“Stop Chasing What You Think Will Make You Happy: Secrets of Solitude” – Alan WATTS

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was an English writer, speaker and self-styled "philosophical entertainer", known for interpreting and popularising Japanese, Chinese and Indian traditions of Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu philosophy for a Western audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sddCXVvoGd0 [...] so long as you are trying to make progress, you will go up. But… Continue lendo “Stop Chasing What You Think Will Make You Happy: Secrets of Solitude” – Alan WATTS


“Man is a hoax” – Alan WATTS

Sifting down behind the cultural myth of man as separate, Alan explores how we are all actually Earth, the Universe, and the Big Bang. In this episode of Being in the Way, Alan takes us on a journey from childhood to adulthood, highlighting how we are trained into separation from a young age, and forced… Continue lendo “Man is a hoax” – Alan WATTS

“Learning the Human Game” – Alan WATTS

Alan Watts pulls back the veil of ‘the human game,’ digging into language, ethics, finding balance, and the art of the controlled accident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsU9UUtELkw Mark introduces Alan Watts in ‘Learning the Human Game’ – originally recorded at a seminar at the University of Michigan. In this lecture, Alan explores the connection between language and ethics,… Continue lendo “Learning the Human Game” – Alan WATTS

“Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS

The world does not speak. Only we do. The world can, once we have programmed ourselves with a language, cause us to hold beliefs. But it cannot propose a language for us to speak. Only other human beings can do that. R. RORTY, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_tG7aOe4tk There are three classes of people in… Continue lendo “Only burgeois suckers put hope in the future” – Alan WATTS

“Buddhism as dialogue” – Alan WATTS

"When two Zen Masters meet each other on the road, they need no introduction. Thieves recognise each other instantaneously." Zen proverb Dans un livre sur le bouddhisme zen de A. W. Watts, je lis ceci : « But the anxiety-laden problem of what will happen to me when I die is, after all, like asking what… Continue lendo “Buddhism as dialogue” – Alan WATTS

“Mysticism and Morality” – Alan WATTS

Hatred does not necessarily lead to violence. It is unacknowledged hatred that leads to violence. Honest hatred can be expressed in much simpler ways. But the expression, the recognition, the acceptance of what is honestly felt is the moral equivalent of the vision that whatever exists is a manifestation of the divine. Alan Watts, "Mysticism… Continue lendo “Mysticism and Morality” – Alan WATTS

“Money is a game” – Alan WATTS

Why do we see money as so important? In this lecture, Alan Watts gives us a different way to look about money, and life. I wonder often if there's any relationship between guilt and gold - that the love of money is the root of evil. It's a very true saying. Because you see I… Continue lendo “Money is a game” – Alan WATTS

“Você não está separado” – Alan WATTS

Alan Wilson Watts (1915 - 1973) foi um filósofo britânico, escritor, palestrante e um dos pioneiros na divulgação da sabedoria oriental ao Ocidente. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxOzylX7-HY Baseando-se em uma grande variedade de tradições (como a filosofia chinesa, o hinduísmo, o budismo, o taoísmo e a ciência moderna) Watts sintetiza os principais ensinamentos que permitem o indivíduo a… Continue lendo “Você não está separado” – Alan WATTS

“The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

Binding contrast into paradox, Alan takes us on a journey through the psychology of mystical experience in relation to life and death, followed by a jaunt through the power of nothingness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acpeb1PCMiA In this episode of Being in the Way, Mark Watts opens the door to the vault, introducing two rare recordings from his father,… Continue lendo “The Psychology of Mystical Experience” – Alan WATTS

“Aesthetics and Mystical Vision” – Alan WATTS

In this recording from 1972, Alan Watts lectures on mystical vision via art, aesthetics, and Buddhist and Daoist philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7pw4Gd1XM Functional Art (0:10)Creating Works of Nature (23:49)Meaning and Insanity (48:43) “You and I have all conspired with ourselves to pretend that we are not really God, but of course we are. That is perfectly obvious.… Continue lendo “Aesthetics and Mystical Vision” – Alan WATTS