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Why Are You Being Educated? - Talks at Indian Universities (2002)

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Why Are You Being Educated?
Published2002 First editionYes
FormatSoftcover (180x120mm) Edition
PublisherKrishnamurti Foundation India Printing
ISBN Printed bySudarsan Graphics
Series No of pages132


This book consists of six talks that Jiddu Krishnamurti gave at Indian universities and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) between 1969 and 1984. Krishnamurti's chief concern here is to awaken students to the fact that the pursuit of knowledge does not liberate man from his ignorance of himself. While knowledge is indispensable, it also creates the illusion that we have the intelligence to meet the challenges of life. This makes us neglect the vast and subtle field of the human psyche. This perspective comes through clearly in these talks, which therefore have significance not just for the young but also for parents, teachers, and all those interested in the deeper issues of life. (From the backflap)
    "If I were a student I think I would ask that: how to live a very simple life, without any conflict, how to live completely, richly and fully, without any contradiction, so that life does not become a battlefield? Then I would ask: Is there something beyond all this?" (p.45)


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