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by middleMan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

Critical thinking about anything is an important asset in the relative world of maya. It should not dissolve with any advancement or shift in consciousness - even one which recognizes that all of relativity, all thoughts, all universes, all beings past, present and future, and all non-physical enti...
by middleMan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

It’s been so long since I read PON that I tend to forget how preachy it was. Even compared to ANE. In 1999, there were few modern nondual writers working. Welwood’s “Toward a Psychology of Awakening” was just released in 1999, too. And that watershed has been breached many times since. Like all of ...
by middleMan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

You’re dangerously close to thinking for yourself, MiddlMan, it’s shaky ground. I'm not sure I understand. Specifically what are you referring to ? When someone points out a "thought storm", my question is - where did your labeling of my "thought storm" originate from ? Thought, am I right ? So it ...
by middleMan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

The very thought storm of criticism you, and others, offer is simply evidence of what Tolle teaches about the dominance of identified thought over inclusive awareness. I have noticed this fanboy attitude that labels any disagreement or criticism as a "thought storm" while failing to see that any cr...
by middleMan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

The very thought storm of criticism you, and others, offer is simply evidence of what Tolle teaches about the dominance of identified thought over inclusive awareness. I have noticed this fanboy attitude that labels any disagreement or criticism as a "thought storm" while failing to see that any cr...
by middleMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

Certainly the path of awakening can be challenging. Middleman's comments are valid (welcome, by the way.) ET's exhortation to "just be present" isn't really enough to deal with some of life's challenges moment-to-moment. It is important to remember that he had the luxury of sitting on a park bench ...
by middleMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

MidleMan, could you please post the Tolle quote where he clearly states that his teachings are "universally applicable"? I believe the closest words he used to that effect were in the interview "The Simple Truth" with the Scandinavian interviewer where he talked about his own life. He said somethin...
by middleMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

The one huge contradiction I have found between his teachings and his very own actions has also bothered me to an extent. He has spoken, in several of his retreats or talks (many of them available on YouTube), in a very chastising tone, about the logging industry that "cuts down the sacred forests (...
by middleMan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Criticism
Replies: 128
Views: 34292

Re: Tolle Criticism

(New member here - found this thread from Google and joined almost just for this thread.) Eckhart's teachings have brought me a lot of peace but, after many years of contemplating his teachings (and the teachings of the Buddha), I am becoming more and more convinced that his teachings might not be a...