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Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 10:38pm On Oct 17, 2010
The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.

As Soul, you have the God-knowledge within you. The teachings of ECK will awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart.

The road to God is the adventure of a lifetime.

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Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by MyJoe: 2:42pm On Oct 18, 2010
Hi benodic

I find Eckanker, with its emphasis on evident demonstration, interesting and I find your posts here thought-provoking. But I would like to know your view on this op?
The Problem With Dreams, Visions And Clairvoyance

You can comment here.
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 1:33pm On Oct 19, 2010
hello myjoe,

thanks a lot for your question. i read all the posts in the topic "The Problem With Dreams, Visions And Clairvoyance" and i found them very interesting.

i can understand your misgivings about dreams, visions and clairvoyance because i once had them too. i laughed when you said that it is all in our heads i.e figments of our imagination. so i will try in my own little way to shed some light on the matter.

first you have to realise that the holy spirit is the source of dreams and visions. the holy spirit of course is God in expression. God communicates to us through the holy spirit which in ECK we refer to as the light and sound of God.

the holy spirit will approach each soul in a way that the soul is comfortable with. God can use any medium that a soul is comfortable with to communicate with that soul. God can use your mother or your father, for christians, Jesus and for buddhists, Buddha.

it really doesn't matter the medium what matters is the message. as you grow spiritually most of the illusions that we have about life usually drops and you will start seeing the drama of life more clearly. this is a very gradual process and it does not happen overnight.

the unique thing about ECKANKAR is that we are not asking anybody to believe anything said about truth. you must experience truth in order to know the truth.

the experiences i have had concerning dreams over the years i have been in ECKANKAR are my authority and not any other person's experiences. so what we are saying is that you have to make the effort to prove the reality of dreams ,visions and clairvoyance for yourself. nobody can do it for you.

if you have any further questions feel free to ask.

thanks and may the blessings be.

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Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 1:42pm On Oct 19, 2010
If we want to keep the blessings of life coming to us, we must learn to be grateful for whatever is given.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 12:42pm On Oct 20, 2010
Sometimes the Holy Spirit may work in a gentle way. It may give you just a nudge, a feeling of how to act, what to do, which dentist to go see—something right down to earth.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by MyJoe: 4:31pm On Oct 20, 2010
Thanks for your response, benodic.

benodic:

the unique thing about ECKANKAR is that we are not asking anybody to believe anything said about truth. you must experience truth in order to know the truth.
Is "experiencing" really for everyone? I mean, do we all NEED it? Don't you think in the quest to experience evil spirits can take advantage of your quest and feed you stuff or that your quest can even create its own alternate reality?
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 10:17pm On Oct 20, 2010
hello myjoe

Is "experiencing" really for everyone? I mean, do we all NEED it? Don't you think in the quest to experience evil spirits can take advantage of your quest and feed you stuff or that your quest can even create its own alternate reality?

the experience is very important because that is the only way you will know for sure that God exist and that you are soul a spark of God. if you rely only on what you read in books then anybody can convince you otherwise.

for me now i have seen the light of God and i heard the various sounds of the celestial worlds. i have walked the streets of the various heavens of God. i have crossed the borders of death and conversed with relatives who had passed on. so no one can now convince me otherwise that God does not exist or that heaven does not exist.

every soul when ready must walk the hallowed way alone back to his maker. it is just a matter of time. if you know who you really are and what capabilities you possess as soul you will fear no evil and you can thread even where the angels fear to thread.

the light of God have the capabilities of lighting up the way and dispersing any illusions that your mind may throw up. so there is absolutely nothing to fear.

thanks and may the blessings be
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 9:08pm On Oct 21, 2010
When you become as little children, you shall see the kingdom of heaven. You will carry no ideas from the past to hold you, none of the future to frighten you, but just the present, with the assurance that everything you need to know is already at hand—every answer, every solution.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by thehomer: 9:24pm On Oct 21, 2010
@ benodic

What are the core beliefs or principles in Eckankar?
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 9:37pm On Oct 21, 2010
@thehomer


What are the core beliefs or principles in Eckankar?

Basic Beliefs of Eckankar

Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar, describes the basic beliefs of Eckankar as follows:

The teachings of ECK define the nature of Soul more carefully than do other current religions. Each person is Soul, a particle of God sent into the lower worlds (including earth) to gain spiritual experience. Purified by the spiritual exercises, he comes into contact with the Holy Spirit. His goal is spiritual freedom in this lifetime, after which he becomes a Co-worker with God, both here and in the next world. Karma and reincarnation are primary beliefs.

Key to the ECK teachings is the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. He has the special ability to act as both Inner and Outer Master for ECK students. He is the prophet of Eckankar, given respect but not worship. He teaches the sacred name of God, HU, which lifts one spiritually into the Light and Sound of God, the ECK.

The ECK (the Holy Spirit) purifies one of karma (sin), making it possible for him to accept the full love of God in this lifetime. Then he gains wisdom, charity, and freedom.

Personal experience with the Light and Sound of God is the cornerstone of Eckankar. Of all the religions on earth today, Eckankar offers the most direct teachings on the Light and Sound of God. These twin pillars are missing in whole or in part from the rest. People who truly find these two aspects of God undergo a complete spiritual change. Life becomes fresh and new again, as it was in early childhood.

—Harold Klemp
"What Is ECKANKAR?"
The Temple of ECK

Eckankar teaches . . .

* Soul is eternal.
* Soul exists because God loves It.
* Soul is on a journey of Self- and God-Realization.
* Spiritual unfoldment can be accelerated through conscious contact with the ECK, Divine Spirit.
* This contact can be made via the Spiritual Exercises of ECK and the guidance of the Living ECK Master.
* You can actively explore the spiritual worlds through Soul Travel, dreams, and other spiritual techniques.
* Spiritual experience and liberation in this lifetime are available to all.
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by thehomer: 10:13pm On Oct 21, 2010
benodic:

@thehomer

Basic Beliefs of Eckankar

Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar, describes the basic beliefs of Eckankar as follows:

The teachings of ECK define the nature of Soul more carefully than do other current religions. Each person is Soul, a particle of God sent into the lower worlds (including earth) to gain spiritual experience. Purified by the spiritual exercises, he comes into contact with the Holy Spirit. His goal is spiritual freedom in this lifetime, after which he becomes a Co-worker with God, both here and in the next world. Karma and reincarnation are primary beliefs.

Key to the ECK teachings is the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. He has the special ability to act as both Inner and Outer Master for ECK students. He is the prophet of Eckankar, given respect but not worship. He teaches the sacred name of God, HU, which lifts one spiritually into the Light and Sound of God, the ECK.

The ECK (the Holy Spirit) purifies one of karma (sin), making it possible for him to accept the full love of God in this lifetime. Then he gains wisdom, charity, and freedom.

Personal experience with the Light and Sound of God is the cornerstone of Eckankar. Of all the religions on earth today, Eckankar offers the most direct teachings on the Light and Sound of God. These twin pillars are missing in whole or in part from the rest. People who truly find these two aspects of God undergo a complete spiritual change. Life becomes fresh and new again, as it was in early childhood.

—Harold Klemp
"What Is ECKANKAR?"
The Temple of ECK

Eckankar teaches . . .

* Soul is eternal.
* Soul exists because God loves It.
* Soul is on a journey of Self- and God-Realization.
* Spiritual unfoldment can be accelerated through conscious contact with the ECK, Divine Spirit.
* This contact can be made via the Spiritual Exercises of ECK and the guidance of the Living ECK Master.
* You can actively explore the spiritual worlds through Soul Travel, dreams, and other spiritual techniques.
* Spiritual experience and liberation in this lifetime are available to all.


Ok.
Is there some sort of punishment for not accepting this belief?
How do you describe the soul and God? Are they similar to that of Christianity?
What is karma?
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 12:09pm On Oct 22, 2010
@thehomer


Is there some sort of punishment for not accepting this belief?

absolutely none. it is the birthright of soul to make up its mind when it wants to complete its journey back to God. there really is no hurry in the journey of soul and there is no compulsion.


How do you describe the soul and God? Are they similar to that of Christianity?

God created soul in its own image. so we are really mini gods. we share the same qualities with God but the problem is that we have not yet realized it. that is why God created the lower worlds and sent us down here.

the experiences of life we go through helps us to come to that realization of who and what we are. our knowledge of soul and God is not so similar with that of christianity. christianity believes that soul has just one life to live and after death God will judge that soul and then will send that soul to either hell or heaven depending on how that soul lived its life or if the soul accepted jesus as its personal saviour or not.

in Eckankar we know that there is no hell. after a soul's life on earth the soul is judged according to its actions on earth and not based on its believes. after judgement if it is seen that the soul has not learnt the lessons it is supposed to learn the soul will reincarnate on earth again and continue it's lessons. it does not matter to God how many lifetimes it takes a soul to learn its lessons and reach spiritual maturity.


What is karma?

the law of karma is simply the law of cause and effect. that is whatever you sow you will reap. this is the law that God put in place to govern the lower worlds where souls are being schooled.

the purpose of this law is to teach us how to learn love. when you do a bad thing to another soul because of lack of love that action comes back to you so that you will know how it feels like.

the results of your action may not come back in this present life time it may follow you to another life time. the problem we have as souls is that when the results of our actions starts coming back to us we do not remember what we did in the past that set it into motion. we then blame the devil for our problem.

what this means is that you are totally responsible for everything that is happening in your life. and that is the reason why you see someone that is born blind and someone else is crippled from birth. there is divine justice in life and everything is the way it is supposed to be.

thanks and may the blessings be
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 12:19pm On Oct 22, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

Whether you are out in the world or you’re at home, you are simply an instrument of God’s love in your own universe.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by MyJoe: 3:05pm On Oct 22, 2010
@benodic
Thanks for your response. That will be ok for now till I have a little more time to ask you some questions.
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 5:38pm On Oct 22, 2010
@myjoe


Thanks for your response. That will be ok for now till I have a little more time to ask you some questions.

you are very welcome. feel free to ask me any question any time.
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 2:37pm On Oct 23, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

The way to work with Divine Spirit in our daily decisions is to consider quite honestly: What would I really like to do?

One must put aside thoughts of asceticism, thinking that God loves us more if we are poor. A business decision must be made using all input that’s available. What’s good for me, my family? It must allow one to grow.

Any decision is not without setbacks, for that’s the nature of life. What sets you apart is that you give it your best effort and more, staying open to the subtle nudges of Divine Spirit.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 11:03pm On Oct 24, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

We are required spiritually to act with the greatest degree of responsibility both to ourselves and to others. This is what it means to be part of the community of Spirit, of the ECK—to be part of the cosmic system of life.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 10:30am On Oct 25, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

The secret of a balanced life is to live each moment in the right spiritual frame of mind.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 1:33pm On Oct 26, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

No two people are alike. Each has an agreement with life that is unlike any other. Learn love, patience, and grace, because they are the way to find harmony.

Finding peace is a big part of your spiritual life.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by Emade(m): 3:07am On Oct 27, 2010
the unique thing about  ECKANKAR is that we are not asking anybody to believe anything said about truth. you must experience truth in order to know the truth.i like those coment but do u belive in christ and do u belive the bible.
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 10:58am On Oct 27, 2010
@Emade

the unique thing about   ECKANKAR is that we are not  asking anybody to believe  anything said about truth. you  must experience truth in order  to know the truth.i like those coment but do u belive in christ and do u belive the bible.

in Eckankar we do not work with belief. rather we go beyond belief to knowingness through experience. the bible comprises of experiences that people had with God. Eckankar shows you how you can have your own experiences with God and then write your own bible.

we are the living walking truth. likewise through your personal experiences you will be shown exactly what the christ consciousness is all about.

so my dear. it is not a matter of belief. if you work only with belief then anybody with a stronger persuasion can make you to change your beliefs. but if you work in the area of experience and knowingness you are much stronger and your experience becomes your authority.

so the question is, are you ready to know the truth about christ? are you ready to know the truth about the bible? are you ready to know the truth about yourself? are you ready to know the truth about God?

it is up to you.

thanks and may the blessings.
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 8:00pm On Oct 27, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

The secret to getting rid of fear is opening the heart.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 2:57pm On Oct 28, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

Life is a mystery until we come to the path of ECK (Divine Spirit) and begin to understand that we can be the creators of our own world.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 12:49pm On Oct 29, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

So few know what a love for living means. They’ve put a web around themselves and called it spiritual. Life is a celebration. Some will read that as wanton living, but true celebration is loving God and Its own.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 10:35pm On Oct 30, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

We are Soul. This life is an opportunity for Soul to get rich experiences in any way that It can—uplifting, constructive experiences, the kind where we find ways to serve all of life.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 12:13am On Nov 01, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

You do what you can to make your life right. And when you have done 100 percent of everything you can do, Divine Spirit steps in with the miracle.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 9:18pm On Nov 02, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

A gift of true love is always God’s love to you that you give to another.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 7:32pm On Nov 03, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

Many feel that a person who spends his time soul-searching is more holy than a merchant who hawks his goods at the market. A highly spiritual person is actually one who has found the comfort zone that exists somewhere between the two extremes.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 9:53am On Nov 05, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

Love tries to find a harmonious way to resolve each situation.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 9:15pm On Nov 06, 2010
A Seed for Contemplation

Very often, we are confronted by people who want us to pray their way or colleagues who want us to think their way. We must remember to maintain our individual relationship with God. We have the shining light of Soul, and because we have it, we also have the wisdom of God.

—Harold Klemp
The Language of Soul
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by zulureal(m): 11:19am On Nov 07, 2010
WHAT IS ECK, WHAT IS THERE INTETION TO THE WORLD,DID THEM BELIVE IN GOD, PLS I WILL WANT TO KNW THANKS
Re: Contemplation Seeds From Eckankar by benodic: 12:23pm On Nov 08, 2010
@ zulureal

WHAT IS ECK, WHAT IS THERE INTETION TO THE WORLD,DID THEM BELIVE IN GOD, PLS I WILL WANT TO KNW THANKS

ECK means Holy Spirit. It is the voice of God. The essence of life that gives life to all creation.

The aim of ECKANKAR is to take all ready souls back to God.

ECKANKAR does not just believe in God, we take the extra step of having a very close relationship with God. through the spiritual exercises of ECK we are able to see the light of God in our spiritual eyes and to hear the voice of God.

these experiences brings out the God-like qualities that are already within you enabling you to become a co-worker with God.

A basic spiritual exercise of ECK is singing the word HU as a love song. this word is the Holy name of God which has the power of opening your heart to the love of God.

see the website www.eckankar.org for more information

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