Not many things get more poignant and relevant with age, but the philosophy of Alan Watts does.

Watts slung razor-sharp, yet digestible eastern philosophy at a time when people couldn’t have been any hungrier for it. His bestselling book¬†The Way of Zen¬†brought the mysterious, murky, world of meditation and Buddhism down to earth for the masses. In his body of work spanning dozens of other books, essays and speeches, Watts weaved a worldview that still influences millions and sets him apart from everyone else to this very instant.

Here are a couple of my favorite brief, yet extremely powerful examples of Alan’s work.