PDF Drive is your search engine for PDF files. As of today we have 78,, eBooks for you to download for free. No annoying ads, no download limits, enjoy . Eckhart Tolle So whenever you feel inner peace arising as you listen, the book chapter contains the essence of the entire book and may be all that some. Eckhart Tolle. A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. CONTENTS. Preface xiii. Foreword xvii. Acknowledgments xxiii. Introduction 1. The Origin of This Book 1.
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ECKHART TOLLE. A NEW EARTH. Awakening to This book's main purpose is not to add new information or beliefs to your mind or to try to convince you of. In The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle shared the enlightenment he experienced after a startling personal transformation. This companion book extracts the. Can a person be awakened spiritually by a book? Yes, if three That is why such a book can be read again and again and An essay by Eckhart Tolle, author.
So you have to be able to step into the dimension of no thought for thought to become empowered and that means being fully present. Even so-called ideal situations have their limitations. There is a lack of expectation that the other person should fulfill you or make you happy. Without that demand, there is an openness where you can simply enjoy the other and accept the limitations. Every human being in the human form has limitations. You can marry the Buddha, and after a few months you will find on the human form the Buddha, too, has his limitations.
There may be things that the mind reacts to and irritates you about the Buddha. So, can you look at your partner and not think? Two conscious beings realize that the essence of the relationship is the space in it. Even when there is an egoic overlay, it is not too dense or heavy for you to sense the essence underneath it.
You often talk about the consciousness of animals in your writings. Do you consider animals to have a higher level of awareness than human beings? Not higher but, I sometimes say animals are closer to God than humans. They are closer to the source. The humans are more lost in the mind forms. Being is more obscured to the human because of the overlay of ego and mental formation.
The animals are at a level prior to thinking.
The animals certainly like to be close to humans, especially as humans go through the shift in consciousness. Is there an element of faith that even from personal tragedy, some good will come? Yes, when forms begin to crumble — whether the physical form, some external form, your life situation, relationships, whatever — there is always an opportunity for great deepening.
By deepening I mean the arising of who you are beyond form. Sometimes people need to experience great loss to really be driven deeper. When great loss happens—deaths close to you or your own approaching death — this is an opportunity for stepping completely out of identification with form and realizing the essence of who you are, or that the essence of anyone who is suffering or dying is beyond death. Compassion has two aspects to it.
When you see around you the human form suffering or dissolving, you have empathy on the human level. You share the suffering because it has to do with the fleetingness of form. But on the being level, you realize that who you are in essence is beyond form, and who this other person is, in essence, is beyond form.
Then, you look upon the other human being and the suffering and you may cry, but underneath it there is a peace and a power. That peace and power is also the aspect that sometimes brings healing. It may heal the form, or it may heal the other person in the sense of the other person getting in touch with their deeper level. That is the most important healing—realizing who you are.
When people call, we remind them of the truth of who they really are. We point them back to that untouched essence of God consciousness within them. You said during the Webcast with Oprah: It is here to make you conscious. If people believe the world is here to satisfy them, whenever they begin to encounter their limitations, they become unhappy again. So the important thing to realize is the world is not here to make me happy.
Your teachings are contributing to a global shift in consciousness. How do you perceive what is occurring? It takes a while before it filters through to the economic, political and social structures. The tendency is for people who run those structures to be still completely identified with the ego.
So maybe it will take a while before it reaches the politicians, but you never know. Does the fact that this awakening is occurring convey a sense of hope for the world? The question is, does the old consciousness need to carry on until it actually brings about its own downfall through chaos and collapse?
For this companion volume to A New Earth , I selected passages from the original book that felt particularly suitable for inspirational or meditative reading. For this reason I do not recommend that you read this book straight through from cover to cover.
It would be far more beneficial to read, at the most, one chapter at a time, stopping at and perhaps rereading whatever passages elicit an inner response. Then let the words sink in and sense the truth to which they point, which is, of course, already within you.
It can also be helpful to open the book at random occasionally, read one page or just one passage and let the words point the way to that dimension deep within that is beyond words, beyond thought. The truth to which the words point, the timeless dimension of consciousness, cannot be arrived at through discursive thought and conceptual understanding.
This book is not a condensed version of A New Earth. Although it contains some of the most powerful pointers from the original book, there is relatively little here about the ego and nothing about the pain-body.
Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. You have already understood the basic mechanics of the unconscious state: The problems of the mind cannot be solved on the level of the mind.
It feels vulnerable and threatened and so lives in a state of fear and want.
Once this has happened, the last thing they want is to become free of them; that would mean a loss of self. There can be a great deal of unconscious ego investment in pain and suffering. So once you recognize the root of unconsciousness as identification with the mind, which of course includes the emotions, you step out of it.
You become present. The mind in itself is not dysfunctional. It is a wonderful tool. It then becomes the egoic mind and takes over your whole life. To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be.
The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Which of course, both are illusions.
The eternal present is the space within which your whole life unfolds, the one factor that remains constant. The more you are focused on time —past and future —the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.
Why is it the most precious thing? Firstly, because it is the only thing. Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. Secondly, the Now is the only point that can take you beyond the limited confines of the mind. It is your only point of access into the timeless and formless realm of Being. Since ancient times, spiritual masters of all traditions have pointed to the Now as the key to the spiritual dimension.
Through self-observation, more presence comes into your life automatically. Watch the thought, feel the emotion, observe the reaction. The moment you realize you are not present, you are present. Thus, no greater obstacle to God than time.
Ignore your life situation for a while and pay attention to your life. You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the now.
Your life situation exists in time.
Your life is now Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real. Hope is what keeps you going, but hope keeps you focused on the future. Focus your attention on the Now and tell me what problem you have at this moment. As there are no problems in the now, there is no fear either. This is a book to be revisited again and again — and each time you do, you gain new depth and meaning.
The book makes me aware that every moment of my life is a miracle.
This is absolutely true, whether I realize it or not. And The Power of Now, over and over, shows me how to realize it. This summary is not intended as a replacement for the original book and all quotes are credited to the above-mentioned author and publisher. Skip to content Books Blog Articles Contact.
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