Issue 17: January 2013
From the Editorial:
Krishnamurti questioned the schools constantly about why they were producing mice instead of lions and gazelles. Occasionally, in an interview or at a public question and answer session, he would in turn be queried about the purpose of setting up the schools and on what was happening in them. Obviously, these were not questions in the sense of a factory manager reprimanding his quality control supervisor, who has to ensure that goods are produced according to clearly laid down standards. Such questions call for a great deal of reflection on the part of the questioned before an adequate response can be given.
Likewise, is it time to ask ourselves about the ‘aim and purpose’—to borrow Krishnamurti’s phrase—of the Journal, now in its seventeenth year?
Interestingly, we came to know recently that it was Krishnamurti himself who desired that a journal be brought out by the schools. He stated that the purpose of the journal would be to bring and hold together the schools so that it would not be Indian, English or American. He spoke of how each school should not only evolve a high academic standard but bring in the teachings while educating children.