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1 Our Humble Salutations and Gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Insight intoSRI SATHYA SAI EDUCAREConceptsPhilosophyOur Humble Salutations and Gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai BabaJanuary 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 DAYA 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. - BABAthe official Website of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
4 SAI EDUCARE Latin root for the word Education Education - for caring - with carein caringEDUCATION WITH CARING 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 andcapacity that is latentThe physical, mental, spiritual andethical potentials within-The Divinity within
7 SAI EDUCARE Education = External-Physical-Worldly - Essence of all Spiritual KnowledgeRecognizing the Divinity within oneselfand in the CreationUnderstanding the relationship betweenexternal & internal aspects of human lifeEducation = External-Physical-WorldlyEducare = Internal-Spiritual
8 SAI EDUCARE Physical aspect Spiritual aspect The world that we see: Creation, NatureSpiritual aspect-Things that we can’t see but can feel:Inherent DivinityInherent LoveInherent Human Values
9 SAI EDUCARE Education - Outward focusing study -Turning InwardEducation - Outward focusing study- Information orientedEducare - Turning Inward - (U-turn)- Transformation orientedWho are you and Who am I ?A blend of physical and spiritual knowledgeis required today for self-transformation
10 EDUCATION SAI EDUCARE Binds us to Material World Liberates us from BondageSharpens our intellectAwakens our intuitionMakes one a great personMakes one a good personMakes one Bhogi, even RogiMakes one a YogiConfers Shakti and YuktiPromotes Bhakti and MuktiProvides us the knowledge of mixing colors in ArtProvides us the perception to appreciate BeautyKnowledge of Swar (musical notes) and Taal (rhythm)Inner values that create Bhava -making music enchantingKnowledge of physical world, nature and creationKnowledge of inherent divinity, love and human valuesOutward – information orientedInward – transformation oriented
11 Concept of : EDUCARE Practice of 5 Human Values Human Workshop Divinity in form of 5 elements- Balance within & outsidePractice of 5 Human ValuesHuman Workshop- Control on 5 Senses- 3HVTransformation Process- 5 D’s- Practice tools- Value Parenting- Swami’s life and teachingsin 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-VedaIn 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 SoundWater - Taste, Form, Touch and SoundFire - Form, Touch and SoundAir - Touch and SoundSpace - SoundGod - transcends all the attributes
15 SAI EDUCARE - Balance Balance in Human Life Balance in Nature both are equally importantBalance the 5 elements through the practice of human valuesWhen this balance is established, there will be global peace & happiness.
16 SAI EDUCARE - LoveSai 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 IN ACTIONRIGHTCONDUCTIN FEELINGSIN THOUGHTSTRUTHPEACEADHEREUNDERSTOODNON-VIOLENCELove fills thought, word and action…Constant-Integrated-Awareness
18 SAI EDUCARE – Human Workshop Sense organs are superior to bodyMind is superior to sense organsIntellect is superior to MindAtma 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 - ConscienceTruthSuperConsciousmindLoveRight ActionINTUITIONLove Energy5 SensesConsciousmindEMOTIONSSub-consciousmindPeaceNon-ViolenceHuman 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- 3HVInformation 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 BehaviourDestinySatvik FoodThe Gatekeeper: DiscriminationFollow the Conscience
23 SAI EDUCARE - Enlightenment Body Consciousness to Atmic Consciousness Understanding the “unity of diversity”Journey back to the sourceTransformation (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 GodDiscipline - habit formationDuty - with divine loveDiscrimination – filter inputs - ceiling on desiresDetermination - sense control
26 SAI EDUCARE - 5 DsSri 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 DesiresPrayers / Group SingingCommunity ServiceGood CompanyReading Spiritual LiteratureMeditation / Silent Sitting – SohumSpeak Softly with Everyone/ Do not talk ill of OthersFollow Nine PointCode of Conduct
28 EDUCARE Ceiling on Desires - Process of Transformation On the consumption of the Five Resources:TimeKnowledgeEnergyMoneyFoodCeiling 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.PRACTICEPractice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice
32 Insight into SAI EDUCARE Our gratitude to BHAGAWAN