Logo: The Lotos Flower
In the ancient but lively Hindu culture the lotos flower stands for education and wisdom.
is a generic term that was spread by the British during colonial times. Teacher was translated to multiple languages. The Sanskrit words for teacher is based on the unique abilities of a teacher in multiple facets. These abilities consist of six phases, the so called evolution of a teacher, teaching and learning.
1. The one who gives you information is called ADHYAPAK.
2. The one who imparts knowledge along with information is called UPADHYAYA.
3. The one who imparts skills is called ACHARYA.
4. The one who is able to provide deep insight into a subject is called PANDIT.
5. The one who has a visionary view on a subject and teaches you to think in that manner is called DHRISHTA.
6. The one who is able to awaken the wisdom in you, leading you from darkness to light, is called GURU.
This means that teaching is a journey from ADHAYAPAK to GURU. A student travels from learning under ADHYAPAK to GURU. Consequently, learning and teaching is a harmonious interplay.
This is the holistic Santanan Education of the most ancient and still alive culture in the world: The Hindu culture, a way of life, a lifestyle, guided by connecting principles of holistic and interdisciplinary arts and sciences which merge in education, the foundation.
In the Hindu culture, the lotos flower is a symbol that stands for learning and wisdom.
Handed down from the ancient scriptures, the Vedas.