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Alan Watts: Going into death with our eyes wide open


"Let’s say. You heard a bomb coming at you. You could hear a whistle and you knew it was right above you and headed straight at you and you were finished. And you accepted it.


And suddenly, there was a strange feeling that everything is absolutely clear. You suddenly see that there isn’t a grain of dust in the whole universe that’s in the wrong place. But you understand completely, absolutely that what it is all about.


So you see this is always the opportunity presented by death. That if when one can go into death with eyes open. And have somebody help you if necessary.


To give up. Before you die.

This extraordinary thing can happen to you."


Words by Alan Watts from the video: Going into death with our eyes wide open. See the whole video on our youtube channel or through the library.


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