduce such standard knowledge, training and education is. These perennial teachings were taught and continue to be practiced in traditional Gurukulas (home of the guru or spiritual master) and Pondok Pesantren(residence for practicing students) as we see respectively in India and Indonesia.
This book is part of the thesis work of the author and wishes to invite all the intelligent and thoughtful persons, regardless of country, religion, ethnic group, race, gender, cult or belief, to the significance of having a relook at the present day education system to bring about transformation within individuals and general society as a whole.