Re: In search of Integral Education Paradigm: Chaturvarnya, the concept of 'integral man'. by Vladimir by Vladimir on Mon 23 Jul 2007 02:43 AM PDT Profile Permanent Link
It is an interesting question. The richness the “integral men” may bring to society is difficult to imagine. The present complexity of relations in the society, which is growing rapidly, was brought forth by the need in a faster development and a more specific knowledge, which lead to specialization; and because individuals were not integrally educated, they could not easily accommodate it for their own self development in a more integral and harmonious way, which created a tension in a social and individual life. This very specialization and complexity it has created now demands an integrally developed man, for otherwise it cannot maintain its own growth. Multidimensional character of work today demands a more integral approach to education. It requires also a different psychological awareness, more concentrated and peaceful mind etc.