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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448175475
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352
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The First and Last Freedom




A modern spiritual and philosophical classic by Krishnamurti, one of the greatest thinkers of our times.

If truth can set us free, where do we find it? In The First and Last Freedom, Krishnamurti argues that we will not find truth in formal institutions, nor in organised religions and their dogmas, nor in any guru or outside authority; for, according to Krishnamurti, truth can only be realised through self-understanding.

Controversial and challenging, yet always enlightening, Krishnamurti guides us through society’s common concerns, such as suffering and fear, love and loneliness, sex and death, the meaning of life, the nature of God, and personal transformation - consistently relating these topics to the essential search for pure truth and perfect freedom. This classic philosophical and spiritual study offers wisdom and insights particularly suited to our own uncertain times.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448175475
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the Author

J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti was born in 1895 in India. He is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers in recent times. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society. He died in 1986.

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Praise for The First and Last Freedom

“One of the greatest thinkers of the age.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“In my own life, Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own self-imposed restrictions to my freedom.”

Deepak Chopra

“Krishnamurti’s words offer the intimate spirit of a truly remarkable presence: poetic, gracious, vast as the sky, and wonderfully wise”

Jack Kornfield

“I feel the meaning of Krishnamurti for our time is that one has to think for oneself and not be swayed by any outside religions or spiritual authorities.”

Van Morrison


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