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Atheist Spirituality - Alan Watts

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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:33 PM
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The ideas of separation between the spirituality of atheists(the prickly), and the spirituality of others(the goo) are explained in this video(very mind-expanding), along with the true meaning of life; answering why we are here, what we are doing, and what we should be doing.




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:50 PM
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Alan Watts, IMO one of the most brilliant humans of the twentieth century. Literally the father of non-dual understanding of the human existence in the western world. Long before the 60's and spiritual quests being trendy, he was deconstructing the illusionary mind and its relative concepts.
Your life will never be the same, in fact it won't even have to be yours anymore.
Enjoy the trip!



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 02:25 AM
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Can we get a summary of the basic ideas expressed from the video, put in this thread?

[edit on 023030p://24u02 by Lucid Lunacy]



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 02:10 PM
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Alan Watts wikipedia

All the Alan Watts media you can absorb.

All the Allan Watts information and discussion.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 02:16 PM
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Alan Watts was able to 'popularize' basic Buddhist philosophy in the US that had existed for 2500 years prior in Asia. Buddhism is all about creating a major paradigm shift within oneself. Learning to understand that the endless grasping of ego gratification will lead nowhere and that all we need for true peace and happieness exists in this moment.



posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Cool thanks for the resources, i'll have to check those out


I was also requesting for it to be put in the thread to help out its integrity... won't get too many people discussing if they don't see whats to be discussed within the ATS thread.




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