Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Education without Punishment

Book coverThere is so much punishment involved in learning. You’re bad; therefore, you’d better be good. That kind of logic is frequently used to educate people, and it has affected a lot of you. Shambhala education, the approach to education that I take, is education without punishment, absolutely. We can be free from the mentality of praise and blame. We can create the world of basic goodness, that world that is good altogether, and nothing in that world is detrimental or problematic.

From Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala by Chögyam Trungpa, page 91

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