Monday, June 4, 2007

Check your ego at the door: The only way to see the way out of eckankar

The ego shouldn't be underestimated in its power to keep you in a state of inertia when it comes to eckankar. I speak from experience. If you can check your ego at the door you'll have a better chance at seeing eckankar for what it is and finding your way out.

The problem is that the longer you're in something, eckankar included, you start to form your identity around your belief system. Your ego can keep you from undoing this to the point wherein you can't divorce yourself even from something that is bad for you. It even becomes near impossible to think clearly enough to ask yourself "Am I still a truth seeker, or am I now just blinded by my own beliefs to the point wherein I can't be objective?" Which is it for you?

The hardest thing for most people is to question eckankar once they've committed to it, especially after a number of years. You've got too much invested — friendships, habits, ways of thinking, belief systems and even part of your personal lexicon. Your identity becomes attached to these ideas that are adopted as your own. Thus, you can be a part of a big lie and self deception because your ego just won't let go. You're too close to the problem to recognize it. You become entirely defensive. You defend the lies, the plagiarisms, the accusations, the contradictions and the injustices of eckanar as if they are all an attack on you personally. In the long run this is bad for you because you are being controlled by two forces: 1. the eckankar organization and 2. your own set of beliefs.

To see eckankar for what it is, you have to be open-minded. Maybe this was your state of mind before you entered into eckankar, but believe me when I say that if you're still in it, you're no longer open-minded. You may think you are, but you are not. You're brainwashed. I know I was and everyone I knew in eckankar was the same way. You believe that Paul Twitchell was a spiritual man and you overlooked his plagiarisms, contradictions and lies. Why would you surrender your common sense and critical thinking? When things got scary or went wrong, you would Hu inside your head. When you dreamed you thought it was "real." You believe the eck masters are real beings. You believe you are the cause of your own problems. It's all crazy and without foundation.

Unless you understand more about psychology, you are the victim of your own ego and abberations of your mind.

To look at the truth about eckankar, including the good and the bad, you have to check your ego at the door. This is way too much for many people to do. But if you're brave and open-minded and are really a truth seeker, you'll do it for your own good and the good of others. If not, you'll continue to be in denial and to live a lie. It's your own choice.

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rorick19 said...

Thank you very much for your posting. I can tell you really understand the entrapment of Eckankar. All of us recovering eckist need to hear others understand. Thanks again.

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Unknown said...

I agree that the ego should not be underestimated. Yet what is it that estimates the power of ego, if not the ego? :-o

What does it tell you that this author still appears in a state of inertia about Eckankar(though in an attack Eckankar and try to dissuade people mode) 40+ years later...?

While I agree with some of what (s)he says because it is
the same with most _all_ kinds of relationships,
and sympathize with his/her plight,
I learned on day one of my exposure to Eckankar that one ought to prove things for one's self through your own personal experiences rather than use Paul Twitchell's or anyone's words or experiences and accept them as if they are your own spiritual truth. That still holds true for me today.

Victim Consciousness(I was controlled, manipulated, taken advantage of, not responsible for my actions[causes] and the karmic reactions[problems], etc.) never suited me.
Your mileage may vary. ;-)

If aspects of Eckankar do not work for you at first blush,
just learn from the ones that do.
Throwing the baby out with the bathwater is a symptom of not checking one's "ego at the door".
You do not have to become a member to gain invaluable spiritual insights.

This person assuming they can speak as an authority for members of Eckankar is what?
Seems to me to be an egotistic red flag of not being open-minded.

Regarding HU which has been in use for thousands of years, is thus not something exclusive to Eckankar, and can be way more than just "inside your head", try it and see if it is "real" for you.

While this person's experience is valid for them, it is not true for everyone. In the highest spiritual sense I can perceive, each person creates their own reality.


The Truth About Eckankar?
The Whole Truth
Or for a less comprehensive but free version:
Dialog Here

If you're curious and open-minded, visit an Eckankar Center and meet real Eckists.

If you think or feel you are not curious, ask yourself why you are here in the first place :-¿

:-)

Unknown said...


Spiritual Dialog Project

Jenny L said...

Need more info please struck in a void did the HU chant for a minute it helped clear myself of clutter
Thanks
Jenny

Todd Gambino said...

Hang in there eckist and former eckist, what waits for you in liberation of soul will keep you awe struck 24/7 and when you reread all the material once again it will take on a whole new meaning with your new consciousness, you will know and you will be, being 24/7 is all that its cracked up to be, and don't give up.

lagachette said...

Eckankar and any other 'ways of bettering yourself' are just steps to knowing who you are. Discover, adopt,learn, leave, become wiser and more fulfilled. this is my life and I feel truly priviledged to have learned what is my path.

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Finder said...

@ lagachette

It's wonderful that you have learned what your path is.

Others may need more than just bettering themselves and becoming wiser.

Self-Realization, consciously Knowing/experiencing yourself as Soul, is the path Eckankar points to. One doesn't have to join or leave Eckankar to Be that awareness.

Finder said...

@Todd

Yes, and while everyone has different experiences(eg not necessarily 24/7), I agree that there is always more to learn if you keep pursuing conscious expansion.

The truth is that the teachings of Eckankar are designed to be a customizable personal experiential path.

Mary Jensen said...

Plagiarism is not the same thing worldwide. If someone can draw from that many sources more power to them.also there is no one set pat answer. Even the bible is the living word.

usman musa said...

i do understand you,but you need to know that this is like an accussation, am not saying it is though.... But when doing this, don't just say things, proof is what is needed. Proof it if you can...