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 to me that a totally different kind of morality and conduct and an action that springs from the understanding of the whole process of living, have become an urgent necessity in our world of mounting crises and problems."
As the title suggests, this book is addressed to young people, and is the first collection of Krishnamurti's talks to students, teachers and parents. An Introduction by Krishnamurti focuses on his main concerns in education. 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 value of solitude; and the difference between concentration and attention.
Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation India
Current publication: 2007
Pages count: 204
First published: 1963