The wisdom of doubt
Author: Alan W. Watts
How can man live in a world of which he can never be sure, when he also lacks the consolation of religious faith? Watts shows that this problem contains within itself its own solution: the highest happiness, the supreme intuition and spiritual certainty are to be sought precisely in the awareness that impermanence and insecurity are ineluctable and inseparable from life. A book written in the spirit of Lao-tzu, the master of reverse effort, who declared that to know the truth one must get rid of knowledge and that nothing is more powerful and creative than the emptiness, from which man shuns.