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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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Maharishi Speaks to Students and Educators

‘When one travels in the world and meets people of different nations, one finds that the public opinion in almost every country is set against the prevailing system of education. In no country of the world are people really satisfied with the existing system of education. There may not be many who could satisfactorily point out what the ideal system of education ought to be and indicate what is lacking in the present curriculum of the schools, colleges and universities. Nevertheless, it is evident that dissatisfaction with the existing curricula prevails everywhere.

‘What is lacking is the completeness of the system of education which will give fullness to a curriculum through which students coming out of the educational institutions will be fully developed and completely responsible citizens of their countries, well-grown in the fuller values of life, developed in higher consciousness and understanding.

‘The subjects taught should be such that they bring home to students the full scope of life. Whatever subject they choose should contain within it the view of a full life, a complete perspective of the full values of life and living.

‘In the present, with the advent of new inventions in all the fields of learning, a great number of subjects are creeping into the field of education. The field of specialization becomes one branch of learning in itself. Whatever precise specialization is taught to the students, along with knowledge of that subject, they should also receive the vision of the full value of life.’

—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Science of Being and Art of Living—Transcendental Meditation
A Plume Book published by the Penguin Group, 2001, 385 pages,
Education, page 206.
© Copyright Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1963


"The potential of every student is infinite. The time of student life should serve to unfold that infinite potential so that every individual becomes a vibrant centre of Total Knowledge."—Maharishi

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