THE MEANING OF HAPPINESS by Alan W. Watts

THE MEANING OF HAPPINESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The subtitle defines the purpose of this book, -- ""The quest for freedom of the spirit in modern psychology and the wisdom of the east"". If it achieves nothing more, it will make the reader aware of the fact that freedom of spirit is the essential need of life, that it has been the real quest of man through the ages and that we need it today, as never before. This is not the freedom of self-expression we hear so much about, not something we attain by ""doing or refraining"" but something we acquire through perception and acceptance. A thoughtful book, but not just another addition to the self-help shelves and not always easy reading. The author is honest and plain spoken, he does not hesitate to call a spade a spade or to define our failure as disgrace

Publisher: Harper