Author: J Krishnamurti
Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation India
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187326158
Education is central to Krishnamurti’s vision of life, and Life Ahead is the first collection of his talks to students, teachers, and parents. The book covers a wide range of themes-the danger of competition which, breeding fear, prevents the mind from being fully receptive to experience; the necessity of a healthy body so that there is no conflict between body, mind, and emotion; the value of solitude and the need to understand both the conscious and the unconscious mind so that there can be an end to self-contradiction; and the critical difference between concentration and attention, between knowledge and learning.
Krishnamurti’s talks are followed by spontaneous questions from the students, which add to the charm and value of the book.
TO PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
What is the function of education?
Fear prevents initiative
Authority destroys intelligence
Understanding freedom and discipline
Learning how to think
Is there such a thing as security?
Why are you ambitious?
What is love?
The importance of understanding your mind
On how to listen
Knowledge is not everything
The quality of real affection
Understanding is not memorizing
What is envy?
It is understanding that is creative, not memory
Understanding the significance of words
Can the mind ever find peace?
What is life all about?
Being educated rightly
Religion really is a process of education
To discover the truth of things
INDEX TO QUESTIONS