“So if you really go the whole way, and see how you feel of the prospect of vanishing, forever. Of all your efforts, and all your achievements and all your attainments, turning into dust; what is the feeling?”
“It’s a curious thing, the most real state, is the state of nothing. That’s what it’s going to all come to… for some reason or another, we’re supposed to find this depressing.”
Alan Watts was a British-born Zen master, he died in 1973 in Northern California.
In recent years, interest in his lectures has been revived, due in part to a series of animated videos by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker that made use of Watts' teachings.
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