J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was a renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. His works include On Mind and Thought, On Nature and the Environment, On Relationship, On Living and Dying, On Love and Lonliness, On Fear, and On Freedom.
And throughout the book he stresses one of his core themes: a resistance to conformity and mindless obedience.
The toxicity of authority, comparison and competition in our relationships with each other are explored as well as the need of the "educator to be educated."
Only when open-minded, self-aware adults teach with true love can children learn to know themselves, and so lead dignified, effective lives.
￼Krishnamurti’s book 'Education and the Significance of Life' is one of the most important books on education. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dr. Peter Fritz Walter
Krishnamurti references an "education" which exists as he proposes, not even clearly in his own mind. Read morePublished 10 months ago by S. Means
I think Krishnamurti teaches us lessons we all need in order to change the world. This book teaches those lessons beautifully.Published 13 months ago by julie ransom
This is written by a beautiful mind; my hard copy purchased 30 years ago was so worn I needed one that would last my next 30!Published 16 months ago by Joyce
My dad really digs this guy, and for that reason I love it. I've heard recordings of this guy in the mornings on KPFK 90.7 FM @ 5ish in the morning... not bad... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Juan Hernandez
Krishnamurti puts into question assumptions of traditional education. The toxicity of authority, comparison and competition in our relationships with each other are explored as... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Susanna Long
This book is a very difficult read. I felt confused reading it, but I think the author is very intelligent and definitely knows a lot about education. Read morePublished 20 months ago by elmoxfrizz
Scary. Our African-American, urban education students are being set up to fail. It is a dreadful situation. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anita M White
Great book. One of Krishnamurti classics. In depth discussions of many of the core elements of his teachings. Fantastic. Highly recommended. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Reza Ganjavi