There is freedom when there is learning


K School - Students Discussion 1

What was your background like?

K School - Students Discussion 1 Brockwood Park
June 02, 1985

Q: What is our relationship to life? What were your parents like, how did they treat you? What was your relationship to your mother, father, brothers and sisters? What did you feel? Was your mother merely looking after you or was there a great deal of affection, care and responsibility? What was your relationship to the whole thing: life, trees, the grass, flowers and to your parents? Have you discovered for yourself what your background is, what your conditioning is, why you think this and not that? Where you begin to learn about yourself, you learn about your own way of looking.

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K School - Students Discussion 2

There is freedom when there is learning

K School - Students Discussion 2 Brockwood Park
June 09, 1985

Q: What is the difference between learning and accumulating knowledge? Do you see the difference between memorizing to pass exams, have a skill, get a job, and learning? When you are learning mathematics or history you are accumulating information and it becomes almost automatic. The brain becomes mechanical. You are being programmed when you learn how to dance or to play football. You have been programmed to be a Hindu or a Christian. Do you realize this as a fact? If in the same way you use knowledge of what you have learned about me, that becomes a memory, then it becomes a barrier and you don't look at me afresh.

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K School - Students Discussion 3

Isn’t comparison a form of violence?

K School - Students Discussion 3 Brockwood Park
June 18, 1985

Will you stop your own violence? What is non-violence? Are you psychologically violent? Don't you compete? Hasn't your brain been programmed to compare, to react? Aren't reactions mechanical? The brain is conditioned to repeat. Can you observe the whole movement of comparison? Can you live without comparison and competition? How do you react to what is happening in the world? Can you look without the word? Isn't learning observing without the word?

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