There’s an old tune in country music that tells a story of unconditional love. It’s like the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ’s love for you: no charge.
A young boy was required to help out around home as he got older. He had to learn to carry his own weight. Besides making it easier on his parents, it was necessary for him to learn the increasing responsibilities of maturity.
And so the song begins. . . .
One day, the boy handed his mother a sheet of paper. She took it and began to read. On it was a list of duties her son had completed that week, along with the charge for services that he felt were due him.
The duties were of a common sort. For example, making his bed every day that week without being told: $1.00. Raking the lawn: $2.00, etc. At the bottom of the long list of charges, he’d written the total: $14.75. Expectation lit his eyes as he awaited his due reward.
But his mother took the sheet of paper, turned it over, and began to write on this order:
- For all the times I worried and prayed for you, in sickness, through the night: no charge.
- For all the times I hugged you when you were afraid: no charge.
- For all the times I washed your hurts and put bandages on them: no charge.
And so the mother’s list ran until it held many more entries than her son’s. She handed the sheet to him. He read of all the times she’d given him love, protection, and understanding. All was done for love. She hadn’t wanted or even looked for the slightest reward.
Tears clouded his eyes.
“Mama,” he said, “I sure do love you.”
He then took up the pen, turned the sheet over to his list of charges, and wrote in big letters across his bill: “Paid in full.”
Yes, it is a sentimental story. However, it does reflect the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ’s love for every Soul, for you. Once you made a commitment to the path of ECK, he was already there by you. He eased your karmic load when you were still too young in spiritual maturity to shoulder it yourself. As you grew in understanding and strength, he let you carry your own weight—more and more, day by day.
Love has no strings. It allows freedom and responsibility for all. Isn’t it a fact that SUGMAD (God) has placed each of us in this world so we may become able Coworkers with God? It’s the goal of perfection.
That’s the reason for our existence, is it not?
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The Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ’s love, as you’ll hear again in The Shariyat, Book One, chapter 6, is even stronger and more lasting than this mother’s love for her son. Yes, the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, the Living ECK Master loves you. He’s loved you through all time, through all folly. He expects nothing from you except what you’re willing to do in behalf of your own spiritual good.
And he’ll always meet you more than halfway.
—Sri Harold Klemp
See for yourself what chapter 6 of The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, “The Living ECK Master,” says about your eternal relationship with the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ.
True contemplation of the ECK works reveals the special message the Master has for you today. Open your Spiritual Eye and ears as you read by silently chanting “Z.”