Lai Tsi: Second Round

Author: David Christopher Lane
Publisher: Alt.religion.eckankar
Publication date: 1996

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Look closely at the following excerpts and see where Twitchell has "reworked" Govinda's passage:

Sample Two:

Excerpt from The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, Chapter Nine, The Visions of Lai Tsi, by Paul Twitchell, 1970:

"He did not believe his ears because it seemed impossible for anyone to live in this forbidding place. At first he feared the sound, thinking it might be some demon luring him into its claws. But torn between curiosity and fear, he followed the sound as if it were a magnet drawing him on. Soon he saw the great ECK Master seated before a cave, absorbed in contemplation, his face lit with inspiration and devotion. The sheepherder lost all fear and approached Lai Tsi, and when the Master touched him there was a stream of bliss that flowed through his body. Immediately he forgot all the questions to ask and, instead, requested the Master's blessings."


Excerpt from The Way of The White Clouds: A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet, Chapter Two, The Guru's Vision, by Lama Anagarika Govinda, 1966,

"At first he did not believe his ears, because he could not imagine that any human being could exist in this forbidding place. . But when the sound came again and again fear filled him, because if these sounds had no human origin then they could only have some supernatural cause."

"Torn between fear and curiosity, he followed, the sound, as if drawn by an irresisible force of a magnet, and soon he saw the figure of a hermet, seated before a cave, absorbed in devotional practice... The herdsman immediately lost all fear, after the hermit had finished his invocations he confidently approached the Lama and asked for his blessings."

"When the hermit's hand touched the crown of his head he felt a stream of bliss flowing through his body....he forgot all the questions he had wanted to ask...."


The Galaxy of Eck Masters

forthcoming in GAKKO CAME FROM VENUS: Exploring the Hidden World of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar

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