If you can only read one of the books Eckhart Tolle (rhymes with dolly) has written, read this one. Or if you are wondering how to slow down and become still, yet you feel it's difficult to do, pick up this book, open it randomly and read a few lines. Then close your eyes and let what you just read rest in your heart and mind. Tolle's words are quite powerful and peaceful.
Oct 20, 2011
Words of Discipline
This is a spin off from Mr. Tolle's other books but it keeps you on track. It reinforces the lessons of life that must be consistently maintained. It is a daily process of trying to do the right thing. You start out in the morning to be good and somebody cuts you off and instantly, every good thought you had just went out the window with a stream of curse words and then you reflect, oh!... and you have to check yourself again.
Oct 29, 2009
Don't miss this one
This book says more in very few words than any I have read. It has been a core resource for our meditation group. It seems to speak to each person at their own level and is most helpful in showing the reader a place where she / he might be stuck. We read chapter 1, which says it all and are not sure. We read the supporting chapters and find we are being led to that same conclusion
Jul 2, 2009
Both book and CD are terrific insight into the humanness of human beings, or mankind. Also gives insight to what true reality is and how to understand in depth the terms: awareness, enlightenment or consciousness. How we, mankind, believe our mind vs. our being, when believing concepts from our mind is the downfall of mankind. I love Tolle. I believe him (if labeling is needed) one of the best 21st Century philosophers.
Jul 10, 2008
I would recomend this book to some one that wants to learn how to slow down and follow ones understanding. The Author uses simple language to listen to self instead of the ego to go about everyday life and learn now what others say of you but your stripped down self when removing what you have done in the past..
Publishers Weekly, 2003-08-11 Some readers of this slim follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Now may be alarmed that the seemingly wise and gentle Tolle writes in the introduction that his new work "can be seen as a revival for the present age of the oldest form of recorded spiritual teachings: the sutras of ancient India." Tolle explains that the Vedas and Upanishads, as well as the words of the Buddha, the parables of Jesus and the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching can be thought of as sutras in the sense that they share a brevity that "does not engage the thinking mind more than is necessary." Like those great sacred works, Tolle continues, his writings come from inner stillness. "Unlike those ancient sutras, however, they don't belong to any one religion or spiritual tradition, but are immediately accessible to the whole of humanity." Repeating what has become a familiar if no less ominous note in contemporary spiritual life, he adds that this unprecedented accessibility is due to the urgent need for humanity to wake up if we are not to destroy ourselves. It is the stillness that is our common Being-which is the formless container for what is happening in the now-"that will save and transform the world." In the brief chapters that follow, Tolle describes stillness with eloquent economy. Beautiful stand-alone paragraphs offer insight into the defensive nature of the ego versus what he sees as our true being, the attentive, receptive mind behind thought, the spaciousness and peace that blossoms inside when we accept what is, including death. "Your unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind." No one will doubt that Tolle has freed himself from nagging thoughts and fears. But the rest of us? (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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