Re: Gail's EWN Interview--an excerpt
- Hi Etznab,
It would seem that the completion of the 14th
Initiation and "Full" Mahanta title was done by
Oct. 22, 1983 (ECKANKAR Dogma/Myth).
Of course, this is tied in with Darwin being kicked
to the curb and Not with HK's "spiritual" growth. And,
all of this just goes to show that these two (DG & HK)
were/are pseudo ECK Masters since neither could
"walk the walk" and just get along for the good of the
whole. Klemp's strong DESIRE and ATTACHMENT to
become important and "spiritually" advanced over all
others is connected to his Mahanta title delusion.
Even Marge once told HK, "Why can't you be happy
with just being an ECK Master?"
Yet, Klemp claims that it was Darwin's "impatience"
and "vanity" that "caused them [Order of Vairagi Adepts]
to react to Gross three years too soon." [pgs. 360-361,
Autobiography of a Modern Prophet]
However, Why would Vairagi Adepts "react" and in a
negative manner? Where is the Love and Tolerance?
Also, since the MAHANTA (Gross) was the Leader of
the Order of Vairagi Adepts and Second only to SUGMAD
why would they think that they "Knew" the true Will
of SUGMAD and the Mission that SUGMAD gave to the
Mahanta? If they were allowed to second guess the
Mahanta (Gross) then they could, also, second guess
Also, could it be that the SUGMAD is Not concerned with
"Orders" and groups of Souls and their decision making
process, memberships, and judgments of who or what is
"good" or "bad."
> Can't vouch for the credibility of this Wikipedia entry,
> but I believe that Harold Klemp was not - at a WWS -
> announced as the Mahanta, The Living Eck Master
> until 1984 - and possibly 1983. (I haven't listened to,
> or seen the 1983 WWS so I'm unsure.)
> "Klemp became the ECK master in 1981, but struggled
> for supremacy within the Church with Twitchell's immediate
> successor Darwin Gross, who maintained the title of
> Mahanta (- italicized word) and as such was still Klemp's
> superior. In 1983, amid numerous court challenges and
> other conflicts, Klemp achieved both titles."
> [Based on: Biography section (2nd paragraph) @
> (transcription date: 05/14/06)
> Far as I can tell, Harold became the Mahanta in 1983.
> I suspect it happened some time after Darwin was "let go"
> (whatever) in the summer of that year.
> See what's free at