Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God

ECK Masters—Fubbi Quantz

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A Meeting at Dawn

A Childhood Spiritual Experience Prepares the Way for ECK


As a child, I would attend prayers with my father. During a holiday from primary school, we once went together for prayer at dawn at our local house of worship.

After the prayer session was over, I stayed behind as everyone filed out. I wanted to sit longer in communion with God. Our home was just a five-minute walk, and my father knew I'd get there safely on my own.

As I sat, quietly contemplating, I felt a light breeze. I looked up and saw a man standing at the arched doorway near me.

The man wore a white robe with a hood. I could see his white hair peeking from beneath his hood. He just stood there gazing at me.

This must be God, I thought. I stood up to approach him.

Suddenly the man disappeared.

I walked back home and never told anyone about this experience.

Twelve years later, I discovered the teachings of Eckankar. One day I saw a picture of the ECK Master Fubbi Quantz. He wore a white robe, and his white hair peeked from beneath his hood.

I was amazed. This was the being I had seen after the prayer at dawn when I was a child! The recognition filled me with a warm, loving presence.

In my years of studying Eckankar, I have met Fubbi Quantz in many different settings. He has become a real presence in my life, teaching me that the pains of life are dissolved in a compassionate heart.

Excerpted from the 2006 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 2005 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.

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