Articles in: Learning to Unlearn

The Pursuit of Ignorance

The Pursuit of Ignorance

In this witty talk, neuroscientist Stuart Firestein walks us through the reality behind knowledge which is in fact another word […]

Yogic Principles for the Teacher

Yogic Principles for the Teacher

Sri Aurobindo tells us that man is a transitional being; that is, he is evolving from the animal to the […]

The Master and the Disciple: The Ancient Indian Ideal

The Master and the Disciple: The Ancient Indian Ideal

My idea of education is Gurugriha-vasa. Without the personal life of the teacher, there would be no education. One should […]

Our Education

Our Education

A considerable movement is visible nowadays against the existing system of education in our country. The educa­tion imparted here is […]

Education as the Growth of Consciousness

Education as the Growth of Consciousness

All knowledge is within you. Information you get from outside, but from where does the understanding come? It is from […]

The Teacher as Evolutionary Energy

The Teacher as Evolutionary Energy

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” That man is indeed blessed who has found […]

For Your Children

For Your Children

I beg of you, stop ill-treating your children! Stop forcing them to work, and, even worse, exploiting them to meet […]

Educating the Individual

Educating the Individual

(Rabindranath Tagore tried to give a new orientation to Indian education and tried to stem the tide unleashed by Macaulay […]

The Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall

A man puts a computer in a hole in the wall and a revelation explodes all our notions of learning… […]

The Foundations of Education

The Foundations of Education

Many must have heard the name of Georges Carpentier, the famous sportsman of France. In spite of his being young […]

Creativity and Insanity

Creativity and Insanity

Is it necessary to be a little mad in order to be creative?  In an interesting article in the Economist, […]

Reinventing Education

Ask anyone in India who Salman Khan is and actor/superstar would be the answer. Ask the same in America, and […]

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

“If you aren’t prepared to be wrong you will never come up with anything original.”

A True Professor

A True Professor

The Mother says a professor, a true professor, must be truly a yogi. That is to say, a teacher, even […]

Aims of Education

Aims of Education

The nature and scope of education cannot be considered without various aims and purposes of education. In other words, “education” […]

Learning for Tomorrow

Learning for Tomorrow

When we take a discerning look at organized education, one thing stands out -organized education is a reflection of the […]

Babies take Giant Steps

Babies take Giant Steps

I am standing next to the bamboo groove at the edge of the small round pond at the entrance, watching […]

Who’s Teaching Whom?

Who’s Teaching Whom?

I washed my cumbersome long hair in the morning. Since, it’s still wet, I walk into the school with my […]

Why do Grown-ups Ask Strange Questions?

Why do Grown-ups Ask Strange Questions?

I ask a serious-looking Khyati, an 8 year old of Orange Group who’s been hit by a ball in the […]

Dropping more than Drawers

Dropping more than Drawers

Love drops from Above Soaking the body’s cloak and diffuses into the invisible …leaving no stains The children are washing […]

Starting from the Beginning

Starting from the Beginning

Something is happening to our education system. It’s crumbling. At least partially. There is something in it, which is breaking […]

Cultivating Certain Qualities in Children

Cultivating Certain Qualities in Children

There is another quality which must be cultivated in the child even when it is quite young. It is the […]

Teaching Children

Teaching Children

It would be interesting to formualte or to work out a new method of teaching children; to take them very […]

Education and Initiation

Education and Initiation

In olden times, in our country, nay, in China, Egypt, Greece and amongst all ancient nations there was in practice […]

Spiritual Education

Spiritual Education

The future of mankind depends on the education it gives to itself. And the kind of education that it develops […]

The Spirit of Education

The Spirit of Education

The spirit of education is inherent in the word `education’ itself. Education is that which brings out the best in […]

Practical Hints for Spiritual Education

Practical Hints for Spiritual Education

A complete psychic and spiritual education is a life-long process, and yet, in so far as they truly give meaning […]

Realities of Spiritual Education

Realities of Spiritual Education

The revolution of the 16th Century, which is usually termed the Reformation, contributed to the most far-reaching and profound awakening […]

Personality of the Teacher

Personality of the Teacher

It has been realised that in the existing system of education no improvement is possible without the cooperation of teachers. […]

The Teaching Profession: Ancient Indian Ideal & Modern Environment

The Teaching Profession: Ancient Indian Ideal & Modern Environment

The Mother always said that to be a successful teacher one must be both a yogi and a saint, because […]