"He abused me, he beat me, He defeated me, he robbed me’, In those who harbour such thoughts, Hatred never ceases. ‘He abused me, he beat me, He defeated me, he robbed me’, In those who harbour not such thoughts, Hatred finds its end". -Buddha
He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness. In his books he relates his experience to scientific knowledge and to the teachings of Eastern and Western religion and philosophy.❞
Some critics accuse Watts of being a “hippie” or, in various ways, of misinterpreting or misconstruing the Buddhist teachings. While these claims are debatable, one obvious human “flaw” of Alan Watts was that he was a heavy drinker. Nonetheless, his lectures do provide some insightful messages. This audio clip is no exception.
While not a direct transcript, I have taken some (albeit crudely written) notes on this lecture. They are as follows:
What appear to be teachings are opening statements of dialogue
Diaphanous & impermanent
Ultimate is more of an experience, though you are the experience
You want freedom from Sāmsara
You always want something other than what is
You are made to fall apart, and if you cease to fall apart, you cease to be alive
What do you want?
Who/What are you? Is that so?
Who am I?
Presents many masks that are peeled off
No pit in center, just a pile of skins; Where am I?
Onion was in me; I was the space in which the onion was contained
What am I biting? (Yogic)
What is biting? (Yogic)
It is you
Illusion is so elaborate and well-done
Things look the same; Upon deeper examination, they look different
Through the element of differentiation, we feel we will lose ourselves
❝When I die, there will only exist what is other than me.❞
Neither good nor bad
Way in which one goes insane
The difference between the principle of strangeness and the principle of familiar is the other
Disclaimer: This is not meant to be funny. This is meant to satirize how carelessly a serious subject has been handled. It is also not a defense for Kanye; what he did was selfish and Taylor will never get that moment back. However, I felt it necessary to raise the issue of race. Age certainly wasn’t the difference, considering both incidents transpired in 2009 and Rihanna is only one year older than Taylor
I’d also like to add that if Chris Brown beat the shit out of Taylor Swift instead of Rihanna his ass would be in jail right nowx
Correction, He would be UNDER the jail.
Why do we care who winds these ego stroking awards -_-‘?
I understand that it’s a bad reflection on society at large when “popular media” doesn’t care about woman beating… wait really?
We’re talking about the same media (or at least a brother/sister to it) that can’t wait for another school shooting so that they can parade the corpses around on pikes, giving the shooters exactly what they wanted.
We’re talking about the media that ignores inconvenient stories like consistent civilian kills with UAV drones in other countries as a clear part of policy.
We’re talking about the same media that never gets into the issue of genital mutilation of both males being accepted world over, and females being accepted in huge parts of the world.
We’re talking about the same media who would prefer to blare Whitney Houston’s music and parade her corpse around so no one remembers that they had a mention of violent rioting in Athens.
…and now we’re complaining about the Grammy’s(ies?)? An awards show that’s only there to stroke the ego of the music industry at large. From what I can tell there’s an album sale and brand awareness threshold that an artist must reach before their even considered for the Grammy’s. In a world where woman’s rights just recently got a foothold and are fighting a battle of uphill struggle, I’m not suprised that these assholes get a free ride. It just reminds me of every single time that I see a celeberty go to “rehab” for charges that would’ve landed any other human being in this world in jail for the rest of their lives. Who is worshipping these people that they get to be treated as any sort of cultural leaders? (I want to add that I in no way support any of the wretched drug prohibitions and only used that to illustrate how they’re always above the law regardless)
I don’t mean to bash people that draw attention to this, but more mean to draw attention to the fact that we pay attention… and by “pay attention”, I mean our society pays a large price for the attention that it gives these people… for the attention that it gives our media. All of the celeberties mentioned love when you mention them, it doesn’t matter if you hate them or not, as long as you talk about them. To them, it’s free advertisement.
I just want to live in a world where these people are treated solely on their artistic merit and not on how well their marketed to the population. I’m so sick of this.