Mera Samarth Bharat

Mera Samarth Bharat


“The aim of education is not to prepare a man to succeed in life and society, but to increase his perfectibility to its utmost.”

“The teacher himself must always progress if he wants his students to progress, must not remain satisfied either with what he is or with what he knows.”

 “The business of both parent and teacher is to enable and to help the child to educate himself, to develop his own intellectual, moral, aesthetic and practical capacities and to grow freely as an organic, not to be kneaded and pressured into from like and inert plastic material.”

(Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle),

Published June 1954

Republished In

(Guidance on Education Advice to Students & Teachers,

Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust Pondicherry 1990)


“In 1962, I was selected for the job of rocket engineer at the Indian committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR). INCOSPAR was established from the talent pool at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay (now Mumbai), to organize space research in India. A board chaired by Dr Vikram Sarabhai interviewed me. As I entered the room, I sensed the positive energy emanating from Dr Sarabhai- there was a benign aura around him. He was an icon by then, but I was seeing him for the first time. Dr Sarabhai’s questions did not probe my existing knowledge or skills. Rather, they appeared to be an exploration of my possibilities. He was looking at me as if in reference to a large whole. The entire encounter seemed to me be a total moment of truth, in which my dream was enveloped by a larger dream.

‘Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this nation: the potential greatness lives within each of us.”

Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam


(Book Transcendence My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji (2015 – Harper Element), Chapter-31 Vision with Action Can Change the World, Page No.212)


“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awake.”

Carl Jung


(Psychiatrist and author)


“It is not brilliant students that we want”, “it is living soul.” Thus, the centre of Education tries to develop all the aspects of the student’s personality and not only the mind.

The Mother


(Guidance on Education Advice to Students & Teachers,

Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust Pondicherry 1990)


All Power is within You

Swami Vivekanand



To learn for the sake of knowledge, to study in order to know the secrets of Nature and life, to educate oneself in order to grow in consciousness, to discipline oneself in order to become master of oneself, to overcome one’s weakness, incapacities and ignorance, to prepare oneself to advance in life towards a goal that is nobler and vaster, more generous and more true…. They hardly give it a thought and consider it all very utopian.

The Mother


(Guidance on Education Advice to Students & Teachers,

Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust Pondicherry 1990)


Opens a school, Closes a prison.

Victor Hugo



“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela



“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Albert Einstein




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