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Read online The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are The illusion that we are isolated beings unconnected to the rest of the universe has led us to view the outside world with hostility and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world In i The Book i philosopher Alan Watts provides us with a much needed answer to the problem of personal identity distilling and adapting the ancient Hindu philosophy of Vedanta to help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe In this mind opening and revelatory work Watts has crafted a primer on what it means to be human and a manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence by Alan W. Watts

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The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Title:The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
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ISBN:0679723005
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Number of Pages:163
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Spirituality, Psychology, Religion
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