Darwin wanted to let ECKists decide about PT's teachings!
- It seems that Darwin wanted ECKists to
read the unrevised writings of Twitchell
and decide for themselves. Perhaps, Darwin
thought that since Twitchell was the only
Mahanta for the next 1,000 years that
the words of HK (the LEM) were secondary.
[HK has never written a Shariyat 3 & 4]
After all, how long do EKists (Masters in
training) need to follow a lower plane LEM
with lower plane words and teachings via
a lower plane org (ECKankar)?
I wonder how much ECKankar is
worth today? The EK Membership
will never know!
It seems that Gross wanted to make
Twitchell's unrevised writings available
when/if ECKankar is dissolved and let
people decide for themselves. Later,
Gross was inspired to started up A.T.O.M.
This letter shows that Darwin mistakenly
wrote to the EK Board of Trustees thinking
they had the same authority as when he
was the LEM. Unfortunately, Klemp revised
the organization's rules, thus, giving himself
sole authority and power over the EK Board.
SRI DARWIN GROSS
Post Office Box 68290
Oak Grove, OR 97268
April 15, 1992
Officer, Directors or Trustee
3001 Louisiana Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55427
To Whom It May Concern:
This is to recommend a means for making
Sri Paul Twitchell's original writings available
to the public when the Eckankar Corporation
is dissolved. I have proposed a non-profit
trust whose task it would be to distribute the
writings in their original form, letting Paul's
writings speak for themselves. I came to
appreciate their importance first hand, even
before Paul designated me his successor;
guardian of the teachings he so eloquently
The original writings of Sri Twitchell were
appraised as having little residual commercial
value a decade ago. Subsequent events are
certain to further that opinion. I would however
attempt to find ways and means of making the
original, unrevised writings available once more.
It would be a very considerable task and require
serious funding, something I have declined to
pursue in recent years. I have been unwilling
to start a second organization and create the
appearance of two paths. Paul wrote of one body
of teachings promulgated by one line of teaching
masters, a tradition I have earnestly sought
I can't honestly predict what might be done
in the face of such daunting obstacles. In 1971,
when I was chosen to lead the organization, it's
net worth was considerably less than $50,000.
The organization's finances flourished during
the decade which followed. In 1981 we had
a liquidation value in excess of $35,000,000.
Circumstances have greatly changed over
subsequent years however. One would need
to approach it very differently today, taking
into account all that has transpired.
My goal would be to simply make the original
writings of Paul Twitchell available and let the
public decide, those who are sincerely interested
in understanding what he believed and taught.
I would also hope to create a Paul Twitchell history
exhibit, one featuring his manuscripts, memorabilia,
tapes and the recollections of those who knew
him well. He was a gifted and controversial teacher,
not to mention a prolific writer. I believe making
his life work available in that manner would shed
light on the man and his message.
The original writings of Paul Twitchell and their
public availability are my sole concern, as outlined
in this letter. This is to request that I be put in
touch with the appropriate person(s), that suitable
arrangements may be worked out as soon as possible.
Yours in the Spirit of Truth,
SRI DARWIN GROSS