spikyface wrote:Even Tolle himself struggled to understand what had happened to him after he became enlightened, he spent years reading books before he finally understood
So for some, it is helpful
You only need this moment to see your true nature at centre... It's so so simple people overlook it.
If you want to become a good spiritual teacher, like Eckhart Tolle, then sure you will probably need to read many spiritual texts like he did.
However, lets be clear, there is no struggle in seeing directly at centre... your true nature. On the other hand understandIng another persons mental concepts written in a book can be a struggle.
Here is a lovely quote to illustrate the point.....
"Not even the most accurate and profound description of What you really are can give a clue to What you really are, any more than the letters R E D can give a clue to what redness is. Anything that can be said about the Experience—anything having any content or conveying any information—is light years adrift from the thing itself, and quite incapable of hinting at what it's like. In fact it's like nothing whatever because it is Nothing whatever. Or let's say No-thing whatever, inasmuch as a Nothing keenly aware of itself as Nothing (which This certainly is) is surely more wonderful than the most wonderful some-thing. And there's no creeping or edging up to this wonderful No-thing. Only a sudden, unpremeditated quantum leap will see you over from what's about you to what is you, to your Void Nature." Douglas Harding