The First and Last Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti Aldous Huxley

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The First and Last Freedom

The First and Last Freedom Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century In The First and Last Freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom Through discussion

  • Title: The First and Last Freedom
  • Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti Aldous Huxley
  • ISBN: 9780060648312
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century In The First and Last Freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom Through discussions on suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti s quest becomes the readers, an undertaking of tremendous significance.

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    1. Zane Chleboun on said:

      Out of every "spiritual" book I have read, this one takes the cake. Krishnamurti takes a more philosophical and psychological approach to why we're miserable. Unlike most other books, Krishnamurti doesn't shove pseudo-wisdom in your face and tell you what you need to do to attain enlightenment. He makes rational observations. The result is similar to reading a Dostoevsky novel. You will notice things about yourself that you absolutely hate. You will become more in touch with yourself - which in [...]

    2. Monica Perez on said:

      Several years ago, I came to the conclusion that no form of government could limit itself sufficiently and therefore there is no hope that a geographic monopoly on the use of force with the right to demand taxes under threat of violence (ie government) could result in a free and just society. For example, I could see the futility of restoring the US Constitution since that is the document that led to this state in actuality, whether the document is ideal or flawed. I then came across a book call [...]

    3. Theresa on said:

      Someone once gave me this book for no reason known to me. Then began the madness and transformation of my life.

    4. Aesha on said:

      كون أنّ عنوان الكتاب ومحتواه، متطابقان تمامًا؛ سبب وجيهٌ لأمنح الكتاب خمس نجمات بل ألفٍ من خمس. يا له من كتاب! فيه تلتقي بك. من غير شائبة، تتعرفك، تعرفك، وتستكشفك. ومن غير أن تقتحمك.يناقش في هذا الكتاب كريشنا مورتي موضوعات متنوعة تشمل المعاناة، الخوف، الثرثرة، الوحدة والجنس و [...]

    5. Ameera on said:

      خلاصة فكر الفيلسوف الهندي جودو كريشنامورتي، يقع في جزئين، الجزء الأول، يفكك فيه معظم المفاهيم والأنماط التفكيرية، ويطرح موضوعات الفرد والمجتمع، البحث الوجودي، الفعل، منابع الفكر وغيره. أما الجزء الثاني فهو أهم الأسئلة التي أجاب عنها كريشنامورتي في لقاءاته مع مريديه. هذا ا [...]

    6. david on said:

      I love this Indian philosopher. A nugget from him;“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

    7. Munema on said:

      When my mentor recommended that I read Jiddu Krishnamurti's works, I thought they would be Deepak Chopra-esque pseudo-profound books, and so it was with a sense of dread that I picked up "The First and Last Freedom" (or in my case, downloaded the PDF). Instead, I was taken aback by the rational introspection the author presents. This is a book that has the potential to be life-changing. Everything within it is sensible and even obvious, and many times I found Krishnamurti completing thoughts tha [...]

    8. James on said:

      In the Spring of every year, Krishnamurti would come speak under a large oak in a quiet grove near Ojai, California. We would take a blanket, spread it out on the grass, and listen. This book will give readers an idea of his thinking, but it was his silence that really penetrated and made us intrigued to know what he was saying.

    9. Aurelio del Portillo on said:

      Lo pongo como ejemplo, en representación de todo lo que he leído de este maestro. Es mucho más que un libro y representa para mí la esencia del aprendizaje definitivo. Cualquiera de las palabras de Krishnamurti abre directamente en la mente y en el pecho el espacio de la verdad.

    10. Alex Kartelias on said:

      I was reading this book with so much interest for the first 160 pages or so but, when i came to realize the totality of his belief- that the truth is a pathless land- it hit me: why would something entirely incommunicable be written in a book? That's where Krisnamurti's BELIEFS really fell apart for me.I'd hand it to him, he speaks extremely clear and has a very sharp intellect. But, his assumptions, generalized conclusions and contradictions are enormous when one looks carefully. For example, h [...]

    11. Michael on said:

      “The self is a problem that thought cannot solve.”Reading Krishnamurti is often a disorienting experience. How to account for this? One way is his writing/speaking style. The diction is as simple as can be, but the syntax is distinctively circular–in quoting him I often found myself glueing with ellipses fractions of multiple sentences. It’s almost as if the simplicity of his message undermines our linear way of understanding. Part of this is perhaps the fact that Krishnamurti is asking [...]

    12. Justo Montibeller on said:

      La libertad primera y última es una recopilación de charlas que dio Jiddu Krishnamurti a lo largo de su vida sobre distintos temas existenciales; el amor, el sexo, la religion, el poder, el miedo, el deseo, el sufrimiento, la verdad, la libertad, el pensamiento, el conocimiento, la sencillez, el ego, el odio, la comprensión, entre muchos otros.Si hay algún líder espiritual al que admire, ese es Jiddu Krishnamurti, su filosofía me parece de lo más lógica y realista. Jiddu no nos viene a d [...]

    13. Chris on said:

      Krishnamurti is incredible. I read this shortly after reading 'Freedom from the Known.' Both books are more compilations of his speeches and writings than books written in book format, and thus overlap a lot and cover very similar themes. 'Freedom from the Known' is more of a direct dive into Krishnamurti's philosophy, whereas 'First and Last Freedom' half deep dive on his philosophy and half in the format of Krishnamurti answering very practical daily life questions.On Krishnamurti's philosophy [...]

    14. Sudeep on said:

      "What you understand leaves no mark"To meet every challenge fresh and without preconceived notions - this is the theme central to Krishnamurti's philosophy. It is a very powerful idea, one which we know works, and is central to spiritual gurus (like Osho, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle) whose ideas are based around and constitute Eastern philosophy. The method of tireless scrutiny he dictates is painfully honest. It requires great focus to develop such persistence in inspecting one's actions and [...]

    15. Reem Meshkawi on said:

      أفكار معقدة و عصية التنفيذ عرض الكاتب مجموعة كبيرة من أفكار غريبة توصل إلى السلام الداخلي و الخارجي برأيه و لكنه لم يوضح الكيفية لتطبيق هذه الأفكار على أرض الواقع و لم يذكر أية أمثلة واقعية تدعم أفكاره و تجعلها قريبة من المتلقي . لم يعجبني الكتاب كمضمون فقد وجدته خال من أي قي [...]

    16. Latifa Kudsi on said:

      اتعبني هذا الكتاب خدعني ، جذبني ، ثم مالبث ان بدأ يلقي بأفكاري هنا وهناك يسلط الضوء على المشكلة ، يضع حلاً ، ثم ينقضه يدخل لأعماق الذات ، وفجأة يرمق منها كما يرمق السهم من القوس لا أُخفي متعتي أثناء قراءته ، لكنه برأيي لا يستحق العناء في قراءته كان عنوان سرده " التكرار في الأفك [...]

    17. Wil on said:

      Knishnamurti concisely expounds on living truthfully with oneself in relationship through self-study. It is what it is: “It cannot be taught in books. It has to be found from moment to moment, in the smile, in the tear, under the dead leaf, in the vagrant thoughts, in the fullness of love.”

    18. Reem on said:

      رغم اختلاف افكاري كلياً مع ماذكر لكن الكاتب له فلسفته واستمتعت جداً بالكتاب اعادت نظره بالاشياء ومفهومها لي عودة ان شاء الله لقرائته مرة اخرى

    19. Squatting Erudite on said:

      I never read anything by Krishnamurti prior to picking up this book, I only watched some of his video recordings. I found him illuminating and precise, so I wanted to read an actual book.I enjoyed the first couple of chapters, but then I started to realize that Krishnamurti is full of contradictions, even in the chapter on contradictions. They started piling up and I just had to drop the book halfway through, I couldn't stand reading it any further.Obvious contradictions aside, he tends to prese [...]

    20. Fouad maghamez on said:

      "You see a lovely sunset , a beautiful tree in a field and when you first look at it, you enjoy it completely, wholly; but you go back to it with the desire to enjoy it again. What happens when you go back with the desire to enjoy it? There is no enjoyment, because it is the memory of yesterday's sunset that is now making you return that is pushing, urging you to enjoy. Yesterday there was no memory, only a spontaneous appreciation, a direct response; today you are desirous of recapturing the ex [...]

    21. Maroun on said:

      Fantastic, but I read this too early. I'll come back to it in due time.

    22. Will Moritz on said:

      Reconnected to Buddhism/Eastern philosophy reading this book. Also bookmarked pretty much every page, so hopefully I can provide synthesis here, rather than just copy stuff.An important aspect of Krishnamurti's point is that we cannot arrive to truth/enlightenment/understanding/happiness through thought. With that being the case, you could argue that there's little point in trying to synthesize his points. Because in writing this summary up, I'm trying to become something, trying to understand s [...]

    23. Sean Goh on said:

      Challenging? Yes, in more ways than one. He repeats himself ad nauseam, to the point that the second half of the book uncannily resembles the first half. But the points he raises do challenge one's world view._____________Every system is a standing temptation to take symbols too seriously, to pay more attention to words than to the realities for which the words are supposed to stand. To understand the misery and confusion that exists within ourselves and the world, we must first find clarity wit [...]

    24. Sanish on said:

      If you are familiar with "zen" then this book is a pure classic in that genus. To be more precise, this is not even a book in the strictest of senses; perhaps a series of discourse on wide range of topics including self-knowledge, awareness, desire, relationship, time, present-crisis, loneliness, suffering, sex, simplicity, meaning of life, transformation, and so on. Nonetheless, I got bored continuing from this subject matter to that not because the intrinsic contents were less appealing, but b [...]

    25. Tim on said:

      Hoewel het een spiritueel werk betreft, deze Q&A, is het voor iedereen, van iedere overtuiging, opgesteld, want Krishnamurti beantwoordt de 38 vragen op een filosofische/psychologische manier. Hij antwoordt niet altijd rechtstreeks op elke vraag, maar gaat de vraag eens omdraaien om het gekozen onderwerp vanuit een andere invalshoek te benaderen om zo tot een antwoord te komen. Het zou anders te gemakkelijk zijn en dat is helemaal niet de bedoeling. De bedoeling is om de lezer (of de vraagst [...]

    26. Víctor Galán on said:

      Primera experiencia con Krishnamurti y espero que no sea la última. Su visión de que cada persona tiene su propia y única verdad, supone un concepto tan llamativo como radical en su planteamiento y teoría. Para los tiempos modernos "La libertad primera y última" supone una obra completamente rupturista con las grandes teorías filosóficas aceptadas por grandes empresas y gobiernos. Según Jiddu, el mundo actual necesita una revolución, pero dicha revolución solo puede surgir con una revo [...]

    27. Phil Calandra on said:

      This book simply did not resonate with me despite the numerous positive reviews written about it on amazon. Although it would appear that Krishnamurti's philosophy comes from the mold of the Advaita Vedenta Tradition, it appears that this book is less a spiritual analysis and more of a sociological, psychological and political study (as an example, I would refer the reader to chapter 10 in the author's discussion of War where he suggests to a bereaved mother who just lost a son in war that she s [...]

    28. Timothy Warnock on said:

      For anyone curious to read J. Krishnamurti this would be an excellent book to read. The question and answer format in the latter half of the book assumes no prerequisite knowledge or background, but elaborately covers Krishnamurti's world view.I do not agree with his view that the world is in crisis, although ironically it was Krishnamurti's own inquiries into the nature of thought and freedom that led me to the realization that the world is not in crisis and that life is fundamentally perfect e [...]

    29. Maelanie on said:

      Truth is, love is, beauty is. To read/listen and understand merely intellectually, verbally, superficially as concept/theory is easy, and a waste of energy; but to be passionate, to absorb it as part of you is arduous, but so very necessary. This beautiful soul's only wish was to save man, by freeing himself, by learning who we are for ourselves. So very glad I was introduced to him by my first male offspring. Every human being should read Jiddu's works, it is possible that with this profound lo [...]

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