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The question does not exist independently of the answer and vice versa. In contrast to some of the reviews of the book, it is trying to get people to realize that life and self are movement, an endlessly changing present that we can not hold on to. Alan Watts was the most prominent personality of the Zen Buddhism, who popularized the Eastern philosophy for the Western world.

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The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing.