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1 Our Humble Salutations and Gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Insight into SRI SATHYA SAI EDUCARE Concepts Philosophy Our Humble Salutations and Gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba January 16, 2005

2 SAI EDUCARE - Philosophy
Educare is to understand that there is an inherent holistic inter-relationship among all human values, elements of creation, all domains of human capability and all aspects of Nature. Educare is an opportunity of integrating Ancient Wisdom and Modern Technology.

3 SAI EDUCARE – Baba’s Message
As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM - Today 22/8/2003 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY A society without values will cease to be human. The more human values are cherished, the better will be the growth of society, the nation and the world. We cannot rest content with an education system which is confined to academic achievement. It has to simultaneously promote human virtues. The main problem of our education is to adapt the spiritual and cultural traditions we have inherited from the past, to the needs of daily life today.  - BABA the official Website of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

4 SAI EDUCARE Latin root for the word Education Education - for caring

5 Sri Sathya Sai Baba said on Sept 25, 2000:
“Education has two aspects; the first is related to external and worldly education, which is nothing but acquiring bookish knowledge. In modern world, we find many well versed and highly qualified in this aspect. The second aspect known as Educare is related to human values. The word Educare means to bring out that is within. Human Values are latent in every human being; one cannot acquire them from outside. They have to be elicited from within. Educare means to bring out human values. ‘To bring out’ means to translate them into action”

6 SAI EDUCARE To bring out from within To elicit
What is to be brought out? Every form of knowledge and capacity that is latent The physical, mental, spiritual and ethical potentials within -The Divinity within

7 SAI EDUCARE Education = External-Physical-Worldly
- Essence of all Spiritual Knowledge Recognizing the Divinity within oneself and in the Creation Understanding the relationship between external & internal aspects of human life Education = External-Physical-Worldly Educare = Internal-Spiritual

8 SAI EDUCARE Physical aspect Spiritual aspect The world that we see:
Creation, Nature Spiritual aspect -Things that we can’t see but can feel: Inherent Divinity Inherent Love Inherent Human Values

9 SAI EDUCARE Education - Outward focusing study
-Turning Inward Education - Outward focusing study - Information oriented Educare - Turning Inward - (U-turn) - Transformation oriented Who are you and Who am I ? A blend of physical and spiritual knowledge is required today for self-transformation

10 EDUCATION SAI EDUCARE Binds us to Material World
Liberates us from Bondage Sharpens our intellect Awakens our intuition Makes one a great person Makes one a good person Makes one Bhogi, even Rogi Makes one a Yogi Confers Shakti and Yukti Promotes Bhakti and Mukti Provides us the knowledge of mixing colors in Art Provides us the perception to appreciate Beauty Knowledge of Swar (musical notes) and Taal (rhythm) Inner values that create Bhava -making music enchanting Knowledge of physical world, nature and creation Knowledge of inherent divinity, love and human values Outward – information oriented Inward – transformation oriented

11 Concept of : EDUCARE Practice of 5 Human Values Human Workshop
Divinity in form of 5 elements - Balance within & outside Practice of 5 Human Values Human Workshop - Control on 5 Senses - 3HV Transformation Process - 5 D’s - Practice tools - Value Parenting - Swami’s life and teachings in the curriculum

12 SAI EDUCARE -Creation - God is the seed Rig-Veda
om atmava idameka avagra asit nanyatu kancan bhisatu sa iksatu lokan srjayitih! Rig-Veda In the beginning the attribute less Supreme Being (Brahman) was everywhere. Nothing else was there. That Supreme Being willed to create the worlds and the five elements. “There was no one to know, who I am, Until I created the world, At My pleasure, with one word, Immediately mountains rose up, Oceans, seas, lands and water shades, Sun, Moon and desert sands, Sprang out of nowhere, To prove My Existence. Then came all forms of beings, Men, Beasts and Birds, Speaking, hearing, flying. All powers were bestowed upon them, Under my orders. The first place was granted, To mankind. And my knowledge was placed, In man’s mind.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

13 SAI EDUCARE -Creation - God is the seed
From the primordial sound of OM the five elements emerged in order. Baba said on May 15, 2000: “The whole cosmos is made up of the five elements, Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Sound, touch, form, taste and smell represent their attributes. All this have emerged from Being-Awareness-Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda), the Primal Source.”

14 SAI EDUCARE 5 Elements -5 Senses
Earth - Smell, Taste, Form, Touch and Sound Water - Taste, Form, Touch and Sound Fire - Form, Touch and Sound Air - Touch and Sound Space - Sound God - transcends all the attributes

15 SAI EDUCARE - Balance Balance in Human Life Balance in Nature
both are equally important Balance the 5 elements through the practice of human values When this balance is established, there will be global peace & happiness.

16 SAI EDUCARE - Love Sai Baba said on May 20, 2000: “Creation contains five elements However, man has a sixth element in him, which is Supreme Love” Sai Baba also said on January 13, 1992: “Life starts with Love. The sweetness of love coming out of life is the great and unique principle that is the source of everything. Love that is present in everyone is verily the Divine Energy inherent in all. The undercurrent that flows through Truth, Right Conduct, Peace and Non-Violence, is LOVE only”

17 SAI EDUCARE LOVE - Practice Human Values TRUTH PEACE

18 SAI EDUCARE – Human Workshop
Sense organs are superior to body Mind is superior to sense organs Intellect is superior to Mind Atma is superior to Intellect - Atma is the chaitanya (supreme ligh) or the 6th element present in creation

19 SAI EDUCARE Body Mind Intellect - Human Workshop - Conscious
- Sub-conscious - Super-conscious - Conscience Truth Super Conscious mind Love Right Action INTUITION Love Energy 5 Senses Conscious mind EMOTIONS Sub-conscious mind Peace Non-Violence Human Being

20 Sri Sathya Sai Baba Says:
“The ability to synchronize your thought, word and deed should be developed when, with your mind you are thinking good thoughts, with your mouth you are speaking good words, and with your body you are doing good deeds. HEART, HEAD and HANDS have to function together, have to be integrated into our lives.”

21 SAI EDUCARE - 3HV Information received from external world get stored in mind (HEAD)- gives rise to Thoughts. Thoughts should be routed through our conscience (HEART). The spiritual heart is the seat of values. If the thought is good, the Heart will approve it; it can be acted upon by (HANDS). The re-routing of thoughts through Heart is TRANSFORMATION. The conscience acts as the guiding force in our life.

22 SAI EDUCARE - Purity of Mind Thoughts Feelings Actions Habit Character
Behaviour Destiny Satvik Food The Gatekeeper: Discrimination Follow the Conscience

23 SAI EDUCARE - Enlightenment Body Consciousness to Atmic Consciousness
Understanding the “unity of diversity” Journey back to the source Transformation (multiplicity to unity) Sri Sathya Sai Baba Said: “My life is my message” to “Your life is my message” to “You and I are one”.

24 SAI EDUCARE -Purity-Unity-Divinity
The combination of UNITY, PURITY and DIVINITY forms the core of Educare. Inputs from senses to mind require to be controlled and pure. When mind becomes pure and filled with love, also achieves unity of thought, word and deed, then alone Divinity can be experienced. This is Purity, Unity and Divinity – it comes with hard practice (5Ds) and finally leads to “immortality”.

25 EDUCARE - 5 Ds - Process of Transformation
Devotion - desire-less love for God Discipline - habit formation Duty - with divine love Discrimination – filter inputs - ceiling on desires Determination - sense control

26 SAI EDUCARE - 5 Ds Sri Sathya Sai Baba Says: “Dedicate yourself to every duty without ego, to take you to true devotion, and develop discipline within. Discriminate every work (is it good or bad, right or wrong), and in turn move with determination to experience Divinity”.

27 EDUCARE - Process of Transformation
Practice Tools: Ceiling on Desires Prayers / Group Singing Community Service Good Company Reading Spiritual Literature Meditation / Silent Sitting – Sohum Speak Softly with Everyone/ Do not talk ill of Others Follow Nine Point Code of Conduct

28 EDUCARE Ceiling on Desires - Process of Transformation
On the consumption of the Five Resources: Time Knowledge Energy Money Food Ceiling on Desires restores balance of the five elements and Baba says: Man minus morality is Animal Man plus discipline is Human Man minus desire is Divine.

29 EDUCARE - Process of Transformation
Sri Sathya Sai Baba says: “When transformation is gained, you will find that you have traveled only from yourself to yourself, with GOD all the while in you, around you, with you and besides you”.

30 SAI EDUCARE - EDUcarers Parents Teachers Youth Group effort
-Role models -Swami’s life and message -Value Parenting -Reach the Community

31 PRACTICE Baba Says: First BE, then DO, then TELL
Sai Families and teachers should be visible in society by their actions and behaviour. PRACTICE Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice

32 Insight into SAI EDUCARE
Our gratitude to BHAGAWAN

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