Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 November 16, 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, speaker,
and student of comparative religion. He was best known as an interpreter and popularizer of Asian philosophies for a Western audience.He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness. In his books he relates his experience to scientific knowledge and to the teachings of Eastern and Western religion and philosophy.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. – Buddha