Commentary: Current Education Tramples the Mind

Not a day goes with the aid of there isn’t an article in our local paper on our nearby Public School System. If it isn’t a cry for extra money, it’s far court cases over negative attendance, or that many local instructors are not absolutely qualified. While a few faculties are being “demoted,” others are being “promoted.” First, one element after which some other. Obviously, there may be something amiss in our current method of educating our children.

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Other articles in the local newspaper carried reports of the accelerated pastimes and energies being expended by means of the “little” humans to stop the upcoming hazard of our own authorities through the growing invasion of our privacy rights inside the name of defensive the humans from internal terrorism. People are grouping at the grassroots degree to petition their respective government representative, the President and participants of Congress, to give up this day by day threats to our lives. They are unwell to the bone of dwelling in each day worry of imminently undermining the guarantees of our Constitution. We want to adhere to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s, Four Freedoms: Speech, Worship, Want and Fear.

With all of this bombarding our brains, don’t forget “holistically” the relationship of training to the various efforts of a given society to prepare its younger for personal responsibilities; obligations of studying to manipulate our personal individual natures in addition to contributing to the future of human evolution. Apparently, nearly all of the fuss over our drawing close loss of life is being conducted by adults in whom we’ve given our trust to control and lead us. Obviously, something is wrong with this international’s political and educational structures.

DISCUSSION:

Some minor studies will inform us that the word, “schooling,” derives from the joining of the Latin, “e”, which means “out,” with the Latin phrase, “‘duco,” meaning to “lead” or “take out from.” Simply, its method to draw out of the pupil the inherent expertise that lies within her or him. This phrase, schooling, has many implications given a bit though. One such implication is that the newborn brings into this world from previous incarnations past records of received stories and know-how of the real feel of things. The problem is most educators and parental caregivers are ignorant of this fact. The new child is flooded with the aid of the occasions of its immediate environment from the very second of start and forwards; as it grows it forgets to don’t forget what it already knows! More people the world over accept as true within reincarnation than folks who do now not; in the main, the ones steeped in the Judeo-Christian ideals.

When formal training starts, the student is bombarded with facts and figures which are imagined to be memorized. And all these things being taught to the scholar are things to be grasped by the senses and are confined to an empirical cloth and urban international of so-referred to as understanding, while it’s for the world of Meaning that desires stressing.

The current strategies of education markedly comparison with a real “educational procedure,” as these words have been at first intended. The existent model is greater of a “setting into” than one of self-discovery. The students are being inculcated (from inculcare= to stamp into, or tread upon) with a frame of pre-decided and quite mundane information of questionable validity, especially for the bringing into lifestyles of a brand new “international order,” which the brand new Aquarian Age promises us. Such a brand new global order needs to be one based upon the beliefs of world peace and the constant utility of goodwill, altruism and true brotherhood by means of each person to every different character upon this earth.

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The educational technique must begin with an honorable and useful intention. It has to go beyond the mere offering of records to be remembered to one of searching inwardly for the truth that means and reasons behind the records, which ultimately must lead one to look inside the self for such meaning. One nameless educator has expressed it thusly: “Education may be an adventurous quest for the that means of lifestyles, related to a capability to suppose matters through.” (Emphasis brought).

The aim of education ought to be to promote the entire self-attention and capacity of every student; to inspire the purpose of the character’s final courting with the universe, as stressed by using Abe Maslow; that noted psychologist who died earlier than his time. Self-centeredness ought to be transcended so the man or woman develops a cognizance of his function relative to the entire of life. To properly train is to attract out of every pupil the potential knowledge which she or he inherently possesses. Teachers, conditioned through their personal inculcated experiences need to be helped (however by using whom?) to comprehend and receive the fact that the kid, every infant, has a body of customary knowledge on the core of its being, as they themselves do, ready to “tell” the pupil who may be helped to make touch with this accrued frame of eternal truths in an effort to range with every scholar.

Every nation, as well as each character, has its very own Soul or character psyche which demonstrates as its character or subculture. Historical facts and the past conditions of every man or woman and country have determined its current relationships; there is a constant nationalism or selfishness while what is needed is for schooling to educate the student they want to take self-duty and to grasp the want for a selfless global participation. Every scholar needs to give serious consideration to his or her “location inside the universe.” Every man or woman and each state desires to solve its personal character troubles, that are basically self-generated. And in the back of all human endeavors are a psychological motive and aim. Anyone who can “suppose truth,” can assist to form public opinion. Educators should be within the leading edge of such “fact thinking.”

In the historical East, training was limited to a few brilliant folks that confirmed their potential for a deeper knowledge of the cause of all life at the same time as the hundreds had been left out. This becomes also authentic within the West up until alternatively recently in our records whilst education become legally required for the loads. Since that point, the intention has been to deliver each pupil to a defined well-known by means of which the educational manner might supposedly be “fair to all.” Every character is distinctive, and clever instructors have to be touchy, understanding and attuned to the wide variations of every baby under their tutelage. Remember, instructors and caregivers of every description cannot teach their “fees,” what they themselves do not recognize.

In the future, while the psychology of the western global catches up to the Esoteric Psychology of the ancient East, the normal Law of Birth and Rebirth could be regular. Such a needed psychology has been in the public area for over seventy-5 years. (See, Esoteric Psychology, Volumes I and II, Alice A. Bailey, Lucis Press, Publishing House of World Good Will Organization, N.Y., London and Geneva, 1937 and 1941.) In those volumes the human Soul and the chakras and the “etheric envelope” thru which we distribute our individual energies are mentioned in detail; none of which western psychology or training has but found, although there’s a dire an desperate want to do so. How can psychology or training train a human entity whilst it does no longer apprehend the authentic nature of the “Constitution of Man.” (See, A Textbook of Theosophy, Ch. V, International Theosophical Publishing House, Madras,(now Chennai), Adyar, India, 1927.)

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In the East reincarnation, which together with karma, the Law of Retribution, or the Law of Cause and Effect, has been effortlessly regularly occurring and applied to each person student. “What so ever ye sow, so shall you acquire,” Saint Paul tells us. We are every on our personal formerly earned position at the evolutionary arc (again to the House of the Father), and we each have a Soul Age, which needs to be located and established via the clever educator. Our soul age determines our readiness for publicity to the sector of meaning; the arena of Causes at the back of the arena of Effects. Not only ought to “superior” college students are given special consideration and culturing, the loads need to additionally be exposed to the spiritual concept that our materialistic world is one in all Effects; a mere mirrored image of a better global of Truth, Beauty and Reality. Religion isn’t an trouble to be considered here. (See, Education In Light of Theosophy, with the aid of Annie Besant, Ibid, 1912.)

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