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Alan Watts on Dying and the Ego: How We Define Ourselves

Alan Watts on dying and the ego and the harmony in the chaos of life.

“So, I would never invoke spooky knowledge, that is to say that I’ve had a private revelation or that I have sensory vibrations on a plane which you don’t have. Everything is standing right out in the open. It’s just a question of how you look at it. So you do discover when you realize this…what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now….the real “You” is not a puppet, which life pushes around….”


He is saying what can be felt and known. This can be known without machines, or drugs. Many years ago, this was helpful to me, in understanding the depths of our experience living in relation to death. His way of thinking about it, may help you to think. Perhaps, it will help un-puzzle others too to think closer to the way life and its laws actually moves in its complexity and motion, which is a key to actually seeing the illusion of consciousness, the observer, and so forth. We may not be like our machine computers, but we have also not used our mind to its greater capacity. Something, which is and was important for Theosophists to study and make known.

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