Klemp should ask ECKists: How's My Driving?
- Hello All,
It occurred to me
that Klemp is providing
a paid service to ECKists,
yet, there's no feedback
as to what kind of a
job he's doing.
Really, HK gets to keep
50% of the royalties from
all publications sold with
his name listed on them!
Even the two Lexicons, or
rewrites of Twitchell's
Eckankar Dictionary, give
Klemp 50% of the profits!
So, what has Klemp done
for ECKists' "spiritual" growth
since taking over in 1981?
The "yardstick" to higher
consciousness are the ECK
Initiations. Why wouldn't
a true "EK Master" make
these easier, rather than
harder, to obtain? And,
why wouldn't there be
more 8th and 9th
Initiates (or even 12ths),
as well as, 6ths and 7ths?
See! Klemp hasn't been
doing a very good job
has he? Unfortunately,
the EK Board has no power
because Klemp had the
Eckankar Bylaws rewritten
(after he had Darwin booted)
giving him sole power
and authority to hire and
fire and make decisions.
HK's become "the decider"
more than anything else!
Klemp doesn't even do
a daily/weekly radio program!
Everything ECKists see and
hear is in the context of
ECKists can only hope that
Klemp's replacement will
come soon and that anyone
would be an improvement!
- Why doesn't Eckankar provide
a yearly financial statement to
the members of their org/church?
At least have the info available
to those interested in knowing!
Why hide the facts? Is something
amiss? After all it happened with
Darwin... right! Or, is this a "test"
of trust? Why didn't Klemp or
the Board trust Darwin and then
sway us not to trust him either?
How much is Harold's yearly salary?
How much does Harold receive in
royalties from his books, etc.?
How much is Peter's yearly salary?
How much is Joan's yearly salary?
What are the properties that Eckankar
What investments does Eckankar have?
Are the investments "Green?"
Unfortunately ECKists are not
permitted to ask these kind
of questions. If asked to a RESA
the RESA would probably respond
with, "Why do you want to know?"
What would be your response back?
Don't you "trust" the Mahanta?
For one thing, there's a difference
between the lower plane (imperfect)
LEM and the Mahanta right?
Therefore, one could respond with
that and with the fact that, "Darwin
fell from Grace, so why can't Harold?"
See! But, it's a Catch-22 that allows
them (the blind and loyal fanatics)
to to keep shoveling the B.S. and
using intimidation tactics to manipulate
members while keeping them in
the dark. Klemp doesn't want even
the high ranking ECKists at the ESC
to know anything about the investments
or of his profits, properties, and perks
gleaned from the business side of
If there's nothing to hide, then, why
hide it? Why side-step the issue? Or,
let's just make it seem like a non-issue!
This is why many long-time H.I.s
have just given up and are rewriting
the rules. These few are subtly
and subversively creating an Eckankar
they were promised or once thought
they had. Sure, it's passive/aggressive,
but that's what happens when people
become powerless. It's their way
of coping by striking out at the
bosses and their thugs and lackeys
(Klemp and his RESAs) who, otherwise,
don't really care about the individual.
It's either Lip Service with lots of talk
and promises in order to build trust,
or if that fails there's always the
intimidation tactics. Don't pay that
yearly (lower plane) membership
fee and after 5 years you lose both
inner and outer initiations! Don't
worry, though, they weren't real to
These are simply more reasons/
observations as to why the Eckankar
religion doesn't work for individual