Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Marman's Real Master is RUMI Not Klemp!
From what I can gather, Rumi's teacher was an Eck Master
(and is still mentioned as one in the current Eckankar dictionary).
Paul Twitchell's dictionary mentioned something about Rumi
having been a "Master in ECKANKAR", where the current Lexicon
reads "follower of ECK".
Early on it appears that Paul had this to say:
"From Kabir's day those who have helped spread the doctrine of
bilocation were mainly, the leader of the Sikh order, especially
Nanka Guru [sic], the founder. Others have been the Sufi saints,
e.g., Hafiz, Jalal din Rumi, Shamus Tabriz, and Sawan Singh,
Kirpal Singh, St. Anthony of Padua, and the contemporary
clergyman, Padre Pie [sic], to name a few."
[Based on: September 1965 issue of Search Magazine.]
The reprinted, "Can You Be in Two Places At The Same Time,"
in the booklet Introduction to Eckankar, reads:
"From Kabir's day, those who have helped spread the doctrine
of Soul Travel were mainly the leaders of the Sikh order, especially
Nanka Guru [sic], the founder. Others have been the Sufi saints, e.g.,
Hafiz, Jalal din'l Rumi, Shamus Tabriz, Sudar Singh, St. Anthony of
Padua, and the contemporary clergyman, Padre Pio, to name a few."
 Paul Twitchell, Introduction to Eckankar (Las Vegas: Illuminated
Way Press, 1966), pages 2-6.]
Master in Eck? Is that the same as Eck Master? This question is
what comes to mind, IMO, as I don't know that Rumi was mentioned
as an Eck Master in The Spiritual Notebook or other places. Maybe
he was, I'm not sure. I admit that "Master in ECKANKAR" very well
could give the impression of Rumi having been an "Eck Master", but
good luck proving this based on the illustrations alone. However, the
editing from Paul to Harold does, IMO, appear remarkable.
Here is another place that Rumi is mentioned as a follower of
"Shamus-i-Tabriz. SHAH-muhs-ee-tah-BREEZ The Adept and
guardian of the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad in the Temple of Sakapori on
the Causal Plane; the teacher of Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi, thirteenth
century Persian poet, sage, and a follower of ECK. The scent of
jasmine is often associated with Shamus. He served as the
Mahanta, the Living ECK Master."
[Based on: A Cosmic Sea of Words - The Eckankar Lexicon,
by Harold Klemp (Copyright 1998), p. 188]
Paul Twitchell's (1973 post-mortem) dictionary for Shamus
"The adept and guardian of the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad in the
Temple of Sakapori on the Casual plane; the Master of Jalal-
din-Rumi, the thirteenth century Persian poet, sage, and a
follower and Master of ECK."
For anybody trying to "prove" whether Rumi was or was not
an Eck Master (based upon these illustrations), all I can say
for now is "Good luck!"
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