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by krakenhh
Thu May 04, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

Language is inherently dualistic. The term "chair" only makes sense when there are things that are not chairs. Language simply can't handle talking about nonduality directly and so there are always flaws embedded in the description of nonduality. The closest description of nonduality I have is that...
by krakenhh
Thu May 04, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

eputkonen, I appreciate your sincerity and honesty. Few in nonduality circles will admit that they don't quite understand all things. I wasn't trying to antagonize you, but you have to admit the inherent self-contradiction in saying 'I choose the illusion of choice even though I don't have choice, b...
by krakenhh
Thu May 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

Nonduality does not mean seeing through everyone's eyes and feel their cuts/pain. Think about when you are dreaming at night. In reality, there is no other...it is all one consciousness...it is all a creation of your mind. And yet, you are only aware of that one point of view of the single dream ch...
by krakenhh
Thu May 04, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

And if you form a response, neither are you in a state of pure nonduality. You are in your body, as a human, with that awareness in the background. What you describe as "pure nonduality" is just another form of duality. That is not nonduality. In nonduality, duality does not slip away...you just re...
by krakenhh
Thu May 04, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Re: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

I think he's teaching mindfulness, and other times, I think he's teaching nonduality. The same could be said for Zen. At times it teaches mindfulness (being present) and at times it teaches nonduality. To realize nonduality (i.e. the Self), it is important to be present...so present that there is n...
by krakenhh
Wed May 03, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?
Replies: 14
Views: 1692

Is Eckhart Tolle teaching Mindfulness or Non-Duality?

Often, I think Tolle is sending mixed messages. Sometimes, I think he's teaching mindfulness, and other times, I think he's teaching nonduality. As far as his books go, I'd say mindfulness. As far as his retreats and talks, I'd say nonduality. Prime examples : Be present to the moment. vs You are th...
by krakenhh
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Is Tolle Pointing to Enlightenment, or Peace in Samsara?
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Is Tolle Pointing to Enlightenment, or Peace in Samsara?

I doubt that many people will get what I'm about to say. If it doesn't make immediate sense to you, then don't post. I think there are two levels to Tolle's teachings. One being a superficial level, (although I don't want to detract from it, because I feel that it is still valuable) which eases suff...
by krakenhh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: 'MINDFULNESS' and 'CONCENTRATION'. Tolle vs these teachings?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: 'MINDFULNESS' and 'CONCENTRATION'. Tolle vs these teachi

Thank you Webwanderer.

Also, I was watching this video of Tolle, and he clarifies it himself at 5:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTFDfR47dl4. Presence is his term for mindfulness. He thinks its a better term for the same faculty, and I'm inclined to agree.
by krakenhh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: 'MINDFULNESS' and 'CONCENTRATION'. Tolle vs these teachings?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

'MINDFULNESS' and 'CONCENTRATION'. Tolle vs these teachings?

So I've read other books on Eastern spirituality, the most recent being Wherever You Go, There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and he uses the terms 'Mindfulness' and 'Concentration'. I am trying to reconcile these other teaching with Tolle's teachings and verbiage. What I'm trying to figure out is whet...
by krakenhh
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: I do not understand how ACTION arises out of PRESENSE/BEING
Replies: 4
Views: 938

I do not understand how ACTION arises out of PRESENSE/BEING

I am able to enter the state of presence through observing my thoughts and through remaining rooted in my inner body, and I love this state. It feels as if I have awakened into reality out of an unconscious slumber, and that this state is infused with a latent underlying euphoria- an aliveness. The ...