The old Limerick that says, “Damn! For it certainly seems that I‘m a creature who moves in determinate grooves. I’m not even a bus I’m a tram”, is usually applied to the problem of fate and free will. It is equally applicable to another problem says Alan Watts which is the problem of searching for … Continued
Digital Alan Watts Greatest Hits Collection
A carefully curated collection of Alan Watts wisdom.
The English word “way” is the nearest translation perhaps that we can make of the Chinese word Tao, meaning the way of nature or the way things go.
Watts points out that so many things that seem at one level to be opposed to each other, are at another level mutually necessary, including life and death.
This talk begins with Alan Watts commenting on a book review show he heard on KPFA hosted by Kenneth Rexroth that looked at what could be called a cult of ecstasy among poets and thinkers of the day.
A talk on the influence of Eastern philosophy on Western culture, broadcast at KPFA in 1960.
We can never change things until we first accept them.