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One Can Learn Easily When There Is an Atmosphere of Freedom and Friendship Audiobook

One Can Learn Easily When There Is an Atmosphere of Freedom and Friendship: Four Talks with Students, Rajghat, India, 1965

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  • Why are you being educated? 1 December 1965. Duration: 75 minutes.
  • What is the function of education? Some people say that we must live now, and others say that we must be concerned further, beyond the present. Can man really be human without any effort?

    What is the difference between affection and love? How am I to know that I am bad? How am I to improve? Why does nature attract us?

  • You can understand yourself very simply when you are quiet. 4 December 1965. Duration: 71 minutes.
  • When you are really quiet, alone with yourself, you begin to know yourself and to see the intricacies of your mind. Why does the mind get disturbed when it is in a state of revolt, and how can it quiet down?

    Is communication possible in all conditions? When we say anything that is a bit alternative to what our elders think, we are stopped. There is great tension between us. Will you say what we should do about it?

    What is humanity, and when can a man be called a human being? Is our way of life right? You have said that we must have quiet minds, and at the same time you said that disturbance is inevitable.

    What is the importance of spirituality in the life of a human being? How does evil come about?

  • Why does one have to have order in life? 7 December 1965. Duration: 74 minutes.
  • You can learn easily when there is an atmosphere of freedom and friendship, a sense of happiness. That is denied when you are compelled. Compulsion is not righteous behaviour.

    What is the foundation of religion? Why does a man want success in life? What are you going to be when you grow up? When bad thoughts come to our minds and we want to suppress them, even more bad thoughts come to our minds.

    Why is that? How is one to keep happy and engaged without external stimuli? The other day you said that we should never seek advice - but why do you give us advice? Have you realised the things that you talk about?

    Is your mind free from ambition and all those things? How can a man progress in his own life? Man is more inclined towards bad than good - why it is so?

  • To understand death we must understand living. 10 December 1965. Duration: 75 minutes.
  • When you really love something, you put your whole heart, mind and body into that. Is there a living without pain, anxiety or fear? When a man improves, why do other people feel jealous of him?

    How long will it take for national frontiers to disappear? When man knows death is necessary, why doesn't he love it? What is the definition of life? Sometimes we want to die, commit suicide - why is that?

    It is said that the soul is immortal. Where was it when there was nothing?

©1965 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd. (P)2016 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.

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