> No no, it is somewhat complicated, but not too much for you to
> understand. One just needs more years of indoctrination and
> brainwashing of the dogma. That's what those leadership classes
Indeed! When I started the leadership training, I didn't know that
my leaving was only a few weeks ahead. So I had 2 of those trainings
and the handbook of course. What I found good was that you could
concentrate on something positive in your day-to-day life because
the exercises were meant to be made between the trainings. But, of
course then there was that recruiting aspect - selling the teachings
to others. I was really glad that I didn't get far enough to be
really "trained". Before I gave away the book, I read it till the
end and I know I couldn't have put up with those techniques. So I am
glad I found Confessions - but I think either way, I wouldn't have
lasted much longer in Eckankar. In any case it would have been a
book that would have brought me away - hadn't it been Confessions,
it would have been the leadership handbook for sure! ;-)
> True, critical thinking in regards to Eckankar has been eliminated
> due to total acceptance and trust. One no longer has to think.
> like being in the military and doing what you are told. Eckankar
> even has a hierarchy like the military does. Klemp did say that he
> enjoyed his time in the U.S. Air Force, and in the Luthern
> in went to as well.
HK talks about his military career quite a bit indeed as far as I
remember. And, of course, you don't ask because you get everything
on the inner. By the way, I have read recently that Kirpal Singh,
Paul's master whom Paul forgot to acknowledge later on, didn't think
very highly about experiences or soul travel in dreams. He rated the
conscious travels - in the waking state much higher because he
thought dreams couldn't really be relied upon. Interesting aspect
>Funny, but there are many higher initiates that
> are just as bad with their own egomania and self-deceptions.
Well, good and long practice ... ;-)
> >***But, if one doesn't have anything better to replace it
> (Eckankar) with then it does give a false sense of security.
There are people who wouldn't have anything left without the
teachings. It would be cruel to take it from them, and if they are
ready to take the step, then it's a huge difficulty for them, which
I understand. Not easy at all, and a lot of courage is needed!