I've started reading this book.. it's my second time around, and it's making much more sense to me this time. The first time through I had no background of eastern philosophy, so it came as quite an awakening. Since then I've done some reading and had a lot of discussions with friends online around these concepts, and I've experienced a lot of changes in perception. I think that's what it is mainly about.. viewing the self and the world around us from a whole new perspective.
If anyone has read the book, or is reading it and would like to discuss any part of it, I would love that. I think it helps a lot to get other view points and learn from others experiences.