Sighclone wrote:I believe he has a very articulate way of presenting the fundamental superconscious reality we experience.
I also, now, think that he downplays the joys and opportunities of "little me" living...of life in form.
I believe that you, Andy, have a very articulate way of describing ET's work ! This is a great summary.
Now, I find the second sentence fascinating. I've never considered that before - that he downplays the joys of life in form. I'm also curious why you say that, because, from the talks I've heard, I gather that he actually speaks quite highly of life in form. He says things like, "Play with the world of form. Gather new knowledge, experiences, wealth. Why not ? It's beautiful. Just don't lose yourself in it." So, I'm curious as to why you feel he downplays the life of form ... if you could elaborate a bit. I'm not suggesting you're wrong, I just wonder if I've misinterpreted Tolle.
I hope you'll allow this pickiness with terminology, but ET would not associate the word "joy" with life in form. To him, the word "joy" equates to the joy of being (i.e. formless life). I agree with him, because joy is unipolar and has no opposite. It is "happiness" that does have an opposite, and perhaps, is a more apt word to describe the temporary and superficial highs of life in form.
But again, you wrote a great and articulate summary, and I enjoyed reading it.