Re: Eckhart Tolle -- Comments From Someone who Knows Him
Date: April 17, 2010 03:33AM
Often mere mortals are completely blind to their own pathology.
From a person looking at Eckhart Tolle from his public presentation, he presents himself as a pseudo-intellectual spiritual Egomaniac, who thinks he is a brilliant intellectual in that area.
In fact, he's just taken others ideas, and repackaged them in a fairly pretentious manner, but it looks like many people want to buy that.
As far as the money, since he got hooked in with Oprah for all those months, he would have made many tens of millions, with all of those products he has for sale.
Power corrupts, and the fame, money and adulation will go to anyone's head.
At the Eckhart Tolle events, he is now a Rockstar, and when he speaks, hundreds sit in rapt attention to whatever he is talking about.
But if one sits back and thinks about it, what DROVE Eckhart Tolle to promote his own career so intensely? That is, before Oprah.
He was a very ambitious man, who wanted to get his books, and many other products for sale out there, all carrying his images.
So he is no different than the other Gurus who are out for self-promotion.
There is an intense Egomaniacal careerist driving force of self-promotion, which drove Eckhart Tolle.
Then he gets picked up by Oprah, and it all gets magnified 1000x.
Give anyone access to tens of millions of dollars, fame, adulation, media worship, and its going to corrupt them.
As they say, power corrupts humans, it always has and one assumes it always will.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/17/2010 03:37AM by The Anticult.