First published in 1953, this classic Krishnamurti work demonstrates that education which does not result in deep integration of thought, feeling, and outlook is useless. Many contemporary methods of teaching emphasize slavish conformity to mass values and overstress the importance of technique; Education and the Significance of Life offers an alternative approach that stresses self-knowledge and a atmosphere of freedom and love for the child, to help create an atmosphere in which real education can take place. Education and the Significance of Life is a penetrating inquiry into the nature and requirements of the kind of education that can lead to self-fulfillment and ultimately, to world peace.
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986) was a world-renowned spiritual teacher. For more than fifty years he traveled widely, sharing his message with people of all ages. He is the author of numerous books.
""Education and the Significance of Life "is extremely though-provoking and most refreshing. This book is not to be just read and put aside: it is to be deeply pondered."-- "The Theosophist""Here is a remarkable philosophy of education and of peace...."Education and the Significance of Life "is an excellent book, one that should be read carefully by parents and teachers."-- "Fellowship""The reader is given in one paragraph, often in one sentence, enough to keep him exploring, questioning, thinking for days. In this sense, "Education and the Significance of Life "is both creative and challenging...the greatest value of this book lies in Krishnamurti's insight, both psychological and mystical, into man himself and his relationships."-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh