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Alan Watts

Anyone else listen to his lectures religiously?

The dude had amazing insight beyond his years.

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Anyone else listen to his lectures religiously?

The dude had amazing insight beyond his years.
I never have. Do you have a top few you could suggest?

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He has tons of videos on YouTube. Here are a few of my favorites:






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Hmmm, none of those really did anything for me, haha. But, thanks for sharing anyway! It is nice to be exposed to new people and ideas.

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Watts isn't really scientist per se, at least from what people define as scientist these days.

I like a lot of his ideas though, but I'm a bit biased for Buddhist philosophies and philosophers.

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Extremely enjoyable to listen to, thanks for posting.

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No, he's not a scientist. Wasn't sure where else to post his material, though.

His lectures have literally changed my life. There are ton more videos on YouTube of his stuff. Hours and hours. The more I listen to him, the more I feel like I've discovered the secret of life. Haha

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No, he's not a scientist. Wasn't sure where else to post his material, though.

His lectures have literally changed my life. There are ton more videos on YouTube of his stuff. Hours and hours. The more I listen to him, the more I feel like I've discovered the secret of life. Haha
Care to distill it down for those of us lacking hours and hours?

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Care to distill it down for those of us lacking hours and hours?
Basic concepts of Yin and Yang. We live in a dualistic universe, and once we realize that we are One with everything, we transcend duality. But even after you transcend duality, you say... "ok, now what?" And so you go back into the world with the understanding that life isn't meant to be taken seriously, and you can simply live your life and have fun doing so.

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Basic concepts of Yin and Yang. We live in a dualistic universe, and once we realize that we are One with everything, we transcend duality. But even after you transcend duality, you say... "ok, now what?" And so you go back into the world with the understanding that life isn't meant to be taken seriously, and you can simply live your life and have fun doing so.
Oh, interesting. That, to me, feels like just a little different take on Camus and absurdism

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Oh, interesting. That, to me, feels like just a little different take on Camus and absurdism
I had to look that up. And yes, basically. Modernized Zen Buddhism is how you could classify Watts's teachings.

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I think he's the sort of writer I could get into in a world where I had a lot more time. One of his book titles is called the Wisdom of Insecurity--interesting title. Ken Wilber, a famous transpersonal psychologist, was influenced by him.

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