Eckanker: 12/2005 H.I. Letter #3 ... No IFs, ANDs, or BUTs!
- Klemp's hypocritical motto is: Do as I say... Not as I do! Months
later, from this 12/2005 date, Klemp still does Not follow his own
advice or has his editorial staff follow these guidelines
(instructions) either! This, in and of itself, tells volumns about
the lack of character, lack of enlightenment, and lack of follow-
through in this current LEM/Mahanta. The 2nd of the "Questions for
the Master" in the April 2006 Letter of Light will demonstrate this,
again, when it is posted. As a reminder to readers here are Klemp's
statements and my comments.
This is where Klemp talks about NOT USING "Ifs" "Ands" and "Buts"
WITHIN THE ECK COMMUNITY and forgets to follow his own advice in:
the Letter of Light, The Mystic World, or this H.I. Letter! Or,
perhaps Klemp is just all talk and is mentioning this quote from
Kant to sound well read and intelligent like G.W. Bush his hero. The
bigger question is, Why are these words okay for public use and NOT
for Eckists (other than Klemp)? LOL!
[HK] "Next, I need to translate those images into today's language.
That's why much of my writing is simple. It leaves less room for
misinterpreting and makes translating into other languages easier."
[Me] The Shariyats Do Not use "simple" language and they are
the "Holy Books" of Eckankar and are offered to the foreign public.
Is Klemp thinking about simplifying them? It is not so much the
language that HK uses as to the content. Klemp must be reading these
posts for him to be so defensive about this and needing to explain
[HK] "I take care to translate the images from the ECK to human
language as accurately as possible. They flow through directly in a
[Me] How does something "flow" in a "burst?" It would help if Klemp
(the Mahanta) would use the correct choice of words! Perhaps he
should have said that, They "come" through directly in a burst or
that They "appear" or "manifest" directly in a burst. These sound
better, make more sense, and are more accurate!
[HK] "Many are sharing their ideas from the mental arena, and it
uplifts people. I look at the ideas and thoughts of philosophers."
[Me] Really! I though that all of these past ideas and thoughts were
below the consciousness of the current Eck teachings! If the
consciousness of Twitchell is lower that today's Mahanta
Consciousness what about the past thoughts and ideas of non-Masters
or even non-Living (in a physical body) Eck Masters?! What about the
consciousness of the Shariyats?
[HK] "One thing that strikes me about Immanuel Kant was something he
said that acts out an appreciation for life, which shows gratitude
in experssion. He said, no ifs, ands, or buts. By that he meant.
make your statements clean and clear."
[Me] The B.S. meter is starting to rise higher! Question: Why does
Klemp view Kant's opinions so highly? I don't!
[HK] "Suppose one, for example, says to a student, 'Study hard if
you want to make your degree.' Kant says, forget the stuff at the
end. Say just, 'Study hard.'
[Me] I think that the "if" is just giving emphasis and focus to the
point being made... Study hard for that degree. Actually, some
people don't even have to "Study hard." Both comments are simply
opinion and is probably based on past experience and observation.
[HK] "When someone says but, its a nail in the coffin of invention.
A constant stream of contradictions shuts off creativity and a gift
that may be offered. And when someone says but, he's stopped
listening. So be aware when using if. And especially when using but,
because it's limiting. Move straight ahead. It throws a condition
under your feet that is a trip wire."
[Me] Trip wire? Nice military jargon Klemp! Is this keeping it
simple and helping to translate your words into other languages? LOL!
[HK] "This is pretty much for ourselves, because in dealing with
others, you may need to use if, and, or but."
[Me] So, Eckists should Not use "if" in order to give emphasis to a
topic with one another, however, it's okay to use "if" with the
public! And, Eckists should Not use "but" with one another because
Klemp says that it is used with "contradictions" and "shuts off
creativity and a gift that may be offered. However, "but" is okay
for public use!
[HK] "And is better because it doesn't limit and is a building
[Me] So why mention "and" in the first place? Oh, I know! Kant
mentioned "and," thus, HK would have to leave this out of
his "philosophical" quote otherwise. Not too clever!
[HK] Yet, IF someone's trying to make plans for you, then you may
need to say, 'But I don't want to." They have no right to make your
plans." [My caps]
[Me] Notice the "IF" that Klemp just used! For Pete's sake (not you
Peter! LOL!) Klemp can't even get through his own article before
contradicting himself. I guess that nothing applies to him as it
does to everyone else. HK must be above the law! Not really! This
just goes to show how much of a control freak he really is, and, how
much his words can be trusted! They can't! <sigh>
Prometheusp.s. Thanks Mish ... I'll post this from e-mail and get the next Q&A up as soon as possible.
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