Eckhart Tolle must have had a nervous breakdown, perhaps part of his brain shut down? It was just before his awakening experience. He then sat on park benches for a couple of years in a state of deep peaceful bliss.
https://www.eckharttolle.com/article/Th ... -Suffering
Does that mean you don't think anymore when you awaken spiritually? No, of course not. In fact, you can use thought much more effectively than before, but you realize there is a depth to your Being, a vibrantly alive stillness that is much vaster than thought. It is consciousness itself...
Jill Bolte Taylor also had an enlightening experience, a "stroke of insight" where she describes this blissful state of "no thought" or very little thought after she had a stroke in her brain.
https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_ta ... of_insight
The rest of us will experience a more gradual approach to awakening and the brain can be rewired through the inner body-meditation practices that Eckhart and others teach.
I cannot think of anything really to bash about Eckhart Tolle ...but... I have some kind of premonition about this post though ...like a deja vu. Maybe I have written this post in a parallel reality
Eckhart Tolle is still not a vegetarian but I have been led to that path by listening to the inner stillness. Mammals have a well refined conscious awareness and killing and eating them also incurs damage to us. As we think and do unto others so we think and do unto ourselves.
It is easy to find flaws on the level of form but there were no enlightened humans that were perfect on the level of form. I think both Jesus and Buddha did their fair share of belching and farting. Yet their teachings transcended time and they became spiritual archetypes.
We live in a reality of cause and effect, the un-manifested and the manifested. Consciousness is pure light that condenses into forms and then returns to the un-manifested.
Perhaps humans are on the verge of an evolutionary leap.