Friday, June 14, 2013

Earth Posters Around California

"God is what nobody admits to being, and what everybody really is."
Posters placed on freeways around California. Quotations by Alan Watts.

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

The only Zen you'll find on mountain tops
is the Zen you bring up there with you.

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

We must see that consciousness is neither an isolated soul nor the mere function of a single nervous system, but of that totality of interrelated stars and galaxies which makes a nervous system possible.

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

It must be obvious... that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity.

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.

The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing.

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Your soul isn't in your body; your body is in your soul.

YTD - 353

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