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  • 400 pages
  • The Power of Now
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Vietnamese
  • 09 April 2014

10 thoughts on “The Power of Now

  1. Erin Erin says:

    There is no nice way to say this I hated this book with a fiery passion It did not make me feel at peace Rather it made me want to chew off my arm I bet if we asked Eckhart Tolle why I felt that way he'd say that I wasn't really listening to his messageMy problems with the book were as follows First off the tone of the book was extremely condescending Written in a uestionanswer format many of the answers started out with You're not really listening or You don't understand what I'm saying Way to kick someone when they're down dude Secondly I felt that he freuently took philosophy and other spiritual messages and twisted them to fit his needs Basically he wants people to stop thinking so much I get the idea that as a culture we over analyze and whatnot but his message was basically to stop thinking all together Sorry Eckhart but not all of us can wander around for years at a time sleeping on park benches in a state of euphoriaAlso have you seen his picture on the back of the book? He looks like just the sort of guy who is plotting to take over the world He wants us to stop thinking for ourselves so that he can think for usSorry back to reality Basically I didn't feel like this book offered any real direction or advice to those who seek it

  2. Stacy Stacy says:

    Mr Tolle spent two years sitting on park benches and simply living in the moment prior to writing this book I doubt whether I will ever take the time in my life to do such a thing however the suggestion he offers that we all spend a ridiculous amount of time either worrying about the future or dwelling on the past has impacted me in a huge way Until I read this book I never noticed how in sane my mind can make me if I choose to let it Tolle implores the reader to take the reigns of his own mind focus on the beauty and love around him just like we all did when we were children and the world was full of wonder We are still in that same world but our vision has been clouded by meetings appointments paperwork debt clocks ticking deadlines approaching past frustrations and dissapointments the list goes on and on and on if you let it Tolle suggest that we have the power to focus on this very moment as it is the only one we really have The past is past and the future is not here and may not ever come A very enlightening book I highly recomdend it to anyone who would like to improve the uality of this moment of their life

  3. howl of minerva howl of minerva says:

    It would be easy to dismiss this book as a fruit salad of New Age and pseudo buddhist clichés mashed to a fine purée of nonsense and sold as a cure for what ails you in our age of secular alienation In fact that is what it is and that is what I'll do The book opens with what readers of religious texts the erowid archives and Huxley's The Doors of Perception will recognise as a classic mystical experience epiphany or trip One night not long after my twenty ninth birthday I woke up in the early hours with a feeling of absolute dread `Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself there must be two of me the `I' and the `self' that `I' cannot live with Maybe I thought only one of them is real I was so stunned by this strange realization that my mind stopped I was fully conscious but there were no thoughts Then I felt drawn into what seemed like a vortex of energy It was a slow movement at first and then accelerated I was gripped by an intense fear and my body started to shake I heard the words resist nothing as if spoken inside my chest I could feel myself being sucked into a void Tears came into my eyes I got up and walked around the room I recognized the room and yet I knew that I had never truly seen it before Everything was fresh and pristine as if it had just come into existence I picked up things a pencil an empty bottle marveling at the beauty and aliveness of it all After this experience Ulrich Tolle became a vagrant mystic for a period rechristened himself Eckhart presumably after 13th century Christian mystic Meister Eckhart and eventually became a spiritual teacher author and talk show guest with extraordinary success The primary thesis of the book is uite sensible if unshattering We exist only in the present; our past and the future are mental constructs It is a shame that our enjoyment of the present is so often ruined by regrets about the past and worries about the future By being intensely focused on the present we can be content and fulfilled As this doesn't fill 229 pages we are treated to among other things lengthy discourses on the pain body an interesting theory of menstrual flow as a means to enlightenment and the surprising finding that as a member of the human race I carry personal complicity and responsibility for all crimes and genocides of the twentieth century including those carried out before my birth The style is generally chatty though Eckhart occasionally uses a faux dialectic to bring up obvious objections to his line of thought to which he responds with withering scorn One helpful feature is the use of a pause symbol § to indicate points at which you may want to stop reading for a moment become still and feel and experience the truth of what has just been said The text is interspersed with brief analyses of uotations from various religious traditions apparently garnered from many weeks studying fridge magnets §I am glad to have read the book if only to have gained a greater understanding of contemporary popular New Agespiritual literature If this book changed your life please do not attack me but have compassion for my ligatures to mind and pain body which impede my understanding of itThis is unfortunately one of my most liked reviews I'd just like to add that I don't automatically hate all writing on these themes I would warmly recommend Zen Mind Beginner's Mind Shunryu Suzuki The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh and The Courage to Be Tillich among others

  4. Anna Anna says:

    First of all I must say I'm very much into all kinds of self help books as well as new age stuff I'm a believer I read avidly all about OBE reincarnations karma mindfulness meditation practices and I try to make use of what I read in my everyday life So of course I was looking forward to this book especially as it was recommended to me by people whose opinion I valueAnd my oh my wasn't it total deception I made it until about half of the book when I realized I really could take no of this rubbish Mr Tolle preaches his wisdom which is not actually his at all with a condescending I know it all attitude He is the only one enlightened of course We are all only to listen to his truths and follow on a as is basis No thinking of your own is allowed Actually thinking is bad for you so should be used sparingly anyway If you disagree with any of his points he just haughtily replies that you don't understand this cannot be accessed with your mind etc etc He regularly reminds you that you are the one belonging to the horrible human species that kill millions of others I agree with that but I wonder why he thinks of himself as someone who is above those ugly humans? What is he so much of a Being now that his ancestor's sins don't concern him? The next step will be to call him God and bring him your money because it's too materialistic for you anyway And actually it's not a joke when you see how many people aggressively defend his great teachings and attack anyone who does not agree about the incredible spiritual value of this book well does that remind you of something?The basic ideas of this book being in the now not dwelling too much on your past and future not giving too much power to your thoughts are of course all highly relevant But there are plenty of other books delivering the same message in much better style Tolle is repeating the same things over and over again mixing them up with bits and pieces of various religions and teachings All that he had to say could be said in a couple of pages But then again writing a whole book is much better because you get to sell it to a lot of people And although time may be an illusion money for sure isn't ; Do yourself a favour and read something else if you want to learn the power of now A collection of simple meditations made me feel much present and at peace than this boring mumbo jumbo

  5. Kristoffer Kristoffer says:

    There is a point in our lives when we say enough is enough This is what this book is about In one of his greatest works Eckhart Tolle teaches us the real meaning of spirituality He teaches us the importance of the present moment Through the recognition of the ego he makes us aware of how it destroys our lives I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for the real meaning of their lives and to anyone who is sick and tired of the usual thing The first time I encountered this book was when Oprah was introducing her book club selection a new earth I heard her mention this and while I was searching in the online catalog of our school library here in the Philippines I found it available for borrowing So I immediately read it in the course of five days After reading it the first time I understood its message intellectually This was the reason why I didn't apply it in my life But a few days ago I started having panic attacks and I was on the verge of suicide I was so frustrated because I made a wrong decision in shifting my courses here in my school I was so depressed because I didn't really know what I wanted with my life It seems that the world is so full of shit When this became worse I consulted our school counselor However it seems that it is not enough So without any real reason at all I started watching Oprah's videos about A New Earth and I remembered this book I borrowed it again yesterday and just awhile ago I finished reading it Then I began to understand it not on the level of the mind but at the level of the spirit And without incident I became enlightened I am still starting to feel its benefits at this moment I started accepting what is rather than identifying myself with the ego I can't say that I'm happy after reading this book like some self help books would like you to be But I can say that I am at peace because I aware of the workings of the ego and not identified with it So if you've had enough of the madness of this world I definitely recommend this book But don't just understand it apply it

  6. Michael Michael says:

    Also on my bookshelf is a review of Tolle's THE NEW EARTH I read it because of the recommendation from Oprah In that review I said he used 300 pages to say what he could have said in a 10 page essay I read this book because someone I know said it was great I think it's just another bunch of psycho babble bullshit this rich con man threw together Really peopleif you have issues go get help without throwing your money away on this kind of crap No I did not buy itthe book is a loaner that I will eagerly returnThe message in both books in my opinion is exactly the samelive for today This guy is good at taking a cliche wording it 43 different ways and calling it a bookBack in the mid 1960'sa group called 'The Grass Roots' said Live for Today in about three minutes Great songdownload itMichael

  7. Edwin B Edwin B says:

    Upon 2nd reading of this book I realized that any form of negativity I may have in the moment actually reflects a resistance to the present moment a refusal to accept the here and now which is the only realityPrevious to this I had thought that negativity simply is and therefore should simply be noticed and accepted as part of the current reality and not struggled againstTrue negativity shouldn't be railed at nor struggled against but should instead be simply noticed And noticing negativity includes awareness that it involves my resistance to the here and now and my choosing instead to be wrapped up in my thoughts and that there is a liberating alternative that is actually what is true and real

  8. Marcus Knight Marcus Knight says:

    This is an awful awful book Sorry there's no other way of putting it And I can hear people saying already but it makes me feel betterWhatever makes you feel in control I guess But sometimes things which make us feel better aren’t necessarily true or even good for us Tolle and others like him are suarely in the camp of woo as the great Randi would say They promote a watered down and ultimately meaningless new age theology And of course Oprah loves him I expected but he sits right in there with Deepak Chopra as a prime examples of other eually useless anti science hokum I don’t usually torture myself with such media excretionsTolle is kind of cultish Worse he uses scare tactics stating we’re all in some kind of race to obliterate the human ego and the “pain body” before they destroy the earth The ‘ticking clock’ once againhorse manure We are our egos We hold memories of pain for a good reason–to avoid repeating mistakes That's how we evolved from our ape ancestors And all his arguments fall down in exactly the same way as every other new age guru I've ever read with the classic '3 card trick' as a means of argument1 The Higher Level Card ie sorry it's just over your head Sorry but you're just not clever enough to realise Eckhart is cleverer than you because you're on a lower less divinelower psychic vibration level2 The Projection Card ie I know you are but what am I? By criticising Eckhart you are really just criticising yourself because any problem you see in Eckhartthe world at large is just a projection of a problem in yourself3 The Skillful Means Card ie it's all your own fault idiot The most potent card of all It's not abuse; it's not pathetic or ridiculous or wrong; it's a crazy to wise teaching method So when Eckhart calls you an idiot it's not because he's an pompous idiot it's because you have a idiot complex that you need to evolve past and he's here to help you see thatIt's just not healthy to read books like this This dualistic zen style thinking just doesn't hold water in the real world Then there's the Eckhart Tolle “walk of death” Allegedly after listening to Tolle’s Power of Now tapes repeatedly Brianna Wilkins walked miles without warm clothing thinking only of the present moment I’m sure in the middle of winter and”Now” she’s deadHumans are not broken they're mostly just confused We may not know ourselves so well but we’re operating exactly as nature intended We’re greedy competitive with a short attention span seeking instant gratification But we’re also kind long suffering generous wise and empathetic–with the two camps always in conflict within each of us Solutions to human problems will come from realist introspection critical thinking rationality and acknowledging of the darkness eg rationality and less mysticism We can start that process right here right now–with our egos and pain memories intact–not in some future idealised fantasy world Change won’t come overnight but occurs through an evolutionary process That’s what else ticks me off about the Tolle he dresses it up in the conceit of spirituality but actually panders to the very ordinary materialistic drive towards the “uick fix” the effortless “new you” Well you don’t get something for nothing Or much for £10 Apologies if this is ranty but this was a terrible self absorbed arrogant pompous book Avoid

  9. Clumsy Storyteller Clumsy Storyteller says:

    i loved this book so much i'll probably read it again I agree with the author on so many things like the fact that the word “God” is misused and By misuse I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred the infinite vastness behind that word use it with great conviction as if they knew what they are talking about Or they argue against it as if they knew what it is that they are denying This misuse gives rise to absurd beliefs assertions and egoic delusions such as “My or our God is the only true God and your God is false” or Nietzsche’s famous statement “God is dead” and Lots of confusing moments like this “I cannot live with myself any longer” This was the thought that kept repeating itself in my mind Then suddenly I became aware of what a peculiar thought it was “Am I one or two? If I cannot live with myself there must be two of me the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with myself there must be two of me the ‘I’ and the ‘self’ that ‘I’ cannot live with” “Maybe” I thought “only one of them is real

  10. Natali Natali says:

    I passed this book dozens of times in my yoga studio back in 2003 It was so popular and its praises so well sung by my yoga teacher Steve Ross that I thought it must be a bunch of new age mumbo jumbo I didn't want to read it because I thought that it would entail jumping on some Los Angeles hippy bandwagon I opened myself up to Eckhart Tolle after watching him on Oprah's Spirit Channel and I'm so glad that I did This book is really great It contains such simple philosophy that is so hard to practice in our Western society I hate to say something banal like it changed my life but I am really hoping that it did I will definitely be referring back to it often

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About the Author: Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle born Ulrich Leonard Tolle February is a German born writer public speaker and spiritual teacher The New York Times has called him the most popular spiritual author in the nation He is the The Power PDF/EPUB or author of the bestsellers The Power of Now and A New EarthTolle had an unhappy childhood in Germany and Spain His depression reached its peak during early adulthood in Engla.