Greg_the_poet wrote:I've come across more than a few Buddhists who seem to get quite threatened when you mention the name Eckhart Tolle. They seems to think he's just repakaging Buddhism while pretending to be unique in his method.
At times he DOES sound very Buddhist, but I don't think he's pretending to be anything other than true to his own experience, and I think he does truly care about helping people find there true nature, what we'd call Buddha Nature.
I believe people who scorn at Eckhart Tolle perhaps have some attachment issues towards the Dharma, which isn't very Buddhist in my opinion.
No holds barred discussion on the Buddhadharma. Argue about rebirth, karma, commentarial interpretations etc.
catmoon wrote:He has business sense, yup. And he is not a lama, monk or Buddhist teacher.What I like about him is that he is introducing large numbers of people to Buddhist ideas. Along with his own ideas, that is. I think he serves the Buddhist community quite well, even if it is unintentional.
songhill wrote:Celebrating Saint Nicholas of the Nicolaites (on December 6th) can be a wonderful time. The Nicolaites taught the only way to salvation lay through frequent sexual intercourse.
futerko wrote:songhill wrote:Celebrating Saint Nicholas of the Nicolaites (on December 6th) can be a wonderful time. The Nicolaites taught the only way to salvation lay through frequent sexual intercourse.
Are you saying that Santa comes more than once a year?!?
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