21 Burst results for "Alan Watts"

Guy Armstrong on Illuminating Emptiness

The Wisdom Podcast

01:59 min | 11 months ago

Guy Armstrong on Illuminating Emptiness

"And guy i wanted to thank you for joining us and welcome. You will thank you very much for having me that happy to be here with your love talking about this topic and all the other dharma that i know you and i might share wonderful and so i thought you know you've had a long history with the insight tradition and i was wondering how you You know. I got into practicing in that tradition. Well it's kind of a long story. I started off reading about buddhism. And i bought my first book on buddhism when i was sixteen years old i knew nothing about it. I was in the middle of the country growing up in a suburb of missouri. And for some reason. I picked up this book in a bookstore called the way of sam. I alan watts. I didn't read it right away. But when i got into college in all these kind of new ideas were floating through the counterculture and i got interested in started reading what i could find and mostly at that time it was about Zan by alan watts of dt suzuki. So i did a lot of reading but unfortunately nobody told me. I needed to meditate and so it was all conceptual and intellectual or mid that point but it did it did establish from me a real interest in asia A strong poll. Jj from from that time. and so. After i graduated from college. I went into the peace corps in malaysia which was right next door to thailand so when i visited thailand i really felt a good connection i felt at home and then when i got back to the states settled in palo alto and i met a meditation teacher who was a student of the tide teacher. Dear bamba who not a lot of people have heard about but she was teaching for pasta in nineteen seventy four in palo alto so i became interested in. That's where i got my start in. Actually sitting down and meditating

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"The way that lead to liberation from the rat race that i've drawn here neither through austerity his north. Through a pleasure seeking see these are the two ways the two paths. The people who say the whole point of life is to enjoy it to get the most out of it to see and the other people who tried that and then they found of a sour grapes or something you know. Burned their fingers in the pursuit of pleasure. The girl was so beautiful eventually fell apart turned into a shrew and whatever it was and so they said instead let us thamento sells a lot of people. Enjoy this or get something special out of it. I was in mexico this summer. And what i went there for was to study mexican catholicism. Well they make great cult of suffering and very puzzled about this and wanted to understand it and everywhere you know they have these ghastly. Tormented christ's all ruling with blood hanging on the cross is in very contorted positions. And i realize the certain people who find that the sitting on the tip of a spike is the realist place in the world. Because when you're on the tip of a spike you know you're there there's no doubt about it and also you know that you're expiating for everything this somehow by sitting on the on the spike you paying for your guilt and so long as you heard your all right so these traumas. We're doing something of the same kind and the buddha became enlightened became a buddha. He woke up at the moment when he gave up. That kind of quest. Now again this lot to unwrap here. Because alan watts is take on. Shamanism is different. Although very much tangentially related as should become obvious from the discussion now his point of view comes from kind of a buddhist ideology and the buddhists have of course idea of people that go out into the forest to achieve some sort of enlightenment. And then you have the idea of the body sadza which is something that goes out achieves enlightenment and then returns to society in order to share that knowledge is see in many respects is very similar to a terrorist was talking about because for traditional cultures indigenous cultures throughout the world. This is kind of the purpose of the shaman. Shaman does live apart from society. But they're very much intertwined with society and part of their purpose is to share knowledge to be able to commune with the spirits to be able to commune with the other. Realms that exist in our universe and share that knowledge with those that kind of don't want to partake in that journey. Now see some. This journey is kind of inherent in. I've had this discussion with many listeners. That feel that they are part of this journey. The day feel like inherently. They should have been born shaman. Say at some point in time. And i find this type of curiosity very interesting of course because this is one of the motivations that led me and drove me to create this podcast. This kind of quest for truth and knowledge and of course the deeper and deeper i dive into my own personal quest in my own personal attainment of some sort of know.

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"There's no sense of ego in the way that we see it. There is a separate self from the rest of the group but see the thing is directly tied into the group so at any point. Any member of the tribe kind of disappear in that doesn't mean that the culture disappears because of the tribe possesses all the knowledge inside of them to continue the tribe. If you wanna take a scientific example this is what we're seeing things idea right regardless of how many people die as long as you have a population that can kind of keep making babies. If you will the the human race would continue or any particular species we continue in. Our current settled agrarian stahl society. And of course it's evolved quite a bit beyond that into specialization. This is not always the case and those of you familiar with things like the younger dryest hypothesis. And things like that. The work of of graham hancock. We'll be very familiar with this. In which graham talks about this cataclysmic event and why we don't see these advantages cultures anymore. Well the reason is very simple if you have a very advanced society that society becomes very specialized and so people only have specific aspects of the culture inside of them and they can move that particular aspect forward but you see and hunter gatherer cultures. You don't have this. Everyone has every piece of the culture and so that culture can continue. Let's see what alan watts has to say about this topic. A buddhist monk is sometimes called a trauma. Sra am a shrimp this closely. Allied to the world sham and a shaman is the holy man in a culture. That is still hunting. it doesn't settle. That doesn't agrarian. There is a very strong and important difference between a shaman and a priest a priest receives his ordination from his superiors. He received something from a tradition. Which is handed down a shaman. Doesn't he receives his enlightenment by going off into the forest by himself.

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Toni Bernhard on Self-Compassion and the First Noble Truth

The Wisdom Podcast

04:38 min | 1 year ago

Toni Bernhard on Self-Compassion and the First Noble Truth

"Because it is so great to have you with us on the wisdom comcast. I'm really happy of asia. Thanks daniel think we might start off with you know so in about two thousand and one is when you you got sick. I believe in and seems. Then you've found inspiration in buddhist teachings and practices for learning how to be sick and we're gonna get into that in detail. But i wondering if you could tell us a little bit about how you initially came across these teachings and actresses okay. Well it was an about ten years before. I got sick so approaching thirty years. This may is nineteen year of my suffering from chronic ghana's so when i was in my early twenties i developed some interest in spiritual matters a lot of alan watts. I got my mantra from the maharishi. And then my husband. And i raised kids. All of that was put aside and when they Either late high school or had left home. When i had my wartime to myself. I started Looking back into spiritual practices and maybe only academic would do this. I bought like six copies of the dow teaching. Maybe five and i read the same verse in each one and then wrote my on verse based on my understanding of those translations and i have no idea were any of that is but it's relevant because one of the translations was by stephen mitchell and i found myself it was a great translation but i've found myself really interested in the footnotes because he can't there may have been some other people but he noted several times quoted this Somebody called master sung son. Who i subsequently learned was a korean zen master who when he first arrived in the states. I was fixing washing machines but then developed a Songa in providence rhode island and now is worldwide. His quantum school is in. And i just love the the quote senate came across one that that said no south. No problem i thought whoa. Whoa sounds no problem. I didn't know what it meant. But i also note was jam. He fascinated me so much. These footnotes that i went to the library at uc davis campus shields library and it went to the card catalogue and looked up sung sun and discovered that in the dr day basement of shields library were rows and rows of buddhist books and i found his dropping ashes on the buddha but i found a treasure trove and i started leading mostly tree traditions zen tibetan and tear baden. I couldn't get enough. Just taking him out piles and That's how i. I learned a lot about the buddhist teachings but i thought what am i supposed to do and so i wrote just stephen mitchell and i don't remember what i said but i remember what he wrote back to me. He said looking at an painting of an orange is not the same as eating orange. And then he recommended to possible dharma centers that i could go to from. I live in davis which is near sacramento so that central valley and they were both in marin county bay. Area was john. Toronto sonoma's zen center. I think and the other one was called spirit rock meditation center and he recommended jack cornfield and i don't remember why i chose that have no. I've just been thinking. How did i get there.

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Control your experience what you see and hear you then just simply discover. that. There is no way of controlling what you're experiencing because what you're experiencing is you And to try and really fundamentally control that this is going around the circle. So, if I would say to you now what you have to learn to let it happen. That's wrong too. There's no one to let it happen. If I say to you except your experience. Be, calm open to things that again perpetuates the illusion that you're something different from. So we go round and round. But if there are some people. Who Want to get together and likely would get together to play poker or to. have walks go fishing or sailing boat if some people want to get together to meditate and have rituals and to Chand. Great. It's an art form and you can only use it and make a good artform if you're not using it to get something and this is what really is the bane of temples all over the world. Going to Buddhist temples where they theoretically don't believe in any God but there are the people praying. And? All doing it in order that we get a male child next time around aw that the horse recover from disease, all the Momma gets cured of the drops. And all his petitions going on and on and on people always coming to the temple to ask for something. Low Brow people for low brow things. Eyebrow people, highbrow things. And they're all vendors sit outside and sell souvenirs and magic and charms, and all the people go in and do this. And all these serious priests sitting now. Really. Having to keep up face and say, yes. We can provide the service. On the other hand if you go in to one of these temples. Along with all the faithful followers. And have a bowl by by Abi Bio Candle by despite some incense go in. Dig this great thing going on. Salute the Buddha's. Still the alters all the crucifixes or what you will but don't take it seriously. And this is one of the great important transformations. Of Today. In our consciousness. Is it a great many people are finding out that religion is not supposed to be taken seriously. This is a shocking thing too many people. Those used to be an old saying. That, a religion is dead when the priest laugh across the altars. That's true in one sense when the priests know that they've got a racket going and they don't believe one word of it and they're laughing across the altar because of all these suckers around. Doing it then it's true. Religion. Is. Dead. But when the priest at the altar. Because they having such fun. Because this whole scene is so beautiful. Well, what's the difference between. Some stuffy old Buddhist priest humming a Sutra and Allen Ginsberg chanting Asuka. that's the thing to hear..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

02:41 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"And I wouldn't say that. At this point. because. Life. As. One looks at it. You see is in fact a celebration of itself When you look out at night at the stars and you really want a good God what is all about? Well, it's a firework display. And it. Celebrating. High? Holy Day. Whoopi. And the whole world is we'll be. It's a kind of exuberance. Neff all the proper function of religion. Is, digging this. It's not seeking. It's not seeking anything about is in a way thanksgiving. That's why I've cost the Christians who ride and calling the mass, the the Eucharist the thanksgiving. Only they had such a complicated way of thinking about it that nobody could understand it. So they're in religion, all religious exercises whether they are meditative or whether they are rich realistic. Whoopie. They are not something you do in order to attain anything they are like art forms. Like dancing, they are expressive of attainment of the painless attainment. So here's another hang up for you. When you go to Mr, Suzuki runs does an center he's a disciple of Duggan. Who brought then? Sutton School of Zen to Japan. In the thirteenth century. Duggan said you can't sit and meditate unless you're already a Buddha. In which case? Why Meditate? or meditation is just the way a Buddhist. And he called this sitting justice it not to attain enlightenment the minute you do that you see you're not meditating. So You Only become a good meditated if you're not looking for anything. And therefore, you realize what a great thing it is to be able to sit. And what a great thing it is not to dissect the world with your analytical intellect to be able to look out at the water, the trees or the floor, and the light honored in front of you without calling light or floor or trees or thinking that it has parts of thinking that. It's complicated. It isn't. So when you can sit without thinking. Not with an empty mind mind you I'm going back to that point not with an empty mind just. A non analytic mind and non probing mind where you're not creating problems all the time by trying to control it. By trying to control your mind by trying to.

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Of A mall came out the same doors and I went and the thing is to get to the point where you can see that you doing that in every moment of your existence. With every tiny little atom of your body you now at this minute and see the whole. The whole system of eating an outing in other words, you often think perhaps. Maybe a long long time ahead. I shall reached the point. where I wake up for manifestation. And overcome the weld illusion and discover that I am the supreme reality behind all this diversification. Friends there is no diversification. In other words, what you call, diversification your game in the same way as you chop the thing and then you say it is made of pieces. You forget that you cut it. So when you see the world is complicated and there are life problems and that. You might one day succeed the hundreds and hundreds of people are running like mad off to something. That is success and have no idea what it is. So exactly the same way the glue is keeping you running and running off spiritual attainment. You don't know what you want where Krishna Moody's so clever because he says. If you ask me for enlightenment how can you ask me for enlightenment if you don't know what it is how do you know you wanted? Is. It any concept you have of it? WILL BE, simply. A. Way of trying to perpetuate the situation you're already in. If you think you know what you're going out for all you're doing is you're seeking the past. What you already know what you've already experienced therefore, that's not it is it. Because you say you're looking for something quite new. But what do you mean new? What's conception of something new? Anything about it in dental something old. Something I once had. So he doesn't say anything. He doesn't indicate anything positively. Everybody says you some negative? Why don't you give us something to hang onto? The simple answer is it would be spurious. You don't need anything to hang onto your. You. Don't need a religion, but then you say, well. Well but he's all religious stuff about them. Why don't we just? Forget it. Try. By all means SCO way..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"After he saw threats said, well, there wasn't much in ruins is Buddhism after all costs wasn't he said boldly and straight out my teaching is just like using an empty fist to deceive child you know when you play games with the child and pretend you got something here and the child goes into all kinds. Tizzy to get you to open your hand and show what it is, and then there's nothing fooled so you so you can be fooled. As long as you can be fooled. When you can't be fooled. You don't ask the question anymore because it's all become clear. It's all become clear. There is no puzzle about this universe. What makes you think that a puzzles about this universe very simple reason. You're trying to explain it. And when you explain things what you would, what do you mean by explanation? There are several meanings of explanation. There's really one basic but first of all to be able to translate what is happening in terms of words or numbers. In other words to describe. But a real explanation is not just the description. It's description which enables us to control what we're describing. But didn't we see in the last session. That to control the world is not really what we want to do. So that, if all explanations have as their function enabling us to control things. Then, maybe an explanation isn't what we wanted. And furthermore, you can very simply see. That what makes things complicated is explaining. When somebody explains to you how a flower works and he's a great botanist and analyzes all the innards of a flower and shows the channels, the fibers, the processes of reproduction, and so on. That go on in it everybody stands fascinated. How complicated that is how clever God must have been degree that flower to have all add complexity going this uncomplicated at all. It's only complicated when you start thinking about because. The vehicle of words is a very comes one and when you try to talk about the processes of nature, what is complicate is not the processes of nature but trying to put them into words that's as complicated as trying to drink the ocean with a fork takes forever. So this intense complexity that we see and everything is created by our attempt. To analyze it all and so what we do is you see when we analyze, we use our eyes and is as scalpers. And we dissected. and. We have to put a label on every piece we. And so we scalp allies and we get it right down to atoms getting finer, and finally we suddenly thought well, we've got to the end of it because the word atom means what is not capable..

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"They're really from that point of views and. There is nothing to do. To. Attain Buddha. Nothing at all. But you see that's very difficult to understand because a lot of people when they hear that there's nothing to do try to do nothing. And you can't. Because you are Karma and Karma means action, you can't do nothing about. The thing you're looking for. I think you're looking for. Is what you're doing. Is What's called you only of course as we all know. We've. Got Ourselves into the idea that oneself is so difficult to see. because. It's like as I've often said, trying to bite your own teeth or look into your own eyes and you can't find it. It's always behind. It's like your head. Is from the optical point of view. A blank space. Neither and light no dark. It's right in the middle of everything. and. So one of the great tricks of Gurus. is to set people looking for their heads. There's a famous story of King in India, ancient times called data, and one morning he woke up and reached out for mirror brought it over. Now head. Looking in the wrong side of the mirror. Bleary eyed had a hangover. So he summoned servants and said, he got lost my head find it. And they said, but Your Majesty, it's on your shoulders. He said, it does not I can't see it in the mirror nobody can show me my head. So they were rushing all over the place looking for the head. Now, the trick to that is, of course. That you're perfectly well aware of your head. Not In a form in which you expect to be aware of it. You expect to be aware of your own head in the same way as you're aware of other people's heads. But that wouldn't be true of you because you've got an inside view on your head. You have an outside view of other people's heads because course you're taking an inside point of view. But the way in which you are aware of your head. is in terms of what you're seeing and hearing. Because all sites and all sounds. What the nerves inside your head doing that's how to be aware of funds head. You are aware of yourself, the mysterious self that you have. In terms of. Experience. Because there isn't really any difference, but that always escapes people you see. So perpetually. So long as you don't understand that you couldn't be talked into going onto all kinds of weird excursions and just so long as you believe it. Euro succha you're hooked. And it takes a tremendous. In confidence and nerve finally say. Don't pull that stunt on me anymore. I see through your game. and. Because Gurus a very clever. Putting you down, but they're just trying to see how strong you're. Getting you out. See if they can hoodwink you. So long as they can see, they're going to go on doing it because they got to get to the point where they can't do it you anymore. Then, the graduate. and. So WanNa Rinse is students..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"And. He says in another place if anybody having seen God understood what he had seen, what he would have seen would not have been. God. But some creature of God less than God some sort of angel or something like that. It's perfectly amazing to consider the influence that this man had. For writing under the name of denies this the guide he became identified UC with Paul's first convert in Athens and legend has it that he was the first bishop of Athens and was martyred in goal our he's known as some Dennis. But some Thomas Aquinas looked upon the writings, of Dan Isis, the areopagus as having the highest authority. And you could have all the texts of diagnosis work had been lost. You could restore most of it from quotations in some Thomas. He wrote really two very important books. One was the one I said the J.. MISTICA. The other was called a divine names. And these two books presented the two phases of his theology. The book called the divine names was a discussion on the nature of God. In terms of what God is like by analogy, and this kind of knowledge of God he called catastrophic. From the Greek Femi to speak all say Qatar meaning to say according to that is to say to speak by analogy. where he used the entirely negative language about God. This sort of discourse was called apathetic. I'm the word Apropos meaning away from to talk away from. Just, as a sculptor when he makes an image reveals the image by removing stone, and so the nicest explained that one attains the knowledge of God by discarding concepts, which is exactly what the Hindus mean when they say. I've got one can only say Nettie Nettie not this not this not any conception. So that's in Hindu philosophy, the highest state of consciousness in Psalmody is called near. KALPA Samadi, which means literally. Non Conceptual via Kalpa means a concept near negation. So the non conceptual knowledge. Now people have greatly misunderstood this..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Initiated, transformation of the cosmos. In the words of Saint Athanasios. God became man that man might become God. And you don't hear that from the pulpit very often. The Christian Church therefore emphasized. Pissing of faith as a game notice on knowledge. because. They said, you can never know God God could never become an object of knowledge and in this funny roundabout way. The Christian theologians were saying exactly the same thing as the Hindus. Only, the Hindus. Do call this. Knowledge of God faith. They call it Yana, which is the same as the Greek word GNOSIS. But just to give you a little sidelight on how words get mixed up in the meanings. We, now have cost person called an agnostic. And agnostic generally means the person who doesn't commit himself to any beliefs about the ultimate nature of things. He just says he doesn't know. About the original word. ECHINACEA in Greek. Meant a special kind of knowledge. It was called the doc knowledge of God, the knowledge of in the cloud of unknowing to use the title. Of a mystical treatise written by an anonymous fourteenth century English monk. This month derived his ideas from a very mysterious figure who wrote under the name of nicest the guide. Don Isis was A. Fifth or sixth. Century Syrian monk. Who had learned his mysticism from poverty? Who got it from? PLO. Tina's. Who was a neo latest? And who probably got? A. Great Deal of. Stimulation. From the intellectual world of Alexandria. And Alexandria in the ideas of the Christian era. Was a tremendous exchange place between East and West. Buddhist monks visited Alexandria. It was one of the great centers of trade. Between Rome and India, and as you may know, all Rome's gold eventually went to India for the purchase of pepper. And as a result of this, the Roman economy collapsed. They bought too much luxury from India. India in exchange got Roman architecture, and you'll see a lot of Roman architecture in Indian temples. Alexandria was the Great Center for the. And for Christian theology and some of the greatest theologians clement origin Athas NASA's Saint. Cyril all wiped out of Alexandria. Now going back to this strange down Isis. It was he who first put around the idea in Christian circles that there was something of the knowledge as the knowledge of God, by faith, back. By, knows Lia really by unknowing. And he in a book which he wrote very short book called the Theologian Mistica. He wrote a treatise on the high knowledge of God. which might be quoted directly from new punishments. In certain parts of it. The last section of it reads like. The. Monaco punish. Because it's a series of negations. It says what God is not. and. He goes very fob because he says that God. Is Not one. says. Of Unity falls far short of what God is. So does our idea of trinity so does our idea of spirit idea of mine of justice of love all these things?.

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Welcome to the chemical mind. This episode we're going to do something a little different again, and we're going to bring in someone from the outside to talk I'm sure you get tired of hearing me talk. So on this episode, we're going to do a little Alan Watts on narcissism enlightment. It's fantastic speech he talks a lot about. Of course narcissism in early Christianity about Sudan. Isis. Who if your regular listener? Is One of my favorites of the early Christians and. And compares the two Buddhist ideology a little bit in Hindu ideology in i. think that's important. When we talk about some of these things because none of these things are exclusive to any particular tradition and the more aware we are of that the better think we can be and the more tolerant we can be originally, I was going to do the Apocrypha John on this episode I'd set it the push-back so that'll be out on Tuesdays episode. Because two reasons number one today's my birthday and I didn't really feel like recording and Monday is a holiday here in the US. So so people are going to be hanging out out in about and I intend to be hanging out at an about I'll actually be going out into the woods this weekend and spending at least a day there. So should be fun. But because of all that I wanna do something some kind of. Russian and I still wanted to put an episode APP because you guys enjoy listening to these and especially on a long weekend, you might be something to do aside from you know whatever it is he doing weekends. So without further ado his Alan Watts enjoy it. I'll be back after his speech. It's so curious that the emphasis of the Western tradition in religion. Is primarily upon right belief. Do. You believe in the right dogmas and doctrines. And only secondarily upon right action because what you believe is in Christianity at any rate. Far More important than what you do. Because one is saved through faith not by works. And early in its history. The Christian Church rejected the movement in the church which had been known as Gusta schism. From the Greek analysis. which. Means Knowledge And in a way, there was some sound reasons for doing so. Because the sticks. Were what I would call anti materialists. They divided human beings into three classes. That recalled respectively. Pneumatic. Psychic and Heilige. Last one being H. Y.. L.. C. From the Greek highly or they would call it now. Away. Really. Meaning would. So the people? Spiritual. Psychological. And wouldn't. And that is to say the wooden people were those most absolved in materiality. And most closely identified with their bodies. And Orthodox Christianity re rejected this sort of distinction. Because of the perfect to correct idea. That material existence. Is Not inconsistent with spirituality. This is something which most Christians have forgotten. But they do believe as the central principle of Christianity. In what's called the incarnation that in Jesus. Of Nazareth. Almighty. God did in fact, become material become human..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

07:46 min | 2 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"May think the medicines. Rather strong. But I feel. Down on seven needlessly, this is a very very forceful passage. And a memorable one oems works. Trying. To heal this insanity. From Which? Our country in particular has suffer. Of thinking that human being can become hail healthy holy. By being divided against himself in a conflict. Paralleling the conception of a cosmic conflict between an absolute Golden, absolute evil. Which? CanNot be reduced. To any prior on underlying using. In. Other words are rage. And are very proper rage. against, evil, things which occur as well. Must not. For if we require as justification for outrage. A fundamental metaphysical division between Gordon. We have an insane and in a certain sense, schizophrenic universe, which no sense whatsoever. All country. You were saying all opposition. Has Its resolution underlying unity. You cannot understand the meaning to be. Unless you understand the meaning of not be. You cannot understand the meaning goodness you understand the meaning. Eagle Evenson Thomas. Aquinas saw this. He said the just doesn't is the silent pause which gives sweetness to the child. So it is suffering. So it is ego. which makes possible. Recognition of This is not as young tries to explain philosophy of condoning the evil. Take the opposite position he said into agreed with the patient. OFFHAND is also. But strangers. In, Doctor. Strange's in the patient as much as condemnation. Let, me continue. Reading from this extraordinary passage. Healing may be called. Young says a religious problem. In the sphere of social on national relations, the state of suffering may be civil war. And this state is to be cured by the Christian. Virtue forgiveness. Love of one's enemies. That, which we recommend with conviction of good Christians as applicable to external situations. We must also apply inwardly in the treatment of neurosis. This is why modern man Hud and not about guilt and sin. He is solely beset by his own bad conscience. And once rather to now how he is to reconcile himself with his own nature, how he is to love the enemy in his own heart. And Call. The Wolf is brought up. The modern man does not want to know in what way he can imitate, Christ. But in what way he can live his own individual life. However Megan uninteresting it may be. It is because every former invitation seems him deadening sterile. that he rebels against the force of tradition could hold him to well-traveled ways. All such roads him lead in the wrong direction. He may not know it, but he behaves his own individual life, but God's special will which must be fulfilled all costs. This is the sauce of his eggos them. which is one of the most tangible eagles of the neurotics state? The person who tells him he is to egoistic has already lost his confidence and rightfully so. That person has driven him still father into his neurosis. If I, wish to effect a cure for my patients. I am foster acknowledge the deep significance of that egoism. I should be blind indeed if I did not recognize it as a true will of God I must even help. The patient to prevail is egoism. If he succeeds in this. He estranges himself from other people. He drives them away. And they come to themselves as they should. They were seeking to rob him of his sacred egoism. This must be left. For his strongest healthiest power. It is as I. Have said a true with a gun. But sometimes drives them into complete isolation. However wretched the state may be. It also stands him in good stead. For in this way alone can he get to know himself and learn what an invaluable treasure is the love of his fellow beings? It is moreover only in the state of complete abandonment and loneliness. That we experience the helpful powers, a borrow nature's. This is very. Striking example of young's to comprehend. And integrate points of view as well as psychological attitudes that seem on the surface to be completely antithetical. For example even in his own web when he was. Devoting himself to the study of eastern philosophy, he had some difficulty. In comprehending the. Let's say the. Denial of the reality of the EGO. But you can see. that. In practice in what he was actually trying to get. He was moving towards the same position. That is intended. In both Hindu Buddhist. Philosophy about the nature of the EGO, just for example is the Hindu will say that. The I. Principle in man is not really a separate ego, but an expression of the universal. Life of Brahma the God head. So young in saying. That the development of the EGO in man. Is a true will have gone. It is only by following the EGO that one. And developing it to its full extent. One fulfills. The function which this you might say, temporary illusion has manned psychic live only goes on and says. When one has several times seen this development. One can no longer deny that. What was evil is to good and that what seemed good has kept alive the forces of evil. The Demon of Egos leads us along the Royal Road. To that ingathering, which religious experience demands! What we observe here is a fundamental of life. An anti-drug Mia all confession into the opposite. And it is this that makes possible the reunion of the warring house of personality, and their by brings the civil water, end..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

08:04 min | 2 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"The impression. that. Knew himself. To be as just as much as villain. As everybody else. Nice German would entity. Which means a thought in the very far from back of your mind. Had A hint at the darker in the back of the mind. which showed showed in the twinkle in his eye, it showed. That, He knew unrecognized. What happens sometimes called the element of irreducible Ross County in itself? And he knew. So strongly and so clearly and way so loving. That he would not condemn the same thing. Now for would not be led. Into those. Thoughts feelings and acts of violence was office. which are all characteristic of the people? Who Project, the devil themselves. On the outside on somebody else escape. This made young very integrated character other was. He'll have to present a little bit of a complex idea. He was anonymous hourly with himself. Having seen accepted of nature profoundly. He had a kind of. Unity and Conflict Nature. which had this additional complication that I find so fascinating? He was assaulted man. Who could feel anxious and afraid and guilty. Without being shame feeling this way. webs. Understood that an integrated who simply eliminated the sense of guilt, other things sentencings on it from his life. Who will sell us in wooden kind of sage of stone. He's oppressive feels things that has no recrimination against himself for feeding. And this is the my mind. A profound kind of humor. In humor, there's always a set element of malice. The talk giving on the Pacific Stations awhile ago. which was an interview? Al Cap. Cap made the finally felt at all most under mentoring malicious. Now, they high kind of human, which is huma at oneself. Real Huma is not. jokes at the expense of other. There's always jokes at the expense of oneself, and of course it has an element of Madison. It has now is towards oneself recognition of the fact that behind the social role which was. Behind all pretensions. To be. Either a good citizen are finds scholar or a great scientists are. I meeting politician. Physician or whatever you happened to be. Behind this facade? That is element of the unreconstructed Bam. Not something to be condemned wailed also. Something to be recognized as contributive to one's greatness and. On, positive aspects in the same way that manure is contributed the passing of the rows. Young Sauvignon accepted. And I want to read. A passage on want lectures which I think is. Monica greatest thing he ever wrote which has been. Very, moblised thing for me. It was intellectual delivered to a group of clergy. In Switzerland central number of years ago. And he writes as follows. People Forget. That even doctors have moral scruples. And at certain patients confession. Even for DR to swallow. Yet the patient does not seem himself at separate, unless the very west is accepted to. Know could bring this about by meal words. Income's only through reflection, and through the doctors attitude towards himself his dockside. If the doctor wants to guide another or even a company him a step of the way he must feel. With that Hussin Psyche. Never feel when he passes Josh. Whether, he puts his judgements into West's. I'll keeps them turn. Himself makes not the slightest difference. Take the opposite position and to agree with the patient hand is also use. Income's only through unprejudiced objectivity. This sounds almost like a scientific precept, and it could be confused with intellectual abstract attitude of mind, but what I need. Is something quite different. Isn't human quality kind of deep respect for the facts for the man who suffers from? And for the riddle of such a man's life. The truly religious Passan has this attitude. He knows that God has brought all sorts of strange inconceivable things to pass. And seeks the most curious ways to enter hot. He therefore senses in everything the unseen presence of the divine will. This is what I by unprejudiced objectivity. It is immoral achievement on the part of Dr. Who ought not to let himself be repelled by sickness and corruption? We cannot change anything unless we accepted. Condemnation does not liberate. Depresses. I am the oppressor of the Pasini condemn not his friend and fellow suffer. I do not in the least need to say that we must never passed judgement when we designed to help improve. But it's the doctor wishes to help a human being. He must be able to accept him as he is. And he can do this in reality only when he has already seen unaccepted himself as he is. The haves the sounds very simple. But simple things are always the most difficult. In actual lie, it requires the greatest off to be simple. And so acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the acid test of one's whole outlook on life. That I feed the beggar. Forgiven in south that I love my enemy in the name of Christ all. These are undoubtedly degrade virtues. What I do under the least of my brethren that I do under Christ. But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders yesterday, the very fiend himself that these are within me. And that I myself stand in need of the arms of my own kind. That I myself family enemy, who must be loved? What then? Then as a rule, the whole truth of Christianity is vast. There is then Nimmo talker long suffering. We say to the brother within US rocker. Condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide him from the world leading I ever having met this least Mongolian ourselves, and had it been got himself who drew near to us in this despicable fall. We should have denied in the thousand times as far as single. Crowd..

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"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

02:49 min | 2 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on The Alchemical Mind

"Evil and others. You got degree unconscious of the same thing self. Are At least two of the potentialities. There CAN BE I. was. Just because there are people who are unconscious. Out Their own. DOC sides, and they project that doctors outward into say Jews or communist whatever enemy they'd be. Say, there is darkness is not in Me Thou, because the documents is not in me I am justify. In annihilating enemy. Whether it be bums gas chambers. But to the degree that it becomes conscious that the evil. is as much in himself as in the other. To, this same degree is not like. Projected on to some scapegoat. And to Mitch. The most. Commit them as criminal acts of violence. Now, this is to me the primary thing that. You saw. That! In order to admit on really accept and understand the evil oneself. To be able to do it without being in. As he put it. You have to accept your own dockside. and. He had this preeminently.

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"alan watts" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on WGN Radio

"What do you think I am a dictionary J. haven't yet to play over and over again stop it stop the whole wow no no man no man Alan watts let's go out let's see if Kathy are a lifeline Kathy any idea yeah it's a wonderful life it's a wonderful life is absolute it's a wonderful life Jimmy Stewart you never hear him yelling at his kids that happened right before he took off to the bridge I like the idea you know I feel like a lot of people are in the it's a wonderful life camp so a lot a lot of people that yeah I mean I I'm I'm not eighty three yup it's a wonder there is a message in their cold there's a message in it's a wonderful life yes I'm a bell rings an angel gets its wings there you go I'm not Curtis what we have for Cathy what we given Kathy restaurant gift card right a restaurant that you said it was a report on that well I have another one here hold on okay I'm not here is the final movie if you don't get this I'll never speak to you again here we go final final movie sorry hi Jamie I'm sorry oh wait that's no let's say one o'clock right final movie line here we go what happened tell me about it call H. Darr greater looks dot Walker at Giles place yes it is.

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Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

Secular Buddhism

09:19 min | 2 years ago

Finding Peace Amidst Chaos

"So let's jump right into the Zenko on a shared at the end of the last podcast episode. Two monks were arguing about the temple. Flag waving in the wind. One said the flag moves the other said the moves. They argued back and forth but could not agree weaning. The Sixth Patriarch said Gentlemen. It is not the flag that moves. It is not the wind that moves. It is your mind that moves. The two monks were struck with awe. I think this Cohen is very appropriate with the topic of the discussion today and quite honestly with the observations that we make on almost any Argument that you see on social media or in person right in this picture. These two people standing there arguing about whether it's the win that moves or it's the flag that moves and we see that in almost any conversation right two completely different perspectives. Both trying to get the other one to see what the the way the other one perceives it and I shared this on the Patriot group and got some thoughts that I wanted to share from some of the people who are in the group and the first one comes from site who says quote okay so my initial reaction was to argue with monks by thinking the flag and the win the both move why rush to impart my own judgment. We Nang reminded me why my mind moved close quote. I really liked that. I think like site today. It's very common for us to approach this immediately. Have our answer and say like citation said the the flag and the winner both moving data will of course that makes sense because that's how I perceive it but that's the reminder right the right then what happened. It was my mind that moved now. I really liked that. Thank you say and I wanNA share with Stefan shared in the group as well. He said Both monks are seeing the same thing and proceeding it completely differently. Neither is wrong or right. Who Nag noted the sense? They were physically seen since what they were. Seeing was the exact same thing. The only difference was in their perception and therefore they're moving mind was the only variable in this situation close quote and yes again echoing citation said. I think that's that's a really neat way to look at this. That the variable Stefan says is the moving mind and man. Isn't that true in? Almost anything can take almost anything. This is the what's at the heart of the teaching of the six blind men describing the elephant right. You have this thing. That's the same thing in everybody's perceiving that completely differently and that's the that's the situation that we're faced with. There's no way for us to be able to make everyone perceives. Something the same way. Just can't happen and you we all know this. We know this from any news article. Any conversation on social media any and you're going to have to people Come and approach it entirely differently ensures. Sometimes you get someone who uses the same way you do but we've all encountered somebody who see something very differently from how we view it and and that's what was taking place here that's what what This co on teaching. So I WANNA share with. David said David says it seems that this co on touches. Perception and interdependence there is an external world out there and we can only proceed through our senses and ultimately our mind so both monks perceived the same object the same objective reality differently that in the end it is just the way their mind interprets it and this is also related interdependence the flag and the wind are both needed to generate the experience amongst are observing and so is the mind the that observes the phenomenon. I I like what David is expressing their with that concept that of interdependence in this without the wind you don't have the flag moving without the flag moving You don't have wind blowing and that's how all things are right. So seeing the interdependent nature of things in this co- on is a really cool way to interpret it and finally I want to share darlene thoughts. She says Quotes what a fascinating co on. My interpretation is that the flag and the wind are concepts which only exists in our minds. We eventually perceive reality filtered through language or narratives about the world and our nervous systems and mistake these perceptions for unfiltered reality. Therefore the movement is a product of our minds. Close quote and yes. I think that is a common concept that is found in Buddhist teachings which is that the external world that we see exists in our minds in other words. The way I see what's out there has everything to do with what's happening in here and and we tend to think that what's happening here is happening because of what's happening out there and sure that's true to a certain degree but if you're going to recognize that you've got to recognize the reverse. Which is that was happening out. There is interpreted the way we perceive it. Because of what's happening in here and this to me point said Alan Watts concept of the do happening. I think I've mentioned before word. Is this like this constant interplay between the doing and the happening and things are happening so that causes the doing and because things are being done that causes things to be happening. So everything's just that balance of the do happening and that to me is what Darlene is kind of explaining here where the way the mind perceives affects what we perceive what we're perceiving makes the mind perceive in a certain way in the end they play on each other constantly happening that way. Now I WANNA share some of my thoughts around the same teaching and then correlate this with the topic of the podcast episode for this week so the idea of finding peace amid chaos. I think this is good timing Like I mentioned the last podcast episode the whole world for the most part. We're all experiencing a very similar experience right now. This is why you need at least in in modern times that were were all sharing a very similar experience. That's unfolding similarly for people all over the world the intensity and the scale is different based on where you are but it seems like there's no part of the world now that's untouched by the corona virus and the spread of this Kobe. Nineteen earlier this week. I was asked to share some of my thoughts regarding how we can find peace amidst chaos considering that again. We're all in this chaotic time. And I wanted to share the audio of my response to that question because I think that fits in well with Cohen and and with the concept of moving mind. Here's the audio of the response that I shared with regards to the question. How do we find peace in the midst of chaos? I WANNA share some thoughts regarding the idea of finding peace in the midst of chaos in the midst of the situation that we're going through with this corona virus and the thoughts. I WANNA share pertain to the idea of wanting to find peace in the midst of chaos. I think The very fact that we're looking for peace in the midst of chaos sets us up with the mindset of trying to avoid discomfort and oftentimes are discomfort arises because we're trying to not Experience any discomfort and the truth. Is that at times. Life is uncomfortable and as we're all experiencing now sometimes it's very uncomfortable and the fear that arises out of uncertainty is real the discomfort that arises from the break in our ordinary routine. It's real because we're creatures of habit. We're social creatures when we can't socialize the way that we're used to that creates anxiety and wanting to not feel that discomfort only aggravates the discomfort so the thought. I wanted to share around. The idea of looking for peace in the midst of chaos would be to perhaps look inward into reflect on. Where does that need for peace? Come from in the first place. Why am I not resilient to The discomforts that arise in life in other words. Can I become more comfortable with discomfort? And I think that's a good place to start with when we're looking inward because the truth is we can't control what's happening outside of

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Feeling Is the Secret

New Age Christianity

09:04 min | 2 years ago

Feeling Is the Secret

"Today's episode. We are continuing our series on unpacking the secret. And and we're going to talk about the the last bit of the philosophy behind the secret as I said in the intro feeling so never got our is never goddard got hard I dunno never got. It is a A teacher from the new thought movement back from the early nineteen hundreds. He was a contemporary of a few minor their favorites. I've mentioned Thomas Bunch of Alan Watts Naval guttered is definitely a high level person. In that conversation he wrote a book called the feeling is the secret. And if you listen to any of his teachings and if his old audio recordings you can tell he kind of gives you these prescriptions on how to visualize for that and you he emphasizes to the degree that if you don't feel it in and that you need need to get the emotional state of your existence engaged in the process to a certain point and if you remember hearing one of his teachings he described kind of working yourself self up into this emotional creative lather if you will is that it was this process where you that you dig deep and you keep kind of priming the pump and you work your emotions up until they basically have they explode right and they and you feel this release and to be honest. It sounded like he was explaining describing orgasm which looking between the lines teachings teachings there may be exactly what he was describing. But the idea that your feelings can work their way to this place of release right and Not to be graphic but We're all adults here. It is essentially kind of that emotional orgasm that released of it is finished. It is done. I have what I've asked for. And then you move on with your day you move on with your life. They in the in the movie or the book the Secret. They don't talk a whole lot. About why feelings are so important and then they don't really give you a whole lot of Tools on how to kind of hack your feelings and and use them and they just tell you that it's really important and they tell you a few ways to kind of check in on what you really attracting which I'll cover cover that as well but I kind of start with feelings are feeling is the secret because feelings feelings are always in the now feelings being in the now is the primary reason. Why if you do not all the thoughts in the world? I mean any of us who grew up in church or grew up in a mindfulness movement. Or whatever whatever we've been taught that you are what you think you watch your thoughts and you need and we believe that we're prosperous. We believe that we're righteous. We're believed that we're chosen. We believe that were healthy. Wealthy and wise and all of these things and yet narrow lives. Don't reflect it is because your your head beliefs as we talked about it in. I believe the the last episode. Where or maybe the first episode? Where Ninety five percent of what you're thinking isn't in your head? It's not conscious. Thought right thoughts become things is a true statement but if anything is true there's a way in which it is true conscious. Thoughts do not become things again as a as a refresher sure. And when you get a postcard in the mail from a buddy who's traveling to Africa and it's a picture of elephant in you think of an elephant you don't immediately lately have an elephant in your room thoughts. Become things is true at the. It's the most true on the emotional motioned level or the feeling level so thoughts becoming things is really about the things in your life. You can flip flip that that things have resulted from. Your thought is so if you want to know. I love in the movie. They say you know how do I. What have I been attracting right? What am attracting right now? Well you can go through them inventory thoughts. I wonder if they actually did this. Particular inventory. Two days ago you have two days ago That I was having a particularly frustrating day relationship at work and I was it was a pretty crappy day and I was miserable right and I was driving home from work and I finally was able to get to this moment of clarity. I stopped and there's is an exercise that I recently heard on a movie about called unsinkable. And it's a kind of a law of attraction movie but it's about when rough things happened in the secret rebounding back and I watched it in this lady gives us up. She said so. Whenever you're feeling terrible? Stop and ask yourself. What am I thinking right now? And so so. Two days ago I was feeling terrible and I stopped and I asked myself and I thought what am I thinking right now and what I was thinking was variations ends on no matter what I do. It's good enough right no matter how hard I try. It's not good enough. Then I stopped. I thought well no wonder. Yeah I feel like crap because that's a crappy thought right no matter what you do your failure no matter what you do is not good enough. That's a terrible thought. Am I surprised is that I feel terrible. No no it's actually perfectly logical that I'm thinking that and therefore I would feel that in so no I couldn't stop and told you right away. Hey what are you thinking. Because it wasn't it wasn't a conscious choice to feel bad right so so when you flip it and you realize wait a minute. I feel bad why it is a one hundred percent of the time because the results of of your thinking and I'm talking about emotionally pantomime. You know is being sick to your stomach. I'm talking about when you feel emotionally upset when you feel emotionally frustrated sad angry whatever it is is not because of what somebody else is doing. It's because of what you're thinking about what somebody else is doing. It's what you're thinking and about this event that happened. It's what you're thinking about a mistake. You made it is your thinking that is making you feel. Feel a certain way so feeling is a barometer feelings. Are The the way you can know what what you're really thinking. I wish somebody would have unpack this for many years ago when I started to buy into the whole Christian presentation pation of watcher thoughts and be careful what you think type of thing or the confession of your mouth and while all that is true. There's a way in which it is true right and so so. I tried to tried and tried and tried and tried but there is no amount of. There's no amount of being a Centurian for for your mind that can make you think positively all the time. As a matter of fact you can't monitor it consistently enough to to catch it. You have to think about other things you have to just sit there for five minutes and try to watch your thoughts and I promise you unless you're used to meditating which is a whole other discussion that would that would be a whole class in itself that I still need to take. I personally a Jo. Jody spend some great teachings on meditation in the process to become skilled at it. So unless you're skilled at meditation let me just sit for five minutes. It's and try to watch your thoughts and just laugh at yourself at your inability to just observe your thoughts for more than about fifteen seconds at a time. Right you your mind. Does its own thing right and it goes off and thinks about this this conversation or yeah that thing you need to buy or this this stress that problem or whatever this random thought about golfing or what it is constantly gently chattering. And you're expecting to monitor that thing and use the law of attraction to change your life on top half of that realizing that ninety five percents of things you've really think aren't even in your conscious mind. Anyway is complete. Waste of time to try to views conscious thought in the monitoring of conscious thought it is a waste of time on multiple levels. Not only even if you could. It wouldn't work because it's only five percent the equation and most of us can't so don't even mess with forget trying to monitor your conscious

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"alan watts" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I said I wanted a realistic role play I do not want you to actually do my taxes there is nothing sexy about that have anything saving money is very sexy yeah in a list of the top things that turn women on thrifty comes right after wearing a vest I'm just worried you're gonna get audited if you turn in the forms as it okay fine fine okay just give me something else okay okay okay okay how about your account okay and you pull me over for speeding but you're not in the car use your imagination okay fine afternoon ma'am I'm sorry officer was eating something dangerous license and registration please here you go man this appears to be an athletic sock I'm gonna need your real license it's downstairs well you better go get it I'm gonna say Alan watts I can't be a cop without at least honoring some of the base line realities of law enforcement so I have to go all the way downstairs and get my actual license you would never hand a cop that sock I would never drive in lingerie well I was choosing to believe it was a bathing suit okay okay no wonder you feel that a Montessori when you were a kid you suck at pretending no no no no wait I'll get it okay ma'am you better behave or I'm gonna have to use these handcuffs okay now you're getting it and where's my laptop because I have to fill out a police report it's in the other room next to your vest I'm going to bed that's going in the report almost done mandolin orange.

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"alan watts" Discussed on Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Daniel Moran

Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Daniel Moran

03:12 min | 3 years ago

"alan watts" Discussed on Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Daniel Moran

"Otherwise, you won't have anything to sell on the surface. This theory seems to make sense. Most of us have followed this theory, but it ignores the most important element of a successful business. You I've seen wonderful businesses pivot into disdain failure the owners keep shifting their offering to match what the customer wants until the customer starts buying. But in the process, they neglect to consider what they the owner themselves want they ignore what their heart calls out to do. And while the business maybe winning customers, it is losing the heart and the soul of the business. Sure, it may make money, but at what cost. Now, I like money a lot. Because amplifies whatever you want to amplify. It allows you to make decisions and to create realities that wouldn't exist without it. But when the customer or when the demands of the marketplace become the goal in and of itself, we often trade. Our own desire to live the lives that we want. And that's why we started in the first place. So how do you? Discover it. One of my favourite. Philosophers who is no longer with us is Alan watts like to play what he had to say on the matter. Some Paul said that the labor is worthy of his. And I as a philosophy philosophy. You know, dealing in higher things. Always insists that I be paid for my work. And I get the highest TI can get. People say, oh, you're just out for money. I'd say, that's none of your business. Because I get most of it away my own needs being extremely simple. Although I enjoy good food. I don't even own a television set. And. It's a very simple life. But I've got enough and enough is good as a feast. You see a lot of people don't feel happy unless they have another thing beyond money, which is called status. And statements to a very large extent. In our economy consists in. Conspicuous consumption. In having this thing, and that thing and the other thing and having a swimming pool. A Ferrari sudden kind of close Sutton, kind of house with an enormous round style picture window and so on and so on and so on and we think we need all that..

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