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Why are you educating your children?

Why are you educating your children?

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Seminar 1 Rishi Valley, India
November 24, 1983

Our education is bringing about fragmentation of human action, and one questions why we educate our children, what the point of it is.

Thought has created extraordinary technological advancement and also wars.

Can we educate our children not merely to become technicians but also to go very deeply into themselves?

What is an idea?

Thought is the only instrument we have now and that thought is limited and therefore whatever it does is fragmentary. Is there another instrument not touched by thought?

What is the function of an educator?

Why do I have to choose between careers? Does it depend on my parents, my motives, my desire for wealth?

The word ‘school’ means leisure originally, to have leisure to inquire.