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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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The Thinker and His Thoughts

Running away from fear is fear;
fighting pain is pain;
trying to be brave is being scared.

If the mind is is pain,
the mind is in pain.

The thinker has no other form than his thoughts.


Alan Watts

Waking up

Waking up to who you are requires letting go,
of who you imagine yourself to be.


Alan Watts

Running away

Running away from fear is fear;
fighting pain is pain;
trying to be brave is being scared.

If the mind is is pain, the mind is in pain.
The thinker has no other form than his thoughts.


Alan Watts

Unintelligible

Just as the highest and the lowest notes are equally inaudible,
so perhaps, is the greatest sense and the greatest nonsense equally unintelligible.


Allan Watts

The Reason for Meditation

We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose.
In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing.

When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition.
If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best.

Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey.
When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.

And exactly the same thing is true in meditation.
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.


Alan Watts