In other words, an ounce of experience is worth more than reading a hundred books. This sort of system also places enormous responsibility and accountability on the part of the teacher to lead by personal example. He must constantly introspect and evaluate his own lifestyle, conduct and character. Even if a graduate didn’t exactly become the world’s foremost scholar, this system ensured that he would always be a model citizen. That in turn translates in real life into an enormous reduction in policing and the necessity for inventing newer laws, which in turn means that to that extent, State interference in the lives of private citizens is kept minimal.
It is for this and other related reasons that until the advent of the destructive British system of education, the Indian Guru Parampara (Lineage of Gurus) was revered across the nation. Further,