Saturday, March 16, 2019

On the Meaning of Life and Death

 by Alan Watts

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves."

"You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing."

"If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you'll spend your life completely wasting your time. You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don't like doing, which is stupid."

"Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."

"Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up... now try to imagine what it is like to wake up having never gone to sleep."

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