Alan Wilson Watts was born on the 6th of January, 1915 and died on the 16th
of November, 1973. Alan Watts was born in Kent, England.
Published books by Alan Watts include "In My Own Way", "The
Spirit of Zen" , "The Meaning of Happiness" and "The
Two Hands of God."
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- I will take the
view of time of the Hindus. The Hindus had no such small-minded provincial
idea as that the world was created in a mere 4000 B.C.
- We in the West
think of the world as an artifact, something made by a grand technician,
the Creator. But the Hindus do not think that the world is created at
- In other words,
you and the birds and bees and the flowers, the rocks and the stars
are all a big act being put on by God, who is pretending in order to
- If I were to ask
you very seriously to consider what you would do if you were God, you
might find, I think, that being omniscient for always and always and
always, and being in control of everything would be extremely boring.
- And human beings
are so unbelievably stupid, that they confused money with wealth. And
they don't realize that money is a measure of wealth, in exactly the
same way that meters are a measure of length.
- You know, the
great society. This is our problem, you see. We are not alive, we are
not awake. We are not living in the present.
- And you buy the
policy and at sixty five you retire thinking that this is the attainment
of the goal of life, except that you have prostate trouble, false teeth
and wrinkle skin. And you are a materialist. You are a phantom, you
are an abstractionist, you are just nowhere, because you never were
told, and never realized that eternity is now.
- There is no time.
This is a fantasy. It is a useful fantasy, like lines of latitude and
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