The purpose of a Krishnamurti school
K School Discussion 1 - Victoria, British Columbia,Canada - 20 April 1978
Q: Could we discuss the purpose of a Krishnamurti school?
What does it mean to be educated?
It is important to understand what freedom and authority mean, and what it means to learn.
The word ‘school’ comes from the root meaning ‘leisure’.
What is freedom?
Does order mean obeying? Does order mean following a mechanical routine?
Why has sex become so colossally important?
What do we mean by power?
What is the function of the teacher and the student?
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Is it possible to be free of pressure?
K School (Teachers) Discussion 2 - Victoria, British Columbia,Canada - 21 April 1978
What is implied in being together in this school?
How will you help the student to understand the necessity of learning a subject without any pressure?
By talking over with the student we begin to explore.
What will make me listen to you?
What is the relationship between the educator and the student when neither is putting pressure on the other?
To live under pressure is destructive and creates disorder.
Reward and punishment both create fear, and fear becomes a tremendous pressure. Can we avoid reward and punishment?
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The arts of listening and learning
K School Discussion 3 - Victoria, British Columbia,Canada - 23 April 1978
The proper kind of education is the cultivation of the wholeness of man.
Is it possible to carry out the curriculum and also be concerned with the psychological nature of both the educator and the educated?
The teacher, in teaching mathematics is also investigating what order is, not only in himself but also in the student.
It is only when you have leisure that you can learn.
As an educator, my chief concern is not the book or the subject, but to help the student to listen.
Is there a learning which is non-accumulative?
Memory is the mechanical accumulation of knowledge. Thought therefore is mechanical and limited.
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