J krishnamurti thoughts on education
On Education by Jiddu KrishnamurtiThis book is the outcome of talks and discussions held in India by J. Krishnamurti with the students and teachers of schools at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh and Rajghat School at Varanasi. These centres are run by the Krishnamurti Foundation India, which was set up to create a milieu where the teachings of Krishnamurti could be communicated to the child. Krishnamurti regards education as of prime significance in the communication of that which is central to the transformation of the human mind and the creation of a new culture. Such a fundamental transformation takes place when the child, while being trained in various skills and disciplines, is also given the capacity to be awake to the processes of his own thinking, feeling and action. This alertness makes him self-critical and observant and thus establishes an integrity of perception, discrimination and action, crucial to the maturing within him of a right relationship to man, to nature and to the tools man creates.
Krishnamurti - Thought, the root cause of all our problems.
Chapter 1 - 'Education and the Significance of Life'
Total : PDF: Total views: Kishnamurti's influence on the educational ethos of alternative Indian education is immense. Although he was not an educator in the narrow sense of the term, he worked incessantly in the field of education. He is appropriately described as a 'revolutionary teacher who worked tirelessly to awaken people'. He felt that if people could be awakened to their conditioning of nationality, religion and desires, which inevitably leads to conflicts, they might bring a total change in their lives.