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II 1. What is the nature of ancient education?

The Gurus, versed in yoga in ages past, shed all fascination for the physical, all dependence on desire. The Gurus, all through the centuries, lead such lives and lead others too!
Sathya Sai Baba, 25 Jul 1978
 
From early times, the ancient system of education developed a broad outlook and promoted virtues and morals which served to foster noble ideals in society.
Sathya Sai Baba, 19 Jul 1994
 
In ancient times, the voice of the teacher was supreme. Even emperors did not interfere with the freedom of the teachers to train and punish their sons. The son was handed over to the teacher and they supported him in all his efforts to instruct and improve him.  They never sided with the son against the teacher.
Sathya Sai Baba, 18 Apr 1966
 
Earlier in Gurukulas the sages took the students along with them wherever they went and taught them without conforming to any time schedule. This education was a continuous learning process.
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Nov 2001
 
The ancient educational system originated from absolute truth. This is what is EDUCARE. It is also reflected in the letters ABC as ALWAYS BE CAREFUL.
Sathya Sai Baba, 20 Nov 2001