“What does self-surrender in ECK [ECKANKAR, The Path of Spiritual Freedom] mean? It means giving up all your cares, worries, and troubles to the Inner Master, to Spirit.
The Inner Master [Mahanta], which is a part of the teachings of ECKANKAR, is not a physical being. It is someone you see in the inner planes during contemplation or in the dream state. He may look like me, he may look like another ECK Master, or he may even look the same as Christ. All it is, really, is the merging of the Light and Sound of God into a matrix, into a form which appears as a person. This then becomes the inner guide which steers a person through the pitfalls of karma, the troubles we make for ourselves through ignorance of the spiritual laws.”
—Harold Klemp, Love is the Keystone to Life, Pg. 55
“When I speak about surrender to the Inner Master, to Spirit, or the ECK, I’m talking about spiritual surrender: giving up the problems, cares, anxieties, and worries to the Inner Master and learning how to take care of things out here in our daily life. Then when something comes up, we get the spiritual insight or even the spiritual help to get us through.”
—Harold Klemp, How to Find God, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 2, Pg. 224
“No matter what we are faced with, Soul must eventually come to the point where It says, ‘I know there is a way. I may not know at this moment what it is, but there is always a way.’ When this surrender to the Mahanta occurs, the door will open wider, allowing enough love in to let you meet the obstacle or challenge at hand. It will always do this. But being aware of it and being able to accept it depends on the individual’s ability to surrender to this principle of life—to the Holy Spirit, the ECK. In so doing, you rise to the pinnacle of the spiritual worlds and enter the kingdom of heaven.”
—Harold Klemp, Unlocking the Puzzle Box, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 6, Pg. 80