Education and Love

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Drawing Out or Pouring In?

The word education is derived from the Latin verb “educare” which means “to draw out”. Why is the process that goes on in our schools today described by a word that implies the exact opposite?

How can pouring facts and figures into the brains of children be described as drawing forth anything from those same children?

Learning and perception

Somehow, somewhere along the line society decided that in order to educate a child we must tell them what to think.

Children are required to remember the perceptions of people whom society has deemed important. The level of our children’s education is then measured by their proficiency in regurgitating these perceptions.

I use the word perception here and not knowledge because knowledge is something that does not change and is independent of the observer. Perception depends on the observer and is in a state of constant change.

Looking for meaning in the meaningless

The laws of science that we were required to learn as children no longer hold true today and the laws of science our children are learning today will not hold true for their children. The reason for this is that our senses only allow us to perceive the world we live in. The people and objects we say we see are in fact images we create in our brains. It is these images that we make up in our minds that we project onto the world and call it reality.

There are people in the world today who realise the truth and their numbers are increasing. These people like all the wise people from generation to generation looked within for truth and these are the truly educated ones. They drew from within themselves the truth that escapes those whose minds are enslaved by the books they have read. It is not possible to draw goodness and nourishment from food that someone else has chewed for you.

Truth and Illusion

In this world of perceptions it is not knowledge that is the priority but ego. As long as we continue to feed the ego by subscribing to its delusional belief system we remain a slave to what we believe is true at the expense of experiencing truth. Truth cannot be known nor can it be described or explained. Truth lies beyond the realm of the intellect but can be experienced through love.

There is only one truth accessible to us and that is love. It is through love and service that we can correct our perceptions and heal the split mind. It is the split mind that creates all the conflict we see in the world. The ego cannot survive in an environment of unconditional love. Love dispels ego the way light dispels darkness.

Upside-down priorities

It is not facts from books that our children need but love.

It is not material possessions that our children need but love.

We all need love and when we realise this simple truth everything else is meaningless.

We have brainwashed ourselves and our children to value power and material possessions above all else and it is by those false milestones that they gauge their self worth.

Love all, serve all.

God did not create the world as the ego would have us believe. God is love and God waits for us to realise the separation we imagine between us and Him is an illusion.

The world is a creation of the ego and like all our beliefs it has become our reality. But within each one of us is the flame that has always been there like a candle in the window waiting for us to return home.

By loving and serving all we are refusing to buy into the ego's false claims and distractions and our perception will be corrected. Once we perceive ourselves and the world correctly then love will take us those final steps across the bridge we imagine separates us from the divine.

Sai Student AravindB1982

AravindB1982 describes himself as a student of Sai. Aravind is a man who has dedicated his life to loving and serving all. He was appointed by Sai Baba to work at Radio Sai and he has been tirelessly doing so ever since.

Aravind also made a promise to his Sai Baba which he keeps to this day. He promised Baba that he would write something about Him every day. To this end Aravind has written many hubs about Sai Baba and his message of love and every day you will see one more addition to growing library of love.

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Safe Harbour 5 years ago from Co.Waterford, Ireland

Hi SW. Its been a while since I have been online. I agree with all that you say. As a man who has stuggled with my own demons I am starting to see the truth of my own existance in all it simplicity. All the pain in my life came from my blindness and still does. However I am mindful that this "matrix world" with all its traps and pitfalls is the one we are in to learn and we chose to come here for that reason, it limitations.We cannot but learn. I am also mindful that kids love this matrix world and although it is not real they need it to fit in. In time and with patience they too will be ready to see through the lies, but only when they are ready and able. Some parents pride themselves on having lots of material possessions and transfer that belief to their kids some pride themselves on the opposite, that materialism is bad and transfer that belief to their kids also. In my view both these extremes are rigid and dangerous. You are right , only love is real. That understanding will come out from our kids through our example, not that we allow them to have "things" or not. Things are fun , love is real.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man Author

Thank you Richard. Your visit and comment are greatly appreciated. Now it is time for you to start writing a few hubs! LOL!


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aravindb1982 5 years ago from Puttaparthi, India

Very correct! I felt as if I was seated in Kulwant hall listening to Swami speak! He has exhorted endlessly about true education being the process of what already exists within each child. HE says that teachers must be like sculptures. They do not make an idol of God. they just chip away parts that are not God and the god within the stone stands revealed!

This is such a valuable hub and I hope and pray that every educationist and teacher reads it and gets influenced by it!

On a personal note, I just am dumbstruck! You extol me more than what I am and that is His love for me and your love for Him! Am grateful to you.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man Author

Thank you Aravinind. I say what is in my heart, no more no less. More and more people are realising the truth and a great change is coming.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

"They drew from within themselves the truth that escapes those whos minds are enslaved by the books [that were foisted on them] they have read." Spirit, I have the knowledge to know that what you've written here is true. "Love dispels ego the way light dispels darkness." True. "It is not material possessions that our children need but love." True. Hope a lot of people read this Irish. Read it twice so it would soak in good; and am in agreement with you on the great change coming too my friend.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man Author

Thank you Alastar for taking the time to read this article and for your thoughtful comment. Yes, the change is coming all right and sooner than many imagine! You have a great day and keep those great history lessons coming!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Your article is great. I very much enjoyed reading from this fount of wisdom.

You said that "The laws of science that we were required to learn as children no longer hold true today and the laws of science our children are learning today will not hold true for their children."

That is so true. Brilliant point made!

However, you quoted from the swami:

"The global transformation of human beings has already begun. Within a short period, you will notice that the entire human community will come together and live in peace and unity . . . "

I do not buy this. The world changes around us, in particular technology. But people are still people. This quote is pie in the sky, my friend. How I wish it were so. It would be wonderful. But alas, this is not so.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man Author

Thank you James for the visit and I am glad you enjoyed the article. Too much pie is not good for the waistline but I still love it especially when it comes from the sky LOL!

I hope you have a good day James and keep your amazing hubs coming.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..I haven't heard from you in awhile so I sincerely hope both you and your family are well and that the fall has been a happy safe and productive time for you - I always become inspired by your thoughts - your words are always enlightening and point us into directions that we perhaps didn't think were possible ......

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