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In this excerpt from a lecture, Alan Watts plays the role of a "delusional patient" who thinks he's God. He gets his students to ask him any question they please. The results are fascinating.

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Comment by Michael Grove on January 17, 2011 at 16:40

Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 – November 16, 1973) was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and expert in comparative religion. He was in the forefront of popularizing Eastern religions and philosophies (especially Zen Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism) and making them accessible for Western audiences - WHO would no doubt have agreed with the statement that - 

IT IS NO MEASURE of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society


Comment by Michael Grove on December 22, 2014 at 6:51

I can only think seriously of trying to live up to an ideal, to improve myself, if I am split in two

pieces. There must be a good “I” who is going to improve the bad “me.” “I,” who has the best

intentions, will go to work on wayward “me,” and the tussle between the two will very much stress

the difference between them. Consequently “I” will feel more separate than ever, and so merely

increase the lonely and cut-off feelings which make “me” behave so badly.

Alan Watts

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