Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV)

In the early 1980s a modification of the SSE program was developed for children whose parents were not devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Baba gave the name Sathya Sai Education in Human Values for this program. SSEHV does not teach about Sai Baba or any specific spiritual or religious figure. It is a secular program (in the sense that it is equally respectful of all faiths and religions) which promotes character development and seeks to instill in the students a respect and reverence for nature and for the rights of others.

Here are some frequently asked questions about SSEHV.

What is Sathya Sai Education in Human Values?

SSEHV is a universal, value-based program that aims at helping children and young people to learn the ideals of service to the community and to accept different people and themselves. It teaches them to bring love and peace into their family and community, to respect their parents, teachers, elders, each other, law and order. It helps to “bring out” the inherent values, such as Truth, Right Action, Peace, Love and Non-Violence, in the children and guides them to practice these values in their daily life.

Who is the Founder of the Program?

SSEHV program was founded by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Chancellor of the Sri Sathya Sai University. He is a renowned educationalist, humanitarian and a world teacher. Baba’s philosophy on value-based education is increasingly being adopted in many parts of the world.

What is the goal of the SSEHV Program?

The goal of the SSEHV program is to foster the development of character into all aspects of the human personality. The essence of Sathya Sai Education in Human values is based on 3HV; Head, Heart and Hands. The thoughts, words and deeds of an individual should be in perfect harmony.

What are Human Values?

The five basic human values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Non-Violence and Love are essential, like the fingers of the hand. Each helps towards the proper functioning and efficiency of the whole hand. The following are examples of commonly recognised character attributes of the five universal human values.

Truth Right Conduct Peace Love Non-violence
Curiosity Cleanliness Calmness Caring Awareness of responsibility
Discrimination Courage Concentration Devotion Compassion
Intuition Determination Endurance Empathy Consideration for others
Quest for knowledge Duty Purity Forbearance Harmlessness
Spirit of enquiry Honesty Self-discipline Friendship Helpfulness
Truthfulness Service to others Self-respect Selflessness Justice

Are the teachers trained and qualified to teach SSEHV?

Yes. They are not only trained to teach in this program, they are also expected to earnestly practice the human values in her or his own life.

Who offers these classes?

Local Sathya Sai Baba Centres in your area. The classes are held once a week usually on Saturday or Sunday.