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The Different Types of Masters and the Hu

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  • prometheus_973
    ECKists need to use their Lexicons again! I found this while doing a search for Hu on this Ruhani Satsang site. Type in Hu (note u is not capitalized) when
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 6, 2008
      ECKists need to use their Lexicons again!
      I found this while doing a search for Hu on
      this Ruhani Satsang site. Type in Hu (note
      "u" is not capitalized) when doing the search.

      http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/search.htm

      It's very clear that Twitchell's real Master was
      Kirpal Singh and Not Rebazar Tarzs! This is just
      one more lie that makes Klemp less than what
      he claims, as well as, the EK Teachings!


      -----------CHAPTER THREE--------

      --------GRADATIONS IN MASTERSHIP---


      Masters are of four different types: The father,
      the mother, the preceptor or teacher, and lastly,
      Satguru (Spiritual Guide or Murshid-i-Kamil).

      Of all of these, Satguru is the greatest teacher,
      for he imparts spiritual instructions alone. One
      who is well-versed in worldly wisdom is called
      acharya or preceptor, for he gives us rules of
      social conduct and of ethical life.

      Satguru or Master of Truth is also known as Sant
      Satguru. His relation with his disciples is purely
      a spiritual one, as he is concerned with the advancement
      of spirit and has nothing to do with worldly matters.

      From the viewpoint of spiritual attainments Gurus
      may be classified as:

      Sadh Guru,
      Sant Satguru, and
      Param Sant Satguru.

      A Sadh is one who has gone beyond the region
      of Trikuti (Onkar) which is the same as Lahut in
      Sufi terminology and *Hu in Islamic theology. He
      has witnessed the spirit in its pristine glory, after
      having rid it of all coverings, and is now Trigunatit
      (beyond the three gunas: Satva, Rajas, and Tamas,
      in which all human beings work according to their
      natural and native instincts); beyond the five elements
      (earth, water, fire, air and ether, of which the physical
      world is composed); beyond the twenty-five Prakritis
      (the subtle forms in varying degrees of the elements);
      and beyond also mind and matter.

      In short, he is an adept in self-knowledge,
      or the art and science of spirit, and can, at will,
      disengage the spirit from various koshas (sheaths
      or caskets) in which it is enclosed like a priceless gem.

      The greatness of a Sadh lies beyond the three
      gunas (as he is Trigunatit).

      By a process of self-analysis, he (a Sadh) has
      known the self or spirit in its real form-to wit,
      that it is of the same essence as God; and now
      he strives for God-knowledge.

      A Sant is one who is adept not only in self-
      knowledge but in God-knowledge as well.
      He far transcends the material, materio-spiritual,
      and spirituo-material realms. Master of Truth
      as he is, his abode is in the purely spiritual region,
      technically called Sach Khand or Muqam-i-Haq,
      the Realm of Truth.

      A Param Sant is the Grand Master of Truth
      beyond all description and hence ineffable.
      He is at one with what is variously known
      as Anami (The Nameless One) of Kabir;
      Nirala (Indescribably Wonderful), Mahadayal
      (Boundless Mercy) or Swami (The Great Lord of All).

      There is no material difference between
      a Sant and a Param Sant except in nomenclature.

      But none of them, whether a Sadh, a Sant, or
      a Param Sant, can act or function as a Guru or
      Master unless he is competent to impart spiritual
      instructions and he has been commissioned from
      above to do this work. Whoever holds this authority
      for spiritual work becomes a Sadh Guru, Sant Guru
      or Param Sant Guru, as the case may be.

      There may be a number of Sadhs, Sants or Param
      Sants, but none of them can of himself assume
      Guruship or spiritual preceptorship without being
      commissioned for the work.

      So the terms Sadh, Sant and Param Sant have
      a much wider connotation than the term Guru,
      which is restricted to a spiritual preceptor alone -
      the rest being only spiritual adepts of varying degrees.

      The Guru holds a direct commission from God,
      and works under instructions just as any vice-
      regent would do on behalf of a king.

      Again Gurus are of two types:

      1. Swateh Sant Gurus: They are born Sants who
      come into the world with direct commissions;
      as for instance, Kabir Sahib and Guru Nanak.

      They start the work of spiritual knowledge and
      instructions right from a tender age. They need
      no special training from anyone, since they come
      from the Most High for this purpose. Such beings,
      when they come, simply flood the world with the
      light of Spirituality, and establish a line of Gurmukh
      Gurus for carrying on the work long after them.
      But in course of time, substance comes to be
      sacrificed for show, and gradually Spirituality
      disappears altogether.

      Then comes another Master Soul to re-orient this
      most ancient science according to the needs of the
      age. In this way, "old wine" remains in circulation for
      souls athirst. Such Master Souls do appear from time
      to time in different lands and among different peoples.

      2. Besides Swateh Sants there are Sants who by
      devotional practice and spiritual discipline under
      the guidance of some Master Soul acquire spiritual
      merit here and are granted a commission to work
      as a Guru.

      They already have a rich spiritual background ripe for
      fruition, and in the present span of life simply seem
      to complete the process. Gurmukhs are always in the
      making from life to life, and acquire perfection in this life.

      Kabir saith that he came directly from the Kingdom
      of God and held an instrument of instructions from Him.

      Bhai Gurdas, while speaking of Guru Nanak, tells us:

      First he got a commission and then he worked it out.

      In short, the former come with authority, and the latter
      acquire authority while here. But there is absolutely no
      difference between the greatness of the two, the nature
      and scope of their work and the method by which the
      work is executed. Each of them is endowed with equal
      authority, and works out the grand plan of God according
      to the needs of the time and of the people.

      But the rest who claim this status and pose and act as
      Master Souls not only deceive themselves but misguide
      the masses at large. In this category are included persons
      who are either greedy and selfish or those who are after
      name and fame.

      In innumerably different ways and wiles they practice
      deception on the unwary and simple-minded seekers
      after Truth with a view to serve their own ends.

      It is because of such impositions that Guruship is being
      looked down upon by most people, and no wonder that
      the science of Spirituality is being stigmatized as a mirage
      and a fool's paradise. {END}

      Yes, and Eckankar via Twit and now Klemp is truly
      a fool's paradise!

      Prometheus
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