|UserReviews 8Approval 100%Soundoffs 77Album Ratings 421Objectivity 80%Last Active 03-11-19 9:43 pmJoined 08-22-18Forum Posts 0Review Comments 124
|Alan Watts in Music|
"In other words, that the so called involuntary circulation of your blood is one continuous process with the stars shinning. If you find out that it’s you who circulates your blood you will at the same moment find out that you are shining the sun. Because your physical organism is one continuous process with everything else that is going on. Just as the waves are continuous with the ocean, your body is continuous with the total energy system of the cosmos — and it's all you. Only you’re playing the game that you’re only this bit of it."
The Incredible True Story
"We’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets. We’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows — we can’t earn any money that way. What do you want to do? When we finally got down to something which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him you do that — and uhm — forget the money. If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time...
...But, it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track. See, what we are doing is, we’re bringing up children and educating them to live the same sort of lives we are living — in order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life, by bringing up their children, to bring up "their" children, to do the same thing. So, it’s all retch and no vomit — it never gets there. Therefore, it’s so important to consider this question... "What do I desire?""
"The riches that we produce are ephemeral. And as the result of that we are frustrated, and terribly frustrated. We feel that the only thing is to go on getting more and more. And as a result of that. the whole landscape begins to look like the nursery of a spoiled child. who's got too many toys and is bored with them, and throws them away as fast as he gets them.
Also we are dedicated to a tremendous war on the basic material dimensions of time and space. We want to obliterate their limitations. We want to get everything done as fast as possible. We want to convert the rhythms and the skills of work into cash...
...And it seems to me that a culture that has that sort of assumption is basically crazy and devoted - unintentionally indeed but nevertheless in-fact devoted not to survival, but to the actual destruction of life."
Down to Earth
Clair de Lune:
"But the truth is funnier than that. It is that you are looking right at the brilliant light now that the experience you are having that you call ordinary everyday consciousness – pretending you're not 'it' – that experience is exactly the same thing as 'it'. There's no difference at all. And when you find that out, you laugh yourself silly. That's the great discovery."
More Skin With Milk-Mouth
I Am SH(im)e[r]:
"Let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could for example have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time, or any length of time you wanted to have. And you would, naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive
And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say "well, that was pretty great, but now lets umm, lets have a surprise. Lets have a dream which isn't under control, where something is going to happen to me that I don't know what it's going to be.”
And, uh, you would dig that and come out of that and say "wow that was a close shave, wasn't it?". And then you would get more and more adventurous, and you would make further and further gambles as to what you would dream, and finally you would dream where you are now..."
Clearing The Path To Ascend
In Our Blood:
“What is reality? Obviously, no one can say because it isn’t words. It isn’t material, that’s just an idea. It isn’t spiritual — that’s also an idea,” “Time to wake up”
|There's probably a lot more I'm missing, but this is from what I've gathered.|
|Isnt there a YOB track?|
|I think there is. I'll dig around for it.|
|You’re forgetting the best one: Giraffes Giraffes - “I am Shimer...”|
|Cool list, Watts is great.|
|Added those albums to the list, thanks! I'm still unsure of the exact quote from ATMA.|