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#21 sedaeng

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:58 PM

I didnt know the man, I didnt hang out with him after hours, go to family reunions, I only have what he chose to share in short blocks of time, with recordings & books, edited and proofread .  All I have to answer Mr Scientists question with is an extremely filtered version of a man I do not know intimately.  I can only suppose that because he had so much positive to offer that he was 'happy' but I think its a mistake to assume [anything].  He was just a man, alcohol consumption, extramarital affairs, etc...

 

Side note, I thought he died of Heart Failure?  Did alcohol lead to heart failure, as I thought alcohol related deaths were usually liver disease/failure related?



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 10:05 PM

Reading this article made me smile:

 

https://www.dsgear.c...-datsusara-hero


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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:48 AM

Reading this article made me smile:

https://www.dsgear.c...-datsusara-hero


Thanks Alder, that really put it into perspective. I suppose one, if he or she is going to take the reigns of their own life, must be willing, nay, must DEMAND to also take the reigns of their death as well.
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Posted 05 June 2016 - 08:11 AM

Reigns?   Ah, the illusion of control.   Who controls?  

 

Let 'r buck!



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 09:57 AM

I found this to be a good read:

 

The Death of Alan Watts -- tribe.net

 

http://alanwatts.tri...3b-851182732d32



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

The fact that we can examine and recognize the ego, "our" ego, proves we cannot be our ego.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:17 AM

One of the more profound experiences was listening to an Alan Watts lecture (recording) an hour after quaffing 40g fresh...


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:20 PM

The fact that we can examine and recognize the ego, "our" ego, proves we cannot be our ego.

 

Maybe it's just ego recognizing ego, and the one who claims to see the ego and know he is not the ego is ego? 


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:12 AM

Thanks for sharing these videos Alder. Alan Watts was my first and most influential teacher since about 2 or 3 years ago. Something about the way he is able to relate teachings to modern, western culture helped break me out of my rigid dualistic way of thinking and of looking at the world around me.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

When I was 21 (51 years ago), a good friend gave me two books by Alan Watts, The Book (on the Taboos Against Knowing Who You Are), and, The Wisdom of Insecurity). Later I devoted myself for a few years to a guru who was brought to the West in part by the monetary donation of AW, though he himself did not become so devoted.   These were parts of the wonderful and heartbreaking journey to bring me to now.   It's so weird that we try to get to now, when we've never been anywhere else.  I suppose it's just, "shut up and be."  In being, I see that one who never shuts up, and know his bullshit.   When the bullshit doesn't matter any more, it's just bullshit.  Being fills all the space.


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