Hello Drew and All,
I agree with you. Perhaps the Eckists reading
this will see the points we are making and will
eventually connect-the-dots. IMO, we have to
do a self-analysis of what it was that made us
so susceptible to yet another religious teaching/
It seems many of us were looking for a Path
versus a religion and then Klemp changed the
name and the structure of the org, but otherwise
it seemed the same... at first. That's probably
why many stayed rather than leave. After awhile
one just gets use to the changes and is brain-
washed to think that it's all good.
Besides, if they made it through the mess
with Darwin it would take a lot for most H.I.s
to question Klemp's abilities. And, many Eckists
have nothing to replace their religion with...
it's comfortable. These people (H.I.s) need
a religion of one form or another. Plus,
there's the social connections that would be
broken if an Eckist were to leave. Thus, many
H.I.s just give lip service to the org/church.
After 30 plus years of volunteering many H.I.s
have retired from the chaos and stress even
though they are pressured into doing something
Yet, most know that the 7th initiation is where
it ends, therefore, why work your ass off? For
a RESA position which requires even more work?
No, most long-time 6ths and 7ths see things
differently than Klemp does and don't follow
his RESA ORG Guidelines. This is the little bit
of "freedom" that they are still able to exercise.
It's a cat and mouse game where they do just
enough to stay in good graces with the RESA.
What's funny is that you don't have to be intelligent
or well read (even with EK/HK books) to fit-in
at an EK Center. Just talk about the Mahanta's
luv baby! Luv is all u need! It's so simple and
so universal. So, once again... why do H.I.s still
need a LEM? It is difficult, at first, to leave the
EK fold but if someone really wants "spiritual
freedom" that is the only way. The group con
has to be left behind in order to see the Real.
Drew van Rijk wrote:
Does it really matter that Klemp is vain and dishonest?
We already know that!
What is good about it is the fact that others still trapped
in eckankar might get a chance to realize it!
It is NOT a sad situation for current HI's that the good
ship eckankar is headed to the bottom, it might be only
then that they will released from the shackles of this group.
Klemp will die in office, that much is clear, for the position
is lucrative, feeds his ego and best of all, requires little effort
on his part. He has been unable to write ANYTHING of
significance in years, relying on re-telling the experiences
of others as has been pointed out by all of us.
But for many of us, eckankar was a necessary step in our
own unfoldment, so it has it's purpose despite it's deceptive
and corrupt past, I know part of the lessons to learn for
eckist's was to realize that we have to think for ourselves
and be free of ALL 'masters" and personalities that claim
they have the keys to the kingdom, for we in fact have them
I'm still concerned that Klemp
is being Vain and Dishonest.
Look at that more youthful looking
picture of himself that he still
has out there! It's on the Wisdom
Notes page, in the Letter of Light,
and in EK Brochures. Really, is
this Bait and Switch? If Klemp
can't be honest with his looks
then what else isn't true? Why
would a "Mahanta" find it necessary
to use deception in regard to
his age and appearance? Why
aren't updated and current photos
What is the purpose of having a
Living EK Master? It's to give a
current-day spin on old teachings/
Why, then, aren't current photos
of the LEM used? It's publicity!
Eckankar wants to make itself look
youthful in order to seem current
and to appeal to the youth! But Klemp
won't step aside! He has a Death
Grip on The Rod of EK Power!
And, of course, he's Vain and is
in denial of his rapid aging and
mental slowness. He's hard headed
and stubborn too... like most of
those from his generation.
HK's anti-Baby Boomer and anti
Gen-X too! He's even said so! It's
sad for current H.I.s because the
Titanic (Eckankar) is headed for a
collision while the Captain (Klemp)
is oblivious due to being mentally &
spiritually asleep. They can only hope
that his Karma will catch up to him
more than it already has and he'll
soon croak so that there can be a
"new beginning" while they're still
living in this field of action. Sad....
Actually, it's even sadder that ECKists
(who won't deny that they are "advanced"
Souls) need any "outer" religion at all.
Other "Paths" Are Much Better Than the ECKankar Religion
Klemp couldn't write his way out of
a paper bag if he had to. It's either
rehashed Twit talk or other's stories.
No original thought. No inspiration.
Can you imagine being the stereotypical
seeker, climbing the highest peak to
seek the knowledge of the great master,
only to find Klemp and his double talk
waiting for you at the top? ARRGGGHHHH!
> I found an interesting book recently.
> It's called "Reinventing The Body,
> Resurrecting The Soul." Now I know
> that ECKists will have a problem this
> book right from the start because he
> says "The" Soul instead of just "Soul."
> However, this is just a case of semantics
> because Deepak Chopra knows that
> we are Soul and are not separate from
> "Three ways to end conditioning. ..
> REFLECTION-- taking a second
> look at old habits, beliefs, and
> assumptions. .. Reflection involves
> standing back and taking a look
> at yourself, as if in a mirror...
> CONTEMPLATION- -focusing on
> a thought or image until it expands
> as far as it can... Contemplation
> involves holding one thing in the
> mind and letting it unfold...
> MEDITATION-- finding the level
> of the mind that isn't conditioned. ..
> Meditation involves the search
> for a level of awareness that isn't
> conditioned. .."
> Of course there are many more
> details given in this book on these
> spiritual techniques given here.
> My point is that this information
> far surpasses anything Klemp has
> expounded upon. Sometimes HK
> is merely putting an updated spin
> on Twitchell's "borrowed" and
> "compiled" writings (plagiarized) .
> A rose is still a rose by any other
> name as is a turd!
> One more thing, it seems that
> Twitchell/Klemp switched around
> the definitions for Contemplation
> and Meditation in order to place
> meditation on a lower rung. Once
> again it seems to be a matter of
> semantics. But, Twit was noted
> for switching things around in
> order to have his teachings appear
> unique, different and better. Klemp
> is just following Twit's lead to show
> uniformity. However, the EKKankar
> definition for Contemplation is very
> similar to Deepak's definition for
> Meditation! However, any ECKist
> will tell you that "contemplation"
> is more advanced than "meditation. "
> Reading Deepak's definition for
> "meditation" takes one beyond
> anything I've seen in the EK teachings!
> The truth is, ECKists are confused
> as to what is what. They just know
> that Klemp has said that meditation
> is one thing and contemplation is this
> other thing and is better and more advanced.
> Oh, btw, ECKists should never refer to
> the EK contemplation as a meditation.
> This will get you pulled from doing Intros
> and all kinds of things. It could prevent
> an ECKist from getting an initiation. EK
> Jargon has to be used... like with saying
> "Soul" versus saying "the" Soul!
> BTW, I noticed another book by Deepak
> that caught my attention. It's titled,
> "The Third Jesus." Why can't Klemp
> come up with more interesting subjects,
> titles, and spiritual information? He's
> a poser!