Friday, August 17, 2007

The Aim of Zen

"The aim of Zen is to focus attention on reality itself, instead of our intellectual and emotional reactions to reality...."

- Alan Watts



Kay said...

I thought about snagging that quote off WR for my blog, but you beat me to it.

I do love me some Alan Watts. :)

Paul said...

You should go ahead and stick it on your blog anyway, Kay. It's a good quote and deserves to have a wide audience.

Rambodoc said...

Somewhat of a counterpoint to the porcine Descartes who says in a cartoon "I stink, therefore I am".

Mahendra said...

Good one!

Paul said...

That's a wonderful intuitive and witty insight, Rambodoc. Descartes placed the foundations of modern Western philosophy squarely on our intellectual reactions to reality, didn't he?