have children, and then become mare and more like m chines.. We remain fearful . anxious, frightened of life. So is -t the function of education to help us underst. student to discover his own uniqueness, to understand his peculiar function in life . Krishnamurti obviously condemns the present system of mass education and. Conventional education makes independent thinking extremely difficult. . The function of education is to create human beings who are integrated and therefore .

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Intelligence is not separate from love. Freedom brings virtue, and without virtue there can be no tranquility.

The ecological crisis and increasing poverty, hunger and violence, are forcing man inevitably to face the realities of the human situation. This philosophy is based upon the insight that no child can be trained in anything that their soul is not ready to receive.

Krishnamurti on Education

But can such conformity to present values, which lead to war and starvation, be considered education? Our many problems can be understood and resolved only when we are aware of ourselves as a total process, that is, when we understand our whole psychological make-up; and no religious or political leader can give us the key to that understanding. While improvements to education resonate including those of educators motives being more than a vocation or way to make a living, practical application runs contrary to the way humans operate.

Such a fundamental transformation takes place when the child, while being trained in various skills and disciplines, is jixdu given the capacity to be awake to the processes of his own thinking, feeling and action. To educate a child is to help him to understand freedom and integration.

Education and the Significance of Life by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whereas, if we apply our minds and hearts to the task of knowing ourselves, we shall undoubtedly solve our many conflicts and sorrows. What we must realize is that we are not only conditioned by environment, but that we are the environment — we are not something apart from it. Patriotism is cultivated and cleverly exploited by those who are seeking further expansion, wider powers, greater enrichment; and each one of us takes part in this process, for we also desire these things.


He decries the fact that most education is to…. There can be no integration as long as one is pursuing an ideal pattern of action; and most teachers who are idealists have put away love, they have dry minds and hard hearts.

Such an atmosphere, though distinct from the people in the schools, could not be separated from the people. Merely to cultivate technical capacity without understanding what is true freedom leads to destruction, to greater wars; and that is actually what is happening in the world. The picture of the Valley Schools 33rd birthday krishnzmurti is by Nagarjun Kansukuru and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution 2. It is in the understanding of ourselves that fear comes to an end.

To follow authority has many advantages if one thinks in terms of personal motive and gain; but education based on individual advancement and profit hy only build a social structure which is competitive, antagonistic and ruthless.

Krishnamurti on Education – Jiddu Krishnamurti

What we are in ourselves is much more important than the traditional question of what to teach the child, and if we love our children we will see to it that they have the right kind of educators. It is the function of eucation educator to examine deeply his own thoughts and feelings and to put aside those values which have given him security and comfort, for only then can he help his students to be self-aware and to understand their own urges and fears.


If we transmit our background to the child, we perpetuate both his and our own conditioning. The Krishnamurti Foundation India feels deeply privileged for being able to offer this book to the student and the educator.

Education should awaken the capacity to be self-aware and not merely indulge in gratifying self-expression. The particulars are constituents krsihnamurti the whole and they must be dealt with together. These places exist for the enlightenment of man Krishnamurti b letter of 15th October Until we have a comprehensive understanding of our life and love, of our political, religious and social desires, with their demands and hindrances, we shall have ever-increasing problems in our relationships, leading us to misery and destruction.

Only love can bring about the understanding of another.

Information, the knowledge of facts, though ever increasing, is by its very nature limited. Krishnamurti c Chapter 6 There is no freedom at the end of compulsion; the outcome of compulsion is compulsion.

In ce priveste aceasta carte nu am avut cum sa redau doar cateva paragrafe The only cons of this book are written in the context of things that I haven’t had enough life experience to develop an opinion upon; Hence, no interest. Unless we are deeply touched by the problem, we will never find the right way of education.

It is therefore responsible for co-ordination of the senses, memory, rationality, intellectual knowledge, etc. The educational centres Krishnamurti founded are invariably in parks or countryside. That is why the young should not be taught to worship success.