This is Harold Klemp's [HK] 1983 Personal
& Confidential Letter to Darwin Gross [DG]
with Gross' response.
Klemp is discrediting Darwin's validity as an ECK
Master due to and regarding DG's past conduct.
However, one wonders the timeline of the misconduct
since Klemp was initiated by Gross, as LEM, on Oct. 22,
1981. When, then, did Gross become a "Black Magician?"
BTW- Gross' responses, to HK's comments, are
written, as notations, on various parts of the Letter
including the margins and with an ink pen versus a
ballpoint. This factor, along with DG's handwriting
style, has caused me to make educated/logical guesses
(in some cases) as to the exact word DG is using in
his reply. However, I also look at the context of Klemp's
remarks (overall) in order to determine the context of
Also, I am putting into CAPS everything that Darwin
Gross, (DG), has "UNDERLINED" or "CIRCLED" in
These seem to be key points that Gross is reacting
to. The (below) beginning comments were written
by DG at the top of HK's letter.
Note: "EK A Universal Teaching" was printed on the
bottom of the first page of Klemp's letter.
[DG]: It is my belief that all this ruckus was based on ill
suspicion by you, Harold and passed on to the Board and
8th's as a power play when all was necessary was to talk
about it for you know within your own heart you have
harbored ill feelings which I would have gladly aided you
had you asked.
[HK]: "Personal and Confidential September 15, 1983
P.O. Box 837
Corvallis, Oregon 97339
Dear Darwin, As the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master,
it is my duty to write you with regard to actions you
have taken which are CONTRAY TO THE TENETS
[HK]: and doctrine of the sacred teachings
of Eckankar and which are not in the best
interests of the chelas. As the Shariyat-Ki-
[DG]: I've bent over backwards to help you, you nor the Board
asked 1 question.
[HK]: The Divine Dreamer sends out Its dreams to man via
The Mahanta, the Living Eck Master
. (Book II, p.7)
[DG]: P.T. is the Mahanta to 1,000 years yet.
the Sugmad takes control of all life through ITS
counterparts such as the Eck, the Lords, Rulers, and
Governors, of each plane, and the Eck Masters of the
Vairagi, and those beings who are co-workers of ITSELF.
All these work through and with the Mahanta, the Living
[HK]: Your ACTIONS have circumvented my spiritual authority.
The communications you have instigated with the membership
have been needlessly creating DISHARMONY and have been
MISLEADING. You would not tolerate such activity during
your Mastership and I have a similar responsibility `to defend
the works of Eck and the chelas who have put their interest in
Eck.' (From your June 1972 Wisdom Notes and the Shariyat-
Ki-Sugmad, Book I, p.101)
[DG]: What actions? I have been quiet & secluded until
you removed my secretary using. The accusations here are
H.K.'s not wishing to tell the truth.
[HK]: You should clearly understand the CONFLICT you
are generating within some chelas. The Shariyat I states,
`NEITHER CAN ANYONE FOLLOW TWO OR MORE
MASTERS AT THE SAME TIME.' (p.82) This is why it
is so often repeated in the ECK teachings that the Living
Eck Master, the holder of the Rod of Power, the Mahanta,
is the final arbiter on all matters physical and spiritual
regarding the Eck teachings. Again, from the Shariyat I:
[DG]: I'm of the mind you and the Board did this. This
is a misquote. It is up to the individual which EK master
he looks to.
the Eckist finds there is only ONE MAHANTA
WITHIN EACH LIFETIME
[DG]: Which was established in Paul Twitchell for all time.
[HK]: of every Soul spent within the universe. All other Eck
Masters in the Order of the Vairagi, the Brotherhood of Eck
Masters, are know as the Maharaj.
Every Maharaj is subordinate to the Living Eck Master no
matter whom he might be, for the Mahanta holds the ECK
Rod of Power
The Mahanta holds this Rod of Power until
he is translated into an esoteric
[DG]: Harold, Please Re-read the Book 2 (S-K) of the Ninth
for you were assisting.
[HK]: position within the Order of the Vairagi somewhere
within the universes as a spiritual worker or greater importance.
Then he, too, is a member of this hierarchy where before he
was the head of it and responsible directly to the Sugmad.
The Maharajs are know as the Silent Ones
[DG]: Start issuing out the succor and get on with the Spiritual,
*[ME]: I Cannot find this quote about the "MAHARAJS, the
SILENT ONES" in my Shariyat 1&2 anywhere! Klemp must
have edited this out! Klemp's Eckankar Lexicon states:
MAHARAJ - THE BROTHERHOOD OF ECK MASTERS, SUBORDINATE
TO THE MAHANTA, THE LIVING ECK MASTER WHO HOLDS
THE ROD OF ECK POWER (pg.131).
How can members of the BROTHERHOOD of ECK MASTERS
(Order of Vairagi) be the NINE `SILENT ONES!' See, this is
more proof of Twitchell's made-up religion and scam, and of
Klemp's cover-up by Re-editing Twitchell's works!
[HK]: I am not unaware that `having attained the stature of the
Eck Master, it is found that there yet lies beyond, higher and
even higher stages of spiritual evolution.' (Shariyat II, p.75)
But, `the Eck Masters live mainly in seclusion' (Shariyat II,
[DG]: That is each EK Master's Decision.
[HK]: `All the Masters of Eckankar generally live in a RETREAT
or inaccessible places,
[DG]: You kicked me out of mine and cancelled my Life
[HK]: or, if in the Western countries, every effort is made to
conceal their identity. Their presence is universal; in India,
Tibet, Egypt, China, Lebanon, Cyprus, Hungary, and other
nations of the world.
However, THERE IS ONLY one Mahanta, the Living
ECK Master, WHO HAS CHARGE OVER ALL
(Shariyat II, p.77)
[DG] Not in the Spiritual Planes! Sorry, the Sugmad has it.
You want me to lie, huh?! No way
[HK]: It is meant for the Living Eck Master, THE MAHANTA,
TO HAVE THE LAST WORD IN THE RUNNING OF THE
PHYSICAL ORGANIZATION OF ECKANKAR.
[DG]: P.T. Spiritually. This is up to the Board Not L.E.M.
*[ME]: As I see it this is the chief flaw with Darwin's whole
perspective, AND which Klemp took advantage of and corrected!
The Top Dog Mahanta s/b the sole authority over everything
Eckankar and Darwin should have seen this! LOL! The tenure
of the Board of Eckankar members is (now) for a one year
period, however, they can be replaced at any given time, and
for whatever reason, by the LEM/Mahanta. The votes and input
by the BOARD are at the pleasure of the LEM/Mahanta and
can be rejected at anytime, for any reason, or for no reason!
[HK]: You should know as well as I that this authority IS
BESTOWED FOR DEEPLY SPIRITUAL REASONS, and
not for personal or material factors.
[DG]: Not true.
[HK]: No other past Eck Master in Eckankar's history has
SOUGHT TO EXERT CONTROL OVER THE PHYSICAL
VEHICLE OF THE SACRED TEACHING PAST HIS TIME.
[DG]: This is not true.
[HK]: The rumors and negative gossip are not emanating from
the direction of the Eckankar Office. If you are concerned
about such gossip and rumors perhaps you should take note of
your previous teaching:
[DG]: What about yours & the phone calls? and other statements
made of me which where false & defamatory from you & the
new Board of trustees.
`By involving themselves in such gossip, Eckists are taking
on karmic ties with the individuals they are judging and they
may be sorry they started it.' (your May/June 1980 Mystic
World article entitled "Criticizing Others")
As you further wrote in that same article,
`I have written personal letters to certain individuals asking
them to stop their bickering and work together harmoniously
in their communities and they don't seem to realize the hard-
ships they are creating by ignoring the requests of the Living
[DG]: Come on, Harold Let's work together!
[HK]: My letter to the membership and other communications
from the office have been healing in nature your actions have
not been so.
[DG]: Not true. My H.I. & personal mail stops at the EK office.
You need to talk and look for yourself in the Physical world
of the much unrest amongst the membership.
[HK]: As the physical and spiritual leader of Eckankar,
I AM THE ONE WHO DECIDES WHAT COMMUNICATIONS
ARE MAILED TO THE CHELAS AND TO THE PUBLIC
FROM ECKANKAR not a past Eck master. This is consistent
entirely with my role and the role of the Living Eck Master
[DG]: This is not true for I have a Spiritual and Physical
Responsibility to many initiates in ECKANKAR. Also Stop
Editing my articles Please. It is only truth of the Boards action
that I wished to let the membership know of. This is our
*[ME]: My reply to Klemp: The only "throughout time" began
with Twitchell. HK bought into the LIE with the rest of us,
however, at some point-in-time he discovered the truth which
he has kept hidden as he became more powerful and, thus, HK
perpetuates the LIE of Eckankar even further for his own benefit
[HK]: Eckankar doctrine is something which falls EXCLUSIVELY
UNDER MY JURISDICTION, TO USE LANGUAGE YOUR LAWYER
[DG]: Not true. This is a free world where free speech and
movement is regarded highly.
[HK]: Neither he, or any judge, or any past Living Eck Master,
has any authority in the area. Rebazar Tarzs does not need a
special mailing to communicat with Eck chelas, nor does
Yaubl Sacabi, Fubbi Quantz, or Peddar Zaskq. They understand
their role to assist me in the work that needs to be done.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO WRITE A FOUR-PAGE
LETTER TO CHELAS ATTEMPTING TO JUSTIFY YOUR
ACTIONS. An Eck master has no trouble spiritually with those
in his charge.
[DG]: Only to let the truth be known. What did I do wrong?
Four authors is in true if edited Word only. Please read them.
*[ME]: My reply to Klemp: Why Does Klemp, himself, STILL
Need OUTER mailings or OUTER Trainings, Guidelines,
Discourses, Member Only Books, Rules, Newsletters, etc. for
the Mahanta Klemp to communicate with his Chelas? He says
REBAZAR doesn't need mailings and, therefore, Gross shouldn't
need mailings to communicate! HK doesn't practice what he
preaches does he! He talks the talk, but can't walk the walk
himself because HK (the Mahanta) IS A FRAUD! Imagination
& Dreams are common and universal with everyone in the world
and the Religions take advantage of these facts! After 25 years,
Due to his layering of lies, HK is even lower, in consciousness,
than when he began! Just look at the CON of these other Modern
Day Godmen!!! ECKists need to Shift their perspective in order
to see the Truth "behind the curtain" of their own religion too!
[HK]: At this point, Darwin, you have shown that you do not
know of the doctrinal rules of the Living Eck Master and prior
Living Eck Masters. These prior Living Eck Masters are working
quietly and harmoniously behind the scenes.
[DG]: I do Know of The Doctrinal Rules of ECK. This is
why I have been quiet!!!
*[ME]: Klemp continues the delusion/illusion and scam
by stating that there were "prior" LEMs versus only PT
[HK]: I leave open the possibility that this matter will heal
and that you once again can handle the responsibilities
involved with the assisting me, the Mahanta, the Living Eck
[DG]: You do not decide how or what I do with my life. DG
I had stepped aside 2 years ago with Full Awareness of my
Responsibilities to the L.E.M. I have not, Nor Planned to split
the membership as I stated in a letter to the Board, I Joined
hands with you (H.K.) to resolved this misunderstanding and
you Refused to Join me in this attempt to stop all the rumors.
All I have asked for is The Truth to be quoted and the Life Time
Agreement Between ECKANKAR and Sri Darwin Gross Ful
Filled. However, the Board Knows No Human decency nor
Ethics as we have put forth to the World in EK. What you do
to me you do to Sri Paul Twitchell and all of the EK Masters-
including yourself. I've always been ready to sit down and
work out any differences between us. Please let us help those
who need help. DG
*[ME]: Once again, Gross makes the mistake of giving the
ECKANKAR Board of Officers and Trustees too much
power. Klemp quickly corrected this flaw! After all, how
can anyone have authority over the 14th circle Mahanta!!!