Jan 20, 2024

Alan Watts on the Relevance of Eastern Philosophy

Alan Watts on the Relevance of Eastern Philosophy – – Being in the Way Ep. 26 Hosted by Mark Watts

Video Description: Using wisdom from Eastern philosophies, Alan Watts explains why Westerners should let go of any preconceived notions of God.

This series is hosted by Alan's son, Mark Watts, and is brought to you by the Alan Watts Organization and Ram Dass’ Love Serve Remember Foundation. Visit Alanwatts.org for full talks from Alan Watts.

This Alan Watts lecture features a discussion on:

- Comparative studies on religion

- The absurdity of Christian imperialism

- Superiority and lack of faith

- The difference between faith and belief

- Blasphemy and those who claim to be God

- The political image of God in the west

- The ceramic model of the universe (material and form)

- Hindu mythology and drama

- Self-discovery of supreme reality

- The meaning of Maya

- Punitive reasons why people say that God is dead

- Fixed notions of God as idolatry

- Contemplative prayer and letting go of our ideas of God

- Existence as relationship

- Buddhist vows versus western obedience

- Looking beyond the skin-encapsulated ego

“It must be understood that the crux of the Hindu and Buddhist disciplines is an experience, not a theory, not a belief.” – Alan Watts

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