Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God

ECK Masters—Gopal Das

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Gopal Das

By Sri Harold Klemp

A Japanese woman who recently came into ECK had a dream. She was riding on a bus with a few other passengers. She mentioned to the bus driver that she wanted to be let off at a certain stop.

"That's a very dangerous place at night," he cautioned her. "You don't want to get off there by yourself."

"I'll go with you," a man on the bus offered.

The ECKist and the other passenger got off the bus. They were met by a woman, a child, and one or two other people. The ECKist could see the moon in the darkening sky as they walked down the road.

Soon they came to a path that took them to a house high up in the mountains. The man from the bus opened the glass door, and they went inside.

On one wall in this house was a picture of a man with long golden hair. "Who's he?" the woman asked.

"You remember, don't you?" the man from the bus said.

All of a sudden she did remember: She had come to this mountain home many times before, on that very same bus, accompanied by the man in the picture. The dream ended at that point, but she retained a vivid memory of it.

Shortly after that she came to an ECK Satsang class. Sketches of four ECK Masters were displayed on a table as part of the class discussion. As she glanced at each one, suddenly her eyes widened in surprise. "That's the man I saw in the picture in my dream!" she said, pointing to one of the sketches. It was the ECK Master Gopal Das.

The individual's spiritual unfoldment often begins weeks or months before he finally comes into ECK. The ECK Masters meet the individual halfway, to take him to holy places for rest and contemplation. The creative dreamer eventually gets to the point where he remembers what is happening on the inner planes.

Excerpted from Cloak of Consciousness, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, copyright © 1991 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.

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