THE SYSTEM OF EDUCARE
'SAA VIDYAA YAA VIMUKTAYE'
- TRUE EDUCATION IS FOR LIBERATION!
What does it mean?
Though there exist several kinds of education be it literature, science, mathematics or even sports, music, and other art forms, the best and highest among all types of education is, 'Atma Vidya' (spiritual education), which is the knowledge of one's Atma or Self. Since all these various types and forms of education have emerged from one divine source, therefore the ultimate goal irrespective of the education that one pursues, should be to learn 'Atma Vidya' - knowledge of one's divine self.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, "You may be a doctor, but you have certainly not created the plants or chemicals from which medicines are made or even the body that you operate upon. You may be an engineer, but you have not created the five elements of nature that you use to construct and build. You may be a farmer, but you have not created the seed. You may be a painter, but you have not created the colours. You may be a musician, but you have not created the sound. Finally, you may be a Guru or teacher, but you have not created knowledge! You are only using all that which has been created by God, the supreme creator! This logic is testimony to the existence of God. Man, only learns how to utilise these and takes pride in his achievements, but unfortunately does not exert any effort to understand the creator. True education is to know the Creator!"
'Atma Vidya' or 'Self Knowledge' is more important than all kinds of worldly education. Education is for life and not for living. Through the system of educare, human values that are latent in all are drawn out into the open to be translated into purposeful action for, education is not mere accumulation of knowledge but must consummate into selfless actions. Education that originates from the knowledge of the within finds its fulfilment in the actions without. This is the chief purpose of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in establishing educational institutions - to impart worldly education with greater emphasis on spiritual education for the redemption of one's own self, and thereby welfare of the society - Atmano Mokshartham, Jagat Hitaaya Cha!