It is absolutely necessary to be able to look at the flower, to be able to look at the tree, to be able to look at the sky and the cloud, but equally it is possible to get the child to observe the activity of thought as it is happening within him or her. And when you begin to do that from a very young age, a different quality can come into being in the child.
…what happens when, instead of thought-knowledge, one puts attention in the middle of the picture?
It was Kabir who introduced it… and it flowed from there.
This is… what I would call “the spirit of Kabir”.
It (attention) must not be left out of the equation; otherwise, what is left is ashes.
–Stephen Smith, (emeritus Brockwood Park staff member) 5th February, 2019.
Brockwood Park is the J. Krishnamurti school in the UK.