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  • prometheus_973
    Dec 18, 2005
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      Hi Mish,

      The problem that many Eckists have, with reading Ford's
      book "Confessions," is that they are fearful of the book and believe
      that words which criticize Eckankar are negative. Therefore, why
      would someone, an Eckist, that is so pure, positive, and spiritual
      <smile> want to expose theirself to negativity? They forget,
      however, that negativity surrounds them and all of us, and that one
      should not deny it exists. Negativity (conflict) is a means to
      personal and spiritual growth... is it not?

      Many current Eckists who have "read" Confessions of a God Seeker
      actually did a speed read because of their fear. They feared that
      doubt would enter their minds and that Eckankar would not be able to
      withstand the scruntiny of truth which they have denied seeing and
      questioning over the years. Therefore, these Eckists (and some
      former Eckists) did a "Paul Twitchell" and skimmed Confessions, but
      did so with a closed or semi-closed mind. People, in general, are
      fearful of change and of having comfortable delusions and
      rationalizations shattered. Eckankar, and religion in general, is
      like having your own private and indestructible "spiritual" security
      blanket. Yours keeps you safe, it's always better than the next
      person's, you are always farther along with a personal relationship
      with the Inner (Whatever), or can see from a higher perspective...
      right?! This is simply how our minds (and egos) work and there are
      those who take advantage of this.

      Paul Twitchell was not unique when we look at history. There are
      thousands and thousands of con men and women doing their own unique
      scam at any given moment! This has always been the case! Some of
      these people even have good intentions, at times, but what they sell
      is what they can see we all want and need. Is it any wonder that
      both financial and spiritual security (peace of mind) is such big
      business!

      Happy Holidays Everyone!

      Prometheus




      mishmisha wrote:
      Hi Leigh,
      Proof of this confusion is readily seen in the posts by eckists on
      the non-official eck chat sites--if you care to check out Chela Chat
      and Hu Chat. They seem to have a problem agreeing about what is
      meant in the teachings! As for karma, eckists, instead of getting
      rid of it, seem to rope more and more of it in, because they feel
      they have to deal with certain situations/relationships instead of
      saying "I pass." LOL!

      Many struggle hanging in unhealthy relationships because they are
      looking for the higher meaning of it all--and try to make something
      work that is too badly broken to begin with. I believe that eckists
      are taught to be delusional more than any other thing and this is
      what they are "learning from the teachings!" LOL!

      Too bad they won't read Ford Johnson's book "Confessions of a God
      Seeker" so that a light bulb might be turned on in their muddled
      minds. It's really sad. This also applies to those former eckists
      who continue to cling to the "truths" they learned in eckankar--they
      still want to believe that they evolved because of those special eck
      teachings!

      The truth is (IMO) that they will not evolve until they let go of
      this delusional eck thinking--and until they accept the fact they
      were duped by the false/deceptive teachings in eckankar, these
      individuals will also continue to operate in a delusional state of
      consciousness and remain stuck, much like the eckists who remain
      trapped in eckankar right now.

      Happy Holidays to you too, and of course to everyone else who
      participates by posting and/or reading here!

      Mish
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