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Alan Watts

Alan Watts was born in Great Britain in 1915 and he moved to the U.S. as a young man. He is best known for helping to popularize Eastern philosophy in the West through his writing. Watts said true Zen is not the life of the “solemn and sexless ascetic,” but rather the liberation of the mind from traditional thought forms. Watts was popular with members of the Beat movement of the 1950s and the hippie counterculture of the 1960s. He died in 1973.

— From June 2011
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
In My Own Way

We begin from nothing and end in nothing. You can say that again. Think it over and over, trying to conceive the fact of coming to never having existed.

June 2011
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