Principal of CBSE and CISCE (ICSE & ISC) schools for over 10 years. Deeply influenced by Krishnamurti’s thoughts on education while working at Rajghat Besant School, Varanasi. Mr. Karunakar has rich teaching and administrative experience with reputed day and residential schools for over 25 years. A true child centre educator who experienced the ill effects of the present day institutionalized schooling system and voluntarily contributing to the mission of unschooling where the children enjoy what they do and learn.
A passionate Software Engineer by profession but deeply interested in Education. He has looked at the school system in the US and Canada very closely and teamed up for starting an innovative venture to see students learn with lot of freedom
We do not claim any association with any of the schools Krishnamurti had started in India or abroad. What drives us is his philosophy of education.
Jiddu Krishnamurti argues that the purpose of education should not just be to prepare people for a career, but to prepare them for life. If people are not educated to understand the whole process of life; “the constant battle between groups, races and nations… the subtle, hidden things of the mind-the envies, the ambitions, the passions, the fears, fulfillments and anxieties”, then they will miss the whole point of life, that life is actually extraordinary, all life is extraordinary, the earth and all the animals and plants on it and everything else, all are extraordinary. If people do not understand how extraordinary life is they will not live it to their utmost potential, and instead will decay, deteriorate, and whither away. If education does not help people to understand life then it is meaningless. In order to live a good life, it is necessary to know what life is all about, and it is necessary to have intelligence; the capacity to think freely without fear, without having to conform, in order to discover what is true.
According to Krishnamurti, direct experience is the best kind of education. It is impossible to learn everything there is to know about any subject just by reading about it, it is necessary to actually do it. Experience prepares people for life, and in fact it is life. Life must be experienced to the fullest degree possible, in order to live a full life, and receive as much education as is possible.
Krishnamurti says that people whose educations have only prepared them for a career have unfulfilling lives, and are afraid of life because they don’t know how to deal with it, so they conform, and become complacent in a corrupt society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it.