Alan Watts Discusses Nothingness

Submitted by: kribbe 6 years ago in

Alan Watts discussing the state of nothingness
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Male 1,196
this video proves how if you play nice and slow music even NOTHING can sound good. hahaha

this is a joke

Oh and Kameo360fan: accepting two different and contradicting ideas is not a paradox, it is a contradiction. Something cannot be nothing by definition.
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Male 56
Is it saying that nothing either in space or in the mind amounts to the hypothetical body to possess property and therefore all things are a blank slate which are projected onto but ultimately forged through what`s not technically nothing so long as the potential to exist is present, including us and thereby we are nothing? Like space isn`t nothing because it has the ability and the potential to have something within it`s preoccupation. @ Heureux with your vast life experience u mind helping me out here?
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Male 599
Sigh..... cosmological argument.
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Female 383
Wow. It all amounts to:
Everything is nothing and nothing is everything. Life is a paradox!
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Male 1,054
"This video amounts to a whole lot of nothing as well, which is why it makes no sense."

When you have a great deal more life experience, you may understand.
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Female 452
This video amounts to a whole lot of nothing as well, which is why it makes no sense.
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Male 243
His whole point was `embrace nothingness because there`s a whole lot of it in outer space` - :|
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Male 591
I never expected to see anything related to Alan Watts posted here. His lectures are remarkable and mesmerizing, full of ideas worth some serious thought. But they`re not really geared toward the five-second-attention-span crowd.
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Male 25,416
HD vids impress me
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Male 89
looks like a hypnosis video. braindrat.
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Male 526
I`m not sure what to make of this video, it all sounds like philosophical hogwash, but I hope Draculya is right and that in time I start to cope with the idea of just plain not existing anymore. That whole idea has kept me up for seemingly weeks at a time.

Here`s an interesting thought experiment with color. Usually when we imagine nothingness, we imagine it as black (makes sense since since that is the color of the absence of light) but what if it wasn`t black? What if it were white, or green? What if even black was just another color, not merely the absence of color, and nothing was genuinely... nothing?
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Male 697
I was hoping this would be a theoretical physics video.
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Male 15,261
I am content with the idea of becoming nothing. I am grateful for my finite life but must finish. With luck, my children will continue after me and theirs after them. I must not be eternal, because my time will have passed. If you are a parent, you will understand this, regardless of religion.
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Female 269
Actually, Corpsecrank, if you`re an atheist (or, apparently, Buddhist), it has everything to do with death. When you die, that`s it. Nothing endures, you become nothing. And Alan Watts is arguing that that`s not something to be afraid of.
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Male 24
he never explicitly explains what nothingness, only that it is the thing in which all things originate. He claims that it is spiritual in nature but thats just silly.

When we refer to "nothingness" we are actually just referring to anything in the physical world that is beyond our comprehension, things we cant understand. Since we don`t understand it we call it nothing or "blankness" an undesirable state we must avoid at all costs (death).

More likely in the future as science and technology advances and the brain evolves we will be able to understand "nothingness" just fine.
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Male 7,378
I think the universe proves "nothingness" is an impossibility.
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Male 24
and then we can turn ourselves into non-corporeal beings made of pure energy
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Male 24
he never explicitly explains what nothingness, only that it is the thing in which all things originate. He claims that it is spiritual in nature but thats just silly.

When we refer to "nothingness" we are actually just referring to anything in the physical world that is beyond our comprehension, things we cant understand. Since we don`t understand it we call it nothing or "blankness" an undesirable state we must avoid at all costs (death).

More likely in the future as science and technology advances and the brain evolves we will be able to understand "nothingness" just fine.
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Male 928
"that made me feel no better about death."

Probably because it really has nothing to do with death...
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Male 7,830
that made me feel no better about death.
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Male 2,004
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