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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- So people who
do not live in the present, have absolutely no use for making plans.
Because you see ordinary people who believe in time, and who believe
that they are living for their future, they make plenty of plans. Yeah.
But when the plans mature, and they come off, the people are not there
to enjoy them. They are planning something else.
- We are the richest
people in the world, and most of our males go around looking like undertakers.
We eat Wonder Bread which is styrofoam injected with some chemicals
that are supposed to be nutritive.
- We work for money,
not for wealth. We look forward to the future, and do not know how to
- So as a result
of this, we are destroying our environment, we are Los Angelizing the
world instead of civilizing it.
- So when the record
becomes more important than the event, we are really up the creek with
- So the most serious
need of civilization is to come to now. Think of all the trouble we
- There are five
fundamental relationships to the material world: farming, cooking, clothing,
housing and lovemaking.
- So I think it is
a great time to get back to reality, that is to say, to get back from
time to eternity, to the eternal now, which is what we have, always
have had, and indeed always will have.
- We wage wars for
other peoples benefit, and attempt to help those living in "underdeveloped"
counties, not realizing that in the process we may destroy their way
- There is no on
without off, no up without down.
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