Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in ... more »
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''Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.''Alan Watts (1915-1973), British-born U.S. philosopher, author. Life (New York, April 21, 1961).
''Zen ... does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.''Alan Watts (1915-1973), British-born-U.S. philosopher, author. The Way of Zen, pt. 2, ch. 2 (1957).