The concept of self-realization and teaching methods of the Buddha
Ravipati Kumara Swamy
There is a great necessity for the current global society the teachings methods practiced by Buddha. The purpose of the Buddha’s teaching is to create a viable society with social relationships and to make changes in the attitude of the followers towards one-self and others. The teaching methods like Student-centred Method, Lecture Method, Discussion Method, Practical Method, Problem Solving Method, and the Remedial Teaching Method used by the Buddha besides making know oneself and Enlightenment. Though Buddha did not use many tools as today, it is very clear that he used hearing and visual aids for the fulfilment of his teaching objectives and at the same time, capable of making a change in the attitude of the student. The objective of the education of the Buddha was to create the virtues among his disciples to establish mental purity. Unquestionably, the skill to educate oneself and others is willingly demanded by today advancing world.