Philosophy | Alan Watts | The Dangers of Ego: How Long Will You Wear That Mask? 

In this gripping lecture Alan Watts points to ego as the illusion, the mask we carry around serving as a layer of protection for our feelings. He also challenges the perceptions and assumptions we hold as pertaining to ourselves, our religious beliefs, and the universe as a whole.

Alan Wilson Watts known commonly as Alan Watts was a British philosopher (1915 – 1973) who popularised Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Watts became an Episcopal priest in 1945, then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

Alan Watts’ ideas and philosophy have primarily eastern roots which through his talks and lectures he ever so eloquently presents to a western audience.

In this video Alan Watts talks about the continuous chatter that goes on in our minds. He explains to his audience what all they could experience (or not experience) if they simply stopped talking to themselves.

Alan Watts also explain the real purpose of meditation and the process one can undertake to reach a meditative state.

 

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