Author: David Christopher Lane Publisher: The NEURAL SURFER Publication date: April 1997
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Olympia_Kyla@hotmail.com wrote: > > Paul Twitchell quotations: > > "My sole purpose was to find the elusive Tibetan lama, known as Rebazar > Tarzs, of whom I had heard much from the late Sudar Singh at Allahabad. > This lama, Rebazar Tarz, was one of those who had escaped the Chinese who > had invaded his country, and was said to now live in the hill country > close by. It was a hot summer afternoon in 1951. I was worn out with my > search and about to return to the hotel in Darjeeling. I reached an open > glade about two in the afternoon and seated myself to eat a small lunch, > wondering if it would ever be possible to meet with this unique > wondermaker, vaguely hoping it would come about in some manner or other. > Nothing happened. There were no sounds except the wind stirring the > overhead boughs. Then, suddenly, there he was-- a man in a dark maroon > robe, about knee length--standing only a few yards away and looking at me > with eyes that gleamed like coals of shining fire." > > excerpt from "ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings VOl 1" by Paul Twitchell > > "Well, anyway, in about 1947, it was right after the Indians nation, > India received their freedom from England and then became a nation, and > they had great riots and that was overwith. I went over into Darjeeling > in the east section of India. Darjeeling is up in the northeast of India, > right on the Sikkim border, the little country of Sikkim and not far from > a town called Granges. But it's up in the high country and I went up > there at the time after being over in Allahabad, and there wasn't much > left there after Sudar Singh passed away. But I went there and I'd been > told that I could find the ECK Master Rebazar Tarzs. I've got something > about that in one of my books, I think it's "Introduction to ECK" in > which I have it." > > excerpt from "Difficulties of Becoming The Living ECK Master" from > July 1971 taping made by Paul Twitchell. > From "In My Soul I Am Free"; B. Steiger: "This seems to have been your social protest period, Paul." P. Twitchell: "Indeed, it was, Brad. I was definitely searching and trying to give full meaning to my life. "I suppose this protest period grew out of the fact that, shortly after the war, I had returned to see Sudar Singh in Allahabad. It was while renewing my physical bonds with Sudar Singh that I met the ancient Tibetan master, Rebazar Tarzs, who is said to be several hundred years old." (Note:After the war refers to WWII) Another excerpt from "Difficulties Of Becoming The Living ECK Master"; Paul speaking of Sudar Singh:"he died, I believe, if I'm correct, 1937; could have been a year or two off someway there, but it was approximately in that year when he passed away." Paul speaking of the year (age 15 to 16 according to "In My Soul I Am Free) Kay-Dee and he spent with Sudar Singh; "After nearly a year with him, Sudar Singh sent my sister and me to the Himalayas for a brief study under Rebazar Tarzs, the great Lama reputed to be over 500 years old." DAVID LANE REPLIES: These very pregnant excerpts explain in a nutshell why some would "doubt" Sudar Singh's existence. They also cause me to have deep doubts about Twitchell's sincerity in connection to Sudar Singh. Why? I may not be a very good disciple of anything, but I would never forget the year that my guru died.... Having been to India 8 times, Twitchell's accounts of India seem fake. I could be wrong, but the preceding excerpts don't give one much confidence. Let us hope that our Indian informant will give us some more to work on. ----------- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > What if the common link between Julian Johnson and Paul Twitchell is not >Radhasoami but Rebazar Tarz, i.e.-Rebazar Tarz was responsible for Julian >Johnson's inner guidance and was actually the "author" of Path of the Masters, >and Path of the Masters was just a "dress rehearsal" for the emergance of >Eckankar. How would that effect the issue of "plagiarism"? Not an any wilder >extrapolation than anything else I've read in here, IMO. Nathan WROTE: I agree. And to go one step further, what if Julian Johnson was actually Rebazar Tarzs in disguise? Bill, you've really got a point here! >Bill Flavell DAVID LANE REPLIES: Then, of course, Rebazar Tarzs is dead, since Johnson died in India in 1939. The utter silliness of these speculations are too much fun to even put down. Keep them up. Here's a new one: What if David Lane was really Paul Twitchell come back to rip himself? Also, he wanted to see if he could live closer on the beach in Del Mar and have a cooler P.O. box number.............................. signed: Julian Johnson's dead body ------------------------ BILL FLAVELL writes: What if the common link between Julian Johnson and Paul Twitchell is not Radhasoami but Rebazar Tarz, i.e.-Rebazar Tarz was responsible for Julian Johnson's inner guidance and was actually the "author" of Path of the Masters, and Path of the Masters was just a "dress rehearsal" for the emergance of Eckankar. How would that effect the issue of "plagiarism"? Not an any wilder extrapolation than anything else I've read in here, IMO. DAVID LANE REPLIES: Try reading Julian Johnson's whole series of books: WITH A GREAT MASTER IN INDIA PATH OF THE MASTERS MORE LIGHT ON THE PATH OF THE MASTERS (manuscript) CALL OF THE EAST THE UNQUENCHABLE FLAME You will get a very clear answer: Sawan Singh was his inspiration and Johnson quoted/cited his materials. Sorry, but this type of speculation (though fun) is akin to whether Elvis was behind the suicides at Heaven's Gate..... I heard he killed them with his velveeta on rye. What if? Think about it..... Could be, huh.......... Yea, and Monkees might fly out of my butt (to quote our Wayne's buddies) ---------------------------------
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