A Glossary of ECK Terms
ECK EHK The Life Force, the Holy Spirit, or Audible Life Current which sustains all life.
Eckankar EHK-ahn-kahr Religion of the Light and Sound of God. Also known as the Ancient Science of Soul Travel. A truly spiritual religion for the individual in modern times. The teachings provide a framework for anyone to explore their own spiritual experiences. Established by Paul Twitchell, the modern-day founder, in 1965. The word means Co-worker with God.
ECK Masters Spiritual Masters who can assist and protect people in their spiritual studies and travels. The ECK Masters are from a long line of God-Realized Souls who know the responsibility that goes with spiritual freedom.
Fubbi Quantz FOO-bee KWAHNTS The Mahanta, the Living ECK Master during the time of Buddha, about 500 BC.
Gopal Das GOH-pahl DAHS The Mahanta, the Living ECK Master and founder of mystery schools in Egypt, 3000 BC.
Kata Daki KAH-tah DAH-kee A female ECK Master who, like all others in the Order of the Vairagi, serves the Sugmad by helping others find the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. Her pet project is to help people get back on their feet during hardship.
Living ECK Master The spiritual leader of Eckankar. He leads Soul back to God. He teaches in the physical world as the Outer Master, in the dream state as the Dream Master, and in the spiritual worlds as the Inner Master. Sri Harold Klemp became the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master in 1981.
Mahanta mah-HAHN-tah An expression of the Spirit of God that is always with you. Sometimes seen as a Blue Light or Blue Star or in the form of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. The highest state of God Consciousness on earth, only embodied in the Living ECK Master. He is the Living Word.
Rami Nuri RAH-mee NOO-ree A former Mahanta, the Living ECK Master who bears the letter M on his forehead.
Rebazar Tarzs REE-bah-zahr TAHRZ A Tibetan ECK Master known as the Torchbearer of Eckankar in the lower worlds.
Shamus-i-Tabriz SHAH-muhs-ee-tah-BREEZ Guardian of the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad on the Causal Plane. He was the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master in ancient Persia.
Spiritual Exercises of ECK Daily practices for direct, personal experience with the Sound Current. Creative techniques using contemplation and the singing of sacred words to bring the higher awareness of Soul into daily life.
Towart Managi TOH-wahrt mah-NAH-gee The ECK Master in charge of the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad in the Temple of Golden Wisdom on the Mental Plane. He was the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master in ancient Abyssinia (now Ethiopia).
Twitchell, Paul The Mahanta, the Living ECK Master from 1965 to 1971. An American, he brought the modern teachings of Eckankar to the world through his writings and lectures.
Yaubl Sacabi YEEOW-buhl sah-KAH-bee Guardian of the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad in the spiritual city of Agam Des. He was the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master in ancient Greece.