Value Education & Namasmaran Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
Many people related to the field of education
keep talking about VALUE BASED
EDUCATION as a panacea to all the problems
in the world.
The idea of value based education is probably
well intended in case of some of the proponents,
1. The influence of value system of the
society (now global values) (which does
not come in the purview of any formal
education) influences ideas and behavior
of the students and every one connected
with education tremendously.
2. Common men follow the celebrities in
different fields, in the world. The celebrity
status is decided by the global value
system and the media hype in accordance
with it! Today, all of us in the world are
suffering with the disease of
“individualism, superficiality and
pettiness”. Interestingly, it is disguised in
glamour, glitter, hype and glorification!
We have become caricature of ourselves.
We are unable to think and behave
conducive to our happiness and that of
3. The value system (enlightenment and
inclusiveness or otherwise) of the
constituent assemblies decide the contents
and drafting of the laws.
4. The laws (whether they represent the noble
aspirations of the millions or not) and the
legal system (whether it provides any kind
of assurance, support or solace against
being subjected to injustice and/or crimes)
influences common man’s (and hence of
every one related to the field of education)
beliefs and interactions.
5. Our listlessness and emaciation to rise
above individualism, pettiness and
superficiality and our sectarian and
fragmented perspective and thinking (the
cause of global problems) are because of
getting disconnected from our powerhouse
(our true self)! NAMASMARAN can
reconnect us with our powerhouse. In
other words, this is like watering our roots!
6. In absence of NAMASMARAN, arbitrary
teaching of some arbitrary values, become
pitiable and utterly ineffective in serving
the purpose viz. providing any kind of
solution to global or individual problems.
7. One need not believe in this, but think over
the issue and verify the empowering and
rejuvenating experience of cosmic
benevolence of NAMSMARAN and its
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR