An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy.
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A classic look at man's search for certainty from the acclaimed expert on Eastern philosophyAbout the Author:
Alan Watts was the foremost Western expert on Eastern thought, specialising in Zen Buddhism. He was the author of a number of books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, which have continued to be in popular demand over the past forty years.
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Book Description Vintage, 1968. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0394704681
Book Description Vintage, 1968. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394704681
Book Description Vintage, 1968. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Reading Alan Watts challenges us to explore new avenues of thinking, inspires us to lead more fulfilling lives. His legacy lives on in The Wisdom of Insecurity , a work that energetically displays Wattss piercing intellect, razor-sharp wit, and winning grace. For the clarity and wisdom with which it engages timeless concerns crucial to us all, it is unmatched. An important book. - Greg Mortenson , author of Three Cups of Tea Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of writing beautifully the unwritable. - Los Angeles Times The wisdom of insecurity is not a way of evasion, but of carrying on wherever we happen to be stationed-carrying on, however, without imagining that the burden of the world, or even of the next moment, is ours. It is a philosophy not of nihilism but of the reality of the present-always remembering that to be of the present is to be, and candidly know ourselves to be, on the crest of a breaking wave. -Philip Wheelwright, Arts and Letters This book proposes a complete reversal of all ordinary thinking about the present state of man. The critical condition of the world compels us to face this problem: how is man to live in a world in which he can never be secure, deprived, as many are, of the consolations of religious belief? The author shows that this problem contains its own solution-that the highest happiness, the supreme spiritual insight and certitude are found only in our awareness that impermanence and insecurity are inescapable and inseparable from life. Written in a simple and lucid style, it is a timely message. - Book Exchange (London). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0394704681
Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. pp. 152 + [i]. Bookseller Inventory # 8179263
Book Description Vintage Books, 1968. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110394704681
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