An extract from the divine scripture, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, Chapter 6 - Education.
Na chor-haaryam na cha raaj-haaryam, Na bhraatru-bhaajyam na cha bhaar-kaari,Vyaye krute vardhata ev nityam, Vidyaa-dhanam sarvadhana- pradhaanam.
Wealth exists in the form of knowledge. This wealth cannot be stolen by a thief, cannot be divided amongst brothers and cannot become burdensome. The more that one uses this wealth (teaches it) the more it multiplies. Therefore, wealth in the form of knowledge is the greatest of all riches.
When He was five years old, the child Lord Ghanshyam commenced His education (Samvat 1842 Chaitra Sud 12, Monday 10th April 1786). He was taught by His father, Dharmadev. The all-knowing Lord easily grasped the knowledge. When He was eight years old, the Yagnopavit Ceremony was performed (Samvat 1845 Fagan Sud 10, Tuesday 5th February 1789). He then started studying the Vedas and the other holy scriptures. Although Dharmadev taught Lord Shree Ghanshyam, there were times when even he became confused. At these times, Lord Shree Ghanshyam Himself would explain the true meanings to His father. Sometimes, Lord Shree Ghanshyam would study subjects and become conversant with them even before His father had taught them. Acknowledging the young Lord’s extraordinary divine prowess, Dharmadev bowed down to Him.
Shree Dharmadev places a gold coin, a sword and a holy scripture in front of Shree Ghanshyam Maharaj to find out what He would be most interested in when He grew up. The Lord immediately grabbed the scripture and was totally disinterested in the coin and the sword
Extract from the scripture, Shree Swaminarayan Gadi, translated by Acharya Swamishree Purushottampriyadasji Maharaj. Chapter 6: Education