Sunday, January 26, 2014

What is reality? Zen with Alan Watts (audio)

Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; Alan Watts (Pacifica Radio, L.A.,, Jan. 26, 2014)
Pondering human origins and existence in a Zen garden in California (
A portrait of  Alan Watts (
What is reality? "I came into this world," I say. "You didn't; you came out of it," insists British philosopher and Zen teacher Alan Watts. We bounce between a ceramic (that we created out of clay) and an automatic theory of the universe. So beginning with a Big Bang view, assuming that's how it happened, how we came to be, Watts follows that view to its logical conclusion. We are way out in space, way out in time, and now here we are: Who am I? I am the Bang, not something that came out of it. It is an entirely different and very Mahayana/Hindu way at looking at the question. Are we the primordial energy of the universe defining ourselves separately from it? "There are no such things as things, at least no such things as separate things. We are wiggly goo imagining a world of thorny lines. LISTEN NOW: AUDIO 

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