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The Purpose Of Education

by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - 2008

The purpose of education is to culture the mind of a man so that he can accomplish all his aims in life. Education, to justify itself, should enable a man to use the full potential of his body, mind, and spirit. It should also develop in him the ability to make the best use of his personality, surroundings, and circumstances so that he may accomplish the maximum in life for himself and for others. There are tremendous latent possibilities which are never unfolded by young people during their student life, the most precious time for laying the foundations of their careers.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 228-229
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22896, Date Accessed: 12/3/2021 7:54:04 AM

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  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    Maharishi University
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    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was one of the foremost teachers of meditation and founder of the Transcendental Meditation Movement, bringing his teachings to England and the United States from India. In 1971, he founded the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, where he taught meditation along with the arts and sciences. He relocated to a Franciscan monastery in the Dutch village of Vlodrop, where he died in 2008. The unabridged version of this essay was published in 2000 in Enlightenment Online and can be found at http://www.enmag.org. It was first published in 1963 in Science of Being and Art of Living, and is reprinted here with permission of the Institute of Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Maharishi University.
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