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October 23rd, 2017
Before there was Eckhart Tolle...
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HotCoffee

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There was a man named Allan Watts. And he basically popularized Eastern Philosophy to the Western world. I read his book called "The Book: On The Taboo of Knowing Who You  Are" and it was seriously one of the most phenomenal books I have ever read. I am now reading "THe Wisdom of Insecurity" and I am finding it is basically THe Power of Now, but even more streamlined and with a few other insights. I reccommend both highly, as they are both pretty short reads and extremely interesting, thought provoking, and insightful. Just thought I should share this as I have never seen them mentioned and I believe that they have simply been overlooked becasue they are "old" books. 

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Allan Watts is great (and hilarious). You know, there are thousands of enlightened people in the world, and hundreds of awakened teachers.

Eckhart Tolle gives the impression in his books that he is one of a kind
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TheBear

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I woulden't say Its Tolle that gives the impression that he is one of a kind, but rather his fans.
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Deft

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Nice to know, im not familiar with Watts work.
Ima give it a go.
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Gseus

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Even better, listen to him. He is such a great funny speaker.

http://deoxy.org/watts.htm

This video is a great start, not so funny but deep.

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It's not a matter of before or after, especially when speaking of philosophy and spirituality.  If you start to look at the big picture and how so many people have can similar views, it really solidifies your belief structure and increases your awareness.
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definetly check out or download Alan watts Out of your mind  audio book, its like eckhart tolle on da roids
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OUT of Your Mind by Alan Watts is really essential listening.

Absolutely mind blowing.
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Grendyll wrote:
OUT of Your Mind by Alan Watts is really essential listening.

Absolutely mind blowing.
+1 - Thats like the blueprint of Eastern Philosophy/sprituality.
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