This is an interesting video by Eckhart Tolle. Not all things taught by him are Dharma, I posted their things here because it's good to learn about awareness and mindfulness practices from his modern way of explanation. You'll see me quoting or posting stuff from Eckhart Tolle and other 'new age' teachers. While reading into teachings of Eckhart Tolle and other teachers such as Nisargadatta Maharaj, it's interesting and important to note that he emphasizes alot on the stage of 'I AM', which is a path avoided by Buddha.
Many of Eckhart's students mistake 'I AM' as the absolute true self, whereas in buddhism 'true self' is only a name but does not have inherent existence, and must not deviate from the 3 dharma seals, as the zen saying goes, 'no self is (true) self' - these are major flaws that Buddhist practitioners must avoid. Their realisation of 'enlightenment' is definitely different and definitely far from the Enlightenment Buddha and His disciples attained.
The Buddha taught us the 3 Dharma Seals (Impermanence, No-self and Nirvana) as the 3 fundamentals that all true Dharma teachings must not deviate from. In this era where there are plenty of fake 'gurus' around, it is important that we understand these Dharma Seals in order to differentiate the Jewels from the rest.
Although Eckhart's teachings are not as thorough as Dharma, I certainly like his teaching (I'm actually one of his loyal fans) and will continue looking through them as reference like other self-help and inspiration books. I sincerely wish for Eckhart's continuous breakthrough in his cultivation path, and lead his students towards true liberation. For cultivation wise, I'll follow strictly what the Buddha taught - He already taught everything we need to know, all we need is learn it from the Sangha and then do it. No matter what people claim, no one sees reality as clear as Buddha, the Triple Gems is our only reliable refuge.
This is a nice contribution, I want to share my reflections and experiences too!
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