Eckhart 's talks are simply powerful and these talks are not "easy listening" for entertainment. They are enthralling if one is willing to really hear what is being said.
I enjoyed listening to this recording and will listen to it again and again. More of my questions were answered by Eckhart and I now have a clearer understanding of what presence is and is not.
Its like all of his other books and lectures always eye opening and wonderful. I highly recommend everything he has produced.
Love is the only way to describe how I feel about this book. Being given the ability to see and understand what for so long I was searching for is a blessing. I try to listen every day to this audio book because it helps me to find myself in this great big world. Integrating all the information or as much of it as I possibly can, has increased my awareness of my own ego and has shown me how it has been preventing happiness from growing inside of me. I am beginning to live in the moment, asking myself important and self revealing questions and beginning to pull myself back much easier from the darkest moods which consumed me for years. I think about the pain body and visualize it gobbling up my painful thoughts and spiraling my negative emotions out of control. For some reason this makes me laugh because I see Pak Man eating up those ghosts and then I am free to choose whether I want to be miserable or happy. Listening to this book has transformed my soul into the light and has given me love in ways I never knew. Thank you for guiding me. Your book is priceless.
A book I will read over and over!
Have none, looking for more like this book..
N/A Tolle is unique..
From beginning to the end.. All of it!!
I found the books by this author to be helpful and powerful, and these recordings are also very helpful.
I think people may have quite different reactions to it depending on their experience and the way they see the world, but I'm sure for many it will be helpful. I did not find his accent difficult to understand, although it is unusual by North American standards. And I like his sense of humor!
If you have not read any of his books, this may not be the best introduction, as for much of the recording he is addressing audiences that are familiar with his material, and so takes some things for granted in his talk.
The first session in the recording is somewhat like a guided meditation, that continues for somewhere around 2 hours. Not exactly a meditation, because he is speaking the whole time, but constantly inviting the audience to connect with their immediate experience and "enter the now". Recorded at a retreat, it really led me into a nice learning experience. I've listened to it more than once, and you needn't necessarily listen to the whole thing, you can drop in and out of it as well.
Well worth listening to!
I like his stuff, but this is NOT a book. He is MUCH better reading than lecturing. Very slow and not at all methodical..just very slow rambling.
Eckhart Tolle has achieved a peaceful state of being. Along with that he has achieved personal success. It would seem that Eckhart, on occasion, has made errors in certain statements regarding Buddhism. One, that I recall, was how Buddhism prejudices women. I'm not sure where Eckhart got this from but Shakyamuni allowed women to join his monastic. His own aunt became a nun. He, in my opinion, makes other errors regarding Buddhism. Another oddity was his teaching of a new movement on Earth, that is, humanity finally becoming enlightened in a big way. The human condition, to me, seems anything but enlightened, nor is it headed this way. I thought that maybe he knows as this sort of thing is what he does for a living. At the end of the listen he is interviewed. The interviewer must have picked this up too as she asks Eckhart the very same question. She is also doubtful of humanity becoming enlightened. Eckhart responded that it may just be that he is thinking this because he sees so many people that seem to be making a change for the better and that maybe humanity on a whole is not really becoming any more enlightened, peaceful, etc. This, I believe, was an honest answer from Eckhart. I do believe he has attained a certain level of enlightenment and this listen is pleasant if nothing else. His popularity, at least in part, seems to come from his simple, peaceful way. Namaste!