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Beyond the Power of Now: A Guide To, and Beyond, Eckhart Tolles Teachings

L. Ron Gardner

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Paperback. 262 pages. Eckhart Tolle is perhaps the most popular spiritual guru in the world. His books have topped the New York Times Bestseller List, and his core teaching--achievement of liberation via the power of Now--has become the guiding light of the New Age movement. But according to L. Ron Gardner, author of Beyond the Power of Now, there is a problem--a big problem--with Tolles core reaching: Tolle never explains what, exactly, the power of Now is. Is it the same thing as Hindu Shakti or the Buddhist Sambhogkaya or the Christian Holy Spirit Tolle doesnt say. He continually refers to the Bible and Jesus in his book, but, shockingly, never once mentions the Holy Spirit and how it relates to the Power of Now. Gardner makes it clear that the true power of Now is the Holy Spirit, which is the same divine Light-energy as Hindu Shakti and the Buddhist Sambhogakaya. He explains and extols the true power of Now and castigates Tolle for failing to identify and describe it. And most importantly, he provides explicit instructions on how to connect to and channel the true power of Now, Light-energy from above. To some, Eckhart Tolle is a New Age visionary, describing a new earth that can materialize if mankind, en masse, awakens to the power of Now. But according to Gardner, he is simply a histrionic ranter full of empty rhetoric. Throughout this book, Gardner continually points out, from different angles, the folly of Tolles New (or Now) Age chimera and describes the social system that represents mankinds sociopolitical salvation. Beyond Tolles teaching about the power of Now and rhetoric about a new earth, Gardner takes the renowned guru to task on virtually every subject he addresses. Most significantly, he rebuts his arguments that: 1) emotions can be trusted more than thought; 2) time is a mind-created illusion; 3) psychological time is insanity; 4) the present moment is the Now; 5) the inner body is the direct link to the Now; 6) your cells stop aging when you live in the Now; 7) women are spiritually more evolved than men; and 8) animals such as ducks and cats are Zen masters. Eckhart Tolles teachings are replete with erroneous ideas, and L. Ron Gardner exposes the major flaws in his principal arguments while providing readers with integral solutions. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780983618102

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Title: Beyond the Power of Now: A Guide To, and ...

Publisher: L. Ron Gardner

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Eckhart Tolle is the most popular spiritual guru in the world. His books have topped the New York Times Bestseller List, and his core teaching --achievement of liberation via the power of Now -- has become the "guiding light" of the New Age movement.

But according to L. Ron Gardner, author of Beyond the Power of Now, Tolle never explains what, exactly, the power of Now is. Is it the same thing as Hindu Shakti or the Buddhist Sambhogakaya or the Christian Holy Spirit? Tolle doesn't say -- but Gardner does, and unlike Tolle, he explains exactly how to access and channel this Power, or Clear-Light Energy. Moreover, Gardner, an expert in Eastern spiritual philosophy, provides clear descriptions of the Enlightenment process, as opposed to Tolle's fuzzy ones.

To some, Eckhart Tolle is a New Age visionary, describing a "new earth" that can materialize if mankind, en masse, awakens to the power of Now. But according to Gardner, he is simply a histrionic ranter full of empty rhetoric. Throughout this book, Gardner continually points out, from different angles, the folly of Tolle's New (or Now) Age chimera, and describes the social system that represents mankind's sociopolitical salvation.

Beyond Tolle's power of Now teachings and "new earth" rhetoric, Gardner takes the Oprah-approved pop guru to task on virtually every subject he addresses. Most significantly, he rebuts the following Tolle arguments:

1) Emotions can be trusted more than thought. 
2) The human mind is not created.
3) The human mind cannot recognize beauty.
4) Time is mind-created.
5) Psychological time is insanity.
6) The present moment is the Now.
7) The "inner body" is the direct link to the Now.
8) Your cells stop aging when you live in the Now.
9) Women are spiritually more evolved than men.
10) Animal such as cats and ducks are Zen masters.  

In sum, Eckhart Tolle's teachings are replete with erroneous ideas, and L. Ron Gardner not only exposes the major flaws in his principal arguments, but provides integral spiritual teachings that exceed Tolle's in both breadth and depth.

 

About the Author:

I am a mystic-philosopher and spiritual teacher and have authored three books - "Beyond the Power of Now: A Guide to, and Beyond, Eckhart Tolle's Teachings," "Electrical Christianity: A Revolutionary Guide to Jesus' Teachings," and "Kill Jesus: The Shocking Return of the Chosen One." The first two books are nonfiction, while the third is a novel.

When I'm not writing I regularly abide in a state of blissful at-one-ment with the Spirit. Over the past forty years, I have practiced Transcendental Meditation, Self-Realization Fellowship meditation, Buddhist Vipassana Meditation, Zen Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist meditation (Mahamudra and Dzogchen), J. Krishnamuti's "choiceless awareness," Ramana Maharshi's Self-enquiry, Adi Da's radical understanding, Kashmir Shaivist Shaktipat, and hermetic Holy Communion. I now teach my my own method of meditation: Plugged-in Presence.

Because I specialize in sociopolitical philosophy as well as spiritual mysticism, I enjoy mixing in sociopolitical insights with spiritual ones in my books.

I have a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and currently reside in Tijuana, Mexico. Beyond meditation, philosophy, and writing, my interests include working out, tennis, and travel.

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