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Illuminating Minds: The Essence of Bahá'í Education in Teaching

Study is teaching -- oneself. Education is the teaching of others. Baha'u'llah describes teaching as this spectrum from teaching oneself to teaching others. He goes as far as making self-teaching the "first obligation" and a proof of the sincerity of the teacher. Although education typically extends over three spheres: the body, the mind and the spirit, yet the education of the spirit has to be the foundation. What is materialism if it is not an inversion of this principle? In the Kingdom of God, the first shall be last.

Why Is Self-Teaching the First Obligation in Bahá'í Education?

How Does Materialism Invert Bahá'í Educational Principles?

What Role Does Spirituality Play in Bahá'í Education?

How Are Body, Mind, and Spirit Integrated in Bahá'í Education?

What Is the Impact of Teaching Sincerity on Bahá'í Educational Success?

Why Is the Education of the Spirit Prioritized in Bahá'í Teachings?

Are Bahá'í Education and Self-Teaching Interdependent?

How Can Materialism Be Overcome Through Bahá'í Educational Methods?

Letter from the UHJ correcting misunderstanding about teaching
Bahá’í Faith

Letter Re: Should we Pause Teaching?