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The Essential Lectures of Alan Watts: Cosmic Drama (1972)

Episode 5
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Alan Watts further explores the Hindu dramatic view of the universe, in which God plays all of the parts – all the while pretending not to know who he/she/it is!

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etherealpanther, posted on December 2, 2014

Technically you already know god because you ARE god. What's the point in worshiping yourself. The one intelligent aware living universe (aka God) has split itself up into apparently separate pieces in order to experience itself in a multiplicity of ways. So the awareness and consciousness that you have looking out into the world through your body is really god looking out, but you have forgotten this in order to have an experience of separateness. That's the secret. If everyone knew the secret it would ruin your acting role on this particular stage called Earth. The Eastern religions already know this, it's the western religions who have it backwards as some sort of God, that is not you, who is outside the universe who created you like a piece of clay as a lowly sinner, nothing more. This is dis-empowering, which is why the church has co opted true spirituality with this viewpoint: to hide your true nature as god, and convince you that you are insignificant and powerless. Once in a while, a person will have an awakening will they will come to realize that they are actually God (which is what Jesus experienced and try to tell others that they are too), but if you say this to a Hindu, for example. he'll be like: yeah, so, you just figured this out? You are both the entire universe ("god") and a piece of the universe at the same time playing an acting role as little 'ol you.

Just think about it. The entire universe is a fracatalled hologram by definition. Which means that every piece also contains the whole. The piece (you) holographically and fractally also contain the entire universe ("god"). You can research more into that.

lllemar, posted on November 28, 2012

I have been enjoying every one of his talks and this one is exceptional I think. He is actually very playful in his process of this talk, but the adventure he takes the listener on is one that will keep you thinking about your potenial and possibilities...another good lesson in expanding your mind.

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