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Alan Watts - fear of enlightenment

Postby Jesse » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:20 pm

"We know nothing at all. All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. The real nature of things we shall never know." - Albert Einstein
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Re: Alan Watts - fear of enlightenment

Postby Quiet Heart » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:31 am

:smile:
Amazing stuff!
Will need to listen to that many times.
Thanks so much for posting that.
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Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach
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Re: Alan Watts - fear of enlightenment

Postby Quiet Heart » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:36 pm

:twothumbsup:
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Thanks again for posting that.
I found the You-Tube source of those talks and have been listening to them for a few hours now (didn't realise it was that long!)
You made my day by posting that.
There's really some deep points made in those talks....well worth listening to and thinking about.
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Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach
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Re: Alan Watts - fear of enlightenment

Postby Anders » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:40 pm

You know, it's been a while since I've paid a visit to Alan Watts. I used to love "The way of Zen" when I started out. Later on, I was more focused on all the historical and scholarly flaws there were in there. And to be fair, there are a fair few. But he does speak from the heart, doesn't he? Nice video. I might go back and re-read The Way of Zen and see what I make of it now.
"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: Alan Watts - fear of enlightenment

Postby Anders » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:55 pm

Listening to another of these videos, I like how he puts this: "They [the practices], whether meditative or ritualistic, are not something you do in order to attain anything. They are like artforms. Like dancing. They are expressions of attainment. Of the attainless attainment."
"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

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Re: Alan Watts - fear of enlightenment

Postby Jesse » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:19 pm

Your welcome, glad you enjoyed it..

Along time ago I used to have his "Zen Clues" on audio book, used to listen to it all the time.. didn't really understand what he was saying but it always made me feel better! haha.
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