4398HK "Sole" LEM/CEO But What About the Coworkers?
- Feb 7, 2009Etznab,
You make some good points. Is this why there're
No "Coworkers with the LEM?" Twitch had the
"Coworker with God" description, and Klemp
added the "Coworker with the Mahanta" description,
but shouldn't physical plane ECKists be "Coworkers"
with their Physical Plane LEM? Apparently Klemp
doesn't want to muddy the legal waters as to who's
in charge. This is, also, why Klemp needed to rid
himself of Darwin because DG was the 14th Plane
Mahanta and spiritually out-ranked him. Besides,
don't all of the ECK Masters work "under" the
current Mahanta. Viola'! Another reason for HK and
his EK Board to drum up additional charges, show
their intolerance, lack of compassion, and kick
Darwin to the curb! Klemp (the narcissist) needed
to be the "sole" Top Dog!
According to some trivia by Darwin
Gross that I read, the Eckankar corpor-
ation articles were amended in the 1980s
(after his ouster). There was this term
called a "corporation sole".
".... (Minnesota was the third corporation
to be denied trustee voting control. It was
formed as a corporation sole, unlike Nevada
and California, both of which were governed
by majority vote of trustees, prior to being
amended by Klemp.)"
Here is a link for "corporation sole"
The first paragraph reads:
"In English Law, a corporation sole is a
legal entity consisting of a single ('sole')
incorporated office, occupied by a single
('sole') man or woman. This allows a corp-
oration (usually a religious corporation)
to pass vertically in time from one office
holder to the next successor-in-office,
giving the position legal continuity with
each subsequent office holder having iden-
tical powers to his predecessor."
Whatever the correct legal definition
for the name "Eckankar", the status today,
(especially if a "corporation sole") maybe
this entity is not controlled by every one
of the countless members, but is controlled
more by one, or a few, persons.
I don't know how fair to hold non-voting
members responsible for the actions and the
official decisions made by those who are in
charge and who "own" the purse strings. This
"Eckankar" may not be the same as everybody
else's "Eckankar" if you consider "Eckankar"
to be ONE's own personal path & relationship
evolving with higher awareness, "God", etc.
Although the Sanskrit "EK" or "One" may
be a root of the word "Eckankar", I doubt
that "One" can become the "sole" privilege
of a corporate, religious, or organization
entity to the exclusion of any other "soul"
and the person truly working with "God".
In other words, "coworker with "God" may
not equate to coworker with an organization
headed by one, or a few persons. IMO.
I'd like to know how the idea of "one"
managed to escape a modern-day definition
of Eckankar. Who is the authority on the
etymology of this word if it is true that
Nanak was aware of and coined the similar,
earlier version? ("EK ONKAR")
It's probably just me, but if one is
going to define a word meaning "co-worker
with God" then one should be able to show
how, exactly, that is indicated with the
word "Eckankar". Especially if really this
is such an ancient concept. People chose
their words carefully when naming things
in the past, IMO, and names were not so
arbitrary as to amount to symbols picked
at random and tagged with whatever meaning
a person saw fit. The older the word, the
greater the chance that every single letter
had significant meaning, I would suspect.
As is the case basically today, people are
generally ignorant about the history and
the etymology of words. They haven't so
much a clue how the words came about and
why particular symbols were used. The bad
news about this is that it encourages the
invention of one meaning after another. I
believe that even "Eckankar" has been de-
fined with a number of different words &
carried a number of different meanings. I
believe this proves my point that sometimes
people don't even know what really they are
talking about, but simply parroting words
and accepting the meanings given to them
by others. Soon as a speaker changes the
word and / or meaning, the parrot begins
to echo the same.
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