Wednesday, August 22, 2007

South Park Zen

Alan Watts is a Zen philosopher, most notable for serving as an intermediary between Buddhists like DT Suzuki and Western culture. Something of a patron saint of psychedelic drug users, Watts was more or less a product of the 60's fascination with LSD, but not an advocate on par with Timothy Leary by any means.

"Once you've got the message," Watts said of psychedelics, "hang up the phone."

These videos were produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (you could probably tell) which makes me respect those guys even more. There's another good one here.

Oh and here's a quote, all obligatory-blog-post styled:

"Zen ... does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."

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