Let's now look at "The Plus Element"
while keeping Klemp's (below) quotes
in mind. This HK excerpt can be found
on page 5 of this same H.I. Letter.
HK: "It is hard to believe that a FEW
Higher Initiates, and even an occasional
RESA, DO NOT Truly Understand what the
ECK Path is all about... Neither can they
comprehend how the ECK works. They are
like LOST SHEEP... they are Poor ECK
ambassadors... People on the LOSER'S
TRACK often take awhile to catch themselves...
Some higher initiates ARE NOT Higher
Initiates at all."
"THE PLUS ELEMENT" - Rev. Harry Klemp,
The Secret of Love, Mahanta Transcripts,
HK: "The patient and the doctor [chiropractor?],
both being ECKists, began talking about the
upcoming seminar. The man [lower initiate]
ask the doctor [Higher Initiate], 'Are you
planning to go to the ECK seminar that's
coming up?' The doctor said, 'Actually I'm
planning to step back from ECK[ankar] for
awhile.' This ECKist [lower initiate] couldn't
understand this--the doctor was a Higher
Initiate. He said, 'Why would a Higher Initiate
stand back from ECK[ankar]?'
ME: Well, there are many reasons for stepping
back. This H.I. (like most), for years, has
probably been donating a lot of time and
money to ECKankar. Sometimes a (mental
health) rest is needed (while still maintaing
that annual membership of course)! I'm
surprised that more H.I.s don't simply say
that they're joining the Contemplative Order!
HK: "The doctor explained, 'When I became
a Fifth Initiate, I thought I would know
everything.' He had been very disappointed
he thought he'd know everything."
ME: IMO the H.I. doctor became more
'disappointed' after reading all of those
special "H.I. Only" books. Plus, once becoming
an H.I. there is more and more training required
for advancement in position. And, this leads
to taking on more responsibility and fulfilling
more expectations of the RESA. This is, especially,
true when one is a "doctor" or other high profile
All religions tent to exploit and promote these
people faster and higher. After all, if the more
intelligent and successful people in society are
members of ECKankar this tends to look good
for the church. HK uses these people (as tools)
to misdirect the focus and hide the things that
HK doesn't want the public to know-- like the
EK Initiations are worthless and that there are
EK Masters living in Temples of Golden Wisdom
HK: "The other initiate wasn't a Higher Initiate,
but had this INCREDIBLE understanding."
ME: Actually, his brain-washing was fresher
as he parroted some EK-speak that we've
all heard before. This wasn't an original
HK: "He said, 'Initiations are like walking
into ever larger rooms where you discover
what you don't know.' This statement took
the doctor aback because he hadn't thought
ME: Come on! He's heard it all before. I'm
surprised that Klemp didn't call this "Golden
Tongued Wisdom!" However, we never do
find out what happened to the doctor, or
if he was just a Fifth. Besides, doesn't life
offer Soul more and more anyway... (a plus
element) without initiations?
Why should HK confine Soul to a room?
Also, this H.I. doctor mastered the lower
plane "rooms," or else he wouldn't have been
promoted to the 5th by Klemp. So why doesn't
Klemp demote these H.I.s and promote (on
the spot) these lower initiates who have such
"incredible understanding?" It doesn't work
that way does it? Instead, HK just wants to
bitch about everything!
HK: "This is truly what life is all about.
Even the ECK Masters find the plus element
in life. ... There is always one more step
to go spiritually."
ME: And that's the "Catch-22" hook (among
others) that Klemp loves to use. But isn't it,
also, interesting that Klemp is once again
demeaning yet another one of his Higher
Initiates. Thus, what relationship do Higher
Initiations have with Higher Consciousness?
THE H.I. LETTER - JUNE 2009
Klemp: "Dear Brothers of the Leaf,"
ME: BTW- Why aren't females (Sisters)
also included? If Soul=Soul then why
shouldn't HK be including female H.I.s
and saying, Dear Brothers & Sisters
of the Leaf? Aren't females included
in the EK Hierarchy? Besides, they do
most of the work!
HK: "This letter contains two parts.
FIRST, a brief refresher for you on
the WHO, WHAT, and WHY of the
Mahanta, the LEM. from The Shariyat-
Ki-Sugmad, Book Two.
SECOND, my latest message to the
RESAs. Here's a chance to read over
'The human form of the Mahanta,
the LEM is ONLY the OUTWARD
manifestation. His REAL FORM is
one with that of the Sugmad, as
he ALWAYS enjoys the bliss of the
divine reality. A TRUE SEEKER, so
long as he cannot realize the form
of the Supreme Being within himself,
should contemplate the human form
of the Mahanta [Klemp] as that of
the Sugmad Itself, and should believe
in and love the true self in this manner'
ME: I think that the key words in
this Astral (Book 2) Shariyat quote
are: 'so long as he cannot realize
the form of the Supreme Being within
himself.' The Catch-22, for Klemp,
is that most True Seekers (H.I.s) are
advanced enough not to need the
Mahanta any longer. This letter is
being used to manipulate and control
these Free Spirits for profit!
HK: "The Mahanta, the LEM does not
depend upon any book or scripture
for his teachings. He is the representative
of the Sugmad and in possession of
the Word' (chapter 11)."
ME: Klemp is a true deceiver! Here,
HK's using a Shariyat quote (EK "scripture")
from a Holy "Book" that states he (the
M/LEM) doesn't depend upon these
"for his teachings" when that is exactly
what he's doing! Amazing! Double talk
and having it both ways are Klemp's
tools to keep EKists confused and
forever in roles of servitude.
HK: "It is hard to believe that a FEW
Higher Initiates, and even an occasional
RESA, DO NOT truly understand what
the ECK path is all about. So WE will
address the spiritual viewpoint on that
issue. WE will also offer a couple of
ideas on how you can be a better leader.
And make your work easier!"
ME: Klemp seems too concerned about
getting more "work" out of his H.I.s
and having his business run smoothly.
However, he's the one who kept promoting
these people (on the inner and outer)
so why's he finally complaining? Money
must be tight! Doesn't this raise a RED
FLAG for ECKists!
HK: "So let us look at the FIRST item.
Some higher initiates ARE NOT Higher
Initiates at all, because they DO NOT
understand the role of the Mahanta,
the LEM and that he is an expression
of the ECK Itself."
ME: But, SOUL is also an expression
of the ECK Itself. SOUL equals SOUL!
Thus, hierarchies, are merely lower
expressions of the ECK while in the
True Reality all SOULS are the same
loving expression/creation of SUGMAD
and Klemp is NOT the outer expression
of the SUGMAD! How obvious is that!
HK: "Neither can they ["a few Higher
Initiates and even an occasional RESA"]
comprehend how the ECK works. They
are like LOST SHEEP. Unlike lost sheep,
however, they can, and do, cause a lot
of harm to themselves and others."
ME: It sounds like Klemp is more concerned
about himself. Where's the love and
compassion, as well as, the All Knowingness
of the Mahanta that he self-promotes?
HK: "One way they do harm is by their
cold, aloof attitude toward plans to
reach people with the ECK teachings.
Again, they tend to ignore new ECKists
at ECK gatherings."
ME: Well, the older long-time H.I.
leaders have been in the trenches
for decades and, thus, have a lot
of experience, and they usually know
the ESC "Guidelines" and are aware
of their local budgets! Some of these
"new" ECKists throw out ideas without
wanting to take ownership/responsibility.
Some haven't had the necessary Arahata
training, or even attend the EWS on
a regular basis, nor do they commit
to a Satsang class! But, basically, H.I.s
are frustrated with Klemp's lack of
leadership and awareness, as well as,
the unjustified slow-down with Initiations!
HK: "[H.I.s and some RESAs] They DO
NOT truly regard them [new ECKists]
as SOUL, which is to say, EQUAL. Instead,
their LENSES see ONLY "Higher" and "lower."
ME: This is called a "Hierarchy!" And Klemp,
early on, established ECKankar as a hierarchy
with a pecking order for the EK chickens
within the EK henhouse (eckankar)!
HK: "NOR are they [these H.I.s and RESAs]
available to SERVE on Vahana Teams, teach
ECK classes, help with ECK center duties,
even privately tell someone about ECK."
ME: Sometimes one is inspired to remain
silent and to listen. Sometimes it is best
to have others ask than to preach. And,
sometimes it is best to talk about higher
spiritual topics, Soul, than to push a
religion that has a required membership
fee and sells dozens of books necessary
for spiritual growth and understanding!
Anyway, we can see that Klemp wants more
work from his trained and experienced H.I.s.
Except, most have served on Vahana Teams,
taught ECK classes, and have helped with
ECK center duties. I've done all of that, and
it gets old and tiring... let the "new" ECKists
do it! Promote them and wave the training
requirements... they can't do any more harm,
especially, with the Mahanta/LEM guiding them
and looking over their shoulder... right!
HK: "In a nutshell, they are poor ECK ambassadors.
What underlies such spiritual torpor?"
ME: Well, many of the long-time H.I.s and
RESAs are older and are tired of the same
old crap coming from the ESC. One, eventually,
would like to retire... like Klemp did in 1981!
Except, Klemp has a nicer retirement plan!
"Writing" books and commenting on other
people's stories (spiritual experiences) and
giving two, yearly, simple-minded talks isn't
much of a job. Klemp's articles aren't very
inspiring either! This one is mean-spirited!
Most H.I.s and RESAs are unpaid (unlike
Klemp). And, there's no spiritual "pay" either!
HK: "Here WE must again emphasize TWO
(1) doing the ECK spiritual exercises
(2) and reading the holy works of ECK,
and especially, in the case of someone
who resists the ECK[ankar] Hierarchical
Structure, The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book
One, chapter 5, 'The Spiritual Hierarchy.'
In fact, it is worth reviewing right now."
ME: However, Klemp already gave us this
Shariyat quote, "The Mahanta, the LEM
Does Not depend upon any book or scripture
for his teachings... (chapter 11)."
HK: "Then also read the next chapter,
chapter 6, 'The Living ECK Master.'
Both chapters deal with more than
just their [my] titles suggest, and both
would be apt recommendations to
ECK initiates who have reservations
about the ECK structure."
ME: These are just empty words and
many H.I.s and RESAs have realized
this over time. This is how a religion
works. It's Bait and Switch!
*HK: "The ECK addresses the consciousness
of people in a region or locality in outer
words and trains of thought they are
most likely to appreciate and comprehend.
All conditions change. For example, the
scope and reach of the ECK message
is greater today than it was during Paul
Twitchell's day. So today's approach must
necessarily be different. Change, change,
ME: And yet, Klemp still uses Twitchell's
lower plane Shariyats and the same old
message from Twitchell's day versus a
new message for "today's approach."
Why doesn't Klemp write two new Shariyats!
Is it because of his own spiritual torpor?
HK: "It is and will forever go on as long as
this physical plane exists. To resist spiritual
changes is to wither away spiritually. People
[H.I.s and RESAs] on the LOSER'S TRACK
often take awhile to catch themselves.
In line with the foregoing, let us also consider
ECK initiates who TREAD ON DANGEROUS
GROUND in a more active way. These PEOPLE
[Souls] promote teachings other than those
of ECK. In The Shariyat, Book One, chapter 5,
'IF he should try to enhance and advance
a teaching of the LOWER ORDER, or ANOTHER
ORDER at the same time he is following the
path of ECK, there will be little unfoldment
ME: Well, if ECKists want to take this quote,
and Klemp's H.I. Letter comments "literally,"
then, these comments aren't addressed to
Female ECKists. Instead, Klemp is writing
to the "Brothers" of the leaf (male leaders)
and this Shariyat quote speaks to male ECKists
HK: "Quickly, on leadership, TWO QUOTES:
Malcolm Forbes, a successful executive,
said, 'Executives who get there and stay
suggest solutions when they present the
problems.' (Teach this to your ECK Leaders.)"
ME: It seems Klemp is more concerned with
making money than with spiritual matters,
or is this one and the same for Klemp?
maybe this is why some H.I.s and RESAs
are fed up with Klemp's overstay as M/LEM!
HK: "Franklin Lundling, a wise lawyer, said,
'Any leader worth following gives credit
easily where credit is due. He DOES NOT
take someone's idea, dress it up and offer
it as his own.' (THIS ONE'S FOR YOU.)" [end]
ME: Well well! Ford Johnson is a wise
lawyer and a former 7th Initiate and RESA!
But, doesn't Klemp take credit for the stories
from ECKists and use them in his books where
he gets 50% royalties? Where is the credit due
I wonder who, "(THIS ONE'S FOR YOU)" is
meant for? Is this Klemp's way of saying
that he "KNOWS" who you are? LOL! These
are empty threats from a clueless, witless,
and negative old man. HK has outlived his
usefulness in keeping ECKists interested
and full-filled. But, why should he complain
about a lack of participation when he's the
one who has encouraged ECKists to go to
the inner and use their imaginations!