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Four Ways to the Center

Narrated by: Alan Watts
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Alan Watts discusses the fundamental attitudes that run through all religions or "ways of liberation," as the Far Eastern disciplines might better be described.

By following these practices to the extremes of repentance, rebellion, and resignation, one may be freed from the endless cycles of reincarnation which perpetuate the human condition.

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Must must hear this.

Head-turning, thought provoking, mind boggling, common sense turned on its head.

Must must hear this even if the sound quality is not perfect.

Will listen over and over again. Outstanding. Wish I had heard this when I was younger.

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ruined by adverts

very disappointed at the talks being split up by advertisin. takes away from the whole meaning behind it all

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Difficult to fathom at parts but nice

I find it So easy to get lost with Alan, but have ureaka moments that make it worthwhile

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Brilliant!

Alan Watts manages to express the most profound truths in a uniquely elegant, simple and joyful way - and this set of lectures is probably my favourite of all. Despite his jovial style, the wisdom contained here is extraordinary. I couldn’t recommend this more highly

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Another Alan Watts Classic!

Amazing listening, funny, witty, insightful and beautiful. The audio is a little quiet and I'd recommend not listening in urban areas.

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  • Steven
  • 25-02-16

Top Shelf Buddhism

Listening to Watts feels like your getting to sit at the feet of the Buddha

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  • Arthur Prilutzki
  • 29-07-18

A true understanding of religion

Alan is a pleasure to listen to even if he was reading a dictionary. Regarding this specific work, he manages to expose the core of the main religious approaches to life and their fundamental conflicts (self contradictions). This work is a must for every student of theology, regardless of his “level of expertise”.

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  • R. Calkins
  • 26-05-16

Alan Watts is just the best at explaining reality.

Loved it. I never get bored when I am listening to Alan Watts. I have listened to many who say that these ideas cannot be put into words because words are not available to make it clear, but Watts is capable of crafting the explanation. He makes it clear and easy to comprehend. If you have never heard him speak you are in for an enlightening experience.

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  • Ceser
  • 12-07-20

your it lectures and some maybe from just so

nothing new just cut from your it or just so if u own either save yourself some money

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  • caleb potts
  • 31-05-20

Wise words

Alan Watts has very wise words and analogies equivalent to proverbs. Would recommend anyone to hear his philosophy.

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  • evolence@yahoo.com
  • 12-09-19

Excellent title with one criticism

This is an excellent title by Alan Watts. It is among one of my favorite of his lecture series. Watts speech can be of help in a person that is looking for spiritual awakening, as he does an excellent job of constructing a coherent explanation for deep topics. My only criticism of this work is that the chapter titles run at about 45 minutes a piece, which makes it harder to get to a stopping point when streaming.

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  • Chris k
  • 07-07-19

Always loved Alan Watts

This is Very useful philosophy about our behaviors and where we come from. I recommend this to people who are on a spiritual path.

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  • Rachel Rohan
  • 03-04-19

Alan Watts is the man!

finally, someone who explains what I've felt for years. I love all of his work!