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Adhyapana or Instruction

The next method, more correctly a next step in the method of education was Adhyapana or exposition before others. This method was regarded important in making the subject clear to the person himself and enabling him to acquire a knack for imparting it to others.

 

"The teacher who teaches the worthy disciples will obtain all the auspicious fruits of teaching, those described and even others not described here and obtains all auspicious qualities for himself as well as for his disciple. Thus has been described the method of instruction.�

 

The method of teaching was exposition which cons�isted of expounding the subject before students; senior students and post-graduates acted as junior teachers and it formed a part of their own training. This method helped to produce efficient teachers of the science. That a sound and thorough mastery and not any hap�hazard learning was the ideal enforced, is clear and that thoroughness was relentlessly aimed at both by the master and the pupil, is fully borne out.