His father, Krishna Dhun Ghose, was then Assistant Surgeon of in Bengal, and a former member of the religious reform movement who had become enamoured with the then-new idea of while pursuing medical studies in. In his concept of a national system of education, Sri Aurobindo aimed at taking account of these three elements so that national education would not be a machine-made fabric, but a true building or a living evocation of the powers of the mind and spirit of the human being. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Aurobindo emphasized that the main aim of education is to promote spiritual development. He has not to impose his opinions or demand passive surrender from the educand.
So one can say that the psychic life is immortal life, endless time, limitless space, ever-progressive change, unbroken continuity in the universe of forms. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. As the child develops, he must gradually be taught to observe the functioning of his internal organs so that he may control them more and more, and see that this functioning remains normal and harmonious. Shri Aurobindo believes in these ultimate principles of individuality, commonality and essentiality. And in this way the individual's character will crystallise according to the whims of Nature and the determinisms of material and vital life, unless a higher element comes in in time, a conscious will which, refusing to allow Nature to follow her whimsical ways, will replace them by a logical and clear-sighted discipline. After centuries of experiments, materialism is gradually giving way to the pressures of new discoveries, which require exploration of the psychical and spiritual domains.
Yet it is not unrealisable. For influence proceeds from the power or contact of the teacher with his pupil, from the nearness of his soul to the soul of another, infusing into the pupil, even though in silence, all that which the teacher himself is or possesses. It would pursue physical and psychical sciences, not merely to know the world and Nature in her processes and to use them for material human needs, but to know through them the Spirit in the world and the ways of the Spirit in its appearances. After returning to India he took up various civil service works under the of the of and became increasingly involved in and the. In it there is no distinction of knowledge known or unknown. According to him any retrained and imposed environment stunt the growth and natural development. Young Indians are increasingly deprived from their rightful heritage, cut off from their deeper roots.
If these two things would be a pillar or core part of an education then this Spirit National Spirit would become spirit of nation. Generally, all disciplines dealing with the vital being, its purification and its control, proceed by coercion, suppression, abstinence and asceticism. He have often found himself in the curious position of explaining to some of them the symbolic meaning of an ancient Indian myth, for instance or worse, of having to narrate the myth it self. According to Shree Aurobindo, schools should be the centres of mind development, as well as spiritual and physical development via Yoga. Aurobindo was also arrested on charges of planning and overseeing the attack and imprisoned in solitary confinement in. Without physical development no other development is possible. That is the principle on which we must build, that the central motive and the guiding ideal.
And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. It been three years since I have tried to stop controlling my life and flow with the tide, enjoy life as it unfolds. I gave Pooja the name of a learned Sanskrit professor who could add these books to his college library. It may also be noted that there are children who are deeply interested in activities of self-sacrifice or of purifying their base emotions, or of the worship of the noblest ideals of life. This should be a true aesthetic culture, which will protect him from degrading influences. The present paper highlights the philosophical contributions of Shri Aurobindo Ghosh to Education.
He stated that he found the task of understanding the arduous and difficult to justify by immediate tangible results. Most of the present confusion of values is due to an inversion of this order. Shree Aurobindo believed that a student should keep in mind his skills when imbibing education, should utilise his skills to the maximum possible extent. Thus the aim of the curriculum according to Sri Aurobindo is the actualization of the potentialities of the students. It is imaged in the Veda as the Horse; its various energies are the forces that draw the chariots of the Gods. The Congress split after this session.
One cannot impart a sense of discipline by being harsh and rude. This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched. In fact, the real teacher is within the students. To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. Having shown my keenness to attend we wished each other goodbye. He realized that when we reached on this stage without use our senses we can experience and easily understands the things.
For him, both can be achieved in this world by rising above the blindness of selfishness and by achieving a higher consciousness. For the development of the mental faculties of a child, he must be exposed to the best languages, best cultures and civilizations as well as conventional fields of study like mathematics, science etc. If false correct the statement. None of these are the first or supreme Breath, although the Prana most nearly represents it; the Breath to which so much importance is given in the Upanishads, is the pure life-force itself, - first, because all the others are secondary to it, born from it and only exist as its special functions. List the aims of integral education. The three lines of education - physical, vital and mental - deal with that and could be defined as the means of building up the personality, raising the individual out of the amorphous subconscious mass and making him a well-defined self-conscious entity. But at every stage the paramount importance is to be given to the needs of the psychic and spiritual growth.
Therefore, Sri Aurobindo aims at the evolution of the individual, nation and humanity through education. However, the bomb thrown at his horse carriage missed its target and instead landed in another carriage and killed two British women, the wife and daughter of barrister. I have said that from a young age children should be taught to respect good health, physical strength and balance. Placing spirit and matter either on an analytical test of science or spiritual understanding by religion has failed to satisfy the people. It is a selfish tyranny over a human soul and a wound to the nation, which loses the benefit of the best that a man could have given it and is forced to accept instead something imperfect and artificial, second-rate, perfunctory and common.