Re: Eckhart Tolle "advaita"
Date: September 18, 2009 02:18AM
Thank you for getting back to me. I find it helpful hearing alternative perspectives on this matter. I believe your right that he is indeed a money making machine, but I do not believe that he has trod on anyone to make it so. I get the feeling it was not self serving (ie.egotistical) and that people came to him to solve personal problems and not vice versa. I rack my mind sometimes to find some substantiative egotistical behaviour so I can flaw him (make me right!!!), but like trying to run up a wet slide I fall back every time (funny I don't seem to learn the lesson?). This is just a feeling, but I get the instinct with you it is more of a personal issue that fogs your interpretation of who ET is (ie. your past), and not necessarily objective observations of his behaviour. For instance the Buddha is one of the most famous people of all time, and the interpretation of that could be he had one of the biggest egos, but we know that not to be the case. I must say though there are certain things that make me think his ego is back (not that anyones ego ever truly goes), for instance at the end of A New Earth, he says 'there is a new species arising on this planet, and you are it.', it seems quite a divisive statement.... anyway, if you want to reply, great, if not thank you,