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The Flawed Five Virtues of ECK

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  • prometheus_973
    In the June 2013 H.I. Letter Klemp mentions the Five Virtues of ECK as edited by Paul Twitched from Sant Mat. The correct remedy for LUST is CHASTITY. Klemp is
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      In the June 2013 H.I. Letter
      Klemp mentions the Five
      Virtues of ECK as edited
      by Paul Twitched from Sant
      Mat. The correct remedy for
      LUST is CHASTITY.

      Klemp is telling a story
      about Rosa who wrote
      to him about her trials
      and tribulations of recording
      a particular virtue each
      week. HK never mentions
      the Five Passions of the
      Mind per se but does point
      them out while focusing
      on the virtues and adding
      his two cents worth to
      Rosa's story. It's a five
      week report with a passion
      and a virtue addressed
      each week.

      In the first week Klemp
      mentions that the dual
      virtue of Tolerance and
      Forgiveness is the remedy
      for Anger.

      Next, for the 2nd week
      HK mentions that the virtue
      of Contentment and that
      it offsets Greed.

      For the 3rd week, Klemp
      states that Discrimination
      is the remedy for Self-Indulgence.

      Next, 4th week, HK mentions
      that Humility is the counter
      to Vanity.

      Then, for the Fifth and final
      week Detachment is mentioned
      as the antidote for Attachment.

      Hmmmmm. It seems that
      something is missing. What
      about Lust? What's the antidote
      virtue to the passion of Lust?

      Oh wait, HK did cover it
      but it wasn't mentioned
      in the proper context.
      Continence and Chastity
      are the Virtues (antidotes)
      of LUST (self-indulgence).

      Twitchell edited the Five
      Passions and the Five Virtues
      from the Path of the Masters:

      Sant Mat
      Passions and their Remedies

      Lust..........................Chastity & Continence
      Anger........................Forgiveness & Tolerance
      Greed........................Contentment
      Attachment................Discrimination & Detachment
      Ego; Pride...................Humility

      Eckankar:
      Passions and Virtues

      Lust; Self Indulgence.....Contentment
      Anger............................Forgiveness & Tolerance
      Greed............................Discrimination
      Attachment....................Detachment
      Vanity............................Humility

      It's no wonder that EKists
      have problems with matching
      the Passions to the Virtues
      when the Antidote to Greed
      is Discrimination versus
      Contentment.

      And, the Antidote to Lust
      and Self-Indulgence is
      Contentment versus Chastity
      and Continence.

      Prometheus
      p.s. I counted the times
      Klemp drove a nail into the
      coffin of invention and took
      away what had been previously
      stated by using "BUT."
      4 Times!
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