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Become What You Are - Alan W. Watts

Become What You Are

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2003
ISBN: 9781570629402
Number Of Pages: 144

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"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are



In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.

Editor's Preface
The Paradox of Self-Denialp. 1
Become What You Arep. 10
The Finger and the Moonp. 12
Importancep. 19
Tao and Wu-weip. 21
Lightness of Touchp. 28
Birds in the Skyp. 30
Walking on the Wheelp. 37
The Language of Metaphysical Experiencep. 39
Good Intentionsp. 55
Zenp. 57
The Onep. 64
Is There an Unconscious?p. 71
That Far-Off, Divine Eventp. 78
The Parable of the Cow's Tailp. 85
The Second Immortalp. 90
The Problem of Faith and Works in Buddhismp. 97
Tomorrow Never Comesp. 121
What Is Reality?p. 124
The Birth of the Divine Sonp. 127
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781570629402
ISBN-10: 1570629404
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd April 2003
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1

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