I've gone over your response carefully. I get your drift. I think I didn't put my case clear enough.
I'll try again.
You don't have to believe something because you heard it from an authority or read it from a respected search engine on the net.
Prove it to yourself.
Once you prove it to yourself,it becomes difficult for it to be taken away from you. You have found a truth for yourself. Now,if what you find works,you can take it a step further.
If it doesn't work,you throw it away or let go.
Let me give you an example.
Many many years ago I came to a cross road in life. I asked myself if life as I saw it then was just a random walk. I mean you are here today,tomorrow you are gone. Game over.
I went on a quest to find out if there's more to life than meets my eyes. Not long after setting off,I came across the ECK teachings. I began to get 1st hand answers to long held questions that puzzled me.
One of the most important finding was about whether I was just flesh and blood. Through Soul Travel techniques taught me by Harold Klemp,the spiritual leader of the ECK teachings,I realised I was more than flesh and blood. I know I do not have a Soul. I know I am Soul.
I didn't not take anyone's word for it. I experienced it through out of body experience.
This is the point I was struggling to make earlier.
I'm not saying any information you get from outside to is false or a lie. I meant you have to find a way to prove things to yourself whether it is a feeling inside or information outside.
I mentioned fear in general. I wasn't directing it to you. My observation is that most of ur fear to put life's telescope to our eyes for fear of what we might see.
Then I also mentioned laziness. Many of us complain we can't see any miracles in our lives when we cannot spend a mere 20 minutes a day in prayer.
I was generalising.
Please don't take anything I say personally. Sometimes we all say things or take certain postures here on this joint simply to provoke debate.
What is truth?
You have found certains to be true that are different from mine.
The nature of the truths we find is that it changes with time. You will see more of it.it is like a spectrum. We don't have to agree on a truth. Not necessarily. This is so because we all operate from different levels of understanding and awareness.
With experience,we continually get broader view of truth. It never ends. There is lways one more step.
Finally,attacking something you know nothing about is ignorance.(Speaking generally).
So,to say eg ECKANKAR is false teaching because I read it on the net or I heard a highly respected authority or a former member saying it doesn't hold water.
Even if after nearly 1/4 of a century studying the ECK teachings,I come to tell you it is all false,you cannot use what I say to be proof that it is so.
This is my point.
Something is not proven just because it has never been questioned or researched.
Also we cannot say something is false because we have found it to be so.
I think I'm beginning to run around in circles here.
Mistakes are mine. I was free styling