I love the way Tolle mixes Jesus and Universal Wisdom like gin and vermouth. Makes me a little giddy. We need to break the teaching of Jesus out of its religious box and open it up the its mystical teaching, the transcendent teaching that works in everyday life.
That is the problem with the religious translation of the Teaching of Jesus: You can’t make it actually transform your everyday life in the way Tolle’s teaching does. The Mystical Teaching is not a belief or a social religious club, or a membership to the Chosen People.
Judaism is an Ethnic religion. If born to a Jewish mother you are a member, just like being born in America make you a member of America, one of the Chosen. Christanity under the formation of the Church just created a new Chosen People that was open to gentiles who believed in the doctrine. Belief was membership.
But the mystical or transcendent Teaching was ignored because the Transcendent Way is to transcend the need to be special, one transcends the Ego need to be Chosen as God’s people. Again, the Transcendent way takes the religion of the Chosen and moves it another step up the evolutionary ladder of consciousness.
The seeds of the destruction of the Chosen People are in the Teaching of Jesus, but the church cannot water them. To be Chosen requires that you unconsciously divided the world into Right people and Wrong people, and it is this very unconscious division that teaching of Tolle and Jesus transcends.