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VI i Essence of Spiritual Education

2. What is the importance of spiritual education?
Life is a long journey and must not be dismissed in a trivial manner. It must be spent in the most auspicious manner possible. We should aspire for a divine life, not long life. It is possible to bring about a change in students by such good advice.
Sathya Sai Baba, 21 Nov 2001
 
You must recognise that all our education should not be concentrated on worldly matters. It should also contain spiritual and ethical aspects. It is only when all these three aspects, the worldly aspect, the spiritual aspect and the ethical aspect come together that education will acquire some meaning.
Sathya Sai Baba, Summer Showers 1977
 
Self-knowledge is that knowledge by acquiring which everything else is known. A person with Self-knowledge can indeed be acclaimed as allknowing. Secular learning cannot confer on us abiding and absoluteĀ  peace. Self-knowledge alone can help us cross the sea of sorrow.
Sathya Sai Baba
 
Realizing the importance of an enquiry into the nature of Atma Tattwam, we have introduced this concept in the M.B.A. course in Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. The letters M.B.A. stand for understanding the nature of the mind (M), the physical body (B), and the Atma (A). It is easier to understand the nature of the mind and body. But, to understand the nature of the Atma is not that easy.
Sathya Sai Baba, 28 Oct 2003
 
Education can yield peace and prosperity only when, along with technical skills and objective information, students are equipped with moral ideals, righteous living and spiritual insight.
Sathya Sai Baba, 8 Mar 1981
 
Scientific knowledge without wisdom is of no use. Along with science there should be discrimination.
Sathya Sai Baba, 17 Sep 1992
 
You must grow day to day, not only physically but in the spiritual life also. How long are you staying on in the primary school, writing down the letters of the alphabet? Get up, demand an examination, pass, and move forward to the higher class!
Sathya Sai Baba, 7 Feb 1959
 
There should not be, in my opinion, separate "moral instruction" lessons in the curriculum; every subject with moral instruction as the thread running through from lesson to lessonā€¦ The indirect method of instilling these morals is be better than direct teaching through text books and tests.
Sathya Sai Baba, 3 Apr 1967