Much has happened over last half a century. People across the globe, in different ways, through
different modes, in different languages and expressions are turning to inner sources of knowledge
and wisdom and are converging to the truth that education is not simply conditioning, cultivating
or training the human beings to become refined and more elegant human beings superficially.
Education is determined to probe deeper. It is not simply soothing the skin but it is stirring of the
spirit. It seeks to touch the deeper more profound insights and inner recesses of human existence.
It strives to unfold the human existence from within; eventually awakening of spiritual being.
The foundation of ancient Indian education system is holistic, integral and fundamental; it aims
at essential development of being. It endeavors for better existence of individual as well as all
beings on this planet. There is growing separation, conditioning and disintegration in all human
activity. We are in quantity driven neo- hi-tech era. We are all forerunners of our future, so to
create a new quality oriented potential we need to create new consciousness of our young ones.
This means education for next generation must be ‘consciousness education’. The paper focuses
on an education structure organized at nurturing and fostering the inner being. Real education
is the journey within in all aspects.
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