WE have in the Taittiriya Upanishad, (first valli, and eleventh anuvaka) a
valedictory exhortation, which reveals to us something of the system of education that
produced the cultured among the ancient inhabitants of this sacred land. After
having taught the Vedas, the teacher instructs the pupil thus: Speak what is true. Do your
duties. Continue, without neglect, the daily study of the Veda.
Now that you have come to the end of your
stay with your teacher, marry and bring forth progeny. Do not swerve from Truth and
Dharma, and do something useful in the social economy. Achieve greatness, and do not fail
to refresh your memory in respect of what you have learnt.