Source – thespiritscience.net
– Alan Watts lays out several terrific empowering life principles from the point of conscious awareness which are readily applicable to our daily lives.
If you do not understand the present now, will you understand it in the future?
The present is the eternal. Through time, the timeless is not experienced. ‘The now’ is ever existent; even if you escape into future, ‘the now’ is ever present. The present is the doorway to the past. If you do not understand the present now, will you understand it in the future? What you are now you will be, if the present is not understood. Understanding comes only through the present: postponement does not yield comprehension. Time is transcended only in the stillness of the present. This tranquility is not to be gained through time, through ‘becoming’ tranquil; there must be stillness, not the becoming still. We look to time as a means to become. This becoming is endless: it is not the eternal, the timeless. The becoming is endless conflict, leading to illusion. In the stillness of the present is the eternal.The now is ever existent; even if you escape into future, the now is ever present through becoming tranquil. – Krishnamurti
Addiction, Life & Death Explored with Alan Watts
Alan Watts explores what an addiction is at the core. He talks about society and the suppression culture.
He also dives into an exploration of life and death and the role of the doctor or scientist vs the priest or western spiritual leader.
Alan then goes over the deeper meanings of the parable of the raft and relates it to life and letting go of lessons you learn in life.
He then wraps it up with the Zen Teachings about the soul and what we can do to flow with our true self by not clinging to one idea or experience.
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