Asheville Sangha

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Alan Watts quoted music video on Overthinking

Such truth here to, ah, not ponder ;-)
Transcript:


A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So.. he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusions. By thoughts I mean specifically, chatter in the skull. Perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of reckoning and calculating.
I'm not saying that thinking is bad. Like everything else, It's useful in moderation. A good servant, but a bad master. And all so-called civilized peoples have increasingly become crazy and self-destructive. Because through excessive thinking they have lost touch with reality. That's to say... We confuse science, with the real world...

(This is the beginning of meditation.)

Most of us would have, rather, money than tangible wealth. And a great occasion is somehow spoiled for us unless photographed. And to read about it the next day in the newspaper, is oddly more fun for us than the original event. This is a disaster... For as a result of confusing the real world of nature with mere signs, we are destroying nature. We are so tied up in our minds that we've lost our senses. Time to wake up.


What is reality? Obviously... no one can say. Because it isn't words. It isn't material, that's just an idea. Reality is...
The point cannot be explained in words.

I'm not trying to put you down. It's an expression of you as you are. One must live... We need to survive to go on... We must go on.

-Alan Watts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luQSQuCHtcI -- INZO - Overthinker

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