Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.

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Alan Watts is considered as a philosophical legend because it was his efforts that helped to popularize the eastern philosophy among the western regions of the world. We human beings dramatize our life so much that we forget to live a real and peaceful life. According to him we must combine both our internal and external thoughts to create happiness around us. Alan Watts propagated the teachings of Zen Buddhism and wrote almost 25 books about Zen and Taoism. With ease, he explained the concepts of physics and metaphysics and the company of Buddhist monks helped Alan Watts to frame his spiritual ideas.

 

More than an author or philosopher, Alan Watts was a spiritual entertainer who merged the traditional ideas of Zen Buddhism with his mystical thoughts. Until he passed away in 1973, Alan Watts remained a spiritual spokesperson and spoke about many topics like arts, cuisine, child rearing, education, law and freedom and architecture.

 

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“To remain stable is to refrain from trying to separate yourself from a pain because you know that you cannot. Running away from fear is fear, fighting pain is pain, trying to be brave is being scared. If the mind is in pain, the mind is pain. The thinker has no other form than his thought. There is no escape.”

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”

“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.”

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