Have Chela/Chickens Also Fallen Into Ignorant Bliss & Apathy?
- Hi Mish,
The crew/chelas were punished for Not standing up
to this symbol of Power (KAL) their Captain/LEM. The
Captain was insanely jealous of the attention the bird
was getting. This story, therefore, depicts the ego and
the Passion of Vanity and Power.
Isn't it interesting that HK uses a mythical/fictional
story that shows the origin of an ignorant superstition.
The ECK version of the story is to promote Eckankar's
exclusive theft of the "Sound" Current (Spirit).
On the other hand Eckankar too is a blend of myth
and fiction that fools the ignorant who are seeking
an exclusive (vain) path that leads to an illusionary
bliss and passive attitudes of arrogance via initiation.
However, what has Klemp ever atoned for? Not for
the lies of Twitchell or of Gross or of his own, as well
as, his negative and unloving behaviours! Therefore,
it's business as usual. Klemp is all talk as he continues
to complain of others whether they be old farmers,
ping-pong players (while in the U.S.A.F.), Graham and
Ford, ECK "losers," "fill-in" postal clerks, or H.I.
"Foxes." There are more, of course, but this shows
a pattern were Klemp never takes responsibility for
anything even before joining Eckankar!
So, Joe and other ECKists can mindlessly mimic and
repeat the rantings of Klemp as much as they want.
They still overlook the fact that the foundation of the
Eckankar teachings come from Radhasoami..
including the four types of Karma, having a Living Master,
and the base beliefs (and terminology) in the Sound
Current (aka, Bani, Rushing Wind, Shabd, Life Force,
Holy Spirit, Audible Life Stream, etc.)!
If only these ECK Chickens (from the "henhouse") could
soar above the lies and distortions of Eckankar for a
better view of reality! This will never happen for most of
them. Chela/Chickens flock together as followers... Eagles
are free of the flock (hierarchy) to soar via Self-Mastery
and Spiritual Freedom. In truth, even the H.I. Foxes are
more free than the chela/chickens living in the "henhouse"
Joe Homsey finally has his latest post on Hu-Chat
approved by the moderator Frank Weeden. Yes, Joe
is still being moderated which means his posts have
to be scrutinized by the power "foxes" on Hu-Chat
before they are allowed to be read by the other
The following is Joe's post on Hu-Chat, "The Rime
of the Ancient Mariner": "
>"In one of the best epic poems of modern civilization,CAPTAIN'S ACTION, THEY EVENTUALLY FALL INTO
> Samuel Taylor Coleridge identifies the plight of
> leadership gone awry. In this lengthy tale, Coleridge
> tells us about the albatross, an awkward, not so
> elegant, anything but graceful bird who happens upon
> a ship that has been at sea. The ship has been headed
> "south", and in big trouble. With the mystical assitance
> of the albatross, the ship gets turned around and,
> although still in a fog, the ship is finally headed in the
> right direction and out of immediate peril.
> The ship's crew takes a liking to the albatross and
> provides it with scraps of food. The ship's captain,
> miffed about the attention the albatross is receiving,
> unilaterally decides to kill the albatross and does so
> with an arrow to the innocent bird's heart. The captain
> does his best to rationalize his cowardly act to the ship's
> crew. ALTHOUGH THE CREW INITIALLY PROTESTS THE
IGNORANT BLISS AND APATHY.
>I remember reading "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" when I
> Without the mystical guidance of the albatross, the ship
> eventually begins to have more problems. One by one the
> crew dies till only the captain remains. Coleridge tells us
> in plain simple language that the ship is still being driven
> by the spirit of the albatross, even though it's being done
> so from deep under the sea.
> As the Living ECK Master explains, the directional guidance
> that occurs in this epic tale is best represented by the "Sound"
> as it underlies and drives our outward, day to day activities.
> The silver lining to this tragic tale is that the captain of the ship
> survives the desperate experience, and goes on to live a life of
> re-telling his tale over and over again to anyone who will listen.
> There is probably no greater analogy in literature to describe
> how leadership can falter. And there is probably no greater
> example of how leadership can right the ship and atone for past
> errors." (unquote)
was a kid. I didn't much like the captain for slaying the albatross.
It seemed that he had gone quite mad. I think there is a great
analogy of Klemp being that "mad" captain who has killed the
spiritual growth of his chelas. Considering Klemp's history of
mental problems, I can also understand why Klemp was
attracted to the poem, but it seems his slant on the meaning
of the poem as well as Joe's is as off kelter as the eck teachings
are. The re-telling over and over of the story of the albatross was
the captain's tortorous punishment for his sin of destroying the
albatross. I wonder how Klemp and co. will be like-wised