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The wisdom of insecurity

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©1951.
Series: A Vintage book, V-468
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whosoever would save his soul shall lose it." This book is an exploration of this law in relation to man's quest for psychological and intellectual certainty in religion and philosophy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Watts
ISBN: 0394704681 9780394704685
OCLC Number: 412601
Description: 152 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The age of anxiety --
Pain and time --
The great stream --
The wisdom of the body --
On being aware --
The marvelous moment --
The transformation of life --
Creative morality --
Religion reviewed.
Series Title: A Vintage book, V-468
Responsibility: by Alan W. Watts.

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"Whosoever would save his soul shall lose it." This book is an exploration of this law in relation to man's quest for psychological and intellectual certainty in religion and philosophy.

We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not--and cannot--know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. -- Provided by publisher.

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