By Harold Klemp
This story is about “Carol.” She lives in cattle country, in a small town near San Angelo, Texas.
One morning Carol went outside. Her neighbor was outside too, and on his lawn were three bulls. One was a huge longhorn, and the other two were little black bulls.
Unfortunately, one of them was lying down. He had eaten too much of a big green bush, and he had become bloated. Now, those of you who work with cattle know that if an animal becomes bloated, if it can’t get up, then it probably won’t make it. It’s going to die.
We knew that at home on the farm too. If there was such a case, the wives would get on the phone and call up the immediate neighbors right away, because maybe one farmer or another knew what to do. Read More
In the Journey of Spiritual Discovery Survey, members of Eckankar responded to questions about their experiences. An ECKist from Canada gave the response below to, What unanswered spiritual questions did you have PRIOR to finding ECKANKAR?
What am I doing here? What’s the purpose of life? What is life? How can I know the truth of life? Why does every religion and teaching I explore seem to hit a wall? Isn’t there some teaching somewhere that goes all the way? What are the keys, the secrets, that most teachings don’t seem to know?
By Brian, Texas
I was born deaf. So my way of interpreting the world came mostly through sight. As I grew up, I developed a hunger for spiritual truth. I read a lot about different religions and a variety of paths, trying to find one that was right for me.
I studied everything from Christianity to metaphysical teachings. But no matter what I tried, none of these satisfied my hunger.
I felt lost. Read More
Sometimes Sri Harold Klemp will use a fable to illustrate spiritual principles that can help people live more fulfilling lives. In the story below, he shares an important key to surviving in this world. What gift does it offer you?
The Wise King
By Harold Klemp
In an old kingdom in some faraway place in a forgotten time, the people had a system of government whereby they elected a new king every four years. The king, once elected, had absolute power. He could do anything he wanted, and his subjects were at his beck and call. There was only one problem. Read More
By Pat, New Mexico
I and my then fiancée (now wife) had an encounter with an ECK Master. It was in the summer of 1989 in La Jolla, California.
My fiancée and I had parked our car at Torrey Pines State Beach on the coastline. We hiked south along the beach. We passed by a trail which led from the beach up to the cliff tops that looked over the sea. I thought to myself “There’ll be another one up ahead that we can take.”
Well it turned out that there was no other trail up ahead and we wound up walking all the way to Scripps Pier to the south before we could turn inland to make our way back. A distance of several miles. Read More
By Harold Klemp
Whenever somebody is making it difficult for you at work, simply sing HU quietly to yourself. Let the other person vent his rage, and just wait and see what the ECK will do to work out the situation.
You’ll find that you know what to say or not to say, when to speak or be quiet, when and how to keep out of the individual’s way, or whether it will be necessary to appeal to the person’s supervisor to get him off your back.
When you run into these things, by all means sing HU to open yourself as a channel for God. You don’t use the HU to change the other person’s state of consciousness; you use it for your protection.
It surrounds you with a blanket of white light, and whatever is thrown at you must return to the sender. The person who attacks you often finds himself so busy with his own problems that he no longer has time to continue his attacks on you.
Excerpted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found. Learn more about spiritual exercises.
By Harold Klemp
A woman I’ll call Donna found Eckankar after her son Justin’s death in a motorcycle accident. She was very close to her son. Devastated by her loss, Donna was unable to find comfort at church. She regularly cried through the entire service. If only there was a way to feel closer to God, then maybe He would help her understand why the accident had occurred. More important, where was Justin now? Was he all right? She constantly prayed for help.
Five months later, while at her lowest ebb, she had an experience that changed her life. At first, she thought it was merely a dream, but it was actually Soul Travel. Read More
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“After hearing Sri Harold’s talk, I felt an amazing spiritual transformation. The creativity, beauty, joy, and inspiration was like a wave of God’s love for me.”—SAZ, Minnesota
Listen to these amazing talks by Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master, a God-Realized, living spiritual teacher. They can help you navigate life and enter new worlds of freedom, love, and creative self-expression. Read More