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  A monk asked the priest Kan-feng:
-Bhagavats in the ten directions got one straight road to Nirvana. I dare to ask where that road is?
Kan-feng lifted up his staff, drew a line in the air, and said:
-Here it is.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: MAY I ASK YOUR VIEW OF ALAN WATTS?
vertical line Posted on Sep.21.2008 @ 02:06PM EDT by Bluerose
May I ask your view of Alan Watts? .. .. Alan Watts The Middle Way p1-6 . . http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ6NYI4k-v0&NR=1
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Reply from shayne
Sep.21.2008
05:49PM EDT 
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me...thats all i ever read.

but for the life of me i cant remember anything hes ever written.

haha.

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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.22.2008
12:20AM EDT 
vertical line I came across him on Youtube and have watched quite a few of his videos. I do like what he says and how he puts things.
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Reply from shayne
Sep.22.2008
09:25AM EDT 
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hes an excellent speaker and a good philosophizer. this is true.

i like the wisdom of insecurity

and

cloud hidden whereabouts unknown.

two real good books.

buy em youll like em i promise.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.22.2008
09:47AM EDT 
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right now i have become what you are in front of me.

another good book.

i dont have the other two anymore for some reason.

but in this book he talks about -

the finger and the moon. and this entails " what is the toa ". and the reply is " your every day mind " and not to latch unto concepts but grasp the mind directly or how i would say it.......mind grasps for mind.

alot of good chapters in that book.

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Reply from immortal 1
Sep.23.2008
10:29AM EDT 
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I was in a bookstore and saw a book by Alan watts on how to live after Satori.

I leafed through it, saw the charts and graphs, read a bit of his writing, and concluded that he had no idea of what he was talking about.

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Reply from shayne
Sep.23.2008
10:32AM EDT 
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I was in a bookstore and saw a book by Alan watts on how to live after Satori.

I leafed through it, saw the charts and graphs, read a bit of his writing, and concluded that he had no idea of what he was talking about.

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hahahaahhahhaha. you WOULD say that and so would ALOT of tradtional buddhists. but he was no tradionalist. he had a mind his own.

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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.25.2008
06:10AM EDT 
vertical line I am reading - On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts - at the moment. I just finished - I Am That - by Nisargadatta Maharaj. ...... I like Watts but I'm confused. Is this him? ... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kLLwElcdSH8&feature=related .... I didn't know he was Scottish???
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Reply from shayne
Sep.25.2008
10:28AM EDT 
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Quote: "I am reading - On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts - at the moment. I just finished - I Am That - by Nisargadatta Maharaj. ...... I like Watts but I'm confused. Is this him? ... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kLLwElcdSH8&feature=related .... I didn't know he was Scottish??? "
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yeah thats him.....and i dont think hes scottish.....does he sound scottish to you? i dont know.

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Reply from Bluerose
Sep.25.2008
12:36PM EDT 
vertical line I'm scottish and yes he does, and yet on the other youtube videos he sounds very english. lol
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