Eckhart Tolle does display an astonishing ignorance in various areas of human knowledge.
The most glaring is in his view of Nature itself.
His comments about the first "flowers" show he has NO CLUE of what he is talking about...he just makes up whatever he wants. He is completely ignorant in those areas. Clueless.
(Here is a good TV program about Flowers from PBS, NOVA, First Flower)
He also said that it is "believed" that Life evolved first in the sea. That is not a "belief", its a fact, based on literally oceans and mountains of EVIDENCE.
Right after this, Tolle makes various statements about his personal views about Jesus and "truth".
So in a few pages, he has flipped reality upside down.
He says what is FACT is a "belief" and has turned personal beliefs about which there is no actual evidence, into "truth".
That connects with the absurd notion that birds are "in the now".
Maybe they are.
They see a pizza slice on the sidewalk, and they all fly down and fight eachother to get a bite of it.
Or they land on day-old rotting vomit and eat that too. mmmm.
So according to Eckhart Tolle, to be in the NOW, when you see something you WANT, you grab it, and peck out the eyes of anyone in your way?
That is called America!
And "natural" birds in the wild are WORSE, in terms of human morality.
But they are birds, not humans. They are doing what they are meant to do in Nature.
Birds are wonderul and terrific, but they are not a good model for human behavior, unless you are a PREDATOR and a SCAVENGER.
So its just ridiculous that guys like Tolle try to use metaphors from Natural Science, while being totally ignorant of Natural Science.
I find his blatant philosophical errors to be about 100x worse though.
His circular thinking and errors in thinking are beyond the pale of reality or decency.
Its a shame people buy into it.
There were some decent books years ago about this stuff. Remember, "Zen in the Art of Archery"?
Short little book, a person reads it, and that's it.
If Tolle was NOT a fraud, he would write 1 little book, 100 pages, and leave it at that. Relax, detach, calm down, breath deeply, simplify, etc.
Eckhart Tolle is a FRAUD as he MUDDIES the issues, and writes all these books, and dozens of DVD's to CONFUSE PEOPLE and take their money.
Do a rough total, there is easily over $2,000 of CD's, DVD's, books on his website. What a bloody rip-off.
The guy has 22 CD packages, some of them with 8 hours of eckhart Tolle blabbing.
Can you imagine? This guy is talking about being Egoless, and he is selling HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF HIMSELF BLABBLING IN CIRCLES for THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
Thanks a lot Oprah, for dumping another Guru-fraud onto your innocent flock.
I think tonight was their final night. Lets see who Oprah pulls out of the rabbit hat next.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2008 10:52AM by The Anticult.