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I 2. What is the purpose of education?

The aim of education is not only acquisition of knowledge, not only cultivating human qualities, but attaining Divinity. Education is meant for life, not for a living. If education is meant for a living, don't we find birdsĀ  and beasts, having no education whatsoever, doing the same? So, education should be for life. First of all, one should understand this truth.
Sathya Sai Baba, 26 Sep 2000
   
Recognition of the unity in multiplicity is the ultimate goal of education.
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Nov 2001
   
Education must instil the fundamental human values; it must broaden the vision to include the entire world and all mankind. Education must equip man to live happily, without making others unhappy, to evaluate things, pleasure and possessions correctly and without prejudice, and to fix one's attention ever on the highest and the most precious achievement of all, the Aathmic victory.
Sathya Sai Baba, 5 Feb 1981