Caio Oyafuso4 months ago
“Obviously there is a place in life for a religious attitude in the sense of awe, of astonishment at existence. And this is also a basis of respect for existence - which is something we don’t have very much of in this culture, even though we call it materialistic. A materialist is a person who loves the material, but in our culture today we are bent on the total destruction of material and its conversion into junk and poisonous gases as quickly as possible. Ours is not a materialistic culture because it has no respect for material. And respect is, in turn, based on wonder- on feeling the marvel of an ordinary pebble in your fingers”. By Alan Watts, in one of his talks (1960–1980) titled: "The Relevance of Oriental Philosophy".