The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 28 sept. 2011 - 176 pages
In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.
At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - potato-head - LibraryThing
The book under review is the Collier paperback, c. 1966, 150 pages. The hippie generation of the 1960's represented change and experimentation in contrast to the older generations that obediently ... Consulter l'avis complet
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This was my introduction to Watts, and I wish I'd read one of his other books first. Nevertheless, it stands as a good book about "breaking through." Consulter l'avis complet