Become What You Are: Expanded Edition (Paperback)

By Alan W. Watts, Mark Watts (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

Alan Watts, was instrumental in introducing Eastern thought to Western civilization. He held both a master's degree in theology and a doctorate of divinity, and is best known as an interpreter of Indian and Chinese philosophy and Zen Buddhism. He was the author of hundreds of articles on philosophy and religion, and 33 books that have been translated into eleven languages.

Watts is the founder and head of the Watts Foundation, an organization dedicated to furthering the teachings of Alan Watts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781570629402
ISBN-10: 1570629404
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: March 11th, 2003
Pages: 144
Language: English