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education is the awakening of the spirit
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The primary concern of education is awakening the Spirit. The purpose of Sahaja education is universal love and sharing through self-discipline. Sahaja schools foster a unique relationships among students which establish purity, innocence and awareness of chastity. The emphasis is on dignity, decency and decorum of good manners, so that students learn to respect their sense of morality and sacredness of the body, which is the temple of God.
One of the main objects is to undertake a comparative study of all the religions to show that the essence of all the religions is the same. This keeps the attention of the students towards the spiritual life of sharing, tolerance, real peaceful co-existence and the mutual solving of problems with joy of sacrifice and generosity. The atmosphere of Sahaja schools is peaceful and serene, as such an atmosphere allows for greater absorption with less distraction of the attention.
The seeds of our future benevolent and compassionate leaders, statesmen and virtuous heroes are sown in childhood. Hence, utmost care will be taken to sow and nourish the seeds through a living method of the living sprout. All policies are naturally molded for the pupil to attain the full development of his/her potential through the actualization of their spiritual evolution, according to Sahaja Yoga.
The aim of Sahaja education system is to introduce and establish a firm foundation for the learning process that:
1) Provides basic knowledge in all subjects in a happy, friendly, homely and vitalizing environment as visualized by Mahatma Gandhi.
2) Encourage and stimulate the pupil’s natural curiosity, creativity and imagination in the peaceful environment.
3) It is a practical way for the pupils to understand spiritual and moral principles.
4) Allows each child to develop personality and individuality and yet retain the ability to relate, work, share and play harmoniously without evoking competition and enjoy the reality of the collectivity.
5) To bring out the innate human quality through respect and love in each student of kindness, honesty, courage, propriety, sensitivity, dignity, compassion, consideration spontaneity. By this system, the child becomes strongly grounded in himself. He easily recognizes falsehood, deceit and superficially projected values. A common sense understanding will be developed through awakening the sense of wisdom in children. For instance, knowledge of day to day practical life will be taught, like grandmothers’ medicines so that students help themselves and their fellow men.
6) The child is made mindful of his individual and collective responsibilities such as respect and duty towards his parents, elders, teachers, fellow men, public property, country and the world at large.