Sri Sathya Sai Baba Quotes on Education
Sai Baba Quotes
Sai Baba Quotes
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confers humility, endows one with the authority to command, that will
entitle one to affluence. With the help of charity and compassion this affluence
can be made fruitful, and by this means, happiness in this world and peace in
the next can be won.
father, the mother and the teacher are the three primarily responsible for
moulding the future of the country.
flashes like lightening amidst the clouds of the inner sky; one has to
foster the flash, and preserve the light. That is the true sign of the
is not acquisition of burdensome information regarding objects and men. It
is the awareness of the immortal spirit within,, which is the spring of joy,
peace and courage.
education gives you the chance to earn money and live thereupon. But, umless it
destroys certain illusions that are nourished by the common level of mankind,
your lives will not be happy.
Character is the most precious gift of education.
not educated if all you have achieved is the study of ten books.
which does not confer the knowledge of the Spiritual Reality to the
students who are engaged in the pursuit of various material studies, is as
barren as the sky without the moon, or a heart without peace, or a nation
without reference to law.
Education must open the eyes and enable them to recognise the One behind the
must promote peace, security and happiness.
Education has to be welcomed as a Spiritual Practice for the establishment
of Peace in the individual heart as well as in society including the human
sign of a person who has had an education is ‘good manners.
objective of education should be impressed on the children’s minds. The academic
education of today is shallow and useless because it has no value orientation.
Education should ennoble the students, but instead it is debasing them.
Instead of shaping the young into diamonds, it is turning them into coals. It is
not bringing transformation in them, It is not bestowing wisdom.
is no use if knowledge grows while desires multiply. It makes one a hero in
words and a zero in action.
Education should serve to enlarge the vision and broaden the outlook of the
the head thinks, should be examined critically in the heart
and this right decision should be carried out by the hands. This should
be the primary product of the educational process.
is necessary is not EHV, but 3-HV: (Head-Heart-and Hands). The
hands should carry out what the heart and approved of the ideas emanated from
Education must award self-confidence, the courage to depend on one’s own
end of knowledge is wisdom
The end of culture is perfection
The end of wisdom is freedom
The end of education is character. And character consists of eagerness
to renounce one’s selfish greed.
universe is a great university.
is essential to practice spiritual disciplines along with academic studies.
people thing that the purpose of education is to acquire a degree, a
qualification. So what is this degree of B.A.? B.A.+D (D stands for degree)
becomes BAD, and if you are more qualified you are M.A.+D = MAD!
knowledge is transformed into wisdom, and wisdom is expressed in character;
education is a wasteful process.
education system today makes and educated person selfish. It makes that person a
slave to the senses and as a consequence the person forgets their own divine
Education has to endow you with an eagerness to surrender.
of minds, natural love and co-operation, are the qualities we have to develop
today. Education is not for securing university degrees.
Education has to cultivate humility and discipline, but today it is yielding
a harvest of pride and envy.
learned man’s life itself shines as the message for mankind.
nation can prosper and be happy only when education develops in an atmosphere of
Truth, Love and Reverence.
education should enable one to utilise the knowledge one has acquired to meet
the challenges of life and to make all human beings happy as far as possible.
Education does not mean the imparting of verbal knowledge alone.
Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice and self-control are
the qualities that reveal the outcome of the true education.
Human existence without discipline
Friendship without gratitude
Music without melody
A society without morality and justice
Cannot be of benefit to the people.
Education today does not impart to the students the capacity or grit to face
the challenges of daily life. The educational field has become the playing
ground of ignorance.
knowledge is that which establishes harmony and synthesis between ience on the
one hand and spirituality and ethics on the other.
education develops the intellect and imparts skills, but does not promote
qualities in any way.
Education today is a process of filling the mind with the contents of books,
emptying the contents in the examination hall and returning empty-headed.
education consists in the cultivation of the heart.
cultivation of Love is the greatest need today.
Learning to earn a living is only half the job. The other half is to make
life worthwhile and meaningful.
Education must assume full responsibility to enter the moral and spiritual
lives of pupils.
beauty lies in true education.
living for food, but living for the sake of an ideal, that is the goal of
Education must be orientated towards the attainment of character for leading
clean simple lives.
the world needs today is neither a new order, a new education, a new system, a
new society nor a new religion. The remedy lies in a mind and a heart filled
of service and the urge to practice it form the very heart of education.
is the chief manifestation of education.
Do not imagine that your service to children is for their sake. It is
equally for your sake.
who deal with children and their upbringing and upliftment have to be aware of
this preciousness and of the need to express it in action.
not develop pride imagining the children to be in need of your service, You need
them as much as they need you.
Teachers who will promote qualities of mutual love and regard in their
students are sorely needed today.
women are in essence fountains of eternal joy, peace, love and devotion.
Cultivate these, by precept, example and exercise, during the formative years.
Then, the educated will have security and sweetness as long as they live.
values cannot be learnt from lectures of text – books. Those who seek to
impart values to students must first practice them themselves and set an
your hearts with love and lead the children under your care along the ideal
to sacrifice everything you have for the sake of the pure-hearted children who
rely on you for guidance.
can teach love to students only through love.
are dealing with tender children, as their teachers, guides and examples. You
have to equip yourselves for those roles by living the values that distinguish
and thereby gain the position of leader. Only a good servant can become a great
new education venture can succeed will only when your lives are healthy.
Teachers can achieve any high ideal, provided they are co-operative, well
disciplined, soaked in service and sacrifice and fully determined to succeed.
Instruct children to revere their parents, this is the first thing to do.
teacher has the greatest share in moulding the future of the country. Of all
professions, yours is the noblest, the most difficult and the most important.
pupil has a vice, he or she alone suffers from it. But, if a teacher has a
vice, thousands are polluted.
concentrated, unshaken attention should be paid by those who teach and by those
a great teacher can mould a great student.
have to plant spiritual seeds in the young minds. You should nurture them to
all professions, the teaching profession carries the greatest
responsibility. Teachers have to mould the young of today, so that they will
grow up as worthy citizens of tomorrow
teachers themselves do not follow the normal ethics of truthfulness etc.,
how can they instil good habits and values in children?
Teachers should not be bound by considerations of hours of work. When
necessary, they should be prepared to stay on for hours to remove the doubts of
students and help them to complete their assignments. This is your duty.
teachers play their role properly, the nation can be transformed. For all
the malpractices among students, the parents and the teachers are to blame.
Cultivate the heart to raise a harvest of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace and
Love. This crop has to raised in your heart and should be shared with others.
Together with worldly education, you have to cultivate the human values and
undertake spiritual discipline.
teach the human values, which are like precious gems, you need competent and
dedicated teachers who practice these values.
cultivating human values, emphasis should also be placed on avoiding wastage
of money, food and time. Even teachers have to be trained in this respect.
rendered to children is the most sacred.
the children along the joyous path of Truth. Let your faces ever shower
smiles, springing from the joy you earn from looking at the faces of the
out your duties, as teachers in the spirit of dedication, love and service, and
stand forth as bright examples to the country and the world.
Children are lamps, which illumine the path of the nation.
first task of teachers is the cultivation of virtue in the hearts of the
teacher and the pupil will both be immersed in joy only when Love that does
not calculate the reward binds them together.
cultivate gratitude, compassion and tolerance. Sympathy with the distressed is
the fundamental mental human quality.
is the stage in life when the slightest turn towards wrong will spell disaster.
the desire to do service is earnest and the skill to do it is cultivated
is cultivated, students will remain a burden to the community.
studies you may pursue, do not give up your faith in God. To give up God
is to give up life itself. Life is God. Truth is God. All that you do as an
offering to God will be an expression of human values.
degrees, scholarships and punditry have no value if one does not have good
qualities. Cultivate virtues.
students of today are the teachers of tomorrow.
eager and earnest to know more and more about the art of joyful living.
the duty of all human beings to understand and respect their parents.
Students must develop extensive interests. They must visualise wide
students are, silence, serenity and security should prevail, for such an
atmosphere alone promotes study.
degree has to be justified to the recipient by his or her exemplary noble
Students might fail to revere the guest or adore the teacher as God. But, it
will be a great pity if they fall into the sin of dishonouring the father and
span 16 –30 is crucial, for, that is the period when life adds sweetness to
itself, when talents, skills and attitudes are accumulated, sublimated and
sanctified, If the tonic of unselfish service is administered to the mind during
this period, life’s mission is fulfilled.
student must cultivate devotion and such faith.
must love and revere your teachers. That is the first step in the discipline,
which leads to a virtuous character.
minds are innocent and pure. Each child is a white marble for the teacher
and the parents to mould into an image of God, a bud to be helped to blossom in
all its Divine glory so that it becomes a worthy offering to God.
Children generally are good by nature and willing to do their duty and shine
well in studies. The cause of the vagaries, waywardness and occasional
indiscipline lies with the elders who set poor examples of truth and
the most impressionable years the children should be taught to cultivate love
for all. Love leads to unity. Unity promotes purity. Purity leads to Divinity.
first requisite for children is to have love and regard for parents to whom
they owe everything.
sapling can be helped to grow straight, but once it becomes a tree it cannot
be guided in its growth.
Children must grow in the awareness of the brotherhood of man and the
fatherhood of God.
Children must grow up in the atmosphere of reverence, devotion, mutual
the children, even grown-up boys and girls, touch the feet of their father and
mother, every morning before the daily tasks are started.
Modesty and devotion are the real jewels of womankind.
women are true and brave, kind and compassionate, virtuous and pious, the world
can have an era of peace and joy.
the education that is being given in schools for girls and in women’s colleges
help only to make them ‘desirable wives’, not desirable mothers.
mould their children as bright, beautiful, virtuous, strong citizens of the
world. This is the only way-out of the horror in which the world is simmering.
has to maintain her house. She is not only the housewife, but on her the glory
of the whole country depends.
mother is the most decisive factor in the child’s life. A child’s future is
moulded be the mother.
The influence of parents on the children’s minds is very significant. It is
actually the primary and dominant influence on the child’s personality and
have the primary responsibility to mould the character of the children. Too
much freedom should not be given out of excessive affection.
and teachers are the sculptors who have to mould the shape of the students
for whom they are responsible. If parents and teachers set the right example,
the students will automatically blossom into models of excellence and bring
glory to the nation.
are allowing children to go astray at home through misplaced affection.
father and the mother must supplement at home the training given by the
teacher at school.