How Should Educationalists Teach Spiritual Lessons?
The goal of spiritual education is to help children reach their full potential as divine beings and to provide them with the skills they need to continue learning throughout their lifetime.
We don’t imply a religious education when we talk about spiritual education. In other words, we want to teach kids that being kind to others and striving for high values will make them much happiness. The youngster hoards a small bag of dates and consumes them all is less content than the one who distributes them to others.
We can observe that greedy individuals aren’t content in any situation, but unselfish ones are ecstatic. They could use this understanding at school, home, and everywhere. If we can bring this kind of teaching to children, this then is spiritual education.
The development of the individual on all levels is another goal of spiritual education. Because we are triune creatures made up of a body, mind, and soul, if one of those parts is neglected at the expense of the others, we aren’t whole. Interestingly, people who engage in a cerebral activity like writing frequently also engage in physical exercise to maintain their sense of reality.
We must develop the ability to maintain peace between these realms. We go out of balance if we pay attention to one in favor of the other.
While educating our children, we must assist in the growth of their minds and personalities and in helping them become successful adults. We want kids to refrain from entering society and discovering that they cannot relate to what is happening. They must be familiar with the information that is a part of our current education.
They don’t need to be taught those facts in a way that makes them think there is no worth in anything, though. Today, a lot of attention is placed on the wrong things. The fundamental goal of spiritual education is to help students become idealistic members of society.
Suppose you have children who have learned to love everyone and know the goodness of life. When they go out into the world, they may face hatred, criminal activity, and many other negative things. Will they be able to handle it? This is the primary concern that people have with spiritual education.
The answer is to be seen in those who live with love. It isn’t as if they become stupid or lose the ability to relate to the world as it is. The broadest understanding comes from that centered on love; the narrowest interpretation is centered on hatred.
If you’re on the lowest level, you can relate only to the lowest level; if you’re on the highest level, you can relate to all levels. To see that this is true, we can point to examples of people who live that way and can handle life’s many challenges far better. I have observed that people who are complete as human beings are generally more successful.
A spiritual education can guarantee tremendous success even in how worldly people define it.
Education, rightly understood, is an expansion of awareness. It is preparation for that process of real learning which takes place after we leave school when we are in the constant struggle, the battlefield of life. By giving children the tools and understanding to make the right choices in life, we can lead them to lasting happiness. Then they will be able to achieve the kind of spiritual victories that are the true meaning of success.
A perfect example of this is Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, a noted scholar, spiritual thinker, author, Indian Cultural Ambassador, and humanitarian. He is the Founder Chairman of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, Gurugram and CBS Cultural Foundation, Gurugram.
Dr. Satpathy has influenced and guided the formation of more than two fifty centers and forums devoted to philanthropy, community development, and spiritualism. His book Shri Guru Bhagwat has been translated into more than thirteen Indian regional and international languages. As per Dr. Satpathy Spiritualism is nothing but expansion of spirit.
Polite in demeanor and straightforwardness, Dr. Satpathy has an aura that radiates warmth, optimism, and compassion. He has helped thousands through service – be it the lepers on the streets of Delhi or those with worldly woes across the breadth of this country and beyond its shores.
His extraordinary achievements and life rest on moral, cultural, and spiritual values. With an impeccable legacy, Dr. Satpathy continues to set a stellar example for everyone on how-to live-in harmony with oneself, others, and the environment.