How Would You Learn The ‘Masters’? Dogmatic Way Or Creative Way?
We can learn a ‘master’ or his theory in two different ways- dogmatic way or creative way.
In the dogmatic way, we learn what is preached by the author or ‘master’. The teacher or his ‘book’ is the ultimate authority here. His words are the ultimate truth. Master is considered to be beyond any mistakes, a ‘know-all without any limitations. The learner’s only duty is to grasp what is spoken by the master. Questions should be asked only to clear any doubts regarding ‘master’s words- nly to clearly understand the meaning of what he is saying. His theories should be discussed only to learn it ‘perfectly’. If you try to question the correctness of ‘master’s words it will never be tolerated. Only permitted relationship between the teacher and learner is ‘guru-disciple’ relationship. Here the learning means ‘copying’. “LEARN ONLY WHAT MASTER HAS SAID, BELIEVE ONLY WHAT MASTER HAS SAID, DON’T THINK BEYOND MASTER’S WORDS, QUOTE MASTER’S WORDS CORRECTLY WHENEVER NECESSARY TO PROVE THAT YOU ARE A ‘LEARNED’ AND ‘DEDICATED FOLLOWER’ OF MASTER.
The other way of learning is ‘creative learning’. Here, the learning by itself becomes a creative process. The books, the ideas, the theories and even the teacher- all are tools for the learner in this creative process. Utilizing these available materials and tools, the learner creates his own ideas through this process of learning. In this process, he will have to discard what ever he finds incorrect or unfitting to the ever-growing knowledge system. Learner digests and assimilates the ideas he get from books or teachers. He asks question like ‘why-how-what’ regarding everything preached. He earnestly verifies the correctness of every idea before they are accepted. Every lesson is dissected, analyzed, verified and then synthesized in a new higher dimension. CREATIVE LEARNING INVOLVES CREATION OF NEW IDEAS USING EXISTING ONES.
Homeopathy can be learned either way- dogmatically or creatively. My method of learning is latter one. I prefer to call this method ‘dialectical learning’. I cannot copy the words of ‘masters’ and ‘quote them as ultimate truth. Since most of the concepts, ‘tenets’ and ‘doctrines’ of homeopathy still remain unverified in a scientific way, I need answers for ‘what-why-how” about them to satisfy my scientific mind. Dogmatic preachers and learners may find it difficult to follow or tolerate what I say about homeopathy. I BEG TO BE EXCUSED.
THERE ARE NO UNQUESTIONABLE “BASIC TENETS” IN HOMEOPATHY. ACCEPT NOTHING AS “ULTIMATE TRUTH” ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS SPOKEN BY A “MASTER”.