The world is being divided into many different countries that are being run by different bodies of ‘government’. Unfortunately, many countries are having troubles due to failed government policy or leadership.
People think and believe that a country needs to have a government to keep things in order and to progress, just like people think and believe that all communities need to have their own respective leader to lead them. Swami Sivananda said, “The world would probably run smoother if all leaders are taken out from the world.”
If the government or the leader is free from the influence of any particular cultural or religious belief and practice, and just perform their duty as what a government or a leader should be doing (serving the country and its people), then the country or the community will progress and prosper in many ways. The society of diversity will also have more peace and harmony.
Once the government/the leader is governing/leading the country/the community under the influence of certain ideas/values based on a particular cultural or religious belief and practice, then this country or this community will have many problems.
Similarly, education should just be education, where it should be free from the influence of certain ideas/values based on any particular cultural or religious, or even political belief/point of view and practice.
Unfortunately, that is what’s going on in many countries and communities. There are so much discrimination, oppression, hatred and violence due to failed government policy and leadership.