Is Sathya Sai Organization ‘Education’ Really Education?

Posted by Barry Pittard on March 25, 2011

At 'Call For Media and Government Investigation of Sathya Sai Baba', see the article:

Is Sathya Sai Organization ‘Education’ Really Education?


"There are many means by which the Sathya Sai Organization spreads its influence in communities throughout the world.  In regard to education, one is in-house, and introduces children of Sai devotees to the major world faiths, but emphasises primary faith in Sathya Sai Baba as God fully incarnate on earth at this time, and living in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh South India.

On the other hand, it seeks to gain admissions to schools wherever it can, where its devotees take a highly packaged, stripped down, re-vamped version of the program, in which Sathya Sai Baba is not promoted. This is called its secular EHV (Education in Human Values) initiative.

.... we need to unfold an emphasis on stimulating independent ethical thinking and enquiry, rather than imposing received religious or philosophical systems of one kind or another. Teaching how to think, rather than what to think. And fostering feelingful, mutual acceptance, rather than mere toleration". 

(See useful five-minute video clip of an alternate approach in action)