HK's Opinions of Consciousness & Realization
- I was looking at Klemp's EK Lexicon and saw
some contradictions on levels of consciousness
and realization. Some of these are usually not
taught or shared openly with EK chelas.
*NOTE: This is an Update since I discovered two
more interesting tidbits of info to add. So, those
getting the email messages will have another in
their mailbox. Sorry!
"PSYCHIC Realization. The realization of the
intellectual powers, and the psychic strength
and abilities that come with it; many mistake
it for illumination, or cosmic consciousness,
which is another degree on the spiritual path;
the learning of control over Mind and Matter."
Note: This is not saying control of mind OVER
matter, but control of MIND and MATTER!
"SAMADHI. A psychic state of consciousness
of the lower worlds. See also NIRVIKALPA."
"NIRVIKALPA. A spiritual state of consciousness;
belongs in the area of the true ECK worlds; leads
to Detachment, which eventually takes the chela
through the varied initiations into the NINTH,
when he becomes a candidate for possible entry
into the Order of the Vairagi, the ECK Masters;
a state of GOD Consciousness. See also GOD-
Strange that Samadhi and Nirvikalpa are defined
as the same, and yet Samadhi is of the Lower Psychic
Worlds while Nirvikalpa equates to GOD Consciousness/
BTW- Here's Twitchell's definition of SAMADHI from
his ECKankar Dictionary:
"SAMADHI (SUMADHI) Self-Realization; a state of
consciousness. See NIRVIKALPA."
That's odd! In Klemp's EK Lexicon it states that
SAMADHI is a psychic lower world state of consciousness
instead of SELF-REALIZATION!
"COSMIC Consciousness. Spiritual Awareness;
the state of constant life; the first phase of
awareness toward reaching SELF-REALIZATION;
Enlightenment of the intellectual senses in the
Mental realm; main feature of Hinduism."
"COSMIC Realization. The awareness of Self and
the spiritual heights by Soul, which can be gained
through the practice of Soul Travel. See also Self-
"SELF-Realization. The entering of the Soul into
the Soul Plane, the first plane of the heavenly
country, and there beholding Itself as pure Spirit,
stripped of all materiality; Soul recognition on the
ATMA LOK, the fifth plane."
"SPIRITUAL Realization. A level of realization which
comes AFTER Self-Realization and BEFORE God-
Realization. Includes mainly the initiations of the
Sixth and Seventh Circles."
"SPIRITUAL Consciousness. Truth realized via
Eckankar; consciousness of the presence of the
Sugmad, the activity of It; being aware of and
living in closeness with the supreme Spirit."
"GOD-Realization. Void, omnipresent, silent,
pure, and strangely peaceful; cannot be apprehended
with the physical senses; realization or awareness
of the God State, the knowledge of God; attainment
of the higher spiritual state of the supernatural
life; the uniting of the human and divine natures.
See also God Consciousness."
"GOD Consciousness. Levels of consciousness
beyond the margin of attention; the manifestation
of spiritual energy, ECK power, made up of atoms
in space; God Awareness, that which lies beyond
the physical consciousness; GOD-REALIZATION,
full awareness of identity with God; complete and
conscious awareness of God."
"State of Consciousness. The level of acceptance
that one has to changes in conditions; the amount
of love that one can accept from God. It is the ability
to accept change."
"States of Consciousness. The Four States with which
Soul works in following the spiritual path of ECKankar:
SPIRIT, SUBCONSCIOUS, MIND, and Body."
BTW- While looking at these definitions I saw one
that seems to describe the Astral Experiences that
ECKists mistaken for something "higher." According
to Klemp this "Protean Soul" is what they actually
experience when they "see" an ECK Master!
"PROTEAN SOUL. Higher form of the Astral Body
used at times by the Master to appear to the chela;
his thought can force it to assume any shape or
"INDIVIDUAL Consciousness. The personal Consciousness
or Awareness of self as a single being; the Lowest of
the channels through which the Divine Spirit manifests
Itself. See also States of Consciousness."
However, Klemp now seems to contradict himself
with this next definition.
"INDIVIDUALITY. The divine, impersonal, and immortal
self of man; the ECK, the Light and Sound, is the symbol
Note that "self" wasn't in Caps and that he refers to the
"self of man," and that the individual is "the ECK" and that
the "LIGHT and SOUND" is the "symbol of individuality."