Kata Daki. KAH-tah DAH-kee An ECK Master in the Ancient Order of the Vairagi Adepts. . . . Although her true age is beyond belief, she appears to be in her midtwenties to early thirties. She is five and a half feet tall. Her light brown (honey-blond) hair often falls to her shoulders, but she changes hairstyles to fit her duties. Like all the ECK Masters, she serves Sugmad (God) by helping others find the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. Her pet project is to help people get back on their feet during hardship.
A Personal Experience with Kata Daki
Here's a true story about a soldier who met Kata Daki in India in 1943:
What Is Her Name?
By Sri Harold Klemp
An encounter with Kata Daki brought healing to another man who once faced a life-and-death crisis, but it would be forty years before he'd learn her name.
In 1943, Walter was far from home. Military service had uprooted him to a remote jungle in India, where he suffered an attack of acute appendicitis.
He was informed he'd probably not last the night. The hours passed; the pain increased. Walter knew that if his appendix burst, it would be his last night on earth. So he prepared for the worst.
During the night, in a rare moment of anguished sleep, a visitor appeared to him in a dream—a beautiful, loving woman. She even knew his name.
"It's all right, Walter," she assured him.
And just as she'd said, Walter survived the night, though his appendix did burst. But the deadly toxins drained into his intestines rather than into the bloodstream.
Walter made a remarkable recovery. Later, he reflected upon the possible identity of the mysterious dream angel who'd come to offer aid and comfort to him. Had it been his mother? Who else could it be? Yet he remained uncertain. He'd asked his dream messenger her name, and she'd told him, but he couldn't remember it later. It was certainly not that of his mother.
Forty years later, Walter discovered Eckankar. Then, one day at an ECK center, he happened to see a drawing of a female ECK Master, a drawing he hadn't seen before. It was the very woman in his dream so long ago.
"What is her name?" he asked someone.
When told Kata Daki, he realized this was the long-forgotten name his dream visitor had once given to him. Now, the connection was clear. He finally understood that his dream was a firsthand experience with the divine protection of ECK, through the agency of dear and compassionate Kata Daki.
Excerpted from Those Wonderful ECK Masters by Harold Klemp, copyright © 2005 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.