ECK  The Life Force, the Holy Spirit, which sustains all life. It can be experienced as the Light and Sound of God.

ECKANKAR The Path of Spiritual Freedom; a spiritual teaching that leads Soul back home to God.

ECK MASTERS  Spiritual travelers who are agents of God, vehicles for Divine Spirit. The ECK Masters will not interfere in the sacred state of consciousness of another being without his or her permission. They all work in harmony with the Living ECK Master of the time to assist those Souls who are ready to awaken to their true nature and destiny.

HU  A sacred name for God which can be sung as a love song to God. It can open the heart to divine love.

LIVING ECK MASTER  The spiritual leader of Eckankar. He is the current leader of a long line of spiritual adepts stretching throughout history, touching every culture of the world. His inspiring and practical approach to spirituality helps people find greater freedom, wisdom, and love in their lives.

MAHANTA  An expression of the Spirit of God that is always with you. The highest state of God Consciousness, only embodied in the Living ECK Master of the time.

PRAJAPATI  The ECK Master whose specialty is caring for the animals.

SOUL  The True Self, an individual, eternal spark of God. The inner, most sacred part of each person.

THE TEMPLE OF ECK  The Temple of ECK in Chanhassen, Minnesota, is both a local community church and a Golden Wisdom Temple. The building and grounds are sacred, and the Temple is the worldwide center of the ECK teachings.