I have read The Power of Now and A New Earth. I have also listened to the audio from retreats. This book condenses the teachings and provides a simple guide. I would not recommend this to someone who is unfamiliar with Eckhart's teachings as someone new to these teachings would probably prefer more background. I plan to keep this as my guide on seeking and keeping presence.
Listening to "Stillness Speaks", written and narrated by Eckhart Tolle was a wonderful experience. This audiobook actually gives you the chance to contemplate the key learnings in real time, by introducing the much needed silence during the audiobook. I needed to get used to that for a bit, but then found it to be an excellent way to "absorb" this book. Eckhart Tolle would probably tell me I still used too much cognitive reasoning instead of just "being", but hey, I am making progress. :-)
There are so many profound insights in this book, you have to listen to it for yourself. Multiple times.
When you listen to stillness speaking you have nothing to say. In that new found silence is a feeling of gratitude to the master - Almighty - for having gifted this experience.
I enjoyed the way he presented each principle as a sutra. His idea of surrender, while not new, is a reminder of the insanity of resisting what is happening in our lives.
I have not read the print version although am planning to add it to my repertoire as I want to read this book over and over again!
Autobiography of a Yogi because both are very profound.
You don't have a life. You are life.
This book has had such a tremendous effect on me spiritually. I couldn't stop listening. I have been raving about it all day to anyone and everyone I've talked to!
This is an excellent book. I find Tolle's voice very soothing. It is the most clear and pure description of how to take life as it comes. I highly recommend listening to this this book which seems much more appropriate to the subject. Hence,I'd rather listen to Stillness Speaks than read it.