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"The moment you aim at anything, you have already missed it" - Nansen to Joshu

All our concepts and biases come into play once we make a conscious attempt to aim for something. That is when we are doing not for the sake of doing but for some external reason.

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Lao-Tzu: The Founder Of Taoism
  • Lao-Tzu (pronounced as lao-zuh) was a sage in Ancient China who founded Taoism.
  • Tao means ‘the way’ and is the pathway towards simplicity, harmony and real contentment. It is termed as the ultimate power that provides order in the universe.
  • The teachings of Lao-Tzu are extremely relevant today, as he laments mankind's desire to dominate and alter everything around them to fit their own wants.
  • He provided beautiful insights to create harmony and balance in this complicated, chaotic world.

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Alan Watts: Spiritual Entertainer

Alan Watts was not confined to a single label and wasn’t even an expert in what he philosophized. His various recordings and books related to Buddhism, Hinduism, Zen and Taoism, however, he wasn’t an academic or a monk, not following any system rigidly.

He called himself a spiritual entertainer, though his unorthodox style, a flamboyant life and other unique traits made him one of the leading philosophers of the 21st century.

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