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II 4. What is the impact of education on society today?

No control over senses: All the evils that we witness in the world today stem from a perverted system of education. The so-called educated persons have no control over their senses.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Jun 1989
 
Today 99% of the population are involved in sensual desires. Education today is mainly concerned with sensory pursuits. All occupations are related to the achievement  of sensual desires.
Sathya Sai Baba, 5 Mar 1995
 
Money- oriented: They have become business houses, temples of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Riches, instead of remaining temples of Saraswathi, the Goddess of Learning.
Sathya Sai Baba, 8 Feb 1987
 
No peace, only hatred: The institutions impakjrting learning have succeeded in equipping man with fantastic skills. Look at the field of atomic engineering or space exploration and conquest. Man has achieved astounding feats. But, in actual daily life, these feats have not resulted in peace, happiness and harmony. Castes, races, and classes clash with each other with unremitting hate. The situation is fast becoming beyond control.
Sathya Sai Baba, 1 Mar 1981
 
Fear and anxiety: The number of students in schools and colleges is sky rocketing. We proclaim that formal education, which was for long the privilege of a few scholars and the sons of the rich, is now provided at the very doors of everyone.We rejoice when schools and colleges rise up more and more in every country of the world, without realizing that what is happening through them is ‘ the worsening of the sickness of the community’. Unrest, fear and anxiety are increasing because of improper and incomplete education.
Sathya Sai Baba, 8 Mar 1981
 
Loss of integrity: Due to the impact of modern education, man has lost morality and integrity and has become worse than an animal. He is acquiring high academic qualifications like B.A and M.A. But what is the use? He is adding the letter 'D' (dirty qualities) to his qualifications and becoming 'BAD' and 'MAD'.
Sathya Sai Baba, 12 Jan 2004