Jiddu Krishnamurti Summary

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(v) Assumptions

Assumptions are scarce, if there is any, in the two books of Krishnamurti. From the first chapters of the two books, it can be noticed that he infers with the aid of facts, which he personally claimed to be. But it cannot be helped that there might be assumptions present in the books. The effects of standing for your own views cannot be avoided.
If there are any assumptions included in the two books, Krishnamurti may have lacked in the process of discovering his own assumptions. Therefore, he has not come to the point of choosing to learn from this process. Maybe it is not that of great importance to him in light of the fact that the two books represent only Krishnamurti’s views and beliefs and therefore the author did not
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This results to narrow awareness of the truth or the reality, which can affect how we view the world and the people in it. Yet this is not the case in the two books written by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti based his claims mainly on his own assumed viewpoints of various subjects. Although viewpoints may not usually be consciously recognized, the author’s viewpoints in the two books were very much noticeable and evident.
Such viewpoints were those of the parent and the teacher about education in the present time which were stated in Education and the Significance of Life. The parent imposes ideals and beliefs that had originated from the past, therefore preventing the child from discovering the reality and the world for themselves. The teacher represents himself, may it be intentional or unintentional, as authority by giving the child instructions, thereby restricting the child from learning about the truth and creating fear in between the two of
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He cited as an example two people who have lived together for a long time. According to Krishnamurti, they “have an image of each other” which for the author prevents the two from being in the relationship the two thought they were in. When you know something or someone, you do not mean you know them now. It means you know him yesterday. When you say you know him or her, the process is based on your image of him or her. So if the relationship is understood between images, then the relationship cannot possibly exist.
Krishnamurti demonstrated how he was able to detach from his viewpoints and to assume another’s. The viewpoints were a mix of socioeconomic, political, gender roles, and education, with a tiny speck of religious preference. This served as an important skill of his that made his evaluations and ideas more logical. Of course the point of view chosen in the books were mostly first person, but there were times when he used third person all knowing and omniscient; even the second person point of view was slightly

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