Sathya Sai Education
The end of education is character. Education without character is useless.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, November 20, 2001
In 1963 Sri Sathya Sai Baba declared the purpose, in part, of his life of service, teachings of wisdom, and selfless love, “…for establishing dharma (righteousness) on a firm footing…The dharma that has fled to the forests has to be brought back into the villages and towns. The a-dharma (unrighteousness) that is ruining the villages and towns must be driven back into the jungle.”
How do the programs of Sathya Sai Education fit into the noble purpose of the life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba? In the stream of wisdom flowing in his discourses and writings through the years, he has enlightened us as to the very purpose of our lives, to realize our inherent divinity or human spirit. He established the Sathya Sai Organizations, and in the charter declared the purpose: to help mankind realize the inherent divinity or human spirit. He taught the correct and true process of education, Educare: bringing out that which is within, our inherent human spirit or divinity.
The purpose of true education, the purpose of life, the purpose of the Sri Sathya Sai Organizations is the same: to help mankind realize the inherent human spirit or divinity.
True education, by the process of Educare, integrates spiritual and secular education. In this way, true education is inclusive of and is beyond the narrow confines of religion or nationality. Educare is the same the world over. As Sri Sathya Sai Baba has said, “Truth is One, there is no American truth, no Russian truth. Truth is One.”
SSEHV community-based programs for children and adults are provided free by 28 Institutes of Sathya Sai Education around the world. SSEHV programs do not focus on any one spiritual leader or any one religion.