Information on Sai Spiritual Education
Where Formal Education caters for:
· the physical
· and intellectual development
of the child.
Sai Spiritual Education caters for:
· the physical,
· and moral faculties of the child.
In other words, SSE was set up to cater for
the complete development of the child.
Launched under the inspiring guidance of
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sai
Spiritual Education is values oriented.
Its main objective is to help children
imbibe a system of Values, based
including the ancient heritage of tolerance
and unity of faiths, so they may
cultivate and practice the following
· Due respect for parents and elders.
· Proper attention to school studies and respect to school
· Good physical orderliness in respect of dress and behaviour at
school and society.
· Courage and Self-confidence.
· Good moral character.
· Making good use of time by appointing it in a balanced way
between study, work, play and prayer.
· Spirit of service for those who need their help.
· Faith in God who expects one to be truthful, honest, good,
loving, kind and serviceable to all
Obviously these benefits accrue only when:
The child responds satisfactorily to the
instructions. The teacher and parent
help and co-operate with each other. To
ensure children practice at home what
they have learnt in class: The children
are made to maintain a spiritual diary
which is filled under the supervision of
the parents. The teachers and parents
should at least once a quarter follow up
with the child’s progress in all spheres
i.e. home, school and SSE and also to
adopt corrective and progressive
measures for the child.
To help achieve this objective, it is essential to mould the
child’s mind at a very early age, so
that slowly and steadily, proper
ethical, moral, social, cultural and
spiritual values are inculcated into the
child’s growing personality. The child’s
‘Character’ has to be
moulded just when the ‘clay is soft’.
“The Purpose Of Education
Is To Learn How To Live,
Not How To Make A Living.”
5 Teaching Techniques
are used in SSE to effectively impart
the spiritual knowledge. They are:
The inner significance lies in the Moral
Values in each story.
The children are inspired by great men
all the 5 Values.
SILENT SITTING / MEDITATION
Helps build up concentration, efficiency
Awakens the awareness of truth about the
Truth, Peace, Love
Teaches co-operation, tolerance, unity
Brings out the creative flair.
Emphasises Right Action, Love, Truth,
PRAYERS/ DEVOTIONAL SONGS
Inspires faith and devotion.
Acquaints and builds a relationship with
God and gives peace and joy. Emphasises
all 5 values.
Gives confidence, teaches unity
co-operation and team work.
Emphasises Non-Violence, Right Action