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The Envious Starfish

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  • Elizabeth
    .... Or wasn t this story actually called It matters to this starfish which by the way Klemp plagiarized! Sharing a comment by one of our favorite
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2008
      ....  Or wasn't this story actually called "It matters to this starfish"  which by the way Klemp plagiarized! 
      Sharing a comment by one of our favorite Klempankar HI Police...  
      There is a story in the Book of ECK Parables. It goes something like

      An ECKist was walking along the beach when he came to a stretch where
      A big wave had washed hundreds of starfish up onto the sand. There
      Was a man picking up the starfish and throwing them back into the water.

      The ECKist went up to the man and said, "What is this, starfish
      Socialism? You can't save all these starfish"

      The man said, "It matters to this starfish."

      The ECKist replied, "That starfish is just envious of the ones in the

      The man said, "I don't know whether starfish can feel envy. I mean,
      They are just starfish. But I think that they would be better off in
      The water."

      The ECKist said, "Don't you know about the law of non-interference?
      It's his karma, not yours."

      The man said, "I guess you are right."

      So the two men left the beach and went to Starbucks for a latte.

      The end.

      Actually the original story was a bit different.

      With Love in ECK,

      I found this story in "The Book of Parables, Volume 3", 1991,
      Page 277.

      I've reposted the original story and then HK's plagiarized story.

      **** The Starfish

      There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before
      Dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the
      Old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them
      Back into the sea. The young man gazed in wonder as the old man
      Again and again threw the small starfish from the sand to the water.
      He asked, "Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what
      Seems to be a waste of time?"

      The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left
      In the morning sun.

      "But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish!",
      Exclaimed the young man. "How can you make any difference?"

      The old man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and as he
      Threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, "I made a difference to
      This one."

      -- Loren Eisley


      It Matters to This Starfish

      An old man was walking down by the sea, and he saw a young boy
      Throwing things back into the water. He got closer and saw they were
      Starfish. "what are you doing?", he asked the boy.
      The boy said, "these starfish are going to die if they don't get
      Back into the water." The old man looked up and down the beach and saw
      Thousands and thousands of starfish. "but what does it matter?" he
      Asked the boy.
      The boy looked at the starfish in his hand and said, "It matters to
      This one."
      ME: HK then goes on to make the connection of the Inner Master being
      On the beach doing what he can to help Souls return to the ocean of
      Love and mercy.
      Re: It Matters to This Starfish - HK' s Plagiarism

      Prometheus wrote:
      Thanks for pointing out that the Mahanta (Klemp) has Nothing
      Original to share, especially, in regard to inspiring Eckists with
      His own words of wisdom. When an author Does Not give credit for his
      Sources this is theft (plagiarism) and unethical!

      I'm surprised that Frank (on HU-Chat) pointed out who the original
      Author was of Klemp's "STARFISH" story! However, Frank Should Not
      Dig too deeply for the Truth, unless, he is ready to ponder It
      Further and is willing to connect the dots. I wonder if he and
      Harald have read "Confessions of a God Seeker?" I doubt if these
      Deluded Eckists could handle a nice slow read and a pondering (or
      Contemplation) of facts and truth!

      Eckists have too much to lose if the rug of illusion is jerked out
      From under them. What would they replace Eckankar with? Total
      Freedom from man-made religions and other distractions is Not for
      Everyone at any given moment! And, that is why there are delusional
      Paths (Eckankar, etc.) of all sorts for most people.

      Eckists aren't special except in their own minds, and the
      Outer/inner initiations aren't real except for the ego! Let's face
      It - Eckankar is just another "feel good" religion where Klemp takes
      Credit for the "feel good!" Any "feel bad" just means that Eckists
      Haven't deluded themselves enough and that's their fault! LOL!
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