Author: Jean-Jacques Gabriel
A definitive guide to joy education for young children through sweet words.
About the author
Jean-Jacques Gabriel, a.k.a. Dada Caetanyananda is a methodologist specializing in the education of young children for more than twenty years. The philosophy behind the Ecology of Joy is to develop the child’s spiritual and moral potential.
The Ecology of Joy
Speak of the child as the Divine with His holy attributes, love, beauty, life, truth, and joy. Let the child be the Divine who holds all the joy, beauty, life, and love in the world. Decide that joy is that mysterious force that makes everything move in this universe. Then, Joy takes on many names, fondness, kindness, strength, but still remains the same essence present everywhere in the world. Every sentient move the child makes is directed by his original Self, a sentient joy, the Divine. Every interaction of the child with his environment brings about changes that result in a diversified creation. The distribution of the essence of joy, love, beauty, and life, about the child and his actions, varies with the purpose and the amount of joy involved in the actions. The distribution and the exchange of joy, love, life, and beauty among living beings make the Ecology of Joy.