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.
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Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Krishnamurti claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. His purpose was to set humankind unconditionally free from the destructive limitations of conditioned mind. For nearly sixty years he traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life in 1986 at the age of ninety. He had no permanent home, but when not traveling, he often stayed in Ojai, California, Brockwood Park, England, and in Chennai, India. In his talks, he pointed out to people the need to transform themselves through self knowledge, by being aware of the subtleties of their thoughts and feelings in daily life, and how this movement can be observed through the mirror of relationship.