Originally Posted by VinceG
I don't. I'm not even sure you learned anything, this bit about contexts notwithstanding. I'm not even sure you can learn anything. I just said, that if you read eight books, you either learned an awful lot, or you wasted a great deal of time. Even five books is a veritable education.
I've read three of Hawkins' books (one I've read twice, and still munch on a bit). I've also read both Tolle books several times, Nissargadata, ACIM, and all sorts of stuff in between all that, not to mention my translation of the Latin Vulgate, and that now, I'm into Adyashanti. You could easily say I'm self-educated in this stuff, but I will insist that I haven't really
learned a damned thing.
It's not about "learning" anything, but about unlearning everything
. It's about allowing the layers upon layers of beliefs to be peeled away, and allowing for the release the emotions that those beliefs have led to. This is what I understand Hawkins to mean by recontextualization.