This chapter begins by discussing the occurrence of the big bang over fifteen billion years ago in a gigantic explosion and has been expanding ever since. Eckhart explains that the universe is always growing and becoming more complex and differentiated. He goes into how scientists think this drive towards multiplicity may reverse at some point […]
In chapter nine of a “New Earth” Tolle discusses the idea of discovering your inner purpose. As Tolle points out once we have overcome the problem of survival, the issue of meaning and purpose becomes the most important questions we can ask.
Tolle starts Chapter 8 titled “The Discovery Of Inner Space” with an ancient Sufi story. In this story there was a king who was either in a state of extreme happiness or incredible depression. If something good happened to the king he would be overwhelmed with joy. But if even the slightest thing went wrong […]
To open Chapter 7, which is entitled “Finding Who You Truly Are,” author Eckhart Tolle delves into the origins of the phrase “know thyself,” which was inscribed in the shrine at the Oracle at Delphi.
In chapter six of “A New Earth” titled “Breaking Free” Echkart Tolle discusses the idea of how we can break free from the pain body. Tolle suggests that the first step to breaking free is to being aware that we actually have a pain body. When we become alert we will start to notice the […]
In chapter five of “A New Earth” Eckhart Tolle discusses the pain-body. Tolle begins the chapter by suggesting that the body has a mind of its own. The degree that people are trapped by their mind varies from person to person. Some people are able to enjoy periods when they are free from the egoic […]
A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle Chapter by Chapter Summary Chapter 4: Role Playing – The Many Faces Of Ego
Eckhart Tolle begins chapter four “Role-playing: the many faces of the ego” by discussing the roles that people play. Tolle points out that most people are unaware of the roles that they are playing in life in order to have their needs met. Any conceptual sense of the self is ego. That can be either […]
Eckhart Tolle starts chapter 3 titled “The core of Ego” by pointing out that most people identify so completely with the voice in their head that they could be described as being entirely possessed by their mind. Because of this they believe that their thinking mind to be who they truly are. This is described […]
A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle Chapter by Chapter Summary Chapter 2: Ego The Current State of Humanity
Tolle starts Chapter Two: Ego the State of Humanity by pointing that the true nature of everything is essentially unknowable. This includes the rocks, the sea, birds, humans and everything else that exists in the universe. Each of these things has what he calls “unfathomable depths”. If we could see the true nature of these […]
A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle chapter by chapter summary chapter 1: The Flowering Of Human Consciousness
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle provides a framework for making the world a better place to live for all of its inhabitants. It shows how people can let go of the ideas of ego and entitlement and move beyond themselves to live a happier and healthier life. This book has been nothing short of […]