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ECK Masters—Gopal Das

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Meeting ECK Masters

By Sri Harold Klemp

A man had been visited by different spiritual travelers since he was a baby. It began one night when he was lying in his crib. He was about two or three years old, and he remembers looking out the window at some stars.

Then he noticed one star that began to move sideways, first left, then right.

Suddenly the star came zooming toward earth, right through the boy's bedroom window. It became two stars, a blue one and a white one. An instant later two spiritual travelers stood there in the bedroom. They glowed with light and goodness. They were ECK Masters who work on the inner planes to teach Soul.

One of the spiritual travelers looked at the child. "Don't be afraid," he said. "We came to you because of your love."

The boy climbed out of his crib and went to wake his parents. As he was walking toward their bed, he heard one of the spiritual travelers say, "He's not ready yet." Then they were gone.

The next time this young person ran into an ECK Master was when he was living in Indiana as a college student. He was on his way to the library when a very tall beggar approached him. The beggar with very clear eyes looked at the young man and said, "Excuse me, could I borrow two dollars?"

The young man had ten dollars on him. "Here, have three," he said. "I only need two," the beggar replied. Then the beggar looked carefully at the young man. "In case you're interested," he said, "Paul Twitchell is giving a talk in town tonight."

"Paul Twitchell," the young man said, not recognizing the name. "What's he talking about?" The beggar told him. This guy's some kind of spiritual nut, the young man thought. "Uh, no thanks," he said.

He reached into his wallet to pull out the two dollars so he could be on his way. As he handed the beggar the money, the beggar said to him, "The blessings of God, the Sugmad, are with you." And then the beggar turned and disappeared into the crowd.

The third time the young man met an ECK Master was in the dream state when he was a soldier in Vietnam. Gopal Das, an ECK Master who served years ago in Egypt during his term as the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master, took the soldier out of the body into the high planes of God every night.

They attended a spiritual study class at one of the Temples of Golden Wisdom on the inner planes, but after a time the young man got tired of these journeys. School was not his idea of spiritual adventures. Gopal Das said to him, "If you leave the class we won't meet again." But the young man decided to explore elsewhere.

Years later the young man discovered the path of ECK. He realized then how precious the gift of meeting these ECK Masters was. As the spiritual travelers worked with him, he had expanded his awareness of the inner worlds and developed the self-discipline that's needed to learn spiritually.

Excerpted from Stories to Help You See God in Your Life, ECK Parables, Book 4, copyright © 1994, ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.

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