Institute of Sathya Sai Education - Hong Kong

Learning to earn a living is only half the job. The other half is to make life worthwhile and meaningful.~ Sathya Sa Baba ~


The practice of Right Conduct leads to Peace. Peace is often described as the most elusive of the five values. The reason for its elusiveness is that it is always sought in the external phenomena. ‘Peace’ as a value in the SSEHV Programme is conceptualised as being innate in man; it is within each person simply waiting to be uncovered. It is described as ‘inner mental calm’, ‘mental equipoise’ or ‘equal–mindedness’.

Equanimity of mind is achieved when a person is able to switch from outward vision to inward vision and is consequently able to minimise his desires and achieve a greater degree of contentment.

Peace’ as described in the Programme does not mean being idle or inactive or an absence of reaction. It is the calm contentment arising from the right attitude towards action. It is not static; it expresses itself in creative activities such as art, drama, dance, music and writing. These activities enable the child to express his energy in constructive ways. Hence Peace is seen as a condition in which the child’s energy works in co-ordination towards some worthwhile or noble goal.

Peace might blossom within the child, the SSEHV programme aims at fostering the qualities of: attention, calmness, concentration, dignity, discipline, endurance, focus, happiness, honesty, humility, inner silence, optimism, patience, reflection, satisfaction, self-acceptance, self-confidence, self-control, self-discipline, self-respect and understanding. The development of these qualities results in the elimination of negative qualities and tendencies which cover the peace that lies within.

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