Hello! Wow, I don´t write here for a long time (the life, the time, and the ways …) but I am very happy to be back!
Today I will continue the theme of education of the integral man!
According to Hubert Rohden in his book “Education of the Integral Man, ” the integral man can be represented by three circles partially overlapping and partially independent, leaving the center a common area to all circles:
According to physics, the colorless light is the synthesis of all colors. When colorless light passes through a triangular prism, it unfolds in the seven colors of the rainbow.
Taking as a symbol of the soul the colorless light of the center, we understand that all circles can be affected by this light. Thus, the true education of the whole man can only come from the center of your Self, because just this colorless light hits the body, mind and emotions.
So we understand that the true education of the integral man only can be self-education, from the center of human nature, not an allo-education, based on any of the peripheral circles.
Now you may be wondering: then what is the role of the teacher? And I say, guess what? Show the way by which students can self-educate (remembering that education is different from instruction, see more in the previous post).
Or as Herman Hesse (literature Nobel Prize) wrote:
“Nothing can give you that there isn´t in yourself,
I cannot open another world of images beyond the one who
there is in your own soul.
Nothing can I give you unless the opportunity, the impulse, the
I will help to make visible your own world, and that’s all. “
Still according Rohden, the supreme scope of education is to make man happy, really happy. True education shows man the way to be happy, be in joy, be in suffering. This happiness is not a “prize” given to the good man, happiness is himself, when his consciousness is in harmony with the soul of the Universe.