The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Volume 64

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New World Library, Sep 27, 1999 - Self-Help - 193 pages
Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, already a word-of-mouth bestseller in Canada, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.
 

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DO NOT READ THIS BOOK... if you're trying to learn how to be happier. Read Meditation for Beginner's by Jack Kornfield and Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana. Both of those will ... Read full review

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I can't take it. The publishers have a downright creepy devotion to Tolle. The author himself sounds condescending and remarkably full of himself. I'll try skimming the dead-tree version. That might let me winnow out the platitudes. Read full review

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Contents

introduction
3
chapter one
11
notes
231
acknowledgments
233
about the author
235
back coverpdf
241
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World-renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle conveys simple wisdom that transcends any particular religion, doctrine, or guru. His #1 NYT bestselling book is a modern classic in the field of personal growth and spirituality; Oprah Winfrey credits The Power of Now with helping her to "get through September 11, 2001" and she featured it on her December 2002 "Oprah's Favorite Things" show. A native of Germany, Eckhart Tolle attended the University of London, and upon graduation went on to become a research scholar and supervisor at Cambridge University. At 29, a profound spiritual awakening virtually dissolved his personal identity and sparked a radical change in the course of his life. It marked the beginning of an intense inward journey and he devoted the next decade to understanding, deepening, and integrating that transformation. For the past ten years, he has acted as a counselor and spiritual guide, facilitating sold-out groups in Europe and North America. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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