Life Partners

ECKANKAR, Choices, Youth, SpiritualityBy Harold Klemp

Q: How important is it to date or marry someone in the same religion as me?

A: This life is for the gaining of spiritual experience.

Life partners often—nearly always—reach an agreement with others important to their mutual spiritual unfoldment long before either of them becomes aware of it on earth.  But destiny is not fixed.  Each has to find the other, often sorting through many possible choices.

An ECKist will, of course, consider both ECKists and non-ECKists as a life partner.  Most Souls agree to total amnesia before their return to earth in new bodies.  The reason for that is to avoid old biases and hatreds.  Amnesia gives one a fresh start.

Your spirituality depends upon yourself.  Someone in your religion may or may not be the right choice for you at a given time, so look around.  Ask the Mahanta, the Inner Master, to help you weigh the spiritual advantages of each potential life partner.

Excerpted from Youth Ask a Modern Prophet about Life, Love, and God.