As Eckhart Tolle says, a true spiritual teacher does not have anything to teach in the conventional sense of the word, does not have anything to give or add to you, such as new information, beliefs, or rules of conduct. The only function of such a teacher is to help you remove that which separates you from the truth of who you already are and what you already know in the depth of your being. Stillness Speaks does exactly that, in the most powerful way. In it, Eckhart Tolle uses words as signposts to point us past the realm of thought, to the fathomless peace that lies beyond. He revives the oldest form of recorded spiritual teachings: the sutras of ancient India.These are sacred aphorisms or short sayings that, because they have arisen from a sublime state of consciousness, have the power to ignite that same state of consciousness in others.