Alan Watts Quotes and Quotations
Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.
Buddha's doctrine: Man suffers because of his craving to possess and keep forever things which are essentially impermanent... this frustration of the desire to possess is the immediate cause of suffering.
If we live, we live; if we die, we die; if we suffer, we suffer; if we are terrified, we are terrified. There is no problem about it.
At times almost all of us envy the animals. They suffer and die, but do not seem to make a "problem" of it.
This-the immediate, everyday, and present experience-is IT, the entire and ultimate point for the existence of a universe.
I have realized that the past and the future are real illusions, that they exist only in the present, which is what there is and all that there is.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Faith is, above all, openness; an act of trust in the unknown.