Alan Watts: What is the self?

Self defined not as individual ego, but the whole universe.

  • Alan Watts believed that we can comprehend a greater sense of the self.
  • The self is not alienated from the universe, but a part of the whole process.
  • Scientists have conceptualized a similar idea that sounds like it's straight out of the Indian Vedanta.
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7 essential Eastern philosophy books

Discover the holistic and all-encompassing philosophies of the ancient East.

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  • Taoist philosophy teaches its adherents the paradoxical action of non-action.
  • Over three thousand years ago, the I Ching conceptualized binary code and influenced major asian religions
  • Ram Dass and Herman Hesse synthesized western scientific and philosophic views with traditional eastern religions to inform their teachings.
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How Taoist philosophy deals with the concept of anxiety

Perpetual worry doesn't have to be your default mindset.

  • Anxiety doesn't exist for someone who has a life lived in the present.
  • Our concerns for a spectral future fuel anxiety.
  • Taoist philosophy teaches us a new way of living.
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Alan Watts quotes that will change your perspective on life

Unwind the mind with these thought-provoking Alan Watts quotes.

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  • Quotes on the immediacy of experience and life.
  • Learn a Zen Koan or two and scramble rationalist thought.
  • Ponder on the meaning of life with Alan Watts.
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How to find your own truth, according to Alan Watts and Joseph Campbell

Finding your own truth without a guiding mythical worldview.

  • Joseph Campbell's monomyth as a guide to finding one's self.
  • Alan Watts explores the notion of symbolically returning to the forest.
  • How to set ones own meaning in a world of confusion and chaos.
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