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Education, Science and Spirituality – Three Talks including Questions & Answers

4 juli 2012

By Professor P. Krishna.

143 Pages | First edition 2000 | Softcover | Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar | ISBN: 8170593840.

Professor P. Krishna was Professor of Physics at the Benares Hindu University in India until 1986 when he joined the Krishnamurti Foundation India as the Rector of the Rajghat Education Center in Varanasi, India. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and is the author of several books of and research papers in the field of crystallography. He has lectured internationally on socio-philosophic topics such as: the Holistic Perception of Reality, the Scientific Approach to Truth, Science and Religion, and Right Living in Modern Society.

As an educationist, he is deeeply committed to helping young people explore the nature of matter, mind and consciousness. In this book, he investigates man's relationship to the world. His sensitivity and clarity, when responding to questions, bring new insight to the reader.

CONTENTS:

  1. Talk: Can we create a mutation in consciousness and bring about a new culture?
  2. Talk: What is right education amidst the challenges of today's world?
  3.  Talk: Our relationship to the world?

From Part Four: 'Relationship to Oneself?' (p. 141 & p. 142):

" Q: Krishnamurti has pointed out that the real crisis is in the consciousness of man, not out there in society. But we find that the situation in society is deteriorating day by day. What can you say about that?

P. Krishna: We can only say, that we have been warned. We cannot say afterwards that we did not know, because Krishnamurti has pointed out, that if we go on this way, without taking responsibility for ourselves, working only at the periphery, trying to solve problems externally, then we are never going to succeed. Meanwhile, science and technology are becoming more and more powerful, so the manifestation of the violence in us has now acquired the capacity to decimate a million people with just one bomb. It is not so much, that the violence in our consciousness has increased but its external manifestation has grown ten thousand times. So we are in a much greater crisis now. The inner crisis in our consciousness is not greater and we do not have much time left. Therefore, there is now a greater urgency for the inner transformation to take place. "

Prof. P. Krishna is currently in charge of the Krishnamurti study center at the Rajghat Education Center of the Krishnamurti Foundation India in Varanasi, India. He was the Rector of the center and Principal of the Rajghat Besant School from 1986 to 2002. He is a trustee of the Foundation and continues to be involved with its activities. He has written articles and books on various issues relating to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. He has also delivered lectures on Education, Science and Society to varied audiences.He is an Honorary scientist and Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, as well as the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. Before joining the Krishnamurti Foundation India, he was a professor of Physics at the Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, where had been a faculty member for 24 years. He specialized in Solid State Physics, his area of research and teaching being X-Ray Crystallography.

auteur: Krishna, P.
ISBN: 8170593840
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