THE FIRST AND LAST FREEDOM by J. Krishnamurti

THE FIRST AND LAST FREEDOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of this book is unique among spiritual leaders in that he espouses no organization, no creed, and no cult. He has a world-wide following but no ""followers"". Aldous Huxley in his foreword selects the following quotation as Krishnamurti's fundamental theme: ""To understand the misery and confusion that exist within ourselves, and so in the world, we must first find clarity within ourselves. Clarity is the result of intense self-awareness and right thinking. Right thinking comes with self-knowledge. Without self- knowledge what you think is not true."" This is clearly an eastern philosophy, but Krishnamurti is no Hindu: he does not read the BHAGAVAD GITA nor the UPANISHADS nor the BIBLE for fear of shackling his thinking with beliefs. His is the acme of individualism -- a personal seeking and finding of the truth without the assistance of books, leaders, organizations or propaganda. Krishnamurti now lives in California and as one may expect he has a considerable following there. This book is calculated to add to his following, for it is a clear and intriguing presentation of a point of view which will appeal to many who are finding the more traditional approaches to truth to be blind alleys.

ISBN: 0062045296
Publisher: Harper