Sathya Sai Spiritual Education (Bal Vikas) is the primary basis of the great movement to restore righteousness (Dharma) in the world. The ideal of the Sai Spiritual Education program is to raise a generation of boys and girls who have a clean and clear conscience. It is the creation of an atmosphere where noble habits and ideals can grow and fructify.
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba (SSS, Vol X, Pg 163)
Guide the children in the spiritual path, through simple and moral living; install in the young minds, the importance of duty, devotion and discipline; help them understand the five human values, so that they can practice these in their daily lives; guide them to Love all and Serve all. In short help them grow into worthy citizens to serve the world; identifying the divinity present in all. Education must aim at providing the child not livelihood, but, a life worth living. The promotion of human values must become an integral part of the educational process.
Sai Spiritual Education
Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) is the program focused on building character and inculcating the five human values in children aged 6 to 17 years. The program is based on Sai Baba’s teachings of the universality of the human values – Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love and Nonviolence – and the consequent unity behind all religions and mankind.
The children learn to inculcate the human values in their daily life, and to serve all fellow man equally treating them verily as God. The goal behind the SSE program is to develop the spark of Divinity inherent in every child so the child blossoms into an honest and humble citizen of the country he / she resides in.
There are four broad tracks of learning imparted in Sai Spiritual Education.
|National Culture & Spirituality||Lessons to be learnt from our country of residence (USA) and of origin (any immigrant origin such as India, Carribbean etc.).|
|Sai Culture & Spirituality||Culture and traditions as followed by Sai Baba’s institutions and organization.|
|Practical Spirituality||Applying Sai Baba’s message in a practical context in daily life.|
|Value Based Spirituality||Lessons learnt from teaching of the five human values, the unity of all religions, and the brotherhood of man.|
SSE Groups at Raleigh Sai Center:
|11/24/2019||Swami’s birthday||Pre SSE/Group 1 Cultural program|
|12/15/2019||Study Circle||Group 1 presentation|
|2/2/2020||Study Circle||Group 2 presentation|
|2/23/2020||Before bhajans||Pre SSE Presentation|
|3/15/2020||In respective classrooms||Groups 1,2,3 poster presentation|
|3/15/2020||Study Circle||Group 4 presentation|
|4/5/2020||Study circle||Group 3 presentation|
|4/19/2020||Before bhajans||Pre SSE presentation|
|5/3/2020||Eswaramma day||Group 2, 3 Cultural program|
As an offering to the guru, the children participate in composing and compiling their offerings in the form of a annual magazine titled “Sai Samarpan”. Here is the archive from past years:
To register your children in the SSE program, please visit the Sai Center or contact the education co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration form for new students is available here.