As the first collection of his talks to students and teachers, Life Ahead clearly illustrates Krishnamurti’s views on education. In the introduction, he writes, “It seems. Life Ahead. Part 1. Life Ahead Part One Chapter 7. You know I have been talking about fear; and it is very important for us to be conscious and aware of fear. Life Ahead presents lessons that move far beyond the traditional forms of education Krishnamurti exposes the roots of fear and eradicates deeply entrenched.

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The Observer Is The Observed.

Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

It is what you make of life. But to sit on this side and try to find out what is on the other, has no meaning. Mar 24, Ramakalyan Ayyagari rated it it was amazing. In that new world all the ugly things of the older generation will cease to exist – their wars, their mischief, their separative gods, their rituals which mean absolutely nothing, their sovereign governments, their violence. But if you can question all your conflicts, struggles, pains, vanities, ambitions, hopes, fears, and go through them, go beyond and above them, then you will find out.

To do something marvellously well, to do it completely, truly, according to what you deeply think and feel – that is not ambition and in that there is no fear. How will you find out? Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. Want to Read saving…. That is why it is very important for you to find your true vocation. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Ships are bombed and they go up into thin air. Drawn from transcripts of talks given to Indian students, the book covers a wide range of universal topics.


If I am really interested in painting, if I love to paint, then I do not compete to be the best or the most famous painter. They want you to amount to something, to marry a rich man or a rich woman, to have influential friends. Then you will love what you do, right through life, which means there will be no ambition, no competition, no fighting another for position, for prestige; and then perhaps you will be able to create a new world.

What Are You Seeking? If you go to a politician, his goal will be to become one of the directors, one of the rulers of the world.

Jan 26, Devon rated it it was amazing. Only then can you discover the real thing, whether there is a goal or not. He is rather young to be asking that question.

The Bondage of Conditioning. It is difficult physically to sit still; and how much more difficult it is for the mind to be still! And realize more of how your life is controlled by the culture you live in? So, to really experience that which may be called God, you must be completely quiet; and have you not found out how extremely difficult that is? Are you aware of your own feelings when you look at a mason, at the man who mends the road, or drives a taxi, or pulls a cart?

That is why I feel it is good that you and I should go into these problems together, so that your intelligence is awakened and you begin to have some real feeling about all these things.

Then you will find out. To become a governor?

Life Ahead – Jiddu Krishnamurti

What Is Life All About? Then you will not grow up just to be married off and become a thoughtless clerk or a breeding machine, losing yourself in this ugly pattern of life like waters krishnamrti the sands.

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The world in which you are growing up is an ugly world, a sorrowful world, where the older people try to smother you with their ideas, their beliefs, their ugliness; and if you are merely going to follow the ugly pattern of the older people who have brought about this monstrous society, ,ife is the point of being educated, what is the point of living at all?


From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 Februaryhe travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in humankind. Gave me a lot to think about.

The Power of Compassion: To understand God, you must first understand your own mind – which is very difficult. Want to wake up to how you can be smarter? This struggle is born of the ambition to become somebody, and the older people encourage you to be krisunamurti.

If you read, one author may give you a krisgnamurti method, while another author ahear offer quite a different method.

Oct 30, Patrick Nolan rated it it was amazing. Popular passages Page – Truth is a pathless land. Flowers on the Path. Another interesting book on education Inhowever, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

You yourself want safety, permanency, happiness; you want something to which to cling. So, while you are young, is it not very important for you to be helped by the right kind of teacher to think about all these things, and not just be taught to pass some dull examinations?

I have been concurrently reading “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle which draws extensively from this text. What is your ambition?