"Education can be divided into two kinds of knowledge: first is the academic knowledge, which will be beneficial to oneself and the country, if applied after completing the course of learning; second is moral knowledge, or Dhamma, that is, learning how to conduct oneself. Both require wisdom on the part of the learner. But those who use only the academic knowledge, without moral knowledge, cannot be considered persons of wisdom."

King Bhumibol Adulyadej18 December 1970


OPEN Global Village is dedicated to follow the model set by His Majesty in working to build a network of indigenous educators; working to develop such wisdom so that individuals may express their full human potentiality.


In respect and praise of King Bhumibol the Great.

O.P.E.N. Global Village Uraiwan Pinthong

"Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching.

And he said: No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, amoung his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.

If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind."


"The Prophet", by Kahlil Gibran




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