Eckhart Tolle on Spiritual Realization

Spiritual realization is to see clearly that what I
perceive, experience, think, or feel is ultimately not who I am.

Descartes said: “I think therefore I am” but Sartre noticed that the
part of consciousness that feels “I am” isn’t the same part that thinks.

When
you are aware that you are thinking, that awareness is not part of thinking. It
is a different dimension of consciousness. And it is that awareness that says
“I am.” If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you
are thinking. 

Defining yourself through thought is limiting
yourself.

Thought can at
best point to the truth, but it never
is the truth.

That’s
why Buddhists say “The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon.”

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