Re: More ARE archives
- Hello Sharon and All,
That was a funny Klemp story. There are
hundreds of them that make no sense
if you believe HK's hype and PR.
Remember the story where HK was working
in his basement and was overcome with
fumes from some paint thinner or something
like that? There are Warnings on these cans
that say, "Do Not Use In Areas Where Vapors
Can Accumulate and Concentrate Such As
Basements..." Why didn't Rebazar tell him
to read the label or give him a "nudge?"
Actually, one doesn't need a Mahanta to
tell you things. Listen to Soul and/or use
some common sense.
It's almost "as if" Klemp doesn't have that
"inner" communication with the ECK Hierarchy
that he claims to have (as the Mahanta),
and, thus, with his chelas and H.I.s! Plus,
why wouldn't a really advanced person (with
a higher than High consciousness) Not have
a clue about using a dangerous chemical in
a confined space? There are idiots abroad that
are more "spiritually advanced" and self-aware
than Klemp. If one believes that there really
are such "Spiritual Masters" these stories give
simple proof that Klemp was never one of them!
Therefore, could it, also, be that Twitchell,
Gross, and Klemp were never who or what
they claimed to be in the first place? Now,
that seems to be more logical and makes
more sense! The only reason we once believed
all of the crap in the first place is that we
were "seekers" looking for something different.
We were manipulated and duped into accepting
the dogma with a grain of salt and to be
skeptical. We were told to accept it until we
could "prove it" to ourselves. Then, we were
told that the "proof" was in our dreams i.e.
on the "inner" because that's where the Inner
Master (the Mahanta) did his thing and where
Soul did It's thing. But, this is simply a mind
trick because ideas were implanted into our
Plus, whatever happened to "As Above, So Below?"
Where was the guidance and protection of/on
not only the inner but the outer as well? And,
why was it that everything needed restated,
re-communicated, and validated via snail mail
on the Outer? Let's face it, if Klemp Does Not
verify a chela's inner or outer spiritual experiences
then it didn't happen, was wrong, or was something
else. HK needs to control everything, and especially
the purse strings! There is no Spiritual Freedom
in ECKankar and there never was.
Tee-hee - Hey Alf, this reminded me of an old eckstory about Harold on moving
day, he was upstairs in his office and the moving men were in the house, perhaps
he was afraid to face the moving men because no doubt they were "real" men and
not paranoid wimpy scrawny little woosies - anyway, he used the phone to call
his wife downstairs!! Good grief!! I forget what highholey spirichul message
this story had. Why didn't he just call his wife on the inner? Or come out of
hiding & yell? Or just go downstairs???????????
But you know, I have to disagree, not everyone wants to be at "the top" - in
fact, I've always been a very happy underachiever, and one thing that made me
uncomfy in ekult was they always seemed to be pushing, pushing, pushing...hu
more, recruit more, etc....oh, as an eckist I hu'd plenty and felt I was just
doing fine, but that's the thing....I was happy where I was, the "teachings"
seemed to contradict all the "pushing". I felt sort of guilty, I could care
less about more initiations - for one thing, there was no way in hell I was
"that" good, according to the books!! I was realistic about myself. The
descriptions of HIs - well, they made Mother Theresa look like low-life scum in
comparison! Anyway, I just thought of Lurk, bless him wherever he is - once he
sent me either the essay or the link, "Dare To Be Mediocre". Loved it!! I'd
like to embroider & frame it...maybe one of these days. Anyway, sure it's great
to be all you can be, but...I think you need to be realistic about yourself sort
of, and be happy - not greedy, or in denial & afraid of yourself or something
because you've got low self-esteem or something? To paraphrase RuPaul, how can
you love others if you can't love yourself?
Another thing that made no sense, when I read that he'd gotten a divorce because
his wife couldn't handle his masterly "power flows". I wondered, how could he
keep us chelas and the whole universe and beyond "balanced" when he couldn't do
it for his wife, the mother of his child? And oh horrors, when I read he'd
remarried not that long afterwards, I thought wow, that woman must be *so*
He preaches "Maybury's Law" but he sure as hECK doesn't follow it himself.
Hey, isn't the snow beautiful, especially when you don't have to go out & drive
in it? I had to shovel out a maybe 5' x 5' area for the dog, hadn't shoveled
for many years, bought a kiddie shovel at the dollar store this year - I'd used
a dustpan to move some snow once, but can't bend that much. Anyway, I did it
and it felt good, but gawd I need more exercise and fewer cigarettes!!! And
either better meds or back surgery, altho the TENS unit is a lifesaver!
Have a good one!!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, al_radzik <no_reply@...> wrote:
> It's the same thing that goes on in every aspect of life. Power is
> alluring. In music, everyone wants to write that hit song. In art,
> every artist wants to create that one masterpiece. In sports, it's the
> goal of being a free agent with a 40 million dollar pricetag. Barring
> any karmic cycles, every man wants to be all he can be in THIS
> lifetime...including Harold Klemp.
> It is after all, no matter what the basic framework, an ego
> trip....and Harold is on one. I would venture to say that ALL of
> Eckankar's leaders have desired to be not only top dog in this world,
> but in the universe! How can a little skinny guy from Nowhere USA make a name
> for himself? Harold was at the right place at the right time when he
> bestowed upon himself, the title of LEM!
> Let's forget for a moment, his suicide attempts and inordinate fear
> of simple non threatening objects like power lines and parasites. He
> is remarkably fragile and insipid. He is more like a boring insurance
> salesman than the physical manifestation of God on Earth. His
> disrobing at an airport MUST beg the question "Why does God do these
> stupid things?"
> His satellite transmissions to the Ramada Inns around the world
> where they hold the ECK "holy" seminars just bolster my suspicions
> that this guy is a truly homebound neurotic in fear of imaginary
> poltergeists and negative forces. The man is a loon!
> Actually, Harold might have a lot more to worry about than he thinks.
> While the Eckankar organization keeps this god-clown fed, clothed, and
> sheltered....his own inadequacies fester inside. The accolades abound
> from his clueless and banal troops of the Sugmad,while Harji
> wonders..."Why all this pain...if I am the Wayshower, the Omnipotent,
> and true Keeper of the Gilded Rod of ECK Schmegma?
> I see him pacing the floor at night in a cold sweat, in the dark,
> white knuckling the seat of the toilet in the throes of a nervous bout
> with diarrhea while all of his 13,234 followers are tucked away under
> their Mahanta Blue Comforters dreaming of his shining face...taking
> them to the unspeakable beauties of the Anami Lok. Plop
> Gotta laff,