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Hi Lee, thank you for continuing the discussion. It is an important one.

I am somewhat dismayed that you ascribe to me the feelings and intentions that you do. I wish we could meet face-to-face, so at least you'd know WHO I am and HOW I am to substantiate what you say, or not.

But separately from the discussion about me, I still want to know what you say about Tolle's non-existent answer to people's real suffering from hunger, disease and repression. I am with you (and Eckhart Tolle) on the work that needs to be done internally, but where is Tolle's notions on social justice? They seem to be AWOL. It is good (and important) to talk about what needs to be done within each of us to achieve peace. But is is equally important to understand that until the least of us is strong, we (and that includes you, in person!) are weakened. That is where Tolle falls. He sounds like a non-religious, more sophisticated version of the "North American Personal Prosperity" pushed by many preachers. In these talks, the proposal is that good intentions will be rewarded by prosperity, while blissfully ignoring how much it costs others. (To Tolle's credit he at least avoids pushing "personal prosperity".)

This is where I have a problem with Tolle, and maybe you missed it in my post. I miss Social Justice in his philosophy. He goes only half the way. In addition to peaceful innards, there are social structures that must change.