Commentary: Current Education Tramples the Mind

Not an afternoon is going via there is not an article in our neighborhood paper on our neighborhood Public School System. If it is not a cry for extra money, it’s miles court cases over negative attendance, or that many nearby teachers aren’t completely certified. While a few colleges are being “demoted,” others are being “promoted.” First, one issue and then another. Obviously, there is something amiss in our present day approach to educating our kids.

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Other articles within the neighborhood newspaper deliver reviews of the expanded hobbies and energies being expended by means of the “little” human beings to end the upcoming chance of our own government by means of the increasing invasion of our privacy rights in the call of protecting the human beings from interior terrorism. People are grouping on the grassroots level to petition their respective authorities representative, the President, and individuals of Congress, to stop those everyday threats to our lives. They are unwell to the bone of living in everyday worry of imminently undermining the guarantees of our Constitution. We need to stick to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s, Four Freedoms: Speech, Worship, Want and Fear.

With all of this bombarding our brains, do not forget “holistically” the connection of schooling to the numerous efforts of a given society to put together its younger for grownup responsibilities; duties of learning to control our very own man or woman natures in addition to contributing to the destiny of human evolution. Apparently, nearly all the fuss over our approaching demise is being conducted by means of adults in whom we have given our accept as true with to manipulate and lead us. Obviously, something is inaccurate with this global’s political and educational systems.

Some minor research will tell us that the word, “training,” derives from the joining of the Latin, “e”, which means “out,” with the Latin phrase, “‘duco,” meaning to “lead” or “take out from.” Simply, it manner to draw out of the student the inherent expertise that lies within her or him. This phrase, education, has many implications given a little idea. One such implication is that the newborn brings into this global from previous incarnations a past history of received reports and know-how of the proper value of factors. The hassle is most educators and parental caregivers are blind to this fact. The newborn is flooded by means of the activities of its instant surroundings from the very second of birth and forwards; because it grows it forgets to do not forget what it already is aware of! More human beings the world over believe in reincarnation than folks who do no longer; generally, those seeped within the Judeo-Christian beliefs.

When formal schooling starts offevolved, the pupil is bombarded with facts and figures which are presupposed to be memorized. And all these items being taught to the pupil are matters to be grasped by means of the senses and are limited to an empirical cloth and urban international of so-referred to as know-how, whereas it’s miles the sector of Meaning that needs stressing.

The present-day methods of schooling markedly evaluation with a real “educational procedure,” as those phrases were originally intended. The existent version is more of a “setting into” than one among self-discovery. The college students are being inculcated (from inculcare= to stamp into, or tread upon) with a frame of pre-determined and quite mundane statistics of questionable validity, in particular for the bringing into existence of a new “international order,” which the brand new Aquarian Age guarantees us. Such a brand new international order desires to be one based totally upon the beliefs of world peace and the regular software of goodwill, altruism and proper brotherhood through each man or woman to each different individual upon this earth.

The educational procedure has to begin with an honorable and purposeful purpose. It must go beyond the mere providing of facts to be remembered to one in every of looking inwardly for the proper that means and reasons at the back of the statistics, which in the end should lead one to appear inside the self for such which means. One anonymous educator has expressed it thusly: “Education can be an adventurous quest for the meaning of lifestyles, involving a potential to assume things via.” (Emphasis brought).

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The aim of training need to be to promote the entire self-realization and potential of every student; to encourage the intention of the individual’s ultimate courting with the universe, as stressed by Abe Maslow; that cited psychologist who died before his time. Self-centeredness needs to be transcended so the individual develops a cognizance of his function relative to the complete of lifestyles. To properly train is to draw out of each pupil the ability know-how which he or she inherently possesses. Teachers, conditioned with the aid of their very own inculcated reviews need to be helped (but by means of whom?) to comprehend and receive the fact that the child, each toddler, has a body of universal know-how on the middle of its being, as they themselves do, ready to “inform” the scholar who can be helped to make contact with this gathered body of eternal truths so as to range with each scholar.

Every kingdom in addition to each individual has its personal Soul or individual psyche which demonstrates as its character or subculture. Historical statistics and the past conditions of each character and kingdom have decided its modern relationships; there’s a regular nationalism or selfishness whilst what is wanted is for schooling to teach the student the need to take self-duty, and to comprehend the want for a selfless worldwide participation. Every student wishes to provide critical consideration to his or her “place in the universe.” Every man or woman and each nation needs to remedy its very own personal issues, which might be on the whole self-generated. And at the back of all human endeavors are a mental cause and goal. Anyone who can “suppose fact,” can assist to form public opinion. Educators must be within the forefront of such “truth wondering.”

In the historical East, training changed into constrained to a few awesome folks who showed their capacity for a deeper understanding of the cause of all existence at the same time as the masses had been omitted. This became also true in the West up till as a substitute currently in our history whilst education changed into legally required for the hundreds. Since that time the aim has been to convey each student to a described popular via which the instructional process would supposedly be “fair to all.” Every character is special, and clever teachers must be touchy, know-how and attuned to the huge variations of every baby under their tutelage. Remember, teachers and caregivers of every description can’t teach their “expenses,” what they themselves do now not recognize.

In the future whilst the psychology of the western global catches as much as the Esoteric Psychology of the historic East, the everyday Law of Birth and Rebirth can be universal. Such a wished psychology has been in the public domain 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” through which we distribute our person energies are discussed in the element; none of which western psychology or training has but located, although there’s a dire a determined need to accomplish that. How can psychology or education teach a human entity whilst it does now not apprehend the proper nature of the “Constitution of Man.”

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In the East reincarnation, which in conjunction with karma, the Law of Retribution, or the Law of Cause and Effect, has been with ease generic and applied to every individual student. “What so ever ye sow, so shall you attain,” Saint Paul tells us. We are every on our own formerly earned position on the evolutionary arc (lower back to the House of the Father), and we every have a Soul Age, which should be found and typical by way of the smart educator. Our soul age determines our readiness for exposure to the arena of which means; the sector of Causes behind the arena of Effects. Not simplest ought to “superior” students take delivery of special consideration and culturing, the masses ought to also be exposed to the spiritual idea that our materialistic world is one in every of Effects; a mere reflection of a better international of Truth, Beauty, and Reality. Religion isn’t always a problem to be considered here.