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Spiritual Exercise of the Week

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The Shariyat Technique

The following technique is a down-to-earth exercise that is geared to finding the Light and Sound of God. Many who have had difficulty with the imaginative techniques for Soul Travel will find this method successful.

  1. Form a question about a problem that has been bothering you in your life. The question can be about health, prosperity, love, or any other subject that has been troubling you.
  2. Open The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One or Two, at random. Read one paragraph and then close your eyes. Sing, or chant, HU eight times (eight corresponds to the eight outer initiations) and then contemplate the passage you have just read. Continue this quiet contemplation for about five minutes, then chant HU eight more times. Again, return to quiet contemplation on the paragraph from The Shariyat. Follow this procedure a third time. The entire contemplation will take from fifteen to twenty minutes.
  3. Open The Shariyat at random again and read another paragraph. See how this paragraph relates to the first paragraph, how both offer a new insight and approach to your problem.

The usual reason a problem exists for us is that we are afraid to take the next step. Often we can think of four or five solutions to a problem, but we argue with ourselves, trying to decide what the next step should be.

The Shariyat may tell you what the next step is. You may wish to go through the technique again on the following day to carry the solution one step further or to explore some new question of a spiritual nature.

—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

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By Harold Klemp

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