posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 08:33 AM
Mr. Eckhart Tolle teaches that enlightenment is simply the separation of awareness & thinking. He says that thinking without awareness is the main
dilemma of human existence.
He says we are not our minds. That is the false self he calls the ego. He compares thinking to a tool that should be put away when not in use. We
should not identify with it.
I am a bible believing Christian but I found that his concepts struck a chord with me. I contemplated this with my knowledge of scripture and I came
to the conclusion that the bible has certain passages that seem to corroborate what Eckhart Tolle says.
Look what happens to our real selves when we die according to the bible:
2 Corinthians 5:8
and the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return unto God who gave it.
are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
Now look what happens to the mind:
His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts
there is no contradiction here; the bible is saying we are not our thoughts, just like Eckhart Tolle says. If we are eternal then we are not the
thoughts because our "thoughts perish." The statement is unconditional. What continues is the spirit, i.e. the
I also see the dysfunctional ego and the painbody being alluded to here in this following passage:
For the good which I would
I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I practise. (20) But if what I would not, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which
dwelleth in me. (21) I find then the law, that, to me who would do good, evil is present. (22) For I delight in the law of God after the inward
man: (23) but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is
in my members.
I also suspect the painbody is either the evil spirit referred to in the bible or it is how they influence us; a gateway as