6/30 2019

The Book Alan Watts

on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

This is definitely not my first encounter with Alan Watt's ideas, but it's my first time reading through The Book in entirety. It's a very therapeutic experience, reminding the Self that things are not as serious as they may appear, sincere and playful, yes, but perhaps not the entire story. The central theme is the idea that, the sensation of the Self being separate from the environment is akin to the illusion that the world is flat: it may seem like that from our perspective but investigations into reality clearly dispel the notion. I will surely pick this delightful read up again.

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