Wednesday, 27 December 2017

LIFE IS A DREAM; ALAN WATTS



Is life like a dream?

According to the Buddhists, "individuals consist of a 'bundle' of habits, memories, sensations, desires, and so forth, which together delude one into thinking that he or she consists of a stable, lasting self.

"This false self hangs together as a unit, and even reincarnates in body after body.

"In Buddhism, as well as in Hinduism, life in a corporeal body is viewed negatively, as the source of all suffering.

"Hence, the goal is to obtain release.

"In Buddhism, this means abandoning the false sense of self so that the bundle of memories and impulses disintegrates, leaving nothing to reincarnate and hence nothing to experience pain."

Buddhist Afterlife Beliefs

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According to certain Buddhist thinkers:

"When we see houses and fields in dreams, we think of them as being external objects that are not created by the mind, even though they are nothing other than projections of our mind.

"All that we see when we are awake is also nothing other than a creation of the mind."

Quantum Emptiness -The Quantum Illusion-like Nature of Reality

"Buddhist philosophers have known about the dream-like nature of the universe for at least two thousand years."

Quantum Emptiness -The Quantum Illusion-like Nature of Reality

The controversial Alan Watts, a fan of Zen Buddhism, wrote about dreams.

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However, Alan Watts's biographers saw him as being a 'social rascal'.

In David Stuart’s biography, Watts is seen as being 'driven by his own interests, enthusiasms, and demons.' [42]

"At a period when Watts passed as an Episcopal priest, he was committing adultery ..."

Footnote on a guru - The New York Times


Watts

Englishman Alan Watts (1915 – 1973), a fan of Eastern religions, wrote books about religion and philosophy.

Watts had a "far-reaching influence on the American intelligentsia." (Alan Watts - Wikipedia)

As a child, while ill with a fever, Watts claimed to have had a mystical vision.

While living in London, Watts got to know theosophists like Alice Bailey, some of whom believed that the 'divine' can be found in everyone.

The theosophists are a mixed bunch and their ideas are controversial.

(How religions are invented)

Alice Bailey wrote of the Jews as a race, with group karma, characteristics, and behaviors.

She believed Jews embody the characteristics of "materialism, cruelty and a spiritual conservatism" and the "separative, selfish, lower concrete mind." [124][125]

Bailey said that "The Jews, by their illegal and terrorist activities, have laid a foundation of great difficulty for those who are seeking to promote world peace."[147])

Bailey stated that all religions originate from the same spiritual source, and that humanity will eventually come to realize this, and as they do so, the result will be the emergence of a universal world religion and a "new world order." [151][152]

Krishnamurti and a top Theosophist Charles Leadbeater. "It came to light that Leadbeater had been teaching his boys masturbation, and had been encouraging them to practise it regularly... Leadbeater had in the past repeatedly stated the importance of sexual purity." There is much evidence that leadbeater frequently shared beds with his pupils. (Krishnamurti, Leadbeater, Wedgwood )

In the 1930s, Alan Watts took an interest in Zen Buddhism.

In 1938, he got married to Eleanor Everett.

Watts entered an Anglican/Episcopalian Theological Seminary, in Illinois, USA. 

(Alan Watts - Wikipedia)

There he attempted to work out a blend mystical Christianity and Asian philosophy.

In 1945, Watts became an Anglican/Episcopalian priest.

He then had an extramarital affair.

Watts's marriage was ended and Watts ceased to be a priest.

Watts developed a strong interest in Hinduism and Quantum Physics.

Watts began to dabble in mescaline given to him by Dr. Oscar Janiger, a University of California Irvine Psychiatrist who was best known for his LSD research. 

(Alan Watts - Wikipedia)

Watts tried LSD several times.

"Many of the seminal figures of the counterculture were first introduced to LSD ... by scientists and physicians who were conducting CIA-funded research and attending conferences funded by CIA-front foundations.

"I met the Menlo Park researcher who gave Ken Kesey his first dose of acid and the Los Angeles psychiatrists who gave the drug to Henry and Claire Booth Luce, Anais Nin, Alan Watts, Cary Grant, and a host of other luminaries.

"All were part of the CIA-enabled network." 

(LSD, the CIA, and the rise of the counterculture.)

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Watts became more influenced by Hinduism.

He wrote about how 'opposites' such as 'good' and 'bad' are essentials of human life and human evolution.

Watts claimed that the universe consists of a 'self' which becomes all the things, living and non living, in the cosmos.

In other words, Watts, inspired by Hindu ideas, wrote that God plays all the parts in the drama of life.

God plays the part of Hitler and the part of Mother Teresa.

We personally find it difficult to believe that 'God' plays the part of Hitler, at the point at which Hitler is planning genocide.

Now, of course, the CIA, and certain Hindu fascists, might like us to believe that God played the parts of the shooters in the Mumbai Attacks of 2008.

Alan Watts was married three times. (Alan Watts - Wikipedia)

"Laden with social and financial responsibilities, he struggled increasingly with alcohol addiction."

He died at the age of 58.

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12 comments:

  1. Could be... s'ppose? But Bible-believer: S' nah. Nor half what Crimbos say, Bible-says. One click myself from listening to a bit of Alan Watts yesterday. Like the stretch. Contrasts are helpful, come loadsa agreements. Add to this, way of delivery. That generation, not 'beats' but so-tagged, are the forerunners of our new wave goings-on. 2018 alt. broadcasting, minus kick-offs, looks set to be much about beyond up -- or down... into them crusts. Do think big-note difference, is how much pre-digital and general social-atmosphere, affects. Today, how hard we have it, soaking in the uv-gamma + what have ya. And how progress doesn't always live up to its name.

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  2. personally, I prefer Alan Watt to Alan Watts
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0DbgfmRSAQ
    Caveman

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  3. just as a matter of metaphysical exercise

    try to distinguish between the Holy and Unholy

    sacred from profane, clean from unclean

    mass murder for filthy lucre {{{business model}}}

    and a Nation with Law ...Good Faith = King of Israel

    Son of the Almighty, Mighty Counselor, Prince of Peace

    http://israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin/

    Truth + Justice = Peace

    What Synagogue of Satan = BAD FAITH - "religion"

    Hates Jesus....

    knowing truth is not a "religion"

    avoiding the truth is...a "religion"

    http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2017/12/southern-poverty-hate-center-is

    apparently there was a multitude of racists dreaming
    of a white Christmas

    Sincerely,

    Davy

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  4. We may all be part of Creator, but we also have free will.

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  5. It's odd how many high production values visual/film and soundtrack youtube videos have popped up with Alan Watts sound recordings on them. Some of his thoughts are interesting too me, but why not go to the Buddhism source, or the Hermetic Qabalah (arguably a western version of eastern Buddhist philosophy). There is a bit of a whiff of hippie personality cult around Watts, possibly along with attendant security services invention and handling....

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  6. https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-child-who-knows-too-much-about-cruelty-in-this-world/5624028

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  7. Good and evil.

    Theodicy is the study of "the problem of evil".

    Why does God permit evil in the world?

    It's a legitimate question. People normally ask it when something terrible happens, and they wonder why God would do this to them.

    In short, good has meaning only in relation to evil. And evil has meaning only in relation to good. The interplay of these principles produces things of great beauty. And this is what God is doing. Looking for beautiful moments. Rare jewels in the endless sands.

    Just as you might data mine the digits of pi for interesting patterns, your Maker can data mine illimitable constellations of worlds and souls for things of great beauty. And what is more beautiful than love? Or heroism or kindness?

    But this life is short, as are its trials and pains. And hell, you create your own hell through your actions here; and how much evil can one commit in a single human lifetime?

    But your reward, freedom from human limitations. That is beyond measure.

    Maybe 999 out of thousand spend some time in a hell of their own making. But I cannot imagine anyone spending an eternity there. You have to understand the mindset of an immortal:

    What is hell? To live forever in paradise all eternity knowing there is a soul you failed to save.

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    Chained to this fear that I will never find
    A way to heal my soul
    And I will wander 'til the end of time
    Half alive without you

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  8. Marianne Faithfull said we are connected to the Higher Power by a gossamer thread. And if we are pissed or stoned that thread is broken. I like that.

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  9. After listening to Mr Watts for some time, I suspected his usefulness to the Luciferians due to a recent, well-organized bump in youth culture visibility. Indeed, Mr. Watts' recordings form a part of the narrative of "Her", an elite cinematic pre-programming offering for our supposed wicked new future. This tells me everything. Sleazy, pizza-loving Esalen-attending moral relativists like Alan are always useful to strange, wicked and wealthy families who seek to overpower Jahowah. Good luck with that...

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  10. Hi Anonymous@08:32,

    Yes, good luck with that. The Creator of Worlds need fear His creations, however wealthy, like the most colossal star need fear a midge.

    From what I've read of Esalen, it's far more benign than your indictments would suggest. Basically people, apparently genuine people mostly, paying for esoteric spiritual knowledge from various sources, sometimes plastic shamans, sometimes learned people of noble intent. Hippies with money.

    And love of pizza is far more endearing than love of money and mass murder. (Seriously, dude. Pizza? What's more innocent than a Napolitana?)

    Look in places of far greater banality to find real evil, like here or here and especially here.

    Smiley people in nice suits, nigh devoid of human empathy, who murder children for money. They are not even moral relativists.

    Or for a more insidious future evil, look here. The frogs will be very happy in their cozy slow-warming jacuzzi; they'll attack any dissident who threatens their prison. Ultimate goal: a brave new world of total financial control and surveillance, absolute technocratic tyranny.

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    "You have to understand: most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. Were you listening to me, Neo, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?"
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    And concerning our supposed wicked new future: the currently primitive state of robotics lulls people into thinking it's just another hype cycle.

    But it's not supposed. It's almost here. Initially our new human-simulant companions will be mere philosophical zombies, passing the Turing test or not. But eventually we'll have little doubt of their waking awareness.

    We are building them now. Protectors and destroyers. Angels and demons.

    ---
    "Hey, Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. Is he ok?"
      "Wolfie's fine, honey. Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?"

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    And the machines themselves will build a second variety, far beyond human limitations.

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  11. Hi Aangirfan,

    I just wanted to follow up on this regarding the Neocons in the link above. Specifically, the signatories of the Statement of Principles of the Project for a New American Century.

    In the notorious "Rebuilding America's Defenses" paper, it mentions:

    advanced forms of biological warfare
    that can “target” specific genotypes may
    transform biological warfare from the realm
    of terror to a politically useful tool


    With the advent of gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR, this is becoming practicable.

    The US Air Force recently issued a tender to collect DNA samples from Caucasian Russians. Hmm.

    So Midge Decter and those other psychopathic fuckers^W^Wgoodly folk would happily inflict ineffably evil biological-genetic weapons on the world, not differentiating between combatant, civilian, children.

    Even Elizabeth Báthory, bathed in blood, had enough sense and shame not to publicly trumpet her monstrous intentions.

    Not so the charming Midge, a mass murderer who would put the worst serial killers in history to shame. Hell, Charles Manson was locked away for life. Yet the Neocons have already murdered millions, including Americans citizens with their "new Pearl Harbor" in Manhattan, lining the pockets of those kindhearted billionaires. (Gday, Frank! [waves])

    Not that the lovely Midge believes in the concept of hell. I mean, the very idea. Creating simulacra for sentient beings capable of feeling pain. And subjecting said beings to exactly what they deserve.

    ---
     "I was outside."
      "Were you? Saw the sky, did you?"
     "It was night."
       "Stars, the moon?"
    "The testing floor is three hundred feet high. The ceiling black. It's usually night in there, but isn't that when the monsters come out anyway?"

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    Not long before you find out, is it Midge? Watching the clock?

    Maybe you won't be burnt alive over who knows how many human lifetimes. An ice-hearted creature that cares nothing for the children she murders. More fitting the hell of ice. Well, at least you'll be immortal.

    Not much time left to do good. Tick tock.
    Or maybe you think you'll escape justice.

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    "Good luck with that."

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  12. Oops... Sorry about the language. Just jumpin and cussin dealing with these coily snakes.

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    "@!#?@!"

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