"The end of wisdom is freedom, The end of culture is perfection.
The end of knowledge is love, The end of education is character" - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"Sathya Sai Spiritual Education (BalVikas) is the primary basis of the great movement to restore righteousness (Dharma) in the world. The ideal of the Sai Spiritual Education program is to raise a generation of boys and girls who have a clean and clear conscience. The actual syllabus is not so important as the creation of an atmosphere where noble habits and ideals can grow and fructify"
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"For students and other members of society, education should be a kind of social ideal. It should constitute a bridge on which you should walk to reach your goal. Principles of education that do not connect the students with their parents will bring unhappiness to all of us in the future...If in your future, you aspire to, and want, some happiness, pleasure and peace, you must practice certain principles at the present time. You must practice these principles now to bring peace and contentment for yourself in the later stages of your life"
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sai Spiritual Education - SSE
This program was originally established in India in 1969 and subsequently was taken up by the Organization all over the world.
This is a unique Value based spiritual education designed to help children realize God within themselves and within others. Within the nature of each child is the capacity for truth, right action, peace, love, and non-violence. These human values become manifested when they are brought to the child’s realm of awareness through SSE.
The objectives of SSE as defined by Bhagawan are:
To raise a generation of boys and girls with a clean and clear conscience
To guide the children in the spiritual path through simple and moral living
To install in the young minds the importance of Duty, Devotion and Discipline
To help them to Love all and Serve all
To help them to grow into worthy citizens, to serve the society, identifying the Divinity present in all
It teaches the children to bring love and peace into their family and community, to respect their parents, teachers, elders, each other, and law and order.
The teachers are trained to conduct these classes by structured training programs offered by the Organization.
Regular refresher courses are also conducted for the Teachers.
The Teaching technique across all classes incorporates the five human values in the curriculum.
The class is open to all children in the community.
For more info, Contact the SSE Coordinator. Click here
Sri Sathya Sai Center of Greensboro offers Sai Spiritual Education classes every Sunday from 11:30 AM to 12: 30 PM during the school year.
Children of ages 6 to 17, divided into Four groups: 6-8 (Group I), 9 -11 (Group II), 12-14 (Group III), and 15-17 (Group IV) participate in this program.
We also offer a special Pre-SSE program for children ages 4 - 5.
The Typical flow of the day is as follows:
▪ Three OMs
▪ Silent Sitting
▪ Universal Prayer(s)
▪ Review of previous class
▪ Lesson plan for the day
▪ Q&A /Life Application Assignment
▪ Om & Shanthi (3X)