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Integral Education

“the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony...”
“the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength…”
“the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge…”
“the psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love…”

Integral Education:

“Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.”

Psychic Education:

“Every human being carries hidden within him the possibility of a greater consciousness which goes beyond the bounds of his present life and enables him to share in a higher and a vaster life. What the human mental consciousness does not know and cannot do, this consciousness knows and does. It is like a light that shines at the centre of the being, radiating through the thick coverings of the external consciousness.”

—The Mother

Physical Education:

“Physical education has three principal aspects:
(1) control and discipline of the functioning of the body,
(2) an integral, methodical and harmonious development of all the parts and movements of the body and
(3) correction of any defects and deformities. “

—The Mother

Vital Education:

“…vital education has two principal aspects, very different in their aims and methods, but both equally important. The first concerns the development and use of the sense organs. The second the progressing awareness and control of the character, culminating in its transformation.”

—The Mother

Mental Education:

“A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are:

(1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention.
(2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness.
(3) Organisation of one’s ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life.
(4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants.
(5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being.”

—The Mother