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“Contemporary Classic...”

A mega-bestseller with millions of copies sold, this beloved book holds the key to ultimate awareness, inner peace & happiness: the present.
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To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us.

A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Topics: Inspirational, Mystical, Spirituality , Love, Meditation, Happiness, and Mindfulness

Published: New World Library on
ISBN: 9781577313113
List price: $15.00
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This is a life changing book. I read it 4 times so far. I truly recognized its power after actually listening to the book read by the author Eckhart Tolle.
You can use this book as the rosetta stone to understanding new age spirituality ....... or you can read it and realize that the road to happiness and inner peace is incredibly short.......... ONE STEP
After 5 or more readings you will see that accepting the core of the book is all it takes. It took me less than 30 seconds to step into the SINGULARITY this book exposes and to emerge achanged. I am ............. now inherently happy, indestructible and content that I am fulfilling my life's purpose. Join me when you're ready! more
Amazing! Couldn't stop highlighting! Could read it again over and over ....more
Made me find my inner peace! more
If you are looking for new perspective, this book is where you will find it. more
It is a must read. It does exactly what the title says, and I found it to be very nice.more
Awesome, simply awesome!more
really changed my reality!more
Very difficult in practice but worth the effort and definitelyworth the read.more
Life changing more
excelente guia espiritualmore
If applied, this book''s central idea, helps to foster life changing qualities. Live in the moment, live in the Power of Now. Mvto/Thank You -Tishamore
Great bookmore
Yes, this is a good book. A good Buddhist book, about achieving enlightenment. About already being enlightened, and recognizing this fact. It’s full of words which take you there, and I found myself writing some of them down in my notebook. However, by the end of the Tolle’s book, I was a bit bored. I was muttering, “Okay, I think I get it already.” The words can sometimes be dry, considering the subject matter is letting go of time entirely and entering a state of cosmic bliss.

My favorite part was the beginning, the story of how Tolle woke up one day, after days of being totally fed up with life, and just leaped into his transformation. And then he tries to explain exactly how to do it, and sometimes this works, but sometimes it’s less effective than being hit on the head with a ping-pong ball.
more
One could quibble, perhaps, with this or that. But when it comes right down to it, it's the simple truth.more
This was a wonderful book that can really transform your way of thinking. It just doesn't happen overnight and takes some practice. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get the best out of life!more
I didn't really get what the fuss was about with this book. It didn't strike me as anything new, and I don't remember what it was about anymore...more
I'm not a huge fan as I think Tolle recycles the wisdom from a lot of other folks. But he can be compelling.more
This is one of the best, and most inspirational, books that I have ever read. If I had to choose a favourite book, this may be it!more
I didn’t find it as easy to read as was stated. Some concepts I totally agreed with, some I argue are wrong and others I didn’t understand. Since I make these judgments from my mind, I suspect I’ll wait a few months and then read it again.more
I think the problem with reading this book was that I read Tolle’s [A New Earth] first. When I got to this book, I knew what he was going to say. He said what I expected. You must learn to live in the present. You must learn to distinguish what is your ego speaking and then look upon your ego as an impediment to living in the “now”. Tolle said this over and over…and over.For someone beginning to learn about Eckhart Tolle’s philosophy (and this is not just his own philosophy, by the way), this may be a good starting point. The book is written in simple language and takes the form of questions and answers. It does try to address different kinds of solutions and has answers for the skeptic. I do know, from hearing Tolle speak on television, that he does not push his philosophy on people and allows people to learn about it from him only when they are ready.For people who say that this book is “too new agey”, I don’t find it that way. There is much about what Tolle speaks with which I agree. There is also, however, quite a bit with which I disagree. The best part of the book, I think, is that it gives readers a new way of handling issues that have occurred or will occur in their lives. If you don’t know anything about “the power of now”, by all means, start learning about it by reading this book.more
This book showed me how to observe my thoughts (my ego) and how to be in the present moment. His teachings are true and by no means a new phenomenon. Tolle just adds to the spiritual readings available. I recommend this book to those who are searching for inner peace.more
Whilst tis book does provide an introduction to mindfulness it doesn't answer some of the fundamental challenges one may face in turning off the mind - and adopts a 'just do it' approach. It's bullish call to action is too much of a blunt instrument for me and further I think the book is really poorly written.more
I understand that many others have learned a lot from this book, and while I don't want to belittle their experiences, I find Tolle's brand of mystical hoohah unenchanting. As far as I can glean, he has absolutely no authority from which to be writing his books, except that he once experienced a great deal of anxiety and has learned how to deal with it. Instead of focusing on practical strategies, he employs a method of constantly pointing to an achievable future (an interesting contradiction with the book's central message of focusing on the "now"): he always says, "You can't understand being; it's too big. But someday, you can." It is helpful to think about how we let our minds obsess over past events and future possibilities, but that is one of the only practical nuggets this book emphasizes, and still, he cites this as more of a conceptual/life lesson than as part of a coherent practice. For people interested in this type of message, I'd recommend all of Thict Nhat Hahn's books; Hahn focuses on practical behaviors and strategies people can use in order to become more mindful throughout their daily lives. Having lived in monasteries since his teenage years, lived in exile for many of his years, opened a center dedicated to mindfulness, and practiced his beliefs for a lifetime, I see him as a much more grounded teacher, one who is putting his publications' reapings to great societal use, rather than personal profit.more
Life changing viewpointsmore
An excellent sleep aid.more
The only moment we have is the present, and staying in the now brings peace and happiness. Dwelling in the past and future is illusionary. Lots of tangents emmenating from this premise.more
It opened my eyes to a new world, it was my introduction to the Budha way of thinking without to break with my old system of thoughts. After this book was easy to understand another books.more
On rereading, this book impresses me more than ever. Tolle has taken common therapy/Buddhist issues and given them life in a nondramatic way. His explication of the pain-body is the best ever and makes that part of human psychology accessible. A must-read for any humans.more
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This is a life changing book. I read it 4 times so far. I truly recognized its power after actually listening to the book read by the author Eckhart Tolle.
You can use this book as the rosetta stone to understanding new age spirituality ....... or you can read it and realize that the road to happiness and inner peace is incredibly short.......... ONE STEP
After 5 or more readings you will see that accepting the core of the book is all it takes. It took me less than 30 seconds to step into the SINGULARITY this book exposes and to emerge achanged. I am ............. now inherently happy, indestructible and content that I am fulfilling my life's purpose. Join me when you're ready! more
Amazing! Couldn't stop highlighting! Could read it again over and over ....more
Made me find my inner peace! more
If you are looking for new perspective, this book is where you will find it. more
It is a must read. It does exactly what the title says, and I found it to be very nice.more
Awesome, simply awesome!more
really changed my reality!more
Very difficult in practice but worth the effort and definitelyworth the read.more
Life changing more
excelente guia espiritualmore
If applied, this book''s central idea, helps to foster life changing qualities. Live in the moment, live in the Power of Now. Mvto/Thank You -Tishamore
Great bookmore
Yes, this is a good book. A good Buddhist book, about achieving enlightenment. About already being enlightened, and recognizing this fact. It’s full of words which take you there, and I found myself writing some of them down in my notebook. However, by the end of the Tolle’s book, I was a bit bored. I was muttering, “Okay, I think I get it already.” The words can sometimes be dry, considering the subject matter is letting go of time entirely and entering a state of cosmic bliss.

My favorite part was the beginning, the story of how Tolle woke up one day, after days of being totally fed up with life, and just leaped into his transformation. And then he tries to explain exactly how to do it, and sometimes this works, but sometimes it’s less effective than being hit on the head with a ping-pong ball.
more
One could quibble, perhaps, with this or that. But when it comes right down to it, it's the simple truth.more
This was a wonderful book that can really transform your way of thinking. It just doesn't happen overnight and takes some practice. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get the best out of life!more
I didn't really get what the fuss was about with this book. It didn't strike me as anything new, and I don't remember what it was about anymore...more
I'm not a huge fan as I think Tolle recycles the wisdom from a lot of other folks. But he can be compelling.more
This is one of the best, and most inspirational, books that I have ever read. If I had to choose a favourite book, this may be it!more
I didn’t find it as easy to read as was stated. Some concepts I totally agreed with, some I argue are wrong and others I didn’t understand. Since I make these judgments from my mind, I suspect I’ll wait a few months and then read it again.more
I think the problem with reading this book was that I read Tolle’s [A New Earth] first. When I got to this book, I knew what he was going to say. He said what I expected. You must learn to live in the present. You must learn to distinguish what is your ego speaking and then look upon your ego as an impediment to living in the “now”. Tolle said this over and over…and over.For someone beginning to learn about Eckhart Tolle’s philosophy (and this is not just his own philosophy, by the way), this may be a good starting point. The book is written in simple language and takes the form of questions and answers. It does try to address different kinds of solutions and has answers for the skeptic. I do know, from hearing Tolle speak on television, that he does not push his philosophy on people and allows people to learn about it from him only when they are ready.For people who say that this book is “too new agey”, I don’t find it that way. There is much about what Tolle speaks with which I agree. There is also, however, quite a bit with which I disagree. The best part of the book, I think, is that it gives readers a new way of handling issues that have occurred or will occur in their lives. If you don’t know anything about “the power of now”, by all means, start learning about it by reading this book.more
This book showed me how to observe my thoughts (my ego) and how to be in the present moment. His teachings are true and by no means a new phenomenon. Tolle just adds to the spiritual readings available. I recommend this book to those who are searching for inner peace.more
Whilst tis book does provide an introduction to mindfulness it doesn't answer some of the fundamental challenges one may face in turning off the mind - and adopts a 'just do it' approach. It's bullish call to action is too much of a blunt instrument for me and further I think the book is really poorly written.more
I understand that many others have learned a lot from this book, and while I don't want to belittle their experiences, I find Tolle's brand of mystical hoohah unenchanting. As far as I can glean, he has absolutely no authority from which to be writing his books, except that he once experienced a great deal of anxiety and has learned how to deal with it. Instead of focusing on practical strategies, he employs a method of constantly pointing to an achievable future (an interesting contradiction with the book's central message of focusing on the "now"): he always says, "You can't understand being; it's too big. But someday, you can." It is helpful to think about how we let our minds obsess over past events and future possibilities, but that is one of the only practical nuggets this book emphasizes, and still, he cites this as more of a conceptual/life lesson than as part of a coherent practice. For people interested in this type of message, I'd recommend all of Thict Nhat Hahn's books; Hahn focuses on practical behaviors and strategies people can use in order to become more mindful throughout their daily lives. Having lived in monasteries since his teenage years, lived in exile for many of his years, opened a center dedicated to mindfulness, and practiced his beliefs for a lifetime, I see him as a much more grounded teacher, one who is putting his publications' reapings to great societal use, rather than personal profit.more
Life changing viewpointsmore
An excellent sleep aid.more
The only moment we have is the present, and staying in the now brings peace and happiness. Dwelling in the past and future is illusionary. Lots of tangents emmenating from this premise.more
It opened my eyes to a new world, it was my introduction to the Budha way of thinking without to break with my old system of thoughts. After this book was easy to understand another books.more
On rereading, this book impresses me more than ever. Tolle has taken common therapy/Buddhist issues and given them life in a nondramatic way. His explication of the pain-body is the best ever and makes that part of human psychology accessible. A must-read for any humans.more
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