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 ~


Truth is considered the most important of the five human values. If one recognises the Truth that all humanity is one with a Supreme Being, the practice of the four other values becomes automatic. In the Human Values Programme, Truth is defined as the unison of thought, word and deed. It is also that which never changes and hence it is beyond causation. Furthermore, it is the awareness of the truth of ‘Being’. Lastly, truth is incapable of being destroyed.

Since it corresponds with the intellectual domain, Truth represents the zenith of intellectual perfection and the blossoming of intuition in the individual. It is a testimony to the capacity of the intellect and the power and efficacy of intuition.

In this Programme, Truth is developed through exposing children to components of Truth. These components are called ‘sub values’ and they are curiosity, discrimination, equality, honesty, integrity, intuition, optimism, quest for knowledge, reason, self-analysis and truthfulness. These sub-values of Truth concretise the value for children and provide a focus for the teacher. The children are led to perceive Truth through the development of memory and intuition.

What is memory? Memory is our ability to retain and recall information and knowledge at the right time. At the bedrock of these layers of memory is the Truth. In fact, memory is activated and energised with the power of this Truth alone.


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