Thusness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alan Watts

Narrated By: Alan Watts

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: January 2015

Duration: 3 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

Alan Watts discusses the word tathata, which is translated from the Sanskrit as 'suchness' or 'thusness.' The term is used in Mahayana Buddhism to suggest how things look to a Buddha, to one who has experienced enlightenment or liberation and is, therefore, called a Tathagata—one who comes (and goes) thus. Watts shares the sense of this nonsense in Buddhist philosophy, and its practical demonstration in Zen.

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