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A Thought of H.P. Blavatsky on Education

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A Thought of H.P. Blavatsky on Education

The nineteenth century Theosophist and founder of the modern theosophical society, H.P. Blavatsky, pleaded for education thus:

“Children should above all be taught self-reliance, love for all men, altruism, mutual charity, and more than anything else, to think and reason for themselves. We would reduce the purely mechanical work of the memory to an absolute minimum, and devote the time to the development and training of the inner senses, faculties and latent capacities. We would endeavor to deal with each child as a unit, and to educate it so as to produce the most harmonious and equal unfoldment of its powers, in order that its special aptitudes should find their full natural development. We should aim at creating free men and women, free intellectually, free morally, unprejudiced in all respects, and above all things, unselfish.

Taken from: Culture Transcending Education from a Theosophical Viewpoint