If you really understand Zen, you can use any book, even the dictionary, because the sound of the rain needs no translation.
More quotes by Alan Watts
You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.
Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.
More quotes about Life
I know all those people. I have friendly, social, and criminal relations with the whole lot of them.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.