Whether we are a teacher in a school or a teacher to our child at home, what should we keep in mind? Bhagawan gives all teachers some important pointers today.
Teachers! Teach your young pupils the ideals of Bharat’s great sages, heroes and heroines, who upheld the highest virtues and set an example to the world. They should be taught to behave as ideal sons like Shravanakumar. One good son can redeem a whole family. Ekalavya exemplifies supreme devotion to the Guru. Prahlada should be held out as a supreme example of total faith in God. Teachers should instil such devotion to God in the young. Teachers should also make children realise the true purpose of education. Education should be a preparation for righteous living and not for earning money. Good qualities are more valuable than money. Sathyabama was made to realise that the Name of the Lord and a Tulasi leaf offered to Him were more valuable than all her jewels when weighed in the balance for Krishna. Teachers should practise the precepts they teach to the children.
– Divine Discourse, Jul 22, 1994.