The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

By | June 21, 2019
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Author Alan Watts
ISBN-10 0679723005
ISBN-13 9780679723004
Year 1989-08-28
Pages 163
Language English
Publisher Vintage Books
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InThe Book Alan Watts provides us with a much needed answer to the problem of personal identity distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are The illusion that we are isolated beings unconnected to the rest of the universe has led us to view the outside world with hostility and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be humanand a mind opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence

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