Divine Whispers

When we embark on a journey in ECK, the God voice within, that natural connection with Divine Spirit, becomes heightened. This was so true for Kevin.

Kevin was addicted to smoking and gambling when he first became a member of Eckankar. He learnt from his reading of ECK books that the Mahanta will stay away from chelas who smoked. But try as he might, he could not stay away from cigarettes. However, that small voice within him, his personal barometer, now more distinct and unrelenting, urged him to persist in his quest.

With the help of the Spiritual Exercises of ECK and the great love of the Mahanta for Soul, Kevin finally succeeded in overcoming the temptation to light up a cigarette. But it was an uphill task when it came to gambling. Kevin was well aware of the negative consequences of gambling but he found it difficult to quell the impulse to join his friends for a game when invited. The invitations kept coming and Kevin kept yielding to this unhealthy desire.

Early one morning after a gambling session, Kevin drove home, parked his car and started walking back to his apartment. Hardly had he taken a few steps, than the light from the lamp-post above him flickered and went out. He thought it was just one of those things; light bulbs do get blown out you know.

About two weeks later, Kevin parked his car next to a lamp-post. He got out of the car and slammed the door shut. At that very instant, the light from the lamp-post above him went out. Not again! Kevin realised it was no longer ‘just a coincidence’. That night, Kevin contemplated the meaning of light bulbs being blown.

The insight he gained from Divine Spirit was that his spiritual life had dimmed as a result of gambling. This understanding helped him to let go of old patterns that no longer help him unite with Soul’s purpose. It was as if he had released a huge load, perhaps one that had been dragging him down for a very long time.

His dedication to the Spiritual Exercises of ECK and the love of the Mahanta helped him align to the Light and Sound. This Light and Sound is the divine life force which helped him disengage from his unhealthy addiction.

For Kevin this was a spiritual quantum leap which gave him the euphoric taste of spiritual liberation and his second initiation!

This conscious act of growing true to oneself is part of the sacred journey of becoming. All of this happens under the dynamic impulse of God’s love, empowering one from within, to heed the Spiritual Laws of life.

Laws of Charity

The laws that bring Soul a greater capacity to love

 1. Laws and Rules for the Chela

“To give harmony, purity, and perfection of Soul.”

2. Law of Creativity

“Every atom is striving continually to manifest more life; all are intelligent, and all are seeking to carry out the purpose for which it is created.”

3. Danda, the Righteous Law

“Self-discipline; sometimes called the righteous law. It treats the divine rights of people as well as kings; works both ways, neither can trespass upon the other’s rights.”

 4. Dharma

“Dharma. The Law of Life; the righteousness of life; doing what is right; the code of conduct that sustains the right ethics in life.”

 5. Ethics

“That which is not selfish, which is good for the whole, which will not harm one and will do justice for all concerned; actions for the benefit of all.”

6. Four Zoas

“The four Zoas (laws) of Eckankar for the Mahdis, the initiate of the Fifth Circle, are

(I) The Mahdis shall not use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs; gamble; or be gluttonous in any way. No Mahdis shall be existent on the animal level. He is a leader, and he must fix his attention above the psychology of the brute.

(II) The Mahdis shall not speak with the tongue of vanity or deceit, or unhappiness, criticize the action of others, blame others for wrongdoings, quarrel, fight, or inflict injury. He shall at all times be respectful and courteous to his fellow man and show great compassion and happiness.

(III) The Mahdis shall have humility, love, and freedom from all bonds of creeds. He shall be free from the laws of karma which snare him with boastfulness and vanity. He shall have love for all people and all creatures of the Sugmad.

(IV) The Mahdis must preach the message of ECK at all times, and prove to the world that he is an example of purity and happiness. He must show that the disciple in the human body must have a Master in the human body.”

7. Law of Gratitude

“Abundance flourishes in a grateful heart; gratitude is the secret of love.”

8. Law of Love

“The principle which gives thought the dynamic power to correlate with its object, and, therefore, to master every adverse human experience; feeling that imparts vitality to thought; feeling is desire, and desires is love.”

9. Maybury’s Two Laws

“(I)  Do all you have agreed to do, and

(II) do not encroach on other persons or their property.

These laws appear in Richard Maybury’s Whatever Happened to Justice?

10. Law of Noninterference

“Soul’s responsibility not to interfere in the affairs of another Soul, but to allow others their freedom. To interfere usually involves  a lack of love. Impatience and offering uninvited advice are often symptoms. Even the Living ECK Master does not enter into someone’s personal affairs without definite permission. This spiritual law forbids it.”

11. Law of Plenty

“We live according to the Law of Plenty when we go about life with love and thanksgiving. The viewpoint that there is enough for everybody; more than enough if people know how to find the blessings of God.”

12. Law of Progressive Continuation

“Soul’s instinctive drive toward higher states of being.”

13. Kamit

“The Law of Silence, which means being silent about the secret teachings, personal affairs with ECK, and the personal word given in the initiations.”