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Alan Watts?

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Shelby Jaclyn:
Anyone else fans of his here?

GordonG:
Yes, I have a Pinterest account where I save uplifting quotes and the like. I have a number of his. I would like to read one of his books some day.

Alan Watts quote: "You yourself are the eternal energy which appears as this Universe. You didn't come into this world; you came out of it. Like a wave from the ocean."

KathyLauren:
It was Alan Watts who introduced me to Buddhism, many years ago.  It was the late 1970s, and I was feeling nostalgic for the 1960s, which I was too young to have enjoyed.  I came across Watts' book The Way of Zen in a bookstore, and I thought, "Zen was a big thing in the 60s.  I should read that."  I did, and the rest is history, as they say.  I have been a Buddhist ever since.

I have read quite a few of his books, and still have several.  He was a bit out of the mainstream of Buddhist thought, but was certainly a great popularizer.

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