Fw: Re: It's Easy, Being the Mahanta
- Hello Briana,
Thank you for finding us by Googling.
Yes, I agree. Klemp's simplistic "spiritual
food" that he preaches is regurgitated
i.e. "vomit." It's "love" with strings attached.
Klemp's "spiritual message" is not a
positive one. As mentioned in his
01/2011 "Youth in ECK Letter of Light"
answer "ECKankar is the last and best
way" over all other 2nd and 4th Plane
religion who follow the Kal or Satan.
And, "...obedience on the path of ECK
is required for Soul..." Obedience is
what all other religions and cults
(basically) require as well.
There is no real spiritual freedom in
Eckankar. ECKists must become like
the Borg, live in a hive, assimilate,
and speak words like an ECK Brochure.
The only difference is that ECKankar's
a Boy's Club and women can't become
the LEM. Now that's one "positive" (atom)
thing that Klemp does promote!
Now, why do I criticize Klemp? Because
I wasn't permitted to as an ECKist. The
nutty things that I saw, heard, and read
of could not really be questioned. Your
problem is that you've put on blinders.
You don't want to see and hear the truth
because you would have nothing without
your ECK friends and family. You'd finally
have to start taking some responsibility
for your life and your own beliefs and
being a leader unto Self.
BTW- My criticism of Klemp is more like
a Point - Counter Point kind of thing.
Klemp's stories are very one dimensional
and I like to look at them from other
perspectives. And, since knowing that
he's a liar and fraud I do tend to take
some jabs at almost everything he says
because I know the con he's promoting.
So, in the future, Briana, be more specific
as to what it is that you take issue with.
I know that I'm not promoting positive,
Pollyanna, feel good illusions, but what
I am promoting is Truth about ECKankar,
and Klemp, and this can lead to a clarity
of consciousness and, possibly, to contentedness
(which is beyond positive). Why? Because
people (true seekers) don't need religions.
Religions either originated as scams
or evolved into scams. Either way, one
can pick and choose some temporary
grains of truth found in them, or from
secular sources to help one to find their
own specific, unique, and personal and
private path. However, the consciousness
of the group, as well as, the dogma, rules,
and laws (both spoken and unspoken)
merely delay and hinder Soul's awakening.
All become "followers" even when they
have leadership titles. Thus, there are
only promises of "Freedom" in the next
life. The Imagination must constantly
be used to escape responsibility and to
hide from Reality. It's the Easy Way.
On Tue, 3/1/11, Briana <brianac1964@...> wrote:
From: Briana <brianac1964@...>
Subject: Re: It's Easy, Being the Mahanta
To: "prometheus_973" <prometheus_973@...>
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7:47 AM
I was doing a google search on Sri Harold's
article (spiritual food as you say) and happened
to find this gem (not-so-spiritual vomit).
I think you should take a look at yourself and
ask why you are obsessed with attacking a positive
message. Do you do this with every new piece Sri
Harold writes? That would be pretty pathetic.
> > I just looked at the March 2011,
> > The Mystic World of Eckankar
> > recently sent to me, and Klemp's
> > front page article is titled, "Love--
> > What Would We Do without It?"
> > I'm not sure why "without" wasn't
> > capitalized are you? Anyway, it's
> > funny how Klemp seems to state
> > the obvious and then puts his
> > Eckie spin on the topic and adds
> > his opinions while tweaking the
> > original story.
> > In this article Klemp shares some
> > "stories" by "Barry" and "Dana"
> > while adding his comments and
> > putting his own POV and Eck spin
> > on them.
> > In Barry's EK story he had a small
> > potted tree that wasn't doing well
> > and Barry became disgusted with
> > it and withheld his "love" from the
> > tree and it became worse. BUT,
> > Barry "knew" the reason why it got
> > worse... he had withheld his "love."
> > Therefore, Barry, now, gave the tree
> > more care and attention and new
> > leaves began to appear! WOW!
> > Who would have thought that
> > some water, light, fertilizer and
> > insect spray (plus love) would help
> > a plant to grow!
> > Anyway, "Barry jokes, 'I am turning
> > over a new leaf."' Get it, H.I.s are
> > called "Brothers of the Leaf." LOL!
> > So, that's quite a "spiritual" story
> > the Mahanta is sharing. Eckists
> > must really feel Full Of It (spiritual
> > food) after all of that was shared
> > with them! LOL!
> > BTW- I remember a long time ago,
> > and even when Klemp was in charge,
> > that we were told NOT to share our
> > spiritual stories because people could
> > ridicule them and it was like "casting
> > your pearls before swine." But now
> > it's encouraged because Klemp, the
> > Mahanta, needs material.
> > Okay, next we have "Dana's" story.
> > This one involves a cat versus a
> > plant as in "Barry's" story. Oh, I
> > also see that Klemp is doing some
> > name dropping as well. Kata Daki
> > is mentioned probably because this
> > is the Only Female EK Master, and
> > "Dana" is female. Prajapati is mentioned
> > because he is the EK Master over
> > animals and Dana has a cat. I wonder,
> > which Catholic Saints would these
> > EK Masters correspond to. Mother
> > Mary for women (?) and which for
> > animals... St. Francis!
> > So, let's get on with Dana's story
> > that Klemp is modifying/tweeking.
> > Okay, Dana is a teacher's aide and
> > over the years has developed "fears,
> > worries, and problems" and unable
> > to "turn them over to the Mahanta
> > for resolution." Therefore, these
> > ECK Masters have come to her now
> > "to show her how to let go of some
> > cares and fears."
> > Why did they (the Mahanta/Klemp)
> > wait so long in showing up since
> > HK stated that Dana has "Over the
> > years," been "hounded by fear" etc.
> > Apparently, most ECKists tend to
> > overlook details because faith
> > requires total belief, a blind eye,
> > and a deaf ear. But, this is what
> > makes being the Mahanta so easy!
> > So, Klemp states that Dana's problems
> > were what helped her to open her heart.
> > WOW! I guess that most of the world
> > is experiencing this same "spiritual"
> > lesson! Anyway, Dana next begins to
> > look for "signs." She saw a large orange
> > cat (versus blue?) sitting on a driveway
> > across the street and that triggered
> > a connection to an ECK Master, of course!
> > Dana had been to that school before
> > and had never seen that cat before.
> > Strange! After her meeting she came
> > outside and the cat was gone! Another
> > mysterious event (sign)!
> > Dana needed to return to that school
> > (building) later that day, but decided
> > to go to a park to do a spiritual exercise.
> > I guess that this is another reason for
> > Klemp choosing this story. It includes
> > "instructions" and the "need" for doing
> > the S.E. This is very basic stuff taught
> > since day one. Okay, so "Dana" decides
> > to do the "Snow Ball" technique. This is
> > kind of funny, for me, because I taught
> > this same Snow Ball technique in a workshop
> > probably some 25 years ago.
> > So, Dana starts out with a HU. Klemp
> > was able to get that into the story as
> > well... very good, but predictable.
> > Anyway, after the S.E. she returns to
> > school for her meeting. BTW- The "cat"
> > was not across the street. Hmmm, very
> > mysterious. She still had time for her
> > meeting and decided to do a brief HU
> > before going inside and then she heard
> > a thump on the side of her car. Okay,
> > can anyone guess what just happened?
> > Really, this is a "spiritual sign" and a
> > minor miracle at least! Come on, guess
> > what caused the "thump." Right, it was
> > that orange cat! He was perched on her
> > side mirror and then jumped in through
> > her open window. Oh btw, before he jumped
> > in Dana says that he first peered in "as if
> > to say, 'Let me in, will you?" As if? Really?
> > Wow! Pretending can lead to serious
> > delusions, but that's what religion is
> > all about... imagining what you want
> > and need.
> > Okay, back to the cat and the moral
> > of the story. The cat jumped in and
> > crossed to the passenger seat and
> > "curled up into a ball (you know, like
> > a furry snow ball), and purred." The
> > cat "showed Absolutely No Fear."
> > Now, either Dana or Klemp, I'm not
> > sure which reads the cat's mind.
> > "He sensed that Dana needed to
> > leave. He jumped into the backseat
> > and waited for her to open the back
> > door. Then he made a graceful exit.
> > Such unconditional love!"
> > Interesting that Klemp uses the terms
> > "graceful" and then "unconditional
> > love." See how easy it is to for "spiritual
> > signs" to pop up! So, Dana has been
> > going through a tough time for years
> > and it took this long for a cat to jump
> > through her open window while sitting
> > in a parking lot and for her to turn this
> > into an experience with an EK Master
> > and to receive unconditional love. Why
> > does she need someone outside of herself
> > as Soul to look to?
> > "Dana knew the Mahanta was telling
> > her to keep doing what she was doing
> > and let him take care of her worries,
> > fear, and problems. And to venture out,
> > to accept love that comes her way. What
> > would we do without love?"
> > Thus, belief in Klemp/the Mahanta, is
> > a mental thing as it is with all other
> > religions. It's what you make of it and
> > what you see and believe to be true.
> > One has to use their imagination and
> > then give Klemp, or someone other
> > than Self the credit when things turn
> > out okay. BUT, what happens when the
> > Mahanta doesn't come through with
> > his promises? Who's fault is that? It's
> > never Klemp's fault or responsibility
> > even when it takes years for someone
> > like "Dana" to have a "spiritual ekperience."
> > And it's not until it's, finally, validated
> > in writing, via snail mail, by Klemp.
> > Prometheus