This is a probing inquiry into the need for a true education which can lead to freedom from conflict individually and so globally. Krishnamurti stresses self-exploration and the need for an environment free from fear to create an atmosphere in which real education can take place. He also speaks practically about such matters as class size and the function of leadership. Krishnamurti spoke of the role of the real educator as “the highest profession”. Education and the Significance of Life is a penetrating inquiry into the nature and requirements of the kind of education which can lead to self-fulfillment and to world peace. Krishnamurti stresses self-knowledge and creating an environment free from fear to help create an atmosphere in which real education can take place. Krishnamurti had a lifelong interest in education and founded schools on three continents. In this seminal book he critically examines what is wrong with education as it stands, relating it to society at large and the need for a new and different world order. The book speaks practically of such matters as class size and the function of leadership, while never losing the central vision that true culture is founded on the educators.
Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation India
Current publication: 2016
Pages count: 128
First published: 1992