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What Is HU?

By Harold Klemp

Singing HU or chanting your secret word enhances your life and gives you strength. HU is a holy name for God which will lift you into the higher worlds.

But the name itself has even more meaning behind it. I would like to recommend a spiritual exercise which will be very beneficial to you in finding it out for yourself. Read More

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How to Stay Grateful During Hard Times—Sing “HU”

This clip—and the transcript below—is from Harold Klemp’s 2009 talk “The Secret Path to Heaven.”

 

Question three is: What can stimulate us to be grateful for what we have when life is hard?

I would say simply, the Spiritual Exercises of ECK. It goes back to that time and again: Do the spiritual exercises. Sing HU. Read More

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To Love All Life

To Love All LifeBy Harold Klemp

“One becomes the bhakti, the devotee, who loves all life more than he loves himself. He discards all rites and ceremonies and seeks to follow the Living ECK Master through the force of love only. When one reaches this stage of spiritual development he finds the Living ECK Master always in his inner vision, waiting to meet him at a point between the Sun Worlds and the Moon Worlds. This is the pure astral zone, where the lover of God enters a zone called the Ashta-dal-Kanwal. At this point the whole course of his life is changed.”

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, p. 137 Read More

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To Bring Joy and Wonder to Your Life

By Harold Klemp

Here’s a spiritual exercise to try if you want to experience the Light or Sound of God:

Shut your eyes and look into the Spiritual Eye. (It’s between your eyebrows, in the center of your forehead.) Sing HU, an ancient name for God, one of the most powerful words for spiritual upliftment.

As you sing HU, listen for a holy Sound. It may come in any number of ways: like the sound of a rumbling train, a singing bird, buzzing bees, a mellow flute, or even soothing guitars. Read More

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Simplicity of Love

 

Simplicity of Love

Today,

something touched so deep

that it redeemed the good in me and

let the good in others shine.

 

Today,

the opener of hearts healed the heart and

spoke of greatness in small things.

 

Today,

a tide of kindness came in and

filled me with ease.

 

Today,

forgiveness lifted me out of myself,

refreshing in the simplicity of its love.

Charles Cavanaugh

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Being Closer to God

By Harold Klemp

Marie is a very busy mom. She teaches some ECK classes and is active at the ECK Center. But at home, her first devotion is to her husband and her three children, some of whom are teens. And Marie now has the feeling she’s coming close to an understanding of who and what she is.

This is what everyone should be looking for: to find out who and what you are.

Why are you here? What is your purpose? Is it just a random walk in time and space without a reason for the beginning and the end of this cycle? What’s it all about? Read More

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Taking the Next Step

Eckankar’s sacred scriptures, The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, speak of  ECK Masters. They are advanced spiritual beings who far exceed the normal human capacity for giving and receiving divine love and yet continue to spiritually evolve. They help others use imagination, among other spiritual gifts, to embark upon journeys of self-discovery and freedom.

This inspiring  passage from The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book Two, and the spiritual exercise that follows it, offers a simple way to exercise the creative ability of Soul, the eternal self. Limitless possibilities dwell within the Ocean of Love and Mercy—source of the life-giving Light and Sound of God.

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Breaking Down the Walls

By Harold Klemp

Sometime in contemplation or in prayer, maybe as a spiritual exercise, in your mind’s eye just see a room with three distinct parts. A semicircular room where you are at the point of the room and the room curves out around you, divided into three parts. You can look into each one: past, present, and future. But there is a wall separating each of the three parts.

Dissolve those two walls between those three parts and see what happens. Read More

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An Antidote to Fear

Eckankar‘s name for God—the Supreme Deity with no limits, characteristics, or gender—is Sugmad. Its expression—Divine Spirit, or ECK—can be seen as Light and heard as Sound.

The Master referred to in the spiritual exercise below is the living spiritual teacher and guide who helps people rediscover their connection with Sugmad. When you accept his invitation to conquer fear and take your next spiritual steps, opportunities may open for you to help someone else. These are the timeless rhythms of spiritual growth.

Are you ready to climb the ancient stairway to heavenly worlds? Read More

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Your Gifts

By Harold Klemp

“Truth, goodness, love, and beauty are commonly regarded as poetic ideas, but they are, in essence, spiritual facts. These are the ideas which one should include in his speech and thoughts. They are the language of Soul and must bring about an awakening of that pervading, persuasive urge in man to realize himself in his totality, as a being essentially spiritual and eternal. Truth as given by the ECK is neither esoteric, strange, nor fanciful. It is at once sublime, universal, and profoundly practical.”

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book Two, p. 193 Read More

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