A Reader posted a review at 2011-09-18 11:19:51.
There's some good advice here somewhere, but its buried under layers of fluffy words. The advice when you can dig through the layers is really good. But patience, sadly, is not the virtue of many people.
The one thing that bothered me the most about the book is the hypocrisy of the author. He keeps contradicting the very advice he gives. Several points:
1)He talks about how ego is self-destructive, but the book is all about the "I", "Me", "Myself" (How I acheived enlightenment, what "I" did, how "I" advice people and so on).
2) He says how the ego wants to be important by claiming to know successful people and he brings up Stephen Hawking.
3) He talks about how thoughts and words are not condusive and his book is all about words - "Ego", "Pain-body", "Presence", "Now" etc.
4) The worse thing for me personally was one of the sentences, "If the book is not getting through to you, then maybe you are not ready". Which is simply, if you don't like the book, then you don't get it - which is the most plain type of blackmail that there is.
I so much wanted to like this book, because I am one of the firm believers of living in the moment, but by the time I got to the real advice, I was really tired..