IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual…
S'està carregant…

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (1999 original; edició 2004)

de Eckhart Tolle (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
6,1261001,202 (3.94)51
To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the beginning of the first chapter we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where one breathes a lighter air, the air of the spiritual. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. The words themselves are the signposts. The book is a guide to spiritual awakening from a man who has emerged as one of this generation's clearest, most inspiring teachers. Eckhart Tolle is not aligned with any particular religion but does what all the great masters have done: shows that the way, the truth, and the light already exist within each of us.… (més)
Membre:eigonzalez
Títol:The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Autors:Eckhart Tolle (Autor)
Informació:New World Library (2004), 236 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

El Poder de l'ara : un camí cap a la realització espiritual de Eckhart Tolle (1999)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 51 mencions

Anglès (93)  Castellà (3)  Francès (2)  Alemany (1)  Neerlandès (1)  Totes les llengües (100)
Es mostren 1-5 de 100 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I've been listening to a podcast recently where this book was briefly discussed and as I've been meaning to read it for years I decided it was time. Fortunately I didn't need to buy it as I found a copy on my wife's bookcase that she was given by a friend many years ago. This book is considered a spiritual classic with Buddhist leanings and often pops up on lists. The core message is that you can remove a lot of your 'problems' by focusing on the now and not worrying about the past or the future.The first chapter is very very good but after that it does get a bit repetitive and a lot of the chapters cover similar ground. The book also contains questions he has been asked along with his answers. While these do work in the main, there are some answers he gives which are not great and there is rarely any counter questions to these weak answers. ( )
  Brian. | Apr 9, 2021 |
Do not presume Tolle's Power of Now is merely pop culture self-help or a shallow new age guru with nothing to offer. In fact, I would go as far as to say The Power of Now ought to be required reading for anyone who considers themselves spiritual. If you read it looking for faults or aspects to disagree with, no doubt, you will find them. Conservative religious people (of any faith) may be put off by his universalistic tone and language. However, if you can get past that and read this book with an open heart desiring to live more closely to God, I think your spiritual life will be deepened and you will be blessed. Overall, the primary truth he teaches resonated with me on a profound level.

With that said, there were 4 aspects of the book that were frustrating:

1. Repetition
Despite explicitly stating his repetitious nature in the introduction, it did feel a bit much. No doubt there's a meditative aspect to repetition, but I would guess the book length was determined more by publishers than by what's necessary. It easily could have been half as long. I would love a 1 or 5 page summary to reference.

2. Misuse of Jesus' word
Tolle does not align exclusively with any religion, although he references the Bible and Buddha most often. As a Christian, I found his interpretations of Jesus' words to sometimes be refreshing and enlightening. However, he also seemed to force his interpretive lens onto Jesus, at times explaining the "real" meaning of his words that were distorted by the writers of the New Testament. To me, this felt presumptuous, reeked of confirmation bias, and misrepresented Jesus. Try not to be hung up by this. The point he trying to make is that the truth he speaks of has a long history - it isn't something he just made up - which is unnecessary for his main point.

3. Style
Most of the book is written in a question and answer format, where Tolle responds to questions he's encountered over the years. To me, it felt disorganized and a little bit "all over the place."

4. Overly individualistic
Although, he touches on relationships, overall his approach to spirituality is highly individualistic. We are communal beings; grace and love are found primarily with others. I wish he had a better balance between solitude and community.

Despite my complaints, there is profound wisdom in this book. Highly recommended for all who wish to enrich their spiritual life. 4.5 stars. ( )
  nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
5 stars for the author's ability to explain with clarity what has always been an ethereal and rather obtuse topic. ( )
  micahammon | Dec 19, 2020 |
We live in the age of affect. Embrace the woo woo. It's not all wrong.

And if you need help embracing the woo woo, skip the text version and go for the audiobook. ( )
  GeorgeHunter | Sep 13, 2020 |
The mind and our ability to think is one of the greatest vanguards against tyranny and evil of all kinds, be it political, intellectual, or spiritual. Therefore, have an abundance of caution, or dare I say, fly with all your might from those who will tell you that the mind is out to enslave you, that the mind is the enemy, and that thought is dangerous. Yet that is the premise of the opening chapter of The Power of Now.

Tolle frames his arguments, for whatever they're worth, in terms of extreme either/or statements. "You are not your mind." Very few people would have said that we were. Most people recognize the common sense notion that we are both mind and body. Likewise, he states that because thoughts can be compulsive and harmful (no argument there), that indicates there is something wrong with thought and the mind itself. That is like saying that cancer proves the body is evil.

Just as groups like the gnostics and Manicheans of the past taught that matter and the body is evil, Tolle goes to the opposite extreme in claiming the mind itself is evil.

He references Descartes' statement, "I think therefore I am." and says this means that Descartes' thought that the only thing in the universe is the mind. This is a gross misinterpretation of Descartes. It is true that the rationalist philosophers placed great emphasis on the power of the mind and innate ideas (something almost universally rejected today), but Descartes was trying to prove that he existed, but he also used this same line of argumentation to prove that others things besides him existed. Descartes' concern was epistemology, not ontology.

All these criticisms are from the first chapter. I stopped listening when, early in the second chapter, he said something to the effect that true love would never want someone to suffer. If by this he means that love would not take pleasure in suffering, that is of course correct. Love is not sadistic. But that is not what he said. The truth is that love is often the cause of our suffering. Consider a stark contrast in Catholicism. The sufferings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, were very great, but they were great because of her love for her son. If she failed to love her son, she would not suffer. If it was Mary rather than Judas (God forbid!) who betrayed Jesus, she, like Judas, would weep only for herself, and not for her son.

The only redeeming factor that takes this book from 1/2 to 1 star is some of the practical meditation techniques, but those can be found in numerous other locations. ( )
  neverstopreading | Aug 9, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 100 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en finès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! - Eckhart Tolle
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
When you say Being, are you talkíng about God? If you are, then why don't you say it?
The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. I use it sometimes, but I do so sparingly. 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 íf 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." The word God has become a closed concept. The moment the word is uttered, a mental image is created, no longer, perhaps, of an old man with a white beard, but still a rnental representation of someone or something outside you, and, yes, almost inevitably a male someone or something. Neither God, nor Being nor any other word can define or explain the ineffable reality behind the word, so the only important question is whether the word is a help or a hindrance in enabling you to experience That toward which it points. Does it point beyond itself to that transcendental reality, or does it lend itself too easily to becoming no more than an idea in your head that you believe in, a mental idol?The word Being explains nothing, but nor does God. Being,however, has the advantage that it is an open concept. It does not reduce the infinite invisible to a finite entity. It is impossible to form a mental image of it. Nobody can claim exclusive possession of Being. It is your very essence, and it is immediately accessible to you as the feeling of your own presence, the realization I am that is prior to I am this or I am that. So it is only a small step from the word Being to the experience of Being.
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (5)

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the beginning of the first chapter we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where one breathes a lighter air, the air of the spiritual. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. The words themselves are the signposts. The book is a guide to spiritual awakening from a man who has emerged as one of this generation's clearest, most inspiring teachers. Eckhart Tolle is not aligned with any particular religion but does what all the great masters have done: shows that the way, the truth, and the light already exist within each of us.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.94)
0.5 7
1 42
1.5 6
2 61
2.5 12
3 156
3.5 33
4 301
4.5 31
5 396

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 156,992,669 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible