Another Case of Substitution?
- Taking "creative license," of
this [Catholic] St. Jude Novena,
depicts how Twitchell, and others,
have done the same and have
taken and rewritten religious dogma
and info from other ancient religions
and sources. These "spiritual leaders"
have all altered and copied the
inspirational and spiritual experiences
and thoughts and words of others
for their own purposes.
Substitution is really easy and
saves time! This is how the Bible
and the EK Shariyats were written.
Twit basically said, as others have,
"why recreate the wheel."
Just paraphrase, plagiarize, and
do word/name substitution and
use the imagination in order to
write/rewrite religious dogma.
Note how similar and believable
the following comes to what the
EK Chela is taught via Eckankar's
dogma and PR. Enjoy-
A S.E. for a Divine Request - During Desperate Times
What is a Spiritual Exercise (S.E.) for a Divine
Request? Chanting HU, for direction, is the
reciting of powerful prayers (for EK Master
intercession) and includes devotions of coin
and service, for a special request over Nine
Consecutive Days [Three Times Three].
Traditionally, a S.E. could also include praying
(directly/indirectly), fasting, and contemplation.
Do I have to be in Eckankar to make this S.E. Divine Request?
Do I have to be religious?
No! You only have to be someone having
a difficult time coping with one (or more)
difficult problems in your life that do not
seem resolvable on your own. You're human!
It's alright to be overwhelmed sometimes.
How often and for how long should the S.E. be chanted?
Traditionally, the prayer (chant) is said for 9 days.
The 9 days signifies the 9 days the early EK Masters
prayed (chanted) together during the time of the
Adi-Mahanta when they experienced the powerful
presence of the Holy Spirit. However, there is no
hard and fast "rule" for chanting; it is best if you
adopt a rhythm for chanting that is comfortable
for you and allows you to open a dialogue with God.
What prayers should I say? How do I say them?
The HU is Universal, but chant any of the names
of the EK Masters. Chanting is the same as contemplation
Your goal when praying via a chant is to focus your
heart, mind, and body on communicating with the ECK.
Praying is best done alone and in a quiet environment.
Start by closing your eyes, then describe your special
need, and make a heartfelt request for the Mahanta or
the ECK Masters to intercede on your behalf to help it
Your prayer can be as simple as "Fubbi, please help
me with (insert your request)", or if you prefer, choose
one from the Those Wonderful ECK Masters where you'll
find a collection of inspirational characters/masters.
You should then follow your directional prayer by saying
3 Sugmads, 3 Mahantas, and 3 Rebazars while doing
3 push-ups (do 3 sets). These can also be found in
the 1964 Tiger's Fang Manuscript, Chapter 12.
Although not required, many people also find that
contemplation and/or some type of fasting during
the 9 days provide extra comfort and strength when
saying the prayers.
To help you stay focused and truly enhance your
prayer experience, we suggest you consider one
of our beautiful EK/HU pendents. You can see our
collection in our Gift Shop. Another prayer aid is
our Personal ECK Master Calendar, which you
can find in our catalogue on our site.
Remember, for your S.E. request to be granted,
you must promise to publish your request.
You can go to the Publish Your Message/Story
section to do this now.
What should I expect to happen?
A S.E. prayer to an ECK Master has never been
known to fail for those who maintain a strong
posture of faith that God is ALWAYS working
Behind the Scenes for us.
For some people, by the end of the 9 days,
they will see some visible, concrete proof
that their request has been granted.
For others, they may receive something
that is not what they asked for, but turns
out to be what they REALLY needed at this
point in their lives.
And for others, they may experience a newly-
found feeling of hope and peace of spirit, that
brings with it the sense that they ARE NOT
GOING THROUGH THEIR DIFFICULTY ALONE.
The beautiful power of the Mahanta is that
people can have their requests answered in
ways or times they may not have expected.
The important thing is to believe that you
WILL experience a change, and don't despair
if you do not receive an instant answer.
Often the path to finding true healing of
mind, body, or spirit is a process that will
only be fully visible and appreciated after
an extended period of time.
Praying to the ECK Masters is the first step in that process.
Whatever you do is
DON'T STOP HOPING
DON'T STOP TRUSTING .
DON'T STOP TRYING .
[Never Give Up, Always Surrender]