A HOLISTIC SYSTEM OF EDUCATION Today’s world is in turmoil. Many individuals, organizations and institutions work hard to bring positive changes in the world, but in spite of their earnest efforts and sacrifices no satisfactory improvements seem to come about in society. Witnessing this discomforting situation over and over has weakened our very enthusiasm to change the world; we have lost strength and hope. Why can our efforts to transform the world not succeed? According to Sri Tathata, there is something that we have never seriously looked into: we fail because we pour water on the spike of the corn. Water should be supplied when the plant is a sapling. Similarly, changing the life, attitude, beliefs and behavior of elder people is very difficult. The only way to change the world is to concentrate on the new generations. In parallel with acquiring general school knowledge, a successful education policy should include nourishment for the soul, leading to a meaningful vision about life and a positive behaviour. In the Vedic times, such a combination of general and spiritual education generated a beautiful and harmonious civilisation led by wise governments. Let us hope we can transform our educational systems so as to foster wisdom in the future generations of leaders for all fields of society.