Become what you are

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Shambhala,
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2003.
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English
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"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.
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table_of_contents The paradox of self-denial -- Become what you are -- The finger and the moon -- Importance -- Tao and wu-wei -- Lightness of touch -- Birds in the sky -- Walking on the wheel -- The language of metaphysical experience -- Good intentions -- Zen -- The one -- Is there an unconscious? -- That far-off, divine event -- The parable of the cow's tail -- The second immortal -- The problem of faith and works in Buddhism -- Tomorrow never comes -- What is reality? -- The birth of the divine son.
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