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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-155
A comparative study between vedic and contemporary education systems using bio-energy markers

1 Division of Yoga Spirituality, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana S-VYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, MIT School of Vedic Science, Loni Kalbhor, Maharashtra, India
3 Division of Humanities, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Ramachandra G Bhat
Division of Yoga Spirituality, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijoy.IJOY_61_19

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Background/Aim: “The destiny of the whole world depends on the children. If you want to see the silver lining on the horizon it is not you and me, but the children who have to be spiritualized” says Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Sri Aurobindo states “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.” Vedic education system (VES) focuses on inculcating all facets for overall development of personality. This study is an attempt to understand the lore of Vedic education followed by yoga as a way of lifestyle for physiological well-being and for successful unfoldment of children's personality. Materials and Methods: The sample size was 378 (108 VES and 270 contemporary education system [CES]). We have excluded volunteers who had minor health problems from the study. The ethical clearance was taken from SVYASA University Ethics Committee, and informed consent was obtained for each individual undergoing the study. As it was aimed to collect one-time data, the yoga as a lifestyle in VES itself considered as an intervention. Thus, the two systems of educations are compared. The variables are measured using the Electro-photonic Image Bio-Well instrument. Results: Bio-Well variables for VES and CES were compared. There was a significant difference in VES and CES energy level scores, left–right symmetry scores, organ balance, and entropy coefficient scores. Conclusions: Results suggest that Vedic Education System to be better in the measured parameters compared to Contemporary Education System.

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