PT: Double Talk and Spin
- Hi All,
I thought I'd give some excerpts from Twitchell's
"The Wisdom Notes" from 1970 to show how far
ECKANKAR has come in 37 years.
PT: "Every ECKists must sooner or later think about
his responsibility to the Sugmad, the ECK Master,
and his own family as well as that to the community,
relatives, and neighbors. I am NOT saying that we
must split ourselves a dozen different ways in order
to establish our responsibilities. BUT IF we give ourselves
to the Supreme Diety and accept the greatest
responsibility, that of giving up to ITS will, then we
DO NOT have to think about the other responsibilities.
They will come naturally.
... we can become a social order within society itself.
We can make a way of life for ourselves in which we can
be among our own people in ECK and at the same time
live in the world. We can live with our relatives, friends
and neighbors in the community of our choice, although
society neither approves nor disapproves but accepts us
[ME] And on another note:
PT: "Everyone who is an initiate in ECK is protected by the
ECK Itself. So there should never be a lack of apprehension
in trying to get the word out to the public. There can
sometimes be unplesant moments when someone questions
sharply, but again, IF you DO NOT know the answers tell the
questioner so. There is LITTLE NEED in trying to discuss
something that YOU DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND - LITTLE
NEED for you to have to say, 'I DON'T KNOW BUT I WILL TRY
TO GET THE ANSWER.' Whatever the question might be, SAY
THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE EXPERIENCE IN WHAT IS ASKED
AND LET IT GO AT THAT... Please act as the channel in your
work and in your home QUIETLY and watch the results."
[June 1, 1970 The Wisdom Notes]
PT: "The ECK initiate... He must refuse to live by the laws of
Kal which are the laws of the civilized and social worlds,
established by men which would submit him to a defeated life.
However, with the POWER of ECK contained and in charge of his
life he can enter society with a certain POWER. He knows that
society DOES NOT really PROTECT its members who DO NOT
have their own INDIVIDUAL POWER... He operates on a code of
ethics HE CONSIDERS far superior to the legal structures and
workings of a KAL SOCIAL ORDER...
Man's greatest problem is his ego. this is the illusion which the
Kal sets for him in which he believes nothing is more important
than his opinion and knowledge. It is NOT THE LACK OF
INDIVIDUALISM which man should learn to hold down in the
flauntings of his ego, BUT for his own personal salvation he
should LEARN humility early in life. The longer he puts off
accepting this virture the harder it is for him when the time
comes. The greater will be his discipline when he is forced into
accepting humility as part of his spiritual unfoldment. He must
become pliant and learn to ACT with CONVICTIONS OF HIS OWN
IN ECK, and at the same time ACT with GROUP PSYCHOLOGY in
[ME] It seems Twitchell is encouraging ECKists to "ACT" the part
of being "humble" early on in order to "learn" the role. This is
where the imagination comes in to play! Here's more about
chela losers -
PT: "... we find that those chelas who talk too much often lose
whatever POWER they may possess. The fact that many chelas
want to express themselves and DO NOT know just how to do
it, will bring about a PROBLEM if their EXPERIENCES in Soul Travel
or any other ESOTERIC EXPERIENCE is told too much."
[ME] So, ECKists should keep private their Soul Travel and Esoteric
PT: "... philosophy and religion are merely Psychic Means of studying
one another by the intellect. He learns THERE IS NOTHING SPIRITUAL
ABOUT PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, although he has been told since
birth that his religion is the highest of all and that its founder was the
only saviour in the world... This only means that each religion had its
own founder who was considered, originally, to be the saviour of the
world..." [July 1, 1970 The Wisdom Notes]
[ME] Well, so much for the Mahanta (Saviour and God) and Eckankar,
the RELIGION of...