The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307809865
  • Release : 2011-11-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
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We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not—and cannot—know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present—and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307741202
  • Release : 1951
  • Genre: Religion
  • Download/Read : 152
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Suggests that the best way to achieve security in life is to let go of the anxiety associated with the past and future, understand and accept the limits of technology and science, and to focus on the present moment.

Wisdom Of Insecurity

Wisdom Of Insecurity

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Author : Alan W Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 9781448147991
  • Release : 2012-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
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A classic look at man's search for certainty from the acclaimed expert on Eastern philosophy In this fascinating book, Alan Watts explores man's quest for psychological security, examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy. The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain.Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that, ironically, salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves. Alan Watts was the foremost Western expert on Eastern thought, specialising in Zen Buddhism. He was the author of a number of books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, which have continued to be in popular demand over the past forty years.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 0394704681
  • Release : 1951
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Classic. Proposes the reversal of ordinary thinking - how to live in an insecure world without the consolation of religious belief.

Wisdom of Insecurity

Wisdom of Insecurity

  • Publisher : Rider
  • Author : ALAN W. WATTS
  • ISBN-10 : 1846047013
  • Release : 2021-07
  • Genre:
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'A spiritual polymath, the first and possibly greatest' Deepak Chopra What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously Too often we fall into the trap of anticipating the future while lamenting the past and in the midst of this negative loop we forget how to live in the now. In this iconic and prescient text, pioneering Zen scholar Alan Watts shows us how, in an age of unprecedented anxiety, we must embrace the present in order to live a fulfilling life.

The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Author : W. H. Auden
  • ISBN-10 : 9780691138152
  • Release : 2011-02-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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An annotated critical edition of Auden's last, longest book-length poem.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 0712695885
  • Release : 1987-09-17
  • Genre: Anxiety
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In this fascinating book, Alan Watts explores man's quest for psychological security, examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy. The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain.Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that, ironically, salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves.

Eastern Wisdom  Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 9781577311805
  • Release : 2006
  • Genre: Philosophy
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Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.

Become what You are

Become what You are

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 9781570629402
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Philosophy
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In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.

The Book

The Book

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Author : Alan W. Watts
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307807878
  • Release : 2011-09-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
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In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.