পাতা:মহাত্মা রাজা রামমোহন রায়ের জীবনচরিত.djvu/১৫১

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১৪৬ মহাত্মা রাজা রামমোহন রায়ের জীবনচরিত। Providence for inspiring the most generous and enlightened nations of the West with the glorious ambition of planting in Asia the arts and sciences of Modern Europe. We find that the government are establishing a Sanskrit School mnder Hindoo Pundits to impart such knowledge as is already current in India. This semimary similar in character to those which existed in Europe before tho time of Lord Bacon, can only be expected to load the minds of youth with grammatical nicetics and metaphysical distinotions of little or no practical use to the possessors or to society. The pupils will there acquire what was known two thousand years ago with the addition of vain and cmpty subtle. ties sinco then produced by speculative men such as is already commonly taught in all parts of India. The Sanskrit language so difficult that almost a lifetime is necessary for its acquisition is well known to have been for ages a lamentable check to the diffu. sion of knowledge, and the learning concealed under this almost impervious veil, is far from sufficient to reward the labour of acquiring it. But if it were thought necessary to perpetuate this language for the sake of the portion of valuable information it contains, this might be much more easily accomplished, by other means tham the establishment of a mew Sanscrit College, for tbere have been always amd are now mumerous professors of Sanscrit in the different parts of the country engaged in teaching this language as well as the other branches of literature which are to be the object of the