Eckankar: Youth in Eck Letter of Light January 2006 #3
- Questions for the Master... [Notice the use of "BUT" by Klemp]
[Q] "With the growing responsibilities I have as a young adult in
ECK, I find it is becoming harder and harder to deal with the
burdens of stress. How can I work with the Mahanta to cope best
during these challenging times?" --Stressed Out
[Me] If I was the Mahanta I would tell this young Eckist to step
back from the Vahana thing for awhile and to enjoy life and to focus
on their education, relationships, and career goals, and to lighten
up, be happy and not so serious! Talk to your parents about your
feelings of stress. Oh, and to keep doing those Spiritual Exercises
on a daily basis! Gee, I'd make a better Mahanta than Klemp, then
again, many of us would!
[HK] "Dear Stressed Out, Remember the saying 'Cease to cherish
opinions'? It means to give up our ideas as to whether a thing is
right or wrong. Usually stress comes because of the way we think."
[Me] Okay, this proves that Klemp has no empathy for others! It
seems Klemp has a specific message to get out and the "Stressed Out"
question, therefore, becomes irrelevant, except, to use as a decoy
in the "Questions" forum. HK is telling these young people Not to
value their opinions (only Klemp's) and "to give up our (their)
ideas as to whether a thing is right or wrong." [When Klemp
uses "our" he really isn't including himself is he?] However, there
Are things that are Wrong! Being passive is Not participating in
life and in this field of action! It is throwing away any
opportunity for growth! This is either a stupid remark or it is
designed to make these young Eckist into mindless Z-ombies.
[HK] "Remember, too, there's more stress because you can handle more
[Me] That's the problem dummy! Klemp isn't listening or he just
doesn't want to hear this. This young Eckist can't handle the stress
and that's why he or she is writing to Klemp (the Mahanta)! If this
young Eckist would follow my advice they'd be better off than
following Klemp's. This Eckist should step back from the Vahana
thing and talk to the Local Director or Satsang President or even to
the RESA about backing off on some of the other local (or
state/area) responsibilities. Of course, discussing this with their
parents would be nice... if they too weren't as deaf as Klemp!
[HK] "So the situation is that you can handle more, BUT you're not."
[Me] Klemp is soooo unloving and insensitive! HK is trying to push
this young Eckist over the rim. Doesn't Klemp realize that this
Eckist can't handle the stress and is desperate to find a solution!
He is trying to be a good Vahanta and help with the Mahanta's
mission, as he is told, because this will help others to find the
true path (Eck) and spiritual freedom. And, as reward for his
efforts, he'll get those initiations and become God-Realized! LOL!
This young Eckist is crying out for help and there's no one
[HK] "There is a way to ease your burden from your shoulders. Ask
others for advice. It's a good way to get new ideas, and it'll also
get you allies."
[Me] A better way to get the burden off your shoulders for good is
to dump Eckankar. It seemed like the entire world was lifted from my
shoulders when I left! It was Incredible!
So, Klemp is telling this Eckist to "Ask others for advice?" Why
can't Klemp answer him instead of promoting more missionary work to
be done. "It's a good way to get new ideas" is all about Vahana or
missionary work (explorer) isn't it? Sure it is! This is what Klemp
wants to promote. He doesn't care about the stress this young Eckist
or any Eckist is going through in order to jump through those
Initiation and Position (settler) hoops!
And the comment, "it'll get you allies" is all about Initiations!
When the ESC computers spit out a name, after the right amount of
time has passed (longer with each higher initiation), it always
helps to have Higher Initiate "allies" to give you a good
recomendation in order to receive that coveted "pink slip."
[HK] "Our idea about how to deal with a given situation would, no
doubt, be much easier on us. BUT would it be spiritually better?"
[Me] In Klemp's second sentence of his reply he says "to give up our
ideas as to whether a thing is right or wrong" and yet he is now
saying that having "allies" is the right idea in dealing with a
given situation... like stress! Is this the Misery Loves Company
approach? Klemp is still avoiding the real issue that this young
Eckist has which is, "I find it is becoming harder and harder to
deal with the burden of stress." Klemp needs his volunteer army to
sell Eckankar materials and memberships and this is why he doesn't
suggest that this Eckist take a rest from the Vahana work! However,
if Klemp told this Eckist to back-off on his responsibilities for
awhile (which would be the right thing to do) it would also
encourage others "Stressed Out" to do the same!
Klemp's reply to this young "Stressed Out" Eckist shouts out how
selfish and unloving Klemp really is!
[HK] "Trust the Mahanta. Love him with all your heart, BUT let him
handle things. By the way, your question is a good one. It will help
many others who also have a problem dealing with stress."
[Me] If one is having problems with stress it is obvious that the
Mahanta is Not handling things! Unless, of course, the real problem
is always with the Eckists! Eckists are filled with shame and guilt
for Not being clearer channels of the Eck and of the Mahanta...
right? It is never Klemp's fault... Catch-22! Get it?! Probably not!
Anyway, how does this insensitive response of Klemp's help
others "who also have a problem dealing with stress?" Where are the
Spiritual Exercises of Eck ever mentioned? Let's face it, just about
anyone could have done a better job at answering this question than
Klemp! Doesn't this say volumnes as to the validity of his Mahanta
Consciousness! Eckankar is a bad joke and scam gone wild!
Twitchell (that rascal!) is rolling over in his grave with laughter,
Gross is crying because he blew it, and Klemp is laughing all the
way to the bank! LOL! I'm laughing only because I finally saw the
Truth and escaped in time!