I like what you said about the Oprah audience, might I add just some words?
"he makes people the FALSE PROMISE they will feel good without actually pushing them to do much of anything and Oprah's crowd probably likes that kind of message."
Same as The Secret.
You can HAVE IT ALL, instantly, with no effort.
Personally, I think ET planned the entire Guru thing, like a typical self-promoter. the nerve of these guys to claim they are Enlightened. Too bad we could not see a hidden camera off them at home.
What Tolle is teaching people won't make them happy, that is for sure, it should make them worse.
Dr. Albert Ellis showed us that the most important thing is to learn to accept ourselves as FALLIBLE HUMANS. Once we just accept ourselves as humans, then we can be happier.
Trying to be Enlightened is guaranteed to make you miserable!
Ah the irony.
And Corboy, boy you hit the nail on the head! It reminded me of ET's contact page.
It made me think he wants people to think of him as God, as he tells people to send in letters, he reads all of them, but probably won't respond.
Some folks say God hears all our prayers, but only answers some.
Eckhart Tolle says he hears all our letters, but only answers some.
That is designed to get more ET ass-kissing letters or Worship, so maybe ET will write back!
You should send that critique to him, maybe he will read it!
Or post it on the Huffington Post, etc.
(from his website)
Contact Eckhart Tolle
Due to the volume of mail Eckhart receives, he is no longer able to respond personally. He does, however, read all of his mail.
PO Box 93664 Nelson Park RPO
Vancouver, BC, V6E 4L7