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Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby ashley72 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:32 am

This is a great interview with Eckhart Tolle, the interview takes place on a park bench. For me, his pointers presented in this interview - actually penetrate more deeply because they are taking
place in the right setting..... sitting on a park bench

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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby runstrails » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:33 am

This is a great clip. Its also part of an interview (spread across a series of eleven 10 minute clips) that you can download from the site that Ashley links to above. Eckhart starts the interview in the park and then it continues into (what looks like) his house. The natural settings work really well to enhance the message. Eckhart also looks younger and so it might be some of his earlier work. I'm on clip 8 right now and its terrific so far! Highly recommended series. Thanks, Ashley.
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby ashley72 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:45 am

runstrails wrote:This is a great clip. Its also part of an interview (spread across a series of eleven 10 minute clips) that you can download from the site that Ashley links to above. Eckhart starts the interview in the park and then it continues into (what looks like) his house. The natural settings work really well to enhance the message. Eckhart also looks younger and so it might be some of his earlier work. I'm on clip 8 right now and its terrific so far! Highly recommended series. Thanks, Ashley.


Runstrails,

Thanks for alerting me to the other clips... I hadn't realised. Big Thanks. :D

Clip 2 is here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU5XVt-rFRY&feature=related

Clip 3 is here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxXpTrhCwwM&feature=related
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby runstrails » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:06 pm

Clip 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkvXCna6 ... er&list=UL

Clip 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a61nZIY ... er&list=UL

Clip 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcaQDNt2 ... er&list=UL

Clip 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5dEBYeb ... er&list=UL

Clip 8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv0ZTwJQ ... er&list=UL

Clip 9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWOzVVqd ... er&list=UL

Clip 10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFSb3Yfz ... er&list=UL

Clip 11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kkC769N ... er&list=UL

For a simpler way--at the top left of the screen of any of these clips: the following comes up:
Eckhart Tolle interview from Living Luminaries.avi
ImePole 12 videos

Just click on 12 videos and all the 11 videos of the interview show up. Enjoy :D
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby runstrails » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:16 am

My favorite clip is number 11--where he explains how the NOW and your true self are one and the same. So lovely hearing it from ET.
P.S. Is there any way to save utube video's on your hard drive--so you don't need to be logged on to the internet to watch them.
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby randomguy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:44 am

The video set listed can be downloaded here.
There are you tube video downloaders. Here is one reviewed on Cnet, YouTube Downloader (free)
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby snowheight » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:56 am

pure gem of a find Ash ... like listening to an "early" Beatles album for the first time ... I love the look on the guys face as they zoom in on it as Eckhart has him practice ... you know what he's going through.
Stop talking. Hear every sound as background. Look straight ahead and focus. Take one deep breath. This is you. This is Now.
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby ashley72 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:15 am

snowheight wrote:pure gem of a find Ash ... like listening to an "early" Beatles album for the first time ... I love the look on the guys face as they zoom in on it as Eckhart has him practice ... you know what he's going through.


Here's another interview (different from the Series)...

"Eckhart Tolle in 2001 talks of his experiences when during his student years he broke loose from everything and, the eyes of his friends and family. went a little looney.''

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e41Eo1h9P0
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby simpleaser » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:31 pm

wow this guy is lucky to be able to sit on a bench with Tolle.

they should have done the whole interview on the bench
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby snowheight » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:36 am

At 5:20, in part 2, after he has explained about using the mind for piratical matters:

"The inner transformation is not really about finding lots of answers to your questions" (chuckle) "... but finding a new relationship to thought.
Where not every thought seduces you anymore."

Then he gets Kim to laugh by making fun of the idea that the guy wouldn't look at an attractive runner because he was "spiritual".
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby snowheight » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:23 am

It occurred to me later that another way to look at this is that every thought is an invitation to shift awareness out of no-mind and into that thought, and then another, and another ... sometimes, when a musing is pleasant, and the state of unconsciousness, is recognized, emerging is like getting up from a warm bed on a cold day or coming out of a lake when you are used to the water and there is a breeze.
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby ashley72 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:51 am

Bill, I think somewhere in the 1hr 30 min interview... Tolle says something very similar to what you've reflected upon above.... "you don't need to follow every thought, like a dog follows the scent. You can choose which thoughts to energize and get involved in...basically you have the freedom to create and play with thoughts if you wish!
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby ashley72 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:10 am

It occurred to me later that another way to look at this is that every thought is an invitation to shift awareness out of no-mind and into that thought, and then another, and another ... sometimes, when a musing is pleasant, and the state of unconsciousness, is recognized, emerging is like getting up from a warm bed on a cold day or coming out of a lake when you are used to the water and there is a breeze.


Bill,

I'm reading a spiritual adventure story called Shantaram which is set in Bombay, India and for some reason this passage below - reminded me of the post you wrote above...

....I suddenly realized that if I wanted to stay there, in Bombay, the city I'd already fallen in love with, I had to change. I had to get involved. The city wouldn't let me be a watcher, aloof and apart. If I wanted to stay, I had to expect that she would drag me into the river of her rapture, and her rage. Sooner or later, I knew, I would have to step off the pavement and into the bloody crowd, and put my body on the line.
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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby snowheight » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:57 am

ashley72 wrote:
It occurred to me later that another way to look at this is that every thought is an invitation to shift awareness out of no-mind and into that thought, and then another, and another ... sometimes, when a musing is pleasant, and the state of unconsciousness, is recognized, emerging is like getting up from a warm bed on a cold day or coming out of a lake when you are used to the water and there is a breeze.


Bill,

I'm reading a spiritual adventure story called Shantaram which is set in Bombay, India and for some reason this passage below - reminded me of the post you wrote above...

....I suddenly realized that if I wanted to stay there, in Bombay, the city I'd already fallen in love with, I had to change. I had to get involved. The city wouldn't let me be a watcher, aloof and apart. If I wanted to stay, I had to expect that she would drag me into the river of her rapture, and her rage. Sooner or later, I knew, I would have to step off the pavement and into the bloody crowd, and put my body on the line.


Ash,

Roberts sounds like one interesting dude who has had one really wild ride. Gotta' check that out.

That quote is great. You can feel the excitement, the passion, the aliveness. Being awake ... dieing before you die and realizing there is no death ... this is very very different from a state of physical or even mental or emotional stasis. It is a connection to something immovable and unshakable inside of us, that well of inner-peace which colors any life-experience, no matter how decidedly unpeaceful, which follows recognition of true nature.

Namaste,

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Re: Eckhart Tolle - Sitting On The Park Bench

Postby erict » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:00 am

Thank you for sharing these links.
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