adding new thing to Ego

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effort
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adding new thing to Ego

Postby effort » Thu May 06, 2010 2:58 pm

i know same topics was in the board but i want to talk about this again.

i was watching to eckhard tolle mombai talk , power of now, first session and he mention this very nice 'there is a danger of adding a new egoistic state in spiritual practice and cultivate it for 20 30 years' and also 'become friend with present moment'.

i think both of the ideas are very critical and hard to avoid.

ps: i know tolle is not very welcomed to giving quotes for some people, also for me!

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Re: adding new thing to Ego

Postby tiltbillings » Thu May 06, 2010 3:03 pm

effort wrote:
i was watching to eckhard tolle mombai talk , power of now, first session and he mention this very nice 'there is a danger of adding a new egoistic state in spiritual practice and cultivate it for 20 30 years' and also 'become friend with present moment'.

He should know.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: adding new thing to Ego

Postby PeterB » Thu May 06, 2010 3:35 pm

Not just 20 or 30 years practice, but the books, the movie, the dvd's, a whole career in fact. The boy's done well.
I hear McDonalds are launching a Tolleburger...the Taste of Now, with pickles and fries.

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Re: adding new thing to Ego

Postby effort » Thu May 06, 2010 3:53 pm

PeterB wrote:I hear McDonalds are launching a Tolleburger...the Taste of Now, with pickles and fries.


the taste of now! a layer on the layer!! like it!

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Re: adding new thing to Ego

Postby m0rl0ck » Thu May 06, 2010 4:33 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
effort wrote:
i was watching to eckhard tolle mombai talk , power of now, first session and he mention this very nice 'there is a danger of adding a new egoistic state in spiritual practice and cultivate it for 20 30 years' and also 'become friend with present moment'.

He should know.


Its not that i know enough about him to necessarily agree, but doggone it, that was funny :jumping:
A monk asked Unmon,
"Not a single thought arises: is there any fault or not?"
Unmon said,
"Mt. Sumeru."
~Case 19, The Book of Equanimity


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