I had never been interested in spirituality but a series of events and experiences finally led me to the path if the Light and Sound of God.
Way back in 1994, I was involved in a very bad traffic accident. It was during the long convalescent period that a friend of mine passed a me a book and some CDs on Buddhism. For the first time m interest in spirituality was aroused but as soon as I recovered the interest waned.
Some six years later when everything in my life was falling apart I chanced upon the same friend who introduced me to Buddhism. He told me that he was visiting China to stay at a Buddhist temple. I followed him as I was at the lowest point in my life and needed some form of escape from the harsh realities that I hads to face.
Life in the temple was tranquil. One morning while I was alone in the hall paying respects to Buddha, a voice boomed form within me, “What is beyond?” All sorts of questions raced through my mind. “Where did this voice come from?” “Am I hallucinating?” “What have I done here? This is so disrespectful!” Distressed, I swiftly left the hall. But that voice and the bizarre question continued to haunt me.
In 2007, I reconnected with a friend who passed me an ECK book. When I first opened the book, the word “God” stood right out. This word did not resonate well in my consciousness then so I immediately slammed the book shut and put it aside.
Shortly after, I had two dreams, both of which I could not understand. In the first dream, I was sitting in the center of a huge vortex. Staring up, I saw different realms of Buddhas rising high up in a hierarchical order. Right at the top of this vortex was an opening. A voice boomed down from this opening, “Divine love is what you have been searching for!” That instant I woke up. I connected my dream with the “What is beyond?” experience I had some years ago at the temple. I wondered what was going on. Was there another spiritual path beyond Buddhism? Something deep in me rejoiced, though I could not explain the feeling, at least not yet.
In my next dream, a blue lotus manifested right in front of me. The edges of its petals shone like diamonds and felt so gentle yet so full of love. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen but I didn’t understand what it meant.
It was only when I rediscovered the ECK book and began to read it with an open mind that the floodgates opened. The tiny bits of yesteryears’ experience connected in an instant. As I pored through more and more of the ECK books, all the key words “The Light and Sound”, “Divine Love”, “Soul”, “The Blue Light”, “Inner Master”, “I am always with you “ all shot out like shining beacons before me. I was astounded. Every single word resonated deep within me. Suddenly, everything made sense.
I realised from my first dream that Divine Love was what I had been searching for. The blue lotus in my second dream symbolized the Inner Master pointing me in the direction of the Light and Sound of God. It was then that I accepted the teachings of Eckankar and became a member.
After I embraced the ECK teachings, I had another phenomenal dream. In that dream, I saw an image of Buddha in resplendent white light coming towards me. As I marveled at this spectacle, the image started to change. The white lights started circulating and evolving till they formed 3 letters right in front of me. They were “ECK”. It was the Master’s way of reassuring me that I am on the right path.
One day, as I sat in contemplation and marveled at God’s hand in everything in my life. I recalled a message I had received at a temple. It read, “ You will find your fortune in the West.” In my human consciousness then, I interpreted it to mean I would make my fortune in the west. But I now realise the true spiritual meaning of that message ‘ “The Master is in the West.”