1379Sifting Through the Lies of PT's Eckankar !
- May 2, 2006Hi All,
Swimming through the lies of Twitchell is worse than swimming with
sharks and getting bit! The problem with trying to sift through the
lies in the Eck(ankar) teachings in order to find "truth" is that
truth and fiction are intertwined. And, even the quality of
these "truths" are questionable. These other sources for "truth"
that Twitchell used are Not necessarily the highest! So, one needs
to be really cautious when sifting through and accepting anything
that Twitchell used in any and all of his books!
Some of the fiction that Twitchell came up with are: the Eck
Initiations; the Eck Masters; the Rod of Eck Power and the Mahanta!
These were all creations for Twitchell's religious scam and new
vocation! Therefore, just look at everything else, in the Eck dogma,
that are tied into these basic lies! Gross and Klemp were fooled
too, at first. However, they soon realized, after taking power as
the LEM/Mahanta, that the Mahanta Consciousness too was a hoax!
Eckankar is a crutch like every other religion out there and,
therefore, Eckists will always be taught to "need" their crutch!
There will never be independence, Self-Mastery, and Spiritual
Freedom for Eckists! The Initiation carrot will always keep them in
the race. Besides, it feels good for Eckists' egos to "know" that
they are the most evolved Souls on all Planes of Consciousness! LOL!
However, I must admit that it is nice to feel safe and secure...
only for REAL! When will the Eck eaglets ever grow the feathers to
leave the nest and soar on their own - Never! If Klemp has his way!
Hi, Kaye and All!
TS has a new post on his BB, 4/30/2006, "Weekly Posting: Response to
Q Whan on Plagiarism and Other Matters" which goes along in part
with this other repost (below) from the Truth Seeker Message Board,
regarding PT's plagiarism of the Buddha quote.
Ford Johnson writes:
"I have maintained in Confessions that I was able to overcome the
charges of plagiarism in my earlier reading of Lane's work because I
too was not so concerned with the source of the statement as long as
it represented the truth--to the degree that the writer saw and
understood that truth. But Paul did not live up to this standard and
that is why the old rationale of looking past the idiosyncrasies of
Paul, lifting the works of others i.e. plagiarism, could no longer
Through uncovering and analyzing his many techniques of distortion
and brainwashing, it became clear that the intentions of this man
were not noble as I had assumed. I had to search into the mysteries
of mythomania (pathological lying) before any reconciling principle
could be found to explain the actions of a person who appeared
sincere and working from the highest principles on the one hand yet
continuously engaged in lying of the most extensive, often
unnecessaary, and obviously refutable type.
So, PAUL GAVE UP HIS RIGHT TO OUR THANKS AND APPRECIATION FOR
BRINGING THIS INFORMATION TO OUR ATTENTION BY USING THE TRUTH TO
OPEN THE DOOR TO OUR CONSCIOUS ACCEPTANCE OF HIM AND HIS WRITINGS
WHILE PLANTING LIES OF SUCH MAGINTUDE THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE
This is the strategy of the 'great lie' about which he was most
familiar and used extensively.
That is why reading Paul has been equated with swimming with sharks.
A lie can pop out at any time to bite, i.e. infect the store of
information that has been allowed into our consciousness as truth."
[end of quote]
Ford further states: "Many now in Eckankar can not bear to read
Confessions. They are simply not prepared to confront information
that they suspect can dislocate their comfortable equilibrium. This
is ego's way of protecting them now because they really can't deal
with truth at this time. They are not willing to go through the
dislocation that truth will foster if they seek a new equilibrium.
While this is the inevitable process of spiritual growth, ego
protects each of us until we are ready to handle the next dose of
truth. That is why a love for, indeed the imperative of truth, is
the most important ingredient in the spiritual unfoldment of the
individual. Some of us are truth-seekers while others are,
temporarily at least, 'gate keepers.'"
It seems to me, that even some former eckists continue to have a
problem with acknowledging the "imperative of truth." They cling to
what they held so dearly in the eck teachings, maintaining that
these were truths they would not have found elsewhere, that Paul
gave them so much, etc. But when in fact, the truths/valuable
lessons were stolen and Paul had just signed his name to them!
Priscus was happy to discover that the "Is it true, is it necessary,
is it kind" quote originated outside of eckankar. He valued it, but
now knowing that it did not from PT or Rebazar or eckankar, he can
let go of another org lie. He says it is wonderful to know this real
I realize it is hard to look at what we once thought was true but is
clearly a lie. Our ego will rationalize to cushion that shock and/or
denial, but the greatest freedom does come from facing truth head-
on, acknowledging it in its entirety. There is no shame in being
duped or deceived, because now we see. Now we know, and we should
say as Priscus did--it's "wonderful!" And we need to share what we
learned with others!
I read this great post on the Truth Seeker site and wanted to share
it with you.
The eck Quote by Buddha: " True, Necessary, Kind"
Thank you for asking where I found the quote by Buddha. I read it on
page 349, in Julian Johnson's book, published 1939, "The Path of the
Masters." Julian Johnson wrote: "A rule laid down by the noble
Buddha is a most excellent one for all men to follow. He (Buddha)
said that if you propose to speak, always ask yourself`is it true,
is it necessary, is it kind?'" I used the quote, attributing it to
Buddha, thinking that Harald might respond somewhat as you have. It
is an often used quote by Eckists, and even the eck singing
vahanas, "The Hindu Kush Mountain Boys Plus One," wrote a song based
on it in the mid 80's and made the quote more popular and attributed
to Eckankar. I did enjoy hearing this group perform on more than one
occasion. I agree that it is a fine quote; however, it has been over-
used in Eckankar when enforcing the Law of Silence, so it is an eck
suppression tool. It's interesting, that at one time, JPT once spoke
of this as being the "art of silence." You may recall that Usually
Skeptical (Nacal) showed how Klemp did not follow this rule himself
in regards to the Postal Worker story. I have been reading Klemp's
latest book, "Those Wonderful ECK Masters," and have noted that
Klemp is now calling some chelas "losers," (found on page 211) so
again it appears that Klemp continues to not apply this rule to
In "Confessions of a God Seeker," Ford explains how Twitchell
plagiarized from "The Path of the Masters," so it is rather evident
that this quote is still another example of something that Twitchell
plagiarized from other sources in creating Eckankar. In moving away
from the eck experience, it does help to sort out what you found
valuable and be able to learn that those "truths" originated else
where, and you can then believe that you might very well have found
them yourself in other sources which attribute them rightfully to
their originator. It is my conclusion, and a helpful one for me, to
realize that it is not necessary to credit and thank Eckankar for
spiritual growth, even though I had an experience there. Eckankar is
not a necessary stepping stone on the spiritual path.
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