What’s Different about ECKANKAR?
By Harold Klemp
Q: There are so many choices available to the seeker of truth today, including various teachings of the Light and Sound. What makes Eckankar different?
A: There aren’t that many teachings about the Light and Sound. There are a lot of teachings that know nothing about either the Light or the Sound as an important part of the spiritual path.
Christianity speaks about the Light in a number of places in the Scriptures. For instance, Saul on the road to Damascus—that was the Light of God. I don’t think Christianity understands the full importance of the Light of God. And even those religions that do have both the Light and Sound of God may not fully understand the importance of having both of them as part of a viable spiritual path.
So, in ECK we teach that there is this balance of the two aspects so people can have the straightest, most direct, and most spiritually beneficial path to God.