Wisdom Of Insecurity

Wisdom Of Insecurity
Author : Alan W Watts
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2012-08-31
ISBN 10 : 9781448147991
ISBN 13 : 1448147999
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom Of Insecurity Book Description:

A classic look at man's search for certainty from the acclaimed expert on Eastern philosophy In this fascinating book, Alan Watts explores man's quest for psychological security, examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy. The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain.Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that, ironically, salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves. Alan Watts was the foremost Western expert on Eastern thought, specialising in Zen Buddhism. He was the author of a number of books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, which have continued to be in popular demand over the past forty years.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 152
Release : 1951
ISBN 10 : 0394704681
ISBN 13 : 9780394704685
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Insecurity Book Description:

Classic. Proposes the reversal of ordinary thinking - how to live in an insecure world without the consolation of religious belief.

Summary of Alan W Watts s The Wisdom of Insecurity by Milkyway Media

Summary of Alan W  Watts   s The Wisdom of Insecurity by Milkyway Media
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Total Pages : 30
Release : 2018-09-06
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Summary of Alan W Watts s The Wisdom of Insecurity by Milkyway Media Book Description:

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety (1951) by Alan W. Watts argues that the cause of human frustration and anxiety is people’s inability to live fully in the present, and their futile quest for psychological security. Drawing on Eastern philosophy and religion, with an emphasis on Buddhism, Watts explores why humans are so dissatisfied and unhappy. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

What Is Tao

What Is Tao
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2010-10-06
ISBN 10 : 1577318161
ISBN 13 : 9781577318163
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Tao Book Description:

Alan Watts — noted author and respected authority on Far Eastern thought — studied Taoism extensively, and in his final years moved to a quiet cabin in the mountains and dedicated himself almost exclusively to meditating and writing on the Tao. This new book gives us an opportunity to not only understand the concept of the Tao but to experience the Tao as a personal practice of liberation from the limitations imposed by the common beliefs within our culture. The philosophy of the Tao offers a way to understand the value of ourselves as free-willed individuals enfolded within the ever-changing patterns of nature. The path of the Tao is perhaps the most puzzling way of liberation to come to us from the Far East in the last century. It is both practical and esoteric, and it has a surprisingly comfortable quality of thought that is often overlooked by Western readers who never venture beyond the unfamiliar quality of the word Tao (pronounced "dow"). But those who do soon discover a way of understanding and living with the world that has profound implications for us today in so-called modern societies. The word Tao means the Way — in the sense of a path, a way to go — but it also means nature, in the sense of one's true nature, and the nature of the universe. Often described as the philosophy of nature, we find the origins of Taoism in the shamanic world of pre-Dynastic China. Living close to the earth, one sees the wisdom of not interfering, and letting things go their way. It is the wisdom of swimming with the current, splitting wood along the grain, and seeking to understand human nature instead of changing it. Every creature finds it's way according to the laws of nature, and each of us has our own inner path — or Tao.

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Total Pages : 632
Release : 2018-12-11
ISBN 10 : 9781608686087
ISBN 13 : 1608686086
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Letters of Alan Watts Book Description:

Philosopher, author, and lecturer Alan Watts (1915–1973) popularized Zen Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies for the counterculture of the 1960s. Today, new generations are finding his writings and lectures online, while faithful followers worldwide continue to be enlightened by his teachings. The Collected Letters of Alan Watts reveals the remarkable arc of Watts's colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients ranging from High Church clergy to high priests of psychedelics, government officials, publishers, critics, family, and fans. They include C. G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinhold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, who have added rich, behind-the-scenes biographical commentary. Edited by Joan Watts & Anne Watts

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom  Modern Life
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 9781577311805
ISBN 13 : 1577311809
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life Book Description:

Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.

Zen

Zen
Author : Alan Watts
Publisher : New World Library
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2019-07-30
ISBN 10 : 9781608685899
ISBN 13 : 1608685896
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Book Description:

According to Alan Watts, “Zen taste deplores the cluttering of a picture or of a room with many objects.” In that sense, this minimalist book embodies the aesthetic of Zen itself. As with brushstrokes in a Japanese ink painting, the words have been used sparingly and arranged precisely, with no unnecessary detail. In seven brief chapters, Watts captures the essence of Zen Buddhism as a religion and a way of life. He explains fundamental Zen concepts, introduces revered Zen thinkers, places Zen within the broader context of Eastern religion, and traces the influence of Zen in the arts. Illustrated with calligraphy and drawings by the author, this reprint of an old classic will delight fans of Alan Watts, while introducing new readers to a legendary author who infused groundbreaking scholarship with literary brilliance.

TAO OF ALAN WATTS

TAO OF ALAN WATTS
Author : Akṣapāda
Publisher :
Total Pages : 101
Release : 2019-01-26
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Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TAO OF ALAN WATTS Book Description:

Tao of Alan Watts: 444 Expressions of Zen The prolific thinker, Alan Watts is credited with popularizing the Eastern philosophy to the Western audience. This pioneering interpreter of Zen Buddhism was the most charismatic leader of the 1960’s ‘San Francisco Renaissance' movement. There are more than 25 books on his account including the best sellers ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity’, ‘Become What You Are’ and ‘The Way of Zen’. ‘Tao of Alan Watts: 444 Expressions of Zen’ is a perfect choice for Alan Watts lovers. This book is a reflection of his philosophy’s teachings on various topics like psychology, Zen practices, life, art and spirituality…

The Wisdom of Heschel

The Wisdom of Heschel
Author : Abraham Joshua Heschel
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages : 388
Release : 1986-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781466800342
ISBN 13 : 1466800348
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Heschel Book Description:

"Philosophy may be defined as the art of asking the right questions...Awareness of the problem outlives all solutions. The answers are questions in disguise, every new answer giving rise to new questions." This example of Rabbi Heschel's thought and manner of expression, familiar to the readers of his many books, serves as an epigraph to The Wisdom of Heschel. As Ruth Goodhill says in her foreword, "These selections from the works of the prophetic giant of the twentieth century, Abraham Joshua Heschel, represent my personal response to his writings. This book, conceived during his lifetime, is offered as an introduction to his thought and to his profound understanding of the agonies of modern society." Most of the selections are taken from God in Search of Man, The Insecurity of Freedom, Man Is Not Alone, The Sabbath, The Prophets, and Who Is Man? Among the categories in which the excerpts have been grouped are "Questions Man Asks, " "Man's Needs, " "Caring for Our Old, " "Teaching Our Young, " "Law, "" The Sabbath, " and "One World."