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Alan Watts’s Books

If you can really understand this, then the seed of that radical revolution has already been planted. Change comes into being when there is no fear, when there is neither the experiencer nor the experience; it is only then that there is the revolution which is beyond time. But that cannot be as long as I am trying to change the ‘I’, as long as I am trying to change what is into something else. I am the result of all the social and the spiritual compulsions, persuasions, and all the conditioning based on acquisitiveness -my thinking is based on that. To be free from that conditioning, from that acquisitiveness, I say to myself, ‘I must not be acquisitive; I must practice nonacquisitiveness.’ But such action is still within the field of time, it is still the activity of the mind. Just see that. Don’t say, ‘How am I to get to that state when I am nonacquisitive?’ That is not important. It is not important to be nonacquisitive; what is important is to understand that the mind which is trying to get away from one state to another is still functioning within the field of time, and therefore there is no revolution, there is no change. If you can really understand this, then the seed of that radical revolution has already been planted and that will operate: you have not a thing to do.

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D.T. Suzuki

  Poisoned Pen Letters? D.T. Suzuki’s Communication of Zen to the West By Dharmachāri Nāgapriya Introduction Daisetsu Teitarō Suzuki (1870-1966) has been widely celebrated as the first transmitter of Japanese Zen to the ‘West’i, especially the USA and Great Britain.ii In … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh

The extraordinary life of Thich Nhat Hanh Monday 30 March 2015 5:03PM Kerry Stewart Uploaded on Nov 4, 2009 http://www.helpbatnha.org 379 young Vietnamese monks and nuns of Bat Nha Monastery, practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, are facing … Continue reading

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Alan Wilson Watts

One of the most common questions and frustration we have in life is found in the question of what should I do with my life? Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, … Continue reading

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facing what is rather than making up stories about it

Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it. … Continue reading

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