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Learning is action


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"Learning is action - 12 November 1968• Oureducationisconcernedwiththeaccumulationofknowledge.Veryfewofusare capable of living a life without the influence of specialists.• What is the point of going to a university, getting a degree and disappearinginto the vast structure of society?• Q: How shall we approach the idea of study?• If you express from something already accumulated it is a deadly bore, but ifyou are all the time watching, not only yourself but the world, you are learning.• Q: You say that a mantra is an escape. Do you think that people use drugs as anescape or because they want to become closer?• When I observe myself I cannot learn if I condemn what I find.• We observe through our imagination, through our image, through ourknowledge." J. KRISHNAMURTI Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895–February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti's Notebook. :” In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education – in India, England and the United States – and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

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Published 30 November 2015
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EAN13 9781911140429
Language English
Document size 142 MB