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I think the Bible ought to be ceremoniously and reverently burned every Easter. We need it no more, because the Spirit is with us. It’s a dangerous book, and to worship it is of course a far more dangerous idolatry than bowing down to images of wood and stone. Nobody can confuse a wooden image with God, but you can very easily confuse a set of ideas with God, because concepts are more rarified and abstract.
Originally posted by -W1LL
thanks for posting this I have been meaning to post some of Watts lectures for some time now...
when i first started reading philosophy books Alan Watts was the one who I really connected with, I hope more people can understand him because our world needs a dose of his knowledge and understanding if LIFE.
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
reply to post by EthanT
I still feel the Theravada tradition is the better path for those who are serious about achieving liberation and those who want to grasp a better understanding of reality, and Zen is better for the layman who wants to simply quiet the mind, but that is for a different discussion.
Peace.edit on 7-9-2011 by LifeIsEnergy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by EthanT
"I had a discussion with a great master in Japan... and we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, "That's a waste of time. If you really understand Zen... you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because... the sound of the rain needs no translation."
Originally posted by TheMindWar
I have listened to a great deal od what Alan has to say regarding Agenda 21 and the comming tyranny. He is a very learned man indeed and has been asked by the elite to speak for them on occasion. To his credit He has always refused.
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