HK's "The Holy Fire of ECK, Book 3"
- "Getting Back to Basics" More from
The H.I. Letter - March 2009 - Page 5
The book is full of Vahana (missionary)
pep talks and over uses quotes from
Twitchell's 39 year old Shariyats, as
well as, The Tiger's Fang.
The following is a preview excerpt of
Klemp's latest book for EK H.I.s and
is taken from The H.I. Letter-March
GETTING BACK TO BASICS - The Holy
Fire of ECK Book 3 by Harold Klemp-
HK: "People can test the very limits
of your patience. And so often they do.
That robs you of whatever peace and
contentment you thought you had once
[ME]: Isn't this basic to any aspect of life
whether one is following a religion or not!
Thus, Why do H.I.s need to be spoken to
in this manner? There's "basic" and then
there's the distraction, denial, and cover-up.
Apparently, the Mahanta promoted people
that didn't deserve it because he didn't
"Know" any better and neither do they!
HK: "So how do you get back to the
basics of life? Go back to the big picture."
[ME]: The "big picture" is that everything
that comes to you (the H.I.) is Not due to
the intercession of another person (HK)
who claims to be more Divine than you!
HK: "In The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book
Two, it says:
'If a chela of ECK can have no peace within
himself, it is written that he cannot bring
peace to others. The mystery of peace
is found only within one, and he has to
distribute his state of selflessness to others
to bring degrees of peace; that is, if they
are ready and willing to accept this quality
of God within themselves.'"
[ME]: First, this philosophy of having peace
within oneself before bringing peace to others
is in many secular writings before Jesus' time
and is No mystery! However, even Jesus said
something about removing the sliver from
your own eye before removing it from your
However, it seems that the chelas' mission
is to sell or "distribute" his new found state
of consciousness to others in order to have
more "degrees." Of course, if others don't
want to accept the con of ECKankar then it
only means that they aren't "ready and willing"
or can't handle the "quality" of EK. This attitude
has the effect of producing arrogant and
HK: "Doesn't that evoke the very picture
of Peddar Zaskq in The Tiger's Fang as
he looks upon the warring worlds within
him? Somehow, he had to learn to resolve
that ruinous conflict within himself. He did,
and you can too."
[ME]: What? Being the observer outside of
the field of action without true participation?
Or, is Klemp saying that Twitchell's "travels"
to these warring worlds and other Planes
didn't really happen? Maybe that's why P.T.'s
Master, Kirpal Singh, had problems with
The Tiger's Fang manuscript too! Or, maybe
it's all up to the individual to work it out
(within and without oneself) and by oneself
via Self-reliance and omit the middleman
HK: "Again the Shariyat, Book Two
'Those living in the state of selflessness
will speak gently and carefully, selecting
their words to give life to others.'"
[ME]: Shouldn't one be selfless to Self
instead of to ECKankar? This is simply
a promotion for H.I.s to get out there
(or remain out there) and do intros, EWS,
workshops, volunteer, sell/buy books,
and sell ECKankar.
HK: "Now, this can only happen when
you are at peace within yourself....
So everything begins with peace.
Without it, there is no selflessness.
No reaching a true seeker. No dealing
effectively with the many people you
run across in your everyday duties and
[ME]: I think that the "true seeker"
is an innate part of everyone as Soul.
One Does Not have to be seeking
inner or outer peace. One could be
seeking Divine Love, knowledge, or
understanding. Of course, this does,
usually, lead to introspection and to
greater awareness and inner peace,
and this tends to produce greater
outer peace as well.
HK: "It is vitally important for you
to periodically make a careful assessment
Who are you?
Where are you?
What are your spiritual goals?
Have they inadvertently slipped from the
lofty standards you had once set for yourself?
Lots of questions, these." [thanks Yoda!]
[ME]: I'll answer these questions "as if"
the average H.I. would answer them.
HK: "Who are you?"
HK: "Where are you?"
H.I.: Here (and) There... Everywhere!
HK: "What are your spiritual goals?"
H.I.: To become an EK Master, or
to reach God-Realization in this lifetime,
and to never come back to the Lower Planes
HK: "Have they inadvertently slipped from the
lofty standards you had once set for yourself?"
H.I.: Not inadvertently! But Yes! You (Klemp)
slowed down the Initiations and created more
and more hoops (requirements) to jump through
for Clerics, Initiators, and EK Spiritual Aids.
ECKists can claim God-Realization but does
one's level of initiation prove that this claim
is valid? And, since Mahanta reliance has become
a requirement, where has Spiritual Liberation
and Self-Mastery gone to? Thus, the goals
that were once seen in the beginning have
been taken away (switched) with a slight-of
-hand trick by another Black Magician!
HK: "The Shariyat, Book Two, puts it all into
perspective. It's a reminder about the
power of the Spiritual Exercises of ECK."
[ME]: Both Shariyats were written by Twitchell
around 1970 -1971. This is 2009! Don't H.I.s
deserve more from Klemp than quotes from
a 39 year old publication that is available to
the public! Plus, since "the Shariyat, Book Two
puts it all into perspective" why spend $16.00
on Klemp's book? Besides, as I once said, why
not offer these redundant words of wisdom in
a FREE EK Discourse to H.I.s?