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Education as Service (1912)

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Education as Service
Published1912 First editionYes
FormatHardcover (151x126mm) Edition
PublisherThe Theosophist Office, Adyar Printing
ISBN Printed byWomen's Printing Society
Series No of pages140


At the age of 17 Krishnamurti, in this book, already outlined the subject that would remain central to his work for the major part of his mission.
    In his lifetime Krishnamurti founded seven schools where an education is attempted based on his insights into the human condition. Several more schools were set up since along the same lines.

As Scott Forbes, former teacher and principal at Brockwood Park Krishnamurti Educational Centre put it: "...we see his concern for education and the introduction of a few themes that remain in his work. We hear the voice of the seventeen year old Krishnamurti writing from his heartfelt experiences when he says in the foreword: 'Many of the suggestions made in this little book come from my own memories of early school life;... I have myself experienced both the right way of teaching and the wrong way, and therefore I want to help others towards the right way'."

In Krishnamurti: The Taormina Seclusion, 1912 (p.86) C. Jinarajadasa is quoted as saying that this volume, which was written during his sojourn in Taormina, Sicily, is a companion volume to At the Feet of the Master.


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