Johnny Dangerous wrote:
For starters read that - it's not long- and think about the implications regarding this claim of "Being" as the highest reality.
Thanks Johnny, That was a great read.
Watch this video http://youtu.be/gHupKiA1iCo
when you get a chance its close to two hours long but full of pure gold.
Once you familiarise yourself with Tolle's language, which I understand can be a barrier for some especially if English is a second language, I'm certain you will find his teachings in line with the Buddha's. Tolle has helped me along with studying sutras, attending meditation retreats and practicing the 8-fold path on a daily basis.
We all have different accumulated karma but there is only one cure. The medicine can come in different forms and may on the gross level seem completley different, but once we penetrate the seemingly impenetrible shell of ignorance, if just for an instance, and experience real peace only then does it become real to us.
If you are truly opposed to Tolle then look very close at Tolle's work, and make up your own mind whether you would like to include his teachings in your practice or not. His work has been so beneficial to my practice and I am filled with nothing but gratitude, it is natural for one to want to share this with others.
I truly believe that when one finds a meditation technique that works for them to stick with it until they reach the final goal, but do not deny listening to accomplished masters just because they are from a tradition outside of your own. This would just seem unwise to me.