Sam Harris interviews Dan Harris, a journalist who is into meditation. Well, it’s not so much of an interview as it is a chance for Harris to preach about his meditation. The blog entry clearly shows this is Harris’s true passion in life. It’s also quite the little gold mine, so I will be extracting some nuggets from this one.
Let’s begin with this interesting quote from Harris:
It’s interesting that you mention Tolle, because when someone asks me for the two-second summary of my new book, I’m often tempted to say, “It’s Eckhart Tolle for smart people”
Since I am not into the guru/New Age scene, I had to google Eckhart Tolle. Here is his home page:
“The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.”
Isn’t this a “deepity?” (as the New Atheists call it)
And here is a YouTube of Eckhart Tolle. As you are watching, remember the Harris quote – when someone asks me for the two-second summary of my new book, I’m often tempted to say, “It’s Eckhart Tolle for smart people”