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littlebirdie  ·  3307 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Alan Watts discusses nothingness

I think (if I remember correctly) that Spirit of Zen is Watts' first book on Zen, actually his first book on anything. And, as such, it doesn't have the breadth and depth of his later works. It's a short book, and a simple book. When I read it, I must have been about 23, and having grown up Catholic, I had never been exposed to Eastern thought, so it kind of exploded in my brain and mind and body. I would probably recommend some of his later works, honestly, even though this one stimulated in me the inner knowledge that there was more to existence than Sunday Mass.





thenewgreen  ·  2971 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hey littlebirdie, it's been a while but I thought I'd throw a comment your way. First of all, I miss seeing you around Hubski. One summer when I was about 10 years old the old woman who lived across the street's grandson came and stayed with her for a summer. He was my age and had awesome toys, stories and games. We became good friends and then he had to go back to Florida and I never saw the kid again.

Hopefully, I'll see you again here. I'm not sure about your toys/games, but you have great stories :)

Anyways, I thought of you after seeing this post and thought you'd enjoy it. Hope you are well.