Inspire Your Child Inspire Your World

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Interesting view regarding education. I can relate to the madness of what's happening, and the waste it produces. It's not that simple either.


the state of modern education and the need to inspire a child to reach his or her true potential.

Question: I have two small children. They are very happy at home, but when they go to school, it becomes a war zone. They have to be equipped to fight a battle everyday.

it's a natural human trait that when you get to know something that you did not know, it brings much joy to you.
If learning is making people miserable, then we have not understood what learning is.
Unfortunately you are not sending your children to school because you want them to learn, but because you want them to earn.
You want them enslaved, so the teachers are doing the job for you.
At Isha, we have come up with a school where the whole focus is about kindling the thirst for knowledge.

How does this Inner Engineering, which I would like to give my children at home, withstand the competition, the pressure, the kind of lifestyle that other children have.
Sadhguru: See, the pressure is only because you are putting two absolutely unique beings in comparison. Is there one more person exactly like you on this planet? No.
you are trying to put them all into the same compartment and compare them with something that they can learn - ABC or 123 or something - and make them feel better or worse about it.

or most parents it is not about education; it is about first rank. All they want is - they want their children to sit on top of every other child's head. They are not interested in learning, they are not interested in education.
Everybody cannot sit on top of the pile.
So that orientation of education has to go.

True human genius will not flower if this kind of education happens. True human capabilities will not find expression in competition. True human capabilities will find expression only in absolute relaxation. Your mind, your body will work best, will find fullest expression, only when you are joyful and peaceful, and quiet within yourself.
When you are trying to race with somebody, you are only thinking of going one step ahead of him, that's all.
You are not thinking of what your ultimate potential is.

What is your vision in using education to produce an ideal human being?
How do you balance an international standard of education along with spiritual values?