ALAN WATTS 2

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
Alan Watts

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
Alan Watts

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.
Alan Watts

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.
Alan Watts

So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level.
Alan Watts

Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
Alan Watts

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
Alan Watts

The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.
Alan Watts

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.
Alan Watts

We identify in our exerience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.
Alan Watts

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
Alan Watts

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Alan Watts

Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Alan Watts

What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it’s a drag? But you see, that’s what people do.
Alan Watts

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.
Alan Watts

If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.
Alan Watts

And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.
Alan Watts

But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful.
Alan Watts

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.
Alan Watts

So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.
Alan Watts

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it – aliens.
Alan Watts

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
Alan Watts

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