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Eckankar Defined

This clip—and the transcript below—is from Harold Klemp’s talk “The Subtle Golden Thread of Love” in 2016.

 

I’d like to briefly define the meaning of Eckankar in Sanskrit, which is the classical language of India and Hinduism, it literally means “the one path.” We’ve taken the word Eckankar, and we define it as “Co-worker with God.” Then we further define it as the Religion of the Light and Sound of God, which tells how to become a Co-worker with God. And this Co-worker with God is an ECK Master. Read More

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The Sacredness of Each Moment

El and Shelley Hyndman, decades-long members of Eckankar, shared their heartwarming love story with thousands of attendees at an Eckankar international seminar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the familiar, funny, conversational style of a longtime married couple, they brought their relationship’s sacred moments to the foreground.

Many years ago, while both Shelley and El were recovering from painful breakups, they connected unexpectedly on a sunlit beach filled with people. Although they’d met at Eckankar gatherings in the past, this encounter was intense and noteworthy. Read More

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Why the ECK Master Clears Our Path

This clip—and the transcript below—is from Harold Klemp’s 2007 talk “It’s a Miracle!”

 

There are so many miracles that happen in our lives. Those of you who are in ECK just recognize the help of the Master and say, “Thank you” with a most grateful heart. You realize it’s a blessing done for some purpose.

It’s to help you on your way.

There’s a saying, which I’m just making up now: The Master goes ahead so that others may follow. And when people follow, they often say, “Gee, do you have to go over such rough stuff?” Read More

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2019 ECK Worldwide Seminar and slide show

Realize Your Divine Dream

By Sharon Kunin

Welcome to A Year of Blessing! Sri Harold says, “Bless each moment, each thought, each word, and each deed. Let only the pure love of God flow from you and into your own universe.”

Imagine the year that will bring!

Each seminar appearance of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master ushers a new current of God’s love into the world, offering a spiritual renovation of the heart for all who love God. Old patterns give way to healing and purification.

These blessings touch all life. Have you discovered your gift?

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Bonds of Love—a Gift to Always Cherish

By Ruth, Ontario, Canada

My father was in the hospital recovering from a major heart attack when I was in my early twenties. I was not yet a member of Eckankar, and I was terribly afraid he was going to die.

After crying myself to sleep one night, I was awakened by a group of people at the foot of my bed. I knew them to be relatives who had passed on. My father’s mother was among them, making beckoning motions and appearing to say something. From this I took assurance that, when my father’s time did come, he would be met by those who loved him. There was nothing for him—or me—to fear.

Seven years later, I was married, had become an ECKist, and was preparing to follow my husband to England for his studies. Dad had become increasingly frail, and I knew I would likely not see him alive again. I was sad to go but comforted myself that he would not leave this world without finding a way to say good-bye. Read More

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A Soul Travel Experience Brings Understanding

Have you ever wondered about the purpose of studying the teachings of Eckankar?

Sri Harold writes about a woman who becomes intrigued with the teachings after reading The Wind of Change.

In the article below Sri Harold describes himself the way he looked in earlier years as “this man with the glasses and the brown hair.” In a dream he introduces the woman to spiritual laws contained in the “Book of Rules.”

See what she learns about spiritual freedom when the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master offers experiences specially designed for her benefit and growth.

 

By Harold Klemp

How many years does it take some people to become members of ECK? Sometimes we are surrounded by family and friends who are members of ECK. Other times we find ourselves alone in a remote part of the world, and there is no one else who has ever heard about the ECK teachings. But whatever happens, somewhere there is a connection. Read More

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A Spiritual Healing for Depression, by Singing “HU”

This clip—and the transcript below—is from Harold Klemp’s 2014 talk “The Language of Love (2014).”

 

Sarah was living with her mom, Miriam, and Miriam was fighting depression. For no reason at all, she would just burst into tears. A waterfall would come gushing out, and there she was, just crying and crying. Sarah felt really bad about the whole thing, and she asked the Inner Master, the Mahanta, “Mahanta, what can I do to help my mom?”

So she chanted HU aloud. Then she talked to her mom, and she kissed her mom. And guess what? You guessed wrong. Her mom became angry. She did not like that. Don’t touch, keep away. So it didn’t help. Read More

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Be Yourself and Serve Life

By Harold Klemp

“Cecile” attended workshops at an ECK Worldwide Seminar and focused upon her mission: Be yourself and serve life.

Drawn to the park across from the site of the seminar, the Minneapolis Convention Center, she came upon a joyful wedding party gathered for photographs, while golden sunlight splashed the autumn leaves overhead. But the perfection of the moment was suddenly broken.

An angry bicyclist was cursing a car parked at the curb in front of the park’s entrance. It was blocking the bike lane.

The driver emerged from the car, explaining, “I’m trying to get these ninety-year-old people out of the car.” Then he added, “God bless.” Cecile guessed the passengers were the proud grandparents of the bride and groom. The harsh scolding of the bicyclist had opened the door for her to clear the air by offering an act of kindness to comfort the family.

“Here, let me help you,” she said. Read More

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ECKANKAR: Invitation to a Golden Wisdom Temple

Sri Harold Klemp, spiritual leader of Eckankar, invites you to visit the Temple of ECK and experience the joys and wonders this Golden Wisdom Temple offers.

Special thanks to Alyssa Gruhn for her videography, and to Austin Gruhn for the musical soundtrack that accompanies Sri Harold’s inspirational words. Their creative contributions to making this video are greatly appreciated. Read More

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To Give and Receive Divine Love

By Harold Klemp

Soul moves through the evolutionary process in a number of different forms, including those of animals and birds. These are some of the many different ways in which Soul gains experience, thereby gaining expression of Its divine self.

In the process, Soul must learn to receive love and to give love.

One of the best ways to learn how to give and receive divine love is to chant HU as a daily spiritual exercise. Simply sit comfortably where no one will disturb you, close your eyes, and gaze gently into your Spiritual Eye. This is the point between your eyebrows, at the center of your forehead. Then sing HU softly on your outgoing breath. Read More

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