07 April, 2012

Alan Watts - Way of Zen

Reading some Watts... 
To be free from convention is not to spurn it but not to be deceived by it.
It is to be able to use it as an instrument instead of being used by it.
For He is the Knower, and the Knower can know other things, but cannot make Himself the object of His own knowledge, in the same way that fire can burn other things, but cannot burn itself.

The point is that, as light has no need to shine upon itself since it is luminous already, so there is no advantage to be gained and, indeed, no meaning in the notion of Brahman’s being the object of his own knowledge.
Those who know do not speak;
Those who speak do not know.
Enjoy (ɘpubs and some моʙι)

A Psychedelic Experience
Alan Watts Lectures and Essays
The Book (On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are)
From Time to Eternity
Myth & Ritual in Christianity
Psychedelics and Religious Experience
The Joyous Cosmology
The New Alchemy
The Philosophies of Asia
The Soul-Searchers
The Way of Zen
Wisdom of Insecurity

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