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Tao has ratings and reviews. Marc said: While I most enjoy the hundreds of hours of lectures by this, my favorite thinker of all time, I do tre. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of. Tao: the watercourse way / [by] Alan Watts ;with the collaboration of Al Chung- liang Huang ; additional calligraphy by Lee Chih-chang Watts, Alan,

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Tao has order but it is not law. Jan 03, Roger K. May 17, Andrew Neuendorf rated it it was amazing. Here’s a nice train of thought that, I particularly like as Alan Watts seemed to share my own view of Taoism.

Cosmic energy and matter reflect both.

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Open Preview See a Problem? But Watts has none of this. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I was glad to read this scholarly work delving into the how, why, and what of the Tao, even if its incompleteness Watts wasn’t able to finish it before his death makes one wish for the “fun and watercohrse Watts had hoped to include along with the more academic exploration of the Tao. Lao Tzu said “It could be the mother of everything, I don’t know its name, and call it Tao.

We wage wars for other peoples benefit, and attempt to help those living in “underdeveloped” counties, not realizing that in the process we may destroy their way of life. He wrote over 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher con Alan Wilson Watts was a British waterccourse, writer and speaker, who held both a Master’s in Theology and a Doctorate of Divinity.


This is the book with which to start if you would like to explore philosophical Taoism–or Zen Buddhism, for that matter–as opposed to later religious Taoism. Aug 21, GhostKnight rated it it was amazing. I am just beginning to grasp a little of a beautiful and mysterious thing and will let nature, my kammic call or my destiny to lead me to those ah-ha moments when I can experience Tao in my heart and my being, without words to describe it.

Nov 12, Olga Teslenko rated it it was amazing. We all recognize it, and the artist copies it whether he is a landscape painter, a portrait painter, an abstract painter, or a non-objective painter.

When action satisfies there is no residue to hold the attention; to think is to confess a lack of adjustment which we must stop to consider. If I say this, it excludes that, and I am reduced to silence. I particularly liked the end of chapter II where he asks reader datts put away all his expectations, clear mind, and then proceed to the the next watedcourse. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Best Quotes From “Tao: The Watercourse Way” By Alan Watts

Alan WattsAl Chung-liang Waterourse collaborator. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you shut your eyes, and contemplate reality only with your ears, you will find there is a background of silence, and all wstercourse are coming out of it. Alan Watts in, The Watercourse Way, has fully hit his stride as a disseminator of eastern thought to western minds–after a lifetime of struggling with the apparent contradictions inherent in this endeavor.

Recommended to all interested in Buddhism. I love the concept of “Li”, like flowing water or grains in the wood. We, as its adherents, are sailors who work with the wind or wateecourse carpenters who work with the grain.

Oct 11, Frank D’hanis junior wtts it really liked it. The Watercourse Way and called it an “admirable introduction to Taoist philosophy and its symbolism”. It’s a simple difference I wonder why it wasn’t obvious to me beforebut an important one.


If this is your introduction to the subject, you should probably read a decent encyclopedia entry first.

Like the soft branches of a tree that is able to survive the strong winds compared to the hard branches that resist and break. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Critics agree that this last work stands as a perfect monument to the life and literature of Alan Watts. This was my first brush with the work of Alan Watts, and I have to say it was very intriguing. But, as the world itself implies, a universe of mere objects is objectionable. But apparently, close to the the times of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, Chin Shi Huang Di the first Chin emperor ruled with an iron first and wanted his empire to last a thousand years.

So, therefore, the watercourse way is the way of Tao. Nor is it capricious; that’s another philosophical notion.

Sep 10, Jlafleur rated it it was amazing. Or is it ‘perfect’ i. How better to understand such an watercoures worldview as Taoism without also trying to understand a bit of the language in which it developed?

Feb 14, Timothy Covel rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Tao, as its great sages remind us, cannot be explained. And you have spin, if you know Aikido.

It also means the grain in wood and the fiber in muscle. It is very simple; it all begins now, and therefore it is spontaneous.