Nature, Man and Woman
Alan W. Watts
New York: Pantheon, 1958. Octavo. Blue boards with gilt lettering. Jacket has a few small stains, slight toning and minor chipping along the edges. First edition. Book is near fine, jacket is very good.
“In attachment there is pain, and in pain deliverance, so that at this point attachment itself offers no obstacle, and the liberated one is at last free to love with all his might and to suffer with all his heart. This is not because he has learned the trick of splitting himself into higher and lower selves so that he can watch himself with inward indifference, but rather because he has found the meeting-point of the limit of wisdom and the limit of foolishness. The Bodhisattva is the fool who has become wise by persisting in his folly.”