Become what You are

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"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are

In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, ...

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Overview

"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are

In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.

The intelligence, playfulness of thought, and directness of language that made Alan Watts a perennially popular interpreter of Eastern thought are delightfully displayed in this collection of 11 short essays. Here he discusses a broad range of topics, including the Taoist approach to harmonious living and the psychological symbolism in Christian thought.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781570629402
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/11/2003
  • Edition description: Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 102,645
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Watts (1915–1973) was a renowned lecturer and the author of nearly thirty books, including The Way of Zen and The Book.

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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
The Paradox of Self-Denial 1
Become What You Are 10
The Finger and the Moon 12
Importance 19
Tao and Wu-wei 21
Lightness of Touch 28
Birds in the Sky 30
Walking on the Wheel 37
The Language of Metaphysical Experience 39
Good Intentions 55
Zen 57
The One 64
Is There an Unconscious? 71
That Far-Off, Divine Event 78
The Parable of the Cow's Tail 85
The Second Immortal 90
The Problem of Faith and Works in Buddhism 97
Tomorrow Never Comes 121
What Is Reality? 124
The Birth of the Divine Son 127
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