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Alan Watts - Sex , Christianity And Religion

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Published on May 29, 2012

Our conflict is in relationship and the understanding of this relationship is the only real problem that each one has
Self-knowledge is not a thing to be bought in books, nor is it the outcome of a long painful practice and discipline, but it is awareness, from moment to moment, of every thought and feeling as it arises in relationship. Relationship is not on an abstract, ideological level but an actuality, the relationship with property, with people, and with ideas. Relationship implies existence and, as nothing can live in isolation, to be is to be related. Our conflict is in relationship, at all the levels of our existence, and the understanding of this relationship, completely and extensively, is the only real problem that each one has. This problem cannot be postponed nor be evaded. The avoidance of it only creates further conflict and misery; the escape from it only brings about thoughtlessness, which is exploited by the crafty and the ambitious.

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Melanie V
The sound is absolutely dreadful
Amabel Romney
Let's see all these things in proportion and with true eyesLet's see sex as making love, let's see the truth in Christianity and other religions. Let's unite together with the truth you can check. The pieces to the puzzle of life are everywhere TruthContest ◘ C○m
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Sushila Mertens
Wondering why the subject is supported with images/symbols of mostly beautiful white women as sex objects. Are the images meant to entertain male viewers or would images that show all ages of both sexes in their sexuality expand the awareness of the spirituality of human sexuality?
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Artjoms Pugacovs
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Darko Bulatovic
There is 3 Billion christians today, imagine if this what he said by making equality of Christian actions and word of institution - Church is truth what would be real outcome. So Alan Watts was in a sort of personal crusade against Teachings of Priests but intentionally or not generalized Christianity with it. On example he never cite any statement from books that all hold to be undoubtedly revelations from God to support any of his claims. Paul was not a prophet and his teachings many doubt. Even he by him self left space that what he said is not truth if you read paul letters. Take for instance this: In mat 23 jesus said to not call anyone father on earth. Priests never listened that in contrary they subscribed that name for them self even if they dont have a family. And this is just one example. While I take that role of father is not our doing but given by nature as well as role of mother and others and we just play it Priests dont really have natural role of such but it is invented.  And this is just one example and there are many. So how come that Priests took so much more seriously what Paul said and disregarded what Jesus said? Some of reasons might be said in this speech but are obscured with all generalisations he used.
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Mark Jenkins
Is there another video of this here or on another site that the audio isn't distorted?
Greyz174
this video completely left out the people who are attracted to men
Troy Robertson
Well Alan Watts does an exceptional job at articulating the fallacies taught in the Catholic community. It is safe to say that he somewhat misleads his audience into thinking that having numerous sex partners is wonted. Alan Watts himself said that pleasure cannot be enjoyed or fully experienced when one is grasping it. With that being said, in our society today we have a distorted perception of sex. We get with others for the sake of pleasure and in the act of doing that, it degenerates into debauchery. I disagree when he stated that it's okay to have numerous sex partners as long as you don't become attached because it all boils down to the motive. In my opinion, we view sex in regards to the ends rather than the means. If you have sex for the sake of pleasure, the very fact that their is an attachment to pleasure denotes a sort of infatuation with the material world. Because we only accumulate material for the sake of pleasure.
shem yhaza
I like boobs
jag17us
glitchy audio + gratuitous cleavage... i can see it catching on
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