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by Intel
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

Staying in the NOW may be a fine experience and help free you from mental torture. But Parsons is saying that being present in the NOW has nothing to do with enlightenment. You can daydream and still be enlightened.
by Intel
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

James wrote:I find it helpful to forget about dual and non-dual, and simply think about Grace.

James
Yes, lets bury our heads in the sand and think about 'Grace'(whatever thats supposed to mean).
by Intel
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

The best teachers destroy the student. There is no student left to receive the teaching. Until such time that we are destroyed, it is best to speak of the incomplete creation that we are. Until such time that we are in non-duality, it is okay to be in duality and use it to reach non-duality. Even P...
by Intel
Sat May 31, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

I want to make clear that I am not attacking Eckhart, but simply exploring truth. It seems a few people have confused Eckhart's form with truth, but that is their business. Thanks for your comment Signclone, and I think you're right. Eckhart was speaking to people on a level they could relate to, wh...
by Intel
Fri May 30, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

In one of his talks, Eckhart brings up the question: Is the world of form an illusion? The audience is waiting for an answer and he pauses and says "leave it", and jokes "you were waiting for an answer". He is saying, don't try to figure it out, just accept what is appearing now. He goes on to say ...
by Intel
Wed May 28, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

Now, as to choice. Descartes said, wrongly, "cogito ergo sum" or "I think, therefore I am." But free will and the opportunity to choose does define us. Parsons chose to write those words. You and I choose to read them. Oprah chose to wear a green dress last Tuesday. I could choose to punch Parsons....
by Intel
Tue May 27, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

Hi James. My own experience has validated what Tony Parsons' say's to be true. There is only ever this, whether it be daydreaming or 'staying present'. Even not being present can only arise in your own presence.
by Intel
Tue May 27, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Re: Eckhart teaches dualism

I'll explain as best as I can. Sighclone that sentence means there is not seperate a 'I'. It is not located in the body or anywhere else. Therefore if there is not an individual 'I' in the body, the body's actions must be automatic(or spontaneous). This means there is no one inside the body to choos...
by Intel
Tue May 27, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart teaches dualism
Replies: 41
Views: 10126

Eckhart teaches dualism

The following is an excerpt from Tony Parsons book called 'As it is'. Tony, traditional teachers tell us that one of the barriers to awareness is the runaway mind going into the past and into the future. Eckhart Tolle, for example. I think thats most peoples experience, but you don't talk about that...
by Intel
Fri May 16, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've never had a girlfriend and am still a virgin...
Replies: 28
Views: 5306

Re: I've never had a girlfriend and am still a virgin...

I'm suprised that virtually nobody offered advice on how to help James with his woman problems. Staying present won't put food in your belly, and simply staying present won't earn you a girlfriend either. I think a few people on this forum are becoming narrow minded.
by Intel
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've never had a girlfriend and am still a virgin...
Replies: 28
Views: 5306

Re: I've never had a girlfriend and am still a virgin...

Webwanderer wrote:I take it you're reading Tolle right now. What then is currently most important in your life? Losing your virginity? True love? Recognition, Awakening? Peace? Something else? Consider deeply and tell us your sense of it.
Can't he have sex and have peace?
by Intel
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Awareness in marriage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Re: Awareness in marriage?

Hahaha. He can't stand listening to peoples stories? I guess his state of consciousness is now above the petty majority. I don't think you should fall into the trap of seeing yourself asabove petty human tendencies now that you're more present. On an ultimate level yes, nothing matters. But in our r...
by Intel
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Presence does not lead to enlightenment
Replies: 69
Views: 17567

Re: Presence does not lead to enlightenment

Hi everyone, I can't believe this thread is still going. What more is there to say?! Well I would like to add a final word. Although everything happens in the now, including enlightenment, Roger was trying to say that paying attention to the now won't speed anything up. This is because the apple can...
by Intel
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help stop my shakes
Replies: 29
Views: 6569

Re: Help stop my shakes

Hi Weichen, I guess the shakes happen because I've received a lot of negative feedback from other people in the past, so when i'm around other people my mind doesn't want to be attacked by the same negative judgements again and tenses up. And shaking occurs. I've been doing meditation since tuesday ...
by Intel
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events
Replies: 212
Views: 59292

Re: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events

Thats what I mean Darren! Her presence and understanding is just as beautiful and clear, yet she's cost effective. Even though people say Eckhart is no better than themselves, they still treat him like a superstar. If you do go and visit him, you should at least be able to shake his hand(and possibl...