Study Circle is not just reading books. It means taking a point and each person discussing what it means to them. Like a round table conference. ... The study circle looks at the different facet, ...but, as in a diamond, there is one facet that is flat, and from it, all can be viewed. To discover the top facet is the task of the study circle.

Hislop, Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, pp. 165–166


The Education Wing promotes the study and practice of the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba
through study circles, publication of His teachings, and producing audio-visual material on His teachings. Where there is no ISSE in a country, the Education Wing carries out SSEHV programmes in the community with the guidance of the SSIO’s Education Committee and the Zone. Where there is an ISSE, the Education Wing supports its work to spread SSEHV programmes in the community. The Education Wing oversees the Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) programme in the Sathya Sai Centre.

Sai Spiritual Education

SSE classes are provided at Sathya Sai Centres for children from ages 6 to 17. The aims are to foster character development and spiritual transformation by helping the children to bring out and practice the values that are inherent in them (Educare). The children will: (1) learn about the life and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, (2) render selfless service to others, (3) embrace the unity of the different faiths, (4) practice the five universal Human Values and (4) practice placing a ceiling on their desires. In addition, the children learn about the importance of respecting their parents, properly discharging their duties at home, being loyal to and taking pride in their country and developing a good character. The devotees who teach the Sai Spiritual Education Classes should have received appropriate training.


Bal Vikas (now called Sai Spiritual Education) is the primary basis of the great movement to restore Dharma (a spiritual way of life) in the world. It is raising a generation of boys and girls who have clean and clear consciousness (and) … the creation of an atmosphere where noble habits and ideals can grow and fructify.

Sathya Sai Baba, 6 June 1978


"The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organization ... is to help you recognize the divinity inherent in you. So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you do or speak. Do not give importance to differences of religion, sect, status, or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate all your acts. Only those who do so have a place in this Organization; the rest can withdraw."

January 6, 1975

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