Really made me consider myself and my life from a different perspective.
The discussion about whether a hole is "the thing" or what's around it is "the thing"....you're it!
I liked his delivery.
All of it.
While you won't be in agreement with everything Alan Watts says, nor find all of his topics compelling, you're bound to find new perspectives in this book. Even if you've studied Hinduism, Buddhism, and contemporary philosophy, you're bound to learn something significant about these topics from Alan Watts. Maybe you'll emerge from listening to this book a bit more enlightened, a bit more tolerant, and a bit wiser. I feel as though I did.
I love books!
First time author recommended to me by a friend. The author, Alan Watts, is generally credited for being the person that brought Zen to Berkeley in the 60's. He states that he's not a guru rather a stand up philosopher, an entertainer. He talks about religion, Zen, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. but at a core level he's communicating pearls of wisdom that we can all live by. This book is like a series of lectures so you have to pay attention and methodically work through it. If you like these kinds of books, you'll like this one.
an eye opener
his sense of humor
a better understanding of some complicated subjects
I just love it, have listened to it, or parts of it, many times, and always seem to be learning or understanding more each time.
I loved the boy learning to burgle story.
Laugh. Is that an extreme reaction??
You will love this book. I love indulging in zen. Not only does this book have subject matter from Alan Watts - it is also delivered by him! Must buy for anyone who is thrilled with zen
There is a lot of wisdom in this and although the audio is old and there is some interferance it is really clear.
lots of laughter along with the speaker
This Alan Watts collection is so great that I've listened to it three times, unlike any other audio book I have. Sure, he tells the same joke or story more than once and his fawning description of the Japanese tea ceremony was dull but Alan more than makes up for that with brilliant content delivered with incredible wit.
I don't know, this is long winded and excruciatingly long explanation of what???
No, not for me. I tried to listen to it again and again hoping to get to that
Too many, long winded examples and jokes which eventually lost the meaning of what he was saying.
Should have stuck with Pema Chodron, her wit and sense of humor get the points across.
This audio book is so boring and dry I can't even finish it. The audio is terrible and it's hard to listen to. He tells stupid stories that don't have meaning. He speaks like a boring intellectual type. Don't waste your money.