Is Eckhart Tolle (author of New Earth) a vegetarian?
Does anyone know from an interview or video, whether Eckhart Tolle Author of the book "A new earth" and "Power of Now", Is he a vegetarian or vegan?
I do know that Byron Katie and most spiritual teachers are vegetarians, but was wondering if Eckhart Tolle is vegetarian or not. Thanks in advance!
if he were truly fully enlightened , he would be vegetarian.
I guess He must be a Vegetarian
According to his wife Kim Eng, yes, he eats meat, as he was raised, and it has been a source of differences in their relationship. She came to "accept" it, but as far as I understood, he has not given up meat entirely, Being able to be still and present does not necessarily free one from all cultural conditioning.
Hitler was a vegetarian. Was he enlightened!
thinking that things do not change is the phenomena of bondage to cultural or conceptual thinking. Realized beings come to prepare us for the next coming of a teacher. Many are locked into the images of past teachings and dogma's. The guru's of today are not like the teachers of yesterday. The new guru for Westerners is a Westerner, with western experiences and cultural preferences ( like eating meat).
We must open our minds and free ourselves from frozen concepts to be able to accept the evolved teachings of new teachers. To be in the present moment is to be free of preconception. it is what it is.
Hitler was actually NOT vegetarian you can search for his chef's recipe book with his favorite dishes. Eckhart says in the interview he hasn't read a book about it.
Here in Germany, most historian agree that he was for the most part a vegetarian - especially in the last 8 years of his life. Even before the mid 30s, Hitler mostly ate vegetables, though he ate bird meat...and did occasionally eat liver dumplings. He eventually stopped eating meat altogether. Some maintain - in the U.S. especially - that this was some kind of propaganda message from GÃ¶bbels ministry to disseminate a "vegetarian" picture of Hitler. Indeed, it was just the opposite. GÃ¶bbels, and much of the Nazi upper echelon, tried to conceal this fact - as it seemed to conflict with the image of a strong Aryan.
That said, I think your missing the point about Eckhart Tolle, which to me, is still accurate. What he maintains is that your diet has nothing to do with so-called "spirituality". There are very "spiritual" people who are vegetarians, and there are numerous vegetarians who are not "spiritual" in the least. Same goes with meat eaters. I am personally a vegetarian and (mostly vegan), but would agree that most vegans I know, have no real interest in a spiritual quest.
First, Hitler was not a vegetarian. It’s a well documented fact that he ate meat. Second, you are just repeating what Eckart said in response to avoid answering the question which someone asked him during an interview. Lame. Eckart loses credibility with serious spiritual seekers due to the fact that he eats meat and does not even own up to it properly. He instead uses Hitler as an example of a vegetarian to discredit vegetarians in general. That’s just plain weak and lame. It just registers as detached, out of touch and disingenuous. I lost a lot of respect for him and his message. For many reasons I now confirm his words and message as vacant. Sadhguru is a lot more real and honest.
It is what it is. I accept in the present moment that his message has no real gravity. You need empathy and compassion to understand the full spectrum of spiritual being. He’s 1/2 asleep in my opinion.
Sorry, Impossible to be that numb or uninformed about how the human body, mind and therefore works. You cannot be unconscious and be enlightened at the same time. It’s impossible. Eating animal flesh is very taxing to the human system. It Interferes with reaching or tuning into a higher vibration. Dead decaying flesh is not the same as raw fresh alive fruit or veg. No electricity in dead decaying flesh. Then there is the subject of compassion, empathy and personal responsibility… FUNDAMENTAL and imperative characteristics for anybody who wants to reach any level of enlightenment. Eckhart may have a message to share but he lacks credibility in terms of a spiritual teacher or leader. Sadhguru is the real deal.
So, you’re again confirming what we know. HE WAS NOT A VEGETARIAN!! And, if he ever limited his diet to mostly plants, it was definitely not out of compassion or ethical reasoning. He was a supreme piece if shit, murderer who did not give a rat’s ass about anybody else - animal or human.