What Is the Inner and Outer Master?
By Harold Klemp
In ECK, there is the principle of the Inner and Outer Master. The Outer Master is myself as the spiritual leader of Eckankar. But there is also an inner part, which we call the Inner Master, who gives spiritual instruction to each person as he or she needs it.
In other words, each person is unique in how they look at life, because each person’s experiences have been totally unique. Even twins are unique in that there is a different being operating through each physical body.
As the Inner Master I am able to reach and teach many people at once. More importantly, I am able to talk to each person according to his spiritual needs. This is a part of the spiritual teaching of Eckankar which might differ from what many people are used to in their previous religion.
Often the teaching begins in the dream state. Once you become interested in Eckankar, you find that your dream state begins to change. At first you don’t know whether it’s a change for the better or for the worse because you are not familiar with what is happening.
Your dreams are changing because, at some level, you have given your consent to work with the Inner Master, also called the Mahanta. By studying ECK, being interested in ECK, and indeed even coming to the ECK seminar, you have said, “I would like to know a little bit about ECK.”
Excerpted from We Come as Eagles, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 9.