Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.
Carefully selected by his son and archivist Mark Watts, You're It: On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found features more than 10 hours of newly restored historic talks from the "spiritual entertainer" who helped define Eastern thought to audiences in the West. Here is a rare chance for listeners to experience the enduring brilliance of one of the greatest spiritual voices of the 20th century.
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The direct approach and the spontaneous way, he explained and made the various aspects accessible.
There are so many, especially when you just burst laughing
No, in fact you shouldn't do that.
Well, the audio quality is poor at time, but not surprising given the fact that these are a collection of live recordings. And after some time of tuning in this aspects disappears completely.
I've liked Alan Watts since the first time I heard him....He's really funny and his philosophy isn't stuffy at ALL...
This can be repetitive at times...but it is interesting...
I've listened to this through 3 times so far and see no reason for stopping the cycle.
Alan Watts because he's the only character. :D
One, his voice is the best; two, he didn't write these lectures down.
Seeing the Unseen Mystery; Teachings from a Modern Buddha
This is an absolutely phenomenal and refreshing breakaway from the stale thought of modern American/Western culture. His mastery of the English language, brilliant use of analogy and thoughtful prose make even the most difficult philosophical concepts easy to grasp. Alan Watts is a buddha and a guru no matter what he would modestly say to the contrary. If the overbearing dualism, idolatry and Judeo-Christian philosophy inherent in the Western mind leaves you naught but wanting, then do yourself the biggest favor of your life and listen to this genius man!
Amazing, Interesting, Well Spoken
Alan Watts unique, well spoken and intellectual way of making you understand Eastern philosophy.
This was a very insightful listen. The only thing I had a problem with was the continuously repeating phrases that was used in the compilation. This is just a personal annoyance, because I'm sure that was entirely intended based upon Mr Watts' work. I would not hold that against his information, because it really helps to mold your thoughts towards being better as a human.
Yes. It's helpful towards enlightenment and self-improvement.
Brings you right back into the moment...Away from the confusion of everyday life..
Too many to consider only a few..
With my eyes reading this much information would be impossible...
Hard to stop listening to
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.
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.
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
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