Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thursday, 05 September 2013 ( As it appeared in Prasanthinilayam) 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 
OUR MOST BELOVED BHAGAWAN’S DIVINE MESSAGE 
Teaching is the process in which the teacher and the 
taught cooperate, a pleasant and useful experience for 
both. When teachers enter the classroom, children salute 
them; that is a lesson in humility, in respecting age and 
scholarship, and in gratitude for the service rendered. The 
teachers too, should decide to deserve the salutation 
through their sincere efforts and selfless service. Move 
the students through your love. Do not win the respect of 
the student through fear. Education is a slow process, like 
the unfolding of a flower, the fragrance becoming deeper 
and more perceptible as the flower silently blossoms, one 
petal at a time. The unfolding will be helped if the teacher 
is a fine example of discrimination, humility and clearsightedness, rather than a person engaged in the task of 
mere repetitive teaching and coaching for examinations. 
Example, not precept, is the best teaching aid. (Divine 
Discourse, Sep 9, 1958).
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