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Re: Eckhart Tolle -- Comments From Someone who Knows Him
Posted by: shamrock ()
Date: June 03, 2020 02:17AM

Christa Wrote:
> February 20, 2009 Wanderer77
> Let me tell you something , if I could, in my own
> modest experience at being human myself, Tolle is
> very unhealed.

In other words, the "split": the smooth and knowledgeable public speaker on-stage, and the same old person off-stage.

It's a mysterious business whereby, on the one hand enlightenment is presented as something highly advanced and developed, yet on the other hand it has no effect on the personality, nor (unless you turn it into a business) on the person's effectiveness at living life.

Bernadette Roberts was asked if her no-self journey had changed her personality. She confirmed that it had not:


Am I a better Christian? Am I more charitable? Do I love God more? Am I more virtuous? And so on. Although the idea of answering "no" to all this strikes me as particularly wicked, this must nevertheless be my answer, because in more ways than these even, there is nothing to show for having taken this journey.

Bernadette Roberts, The Experience of No-Self: A Contemplative Journey (Sunspot, N.M.: Iroquois House, 1982), p. 184, scanned at []

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