u know, i do personally believe there is such a thing as a true
seeker (altho, that may not be the truest way to characterize such an
individual). suffice to say that some DO grow throughout their lives,
develop some degree of awareness, and go out wiser than when they came
in (so to speak).
but here is the problem, if one is not already on a growth/learning
track when they find eckankar, the eck stuff is highly unlikely to
change that. the individual truly learning was learning when he got
there, will continue to learn until he outgrows whatever it is
eckankar has to say (or not say), then leave and continue on his way.
the eck mess is artificially imposed, if u catch my drift. those who
are not internally mobile in the first place, simply latch onto the
eck stuff and cement it. then, worse, turn it to be used for their own
little doings. these folks would have done precisely the same with
christianity, buddhism, or kiwanis club.