Values and spiritual education is very important missing link in the present education system across the world. The system has a wonderful ability to remove the shortcomings prevailing in the educational systems across the world and aims at creating a positive educational environment.
The Education Wing of Rajayoga Education and Research Foundation, Brahma
Kumaris has framed a curriculum based on values and spiritual education for the
creation of a new bright future for the entire humanity. Study of this course develops one’s positive habit of thinking and attitude in life and makes him aware, diligent and truthful towards his actions and duty.
The education being imparted at the present time in our schools and colleges does not include the thinking for one’s own self and
development of understanding, consciousness, inner strength and values for a smooth and peaceful life.. That is why even after
modernization, innovation and expansion of various dimensions of education, we find violence, corruption,
discrimination, dissatisfaction, tension, fear, confusion, negativity, superstition, uncleanliness in the society.
That is why value education and spirituality aims at developing knowledge and skills for material life. But here also one finds many
discrepancies arising in one’s practical life and attempts to solve them with a spiritual
approach and handling.
Values are powerful determinants of human accomplishment, progress, fulfilment,
and evolution. People may dedicate their entire life or even give up their life to
pursue their values. The virtues that determine our decisions and guide our lives are
already within us. It only depends on how much we recognize, value and use those
virtues. The Brahma Kumaris have always aspired to inculcate the elevated values
and qualities in man’s daily life, so that he is not only free from suffering and anxiety
but is also empowered to lend virtues and spiritual learning to the people and
atmosphere around him.
The Education wing is running various courses at the Under-graduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate levels in these institutions. Some of these courses are
Our universities were producing very good doctors, engineers and other professionals, but not ideal human beings. Due to lack of values, such persons could not be happy in spite of the fact that they were both intelligent and industrious. As the future reins of the country are going to be in the hands of more and more youths, it is imperative to introduce values and spirituality in our education system. That is why my university has entered into an MoU with Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidhyalaya. I hope that this will supply the missing link in our education system.
It is a great opportunity and a rare occasion to come at Brahma Kumaris Headquarters. I must admit that occasions like this do come but very rarely in one's life. I consider this the rarest one in my life, to be in the midst of dedicated people, all pursuing one noble cause and that is to imrove the quality of life. Education is for life, it is not based simply on bookish knowledge, not merely believing in skills for earning a living. This doctrine is something that drives people together and I believe that is why we all are here.
We have many Vice-chancellors coming over here addressing this gathering. I was wondering how they could find time to come over here. Now I know the secret: they don't get such a beautiful audience as they get here. An audience, a cross section of the nation, an audience of several languages, an audience calm at mind, totally dedicated to what is going on in the conference. We don't find such an audience elsewhere. I feel honoured to address a gathering of such dimensions and qualities. As you walk in here, you find silence pervades the campus. People look at you with affection and esteem. That is a sort of mesmerism here. I find here an air of cleanliness, an air of serenity, sublimity, the supremacy of the soul. Nothing like as far as creed, the trifles.