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Letting Go of the Past

By Benny, Minnesota

Earlier this year I began working with an exercise from Spiritual Exercises for the Shariyat, Book Two, by Sri Harold Klemp. I love true contemplation of the ECK works and diving into a spiritual exercise over an extended period. Continually working with one exercise in contemplation often reveals hidden aspects that don’t appear at first.

This particular exercise was titled “The Disentanglement of Soul.”

The quote from the Shariyat reads, in part:

“The practice of discipline must now enter into the scheme of liberation of Soul. This is the unfoldment and disentanglement of Soul from every identification It has had on every lower plane in the material or psychic worlds.”

The exercise that follows says: Read More

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In God We Trust?

Shariyat 1&2 CoverBy Harold Klemp

A woman lived in a foreign country and often transferred money from her American account to her local account. Lately she had been having a great deal of trouble financially and was losing money on the exchange rate. It got so bad that she thought, I have so many financial problems, I don’t know what to do. I think I’ll do the Shariyat technique.

So she sat down on the bed in contemplation and opened The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad at random. The passage said something to the effect that there is no limit to what Soul may accomplish. That’s pretty neutral, the woman thought. She opened the book again and read something about how Soul cannot know the value of its experience until It is like an empty vessel. (And here the woman is on the verge of losing everything.) Read More

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Something Only the ECK Can Do

Shariyat 1&2 CoverBy Usen, Pennsylvania

Here is one of my favorite quotes from the Shariyat:

What is confidently expected in the future is worked out and anticipated in the present, and it is the experience of God in the present which leads to confidence in It in the future.

My faith and trust in the guiding hand of the Mahanta have brought fantastic blessings and love from him. I’ll share one such blessing here:

My early years in the United States saw many tough times. At a point my employer could only guarantee thirty hours of work a week. Read More

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