His words are easier to understand ( maybe because of his voice? ) compared to Neville Goddard for example ( or maybe because Goddard's info are in text form only? ) his narratives and examples can be grasped by most.
(Yours+Mine+Others).THOUGHTS*RULESofLAW=This.REALITY ---- LOVE = JOY = PEACE = PATIENCE = KINDNESS = GOODNESS = FAITH = GENTLENESS = TEMPERANCE = LIFE ETERNAL
measured, serious, noble, decent, tolerant, controlled/abstained and prudent. All of these are some, imitative characteristics of Agathon
Thank you very much Blossom for posting this. It's about Buddhism obviously. What's funny is that after 10 minutes of listening to it I developed a slight headache and it's rare I have one. Then I stopped and it's gone. To me it's a sign that there might be something not so obvious in Alan Watts discourse about Buddhism. "Nirvana is a relief state" is one statement. Nirvana is not where I want to go or attain. It's just part of the trap like Wes mentioned and also JVP. Another statement: "Being a Boddhisatva is a superior attainment because one has gone out and has come back". Sure, back to the farm, where we are the food for the gods! "The Middle Way is the path that can't be followed". In a way it's saying don't follow anyone which is a great idea except that he doesn't mention: Follow your own True Self/Parents.
So Buddhism for me is another way of getting humans on the yoke and searching round and round, it might not be a religion according to Alan Watts but it's definitely another way to keep us to reincarnate and in the wheel of suffering it's trying to alleviate. Peace of mind is for sure the goal that everyone wants to attain, then why not ask your True Self to help you with it? It's so simple. "The kingdom of Heaven is within": it's the Truth at every corner.
Escaping from 'samsara' is important but yes nirvana can be considered at least mostly another deception for practical purposes because of the way it is taught (looking at the concept maybe it can mean several things depending on who you ask. the Buddha didn't even state what it actually really means. Thervada and Mahayana have different ideas.). Or at least even if you do achieve it you might escape existence all together. Enlightenment itself and realising the self is important though. There are many fake versions out there of liberation or of a heaven which lure people in and trap them in false realities.
This is the tool the 'dark influence' uses to mislead people. And yes Buddhism is known to mislead, though how much may depend on which sort of Buddhism. I understand Alan Watts was involved in Zen. Still following a predetermined path is not a great thing to do. I don't usually listen to Alan Watts jabbering on for too long either. Though he says some good things he kinda goes on and on saying the same sort of thing.
I agree with Griffy. He has alot of good stuff, but he usually goes on and on, and he doesn't have the final picture, as with everything else. His humour and demeanour goes a long way, but there are only so many WATTS you can take at time before your hairs stand on edge.