Tao has ratings and reviews. Marc said: While I most enjoy the hundreds of hours of lectures by this, my favorite thinker of all time, I do tre. This book by Alan Watts was given to me by my mentor before I left the States to live in China. He told me it was one of those books, “you don’t. In order to go into Taoism at all, we must begin by being in the frame of mind Tao means basically “way”, and so “course”; the course of nature. . Alan Watts.

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Jan 09, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: But when you are in primal ignorance there is no you different watercoourse what is happening, and therefore it is not happening to you. It is all the same process.

Tao: The Watercourse Way by Alan W. Watts

May 13, Nancy Bevilaqua rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments. I read a borrowed copy, but this is definitely one I’d like to add to my personal collection and will probably re-read throughout the years. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. He also gives a brief info about say foundations of the research of Buddh Awesome, mind-blowing, effectively powerful and alam all a magnificent piece of work.

A fitting swan song from the ever-lucid Watts. You don’t know that it requires a watcher for something to be watched.

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Sep 24, Johnny Cordova rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book. Because we are part of Tao, and Tao flows through us, we are part of the stream and it is difficult for us to see, understand or describe it objectively. We all recognize it, and the artist copies it whether he is a landscape painter, a portrait painter, an abstract painter, or a non-objective painter. This is the first book I’ve read that was penned by Watts himself and I was so pleasantly surprised.


There are things in life which are natural like loving, relaxing, gettinng inspiration. It was the last one he wrote before he died in and it was eventually completed by his good friend Al Huang. This book is a timeless classic that watercoursee both the perfect introduction to Watts and the essential summary of his philosophical exploration.

Dec 22, Marc rated it it was amazing. Written with the collaboration of Al Chung-liang Huang. Oct 11, Frank D’hanis junior rated it really liked it. So, on one wztercourse you are simply unable to do anything, and on the other there is nothing you are supposed to do.

Tao: The Watercourse Way

When a Westerner hears that he thinks this is some sort of fatalism or determinism, but that is because he still preserves in the back of his mind two illusions. For the development of such a technology is not just a matter of the techniques themselves, but of the psychological attitude of the technician. Again the neighbors came to offer their sympathy for the misfortune.

Want to Read saving…. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Recommended to all interested in Buddhism. Kirkus Reviews praised the work, and stated that it was a “Good introduction to the Tao.

These are self-defensive arts where you always get underneath the watercoursf, so he falls over you if he attacks you. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

However you can’t disconnect them from the rest without causing them to be not only non-existent, but to never to have existed at all.


Oct 30, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Or using your opponent’s aggressiveness to fall him as in judo or aikido. He wrote over 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher con Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer and speaker, who held both a Master’s in Theology and a Doctorate of Divinity. Jan 03, Roger K. Confucius is the first clear example of a man in this situation. He wrote over 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, the meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness.

Nobody has told you anything to do. May 17, Andrew Neuendorf rated it it was amazing. We distinguish between what is tue and what is random, but of course we don’t really know what randomness is.

Dec 08, Davood Wadi rated it it was amazing. Looking at this philosophy with the needs and problems of modern civilization in mind, it suggests an attitude to the world which waetrcourse underlie all our efforts towards an ecological technology. Lao-tzu said the way tthe the functioning of the Tao is “so of itself”; that is to say it is spontaneous. One is that what is happening is happening to him, and therefore he is the victim of circumstances.