3260Darwin Gross Died March 8, 2008
- Mar 24, 2008This is what is posted on ATOM about the death
of Darwin Gross. I thought it would be good to
include it here for eckankar history reference purposes.
March 2008 ATOM Post
Sri Darwin Gross, Teacher
& 972nd Living Master
"The one thing we as human beings must learn is to get
above the astral and mental thoughts and their forces,
and allow the one God to lead us, then we will not be misled.
All the answers to questions the individual might have can
be found at the temple within."
Light is Knowledge by Darwin Gross
To All Our ATOM Friends and Initiates
It is with deep sadness we announce that our Beloved Master,
Sri Darwin Gross, translated from his physical body on Saturday,
March 8th at 10:35 a.m. PST. It is difficult to put into words all
that Darwin (Darji) was, and still is, and what he meant to so
many that look to him for Spiritual guidance and succor. Over
the years his physical body began reflecting the tremendous
Spiritual workload he had taken onnot only for his chelas
(students) but for all Lifehere on this plane and beyond.
Darwin had stated in his Will that no memorial or funeral service
be held. On March 12th his physical body was cremated and his
ashes dispersed in the ocean at Gleneden Beach on the Oregon
Coast. Just afterwards, there were four sea gulls that stood at
attention in a square formation overlooking the spot where the
ashes had been swept away by the thunderous surf.
Even though it is hard for us to see him leave this physical world,
there is no doubt that he had completed his mission here on this
plane and that he also prepared each and every one of us for this
next step. He taught us that our dependency must be on the Inner
Master as the physical body is limitedyet always keeping a
balance between both worlds. His work continues with each of us
on the Inner just as before, along with the Love, Guidance and
Protection of the Inner Master.
All throughout time there has been a Living Master in this unbroken
line of Ancient Masters. It is stated in the writings that the Living
Master is the only one who appoints his successor and that he never
speaks of whom his successor will be until the appropriate time. It
is then that he will pass the Rod of Power to his successor at midnight
on October 22nd. One can delve into the writings and find more
information, but ultimately we must go to the Temple Within to find
all of our answers.
With regard to the outer ATOM works, Darwin's Living Trust provides
that his writings, music and unpublished works shall be held in trust
to carry on his memory and life's work as well as his predecessor's,
Sri Paul Twitchell. The Teachings will continue to be made available
to those who are interested in this most direct path to God and we will
keep everyone apprised of any developments.
Plans that were underway for the ATOM, including outer events, will
continue to unfold for the good of the whole. Beginning next month,
the ATOM Post will be physically mailed to those who do not have
access to the Internet. Until the next Post, we'll close with a song
written by Darwin, "We Never Say Good-bye":
We never say good-bye,
Just so long.
We'll see you next time
Some place, somewhere.
However not so long,
For we're always with you in the dream state,
Always with you wherever you may be
Til we meet once more,
Whether it's on the street
or heaven's door,
I'll be with you
May the Blessings Be!
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