Just Peel the Potatoes: On the Birthday of Alan Watts

Happy Birthday to Alan Watts, an important light along the Way. Biography, quotes and work here.

alan watts“Zen … does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”
 
“If you know that “I”, in the sense of the person, the front, the ego, it really doesn’t exist. Then…it won’t go to your head too badly, if you wake up and discover that you’re God.”
 
“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.”
 
“The Universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever.”
 

 

 

 

 

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