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The First and Last Freedom
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This classic collection of brief excerpts from J. Krishnamurti's talks and writings presents the essence of his teaching on meditation - a state of attention, beyond thought, which brings total freedom from all the conflict, fear and sorrow that form the content of human consciousness. This edition features even more of the great teacher's sayings than the original version, including some never-before published material. If the truth can set us free, where do we find it?  According to Krishnamurti, we find truth not in society and its institutions, nor in organized religions and their dogmas, nor in any self-help guru or outside spiritual "authority".  The hope for truth and ultimate freedom can't come from someone telling you what to do or believe; it can come only through your own creative self-understanding. In The First and Last Freedom Krishnamurti takes the reader on a wide-ranging quest exploring society's common concerns, such as suffering and fear, love and sex, the meaning of life, and personal transformation, always relating them to the essential search for pure truth and perfect freedom.