Thursday, January 21, 2010

Krishnamurti Says...

I really like the television program Bones. I watch very little television, but that is one show that I will make a point to watch if I have enough energy to stay awake past 8 pm. Anyway....there was one episode recently when the character, Dr. Brennan, has her second cousin over for Christmas dinner. The cousin is constantly quoting Benjamin Franklin, and in fact never says anything of her own.

Kind of strange, right? Except I am reading Education and the Significance of Life by J. Krishnamurti, and I am wondering if maybe I might develop the same annoying habit of constantly quoting a particular authority. It's a really short book, about 100 pages, and I'm only about a quarter of the way through, but already I have three pages of notes.

Here's my favorite quote so far:

"Any form of education that concerns itself with a part and not with the whole of man [sic] inevitably leads to increasing conflict and suffering."
Oh, and I like this one too:
"Conformity leads to mediocrity."
I'm off to keep reading....

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