Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The agents of unreality

It is very interesting to discover that many agents of unreality are allowed to be on the path, just to mislead people and to direct them to the path that leads to the domain of unreality.

Such people know all the vocabulary of the Higher Teaching but do not have a realization of the Teaching. They are failures. And because they are failures, they have never touched the sacred rock of reality. In their hearts they do not believe in the existence of reality. Their pleasure is to mislead people in talking the language of reality to them and in advising them to follow the paths which take them away from the domain of reality.

These people are like "drug stores". They have all kinds of goodies to sell. Whatever you need you can buy from these "stores".

Some books written by such people or lectures given by them are like "drug stores."They have all their goodies just to sell or to appear that they are in business. Such books and persons do not change our state of consciousness or lead us to the reality latent within us. Instead, they keep us busy buying their goodies, which never contribute in discovering our own reality.

Those who only know the "language"of reality are many, and they have their business on the path. Such business people are the most dangerous tests on the path for a disciple to overcome.

A disciple must not only fight against unreality in himself but also fight against the embodiments of unreality on the path.

A victory over such people on the path leads disciples into higher dimensions of reality.

Reality is the expanding Self, going from glory to glory.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Monday, April 24, 2017

When your light increases, your virtues increase, but your vices also increase

If a person who is full of hatred, anger, fear, revenge, treason, and jealousy is given the Teaching, it will increase his vices. I have seen this many times. For example, a woman had a problem with jealousy. Then ten years later her jealousy became a viper. This occurred because she did not uproot that weed, which gradually was nourished by the Teaching. First you must work on the cleaning process, the work of purification. After you clean your personality, the dosage of Wisdom will increase and nourish the "flowers", not the "weeds" in your "garden." When your light increases, your virtues increase. And when your light increases, your vices also increase.

In spring, you can see in your garden that all of the weeds as well as the flowers grow and bloom. The Sun gives Its energy, and the vices and virtues grow side by side. A good gardener will be able to slowly, slowly remove the bad seeds from his garden, so when the energy comes, only the good plants will start growing within him.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stability is the foundation of every kind of success, creativity, and progress

Stability is the foundation of every kind of success, creativity, and progress. If we do not cultivate stability, we cannot reach spiritual maturity. You must have a healthy and stable body, stable emotions, stable mind, stable heart, stable friendships, stable respect for others, stable progress, and stable cooperation. If this stability exists in your life, you have a runway and your airplane can fly.

There are higher stabilities. There is stability in meditation -- your mind is stable. Why can you not meditate? You cannot because your are unstable. How can you build spiritual mansions when there is no stability?

There is no stability because your heart has seven vipers:
1. Fear
2. Anger
3. Hatred
4. Jealousy
5. Revenge
6. Slander
7. Treason

And there are five devils in your mind:
1. Vanity
2. Ego
3. Separatism
4. Greed
5. Showing off

When these twelve exist within you, there is no stability in your consciousness.

If a very advanced psychiatrist were to examine the public, maybe eighty percent of them would be admitted to a mental institution. There is much mental instability. Instability is a contagious disease. To be free from this disease, you must have right motives in your mind. Let us say that you married a person with the right motive. You have a child with the right motive. You love your wife with the right motives. You love your friends, your Teacher, and everything that you are related with. This creates stability in your mind. If anyone has a wrong motive in a relationship with any person, with any job, or with anything, he will never have a stable mind. Your motives must be pure and correct -- absolutely open and sincere.

Our heart also needs stability. A heart can be stable if there are no guilt feelings. Sometimes you put blankets and lots of jewels on your "dead"body to pretend that you are beautiful. This does not create stability.  Any time you have guilt feelings, you destroy the stability of your inner and outer heart. Of course, you can see these things if you are totally sincere with yourself. If you are not playing hide and seek with yourself, you will succeed in seeing these things. When you play hide and seek, it is impossible to build stability in your heart.

A stable man is a giant, a leader. He is a source of joy and strength because he is together, integrated, and stable. A stable person is a refuge. He stands on his principles, on his directions, and in his visions.  You cannot move that man or that woman from their stability.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The technique of confusion

We see the technique of confusion working in the musical field. Rock music, disco, acid and punk rock music and their other sisters and brothers are there to create confusion - confusion in your musical sense, distortion in your mental field, distortion in the natural arrangement of the cells and atoms of your brain, distortion in those areas of your mental field which are oriented and polarized toward great visions, creativity, service, labor, and striving for greater achievements.
These fields are distorted by confusing music, and the followers of such music find themselves less and less interested in achieving moral and spiritual heights and serving humanity in its effort to solve the world's problem; they sink into apathy, goallessness, drugs, and they reject the values needed for the survival of humanity.

The same confusion is contrived and sold widely in the field of color and painting. So-called modern art is presenting us with confusing forms, forms that distort our sense of beauty and create a deep confusion of artistic values. The same confusion is proliferated in certain movements of dances, such as when you see girls and boys throwing themselves to the ground, rolling, screaming, and moving chaotically. Nature is geometrical, measured, arithmetical, ordered, rhythmic, and cyclic; but here you have movements and motions that are the reflections of chaotic emotions, thoughts, and inner conflicts.

Art has certain high aims: to sublimate, to uplift, to expand the human consciousness, and to create harmony and certainty.

People may defend such confused arts through their own philosophy, but one must wait and do years of research to find out that the exponents and followers of such music, dances, and paintings gradually lose their health and happiness. They lose their friends, and without a science of right human relationship they slowly descend into depression, hopelessness, failure, and even suicide.

Confusion is also created in religious and psychic fields. People everywhere are channeling "higher powers" and broadcasting their experiences. Most of these messages are shallow, funny, or contradictory. People are speaking in tongues, and tremendous chaos is created in the minds of the average person. Only the healthy ones found an escape from this trap by rejecting all that is given by such lower psychics.

This is the situation. They read your aura and your past lives, and the goal is to create confusion in you. After you are confused, you fall victim to the hands of those who are using such psychics and channels.

Confusion is an effort to destroy principles and ideas which people use to build their lives. Such an action is taken without presenting better principles and better ideas. Confusion is not easy to impose at once upon the minds of people. It is promoted gradually through doubt and by undermining spiritual standards, moral principles, and values.

Confusion causes paralysis in certain areas of our senses and nervous system. In confusion, right and wrong are equal, or both do not exist.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Friday, April 14, 2017

Physical purification

Physical purification is achieved by standing, as much as possible, for purity: pure food and pure sexual relationships or no relationships at all - the purest or none!

In sexual relations the auras of the two people mix together like two bottles of colored water. Let us say that one is yellow and the other is green with lots of germs -- not only physical germs but also the germs in the emotional, mental, and etheric contents of the aura. When the auras mix together, you become a "soup". What did you do to yourself? Your aura is polluted, so your inspiration will stop and you will not have the aspiration to be something. You will stop meditating. You will not read or study. Something falls apart within your system. This is the result of lack of purity. You will not even be able to appreciate beautiful things because your aura is like a soup. Pure relationships and pure food are important.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Discipline of speech

No one can advance on the path of perfection without severe discipline of speech and silence.

The Great Ones do not trust the secret keys of Nature to those who cannot use their tongues constructively, discriminatively, and are unable to keep silent.

During the period in which we learn how to keep our tongues under control, we master gradually our vanities, touchiness, show-offs, and fears and develop discrimination, listening, intuition, and strict watchfulness.

Every word that we utter creates a corresponding color, smell and note in our aura and in space. If these notes, colors or smells are not of high quality but are chaotic, disharmonious, and stagnant, the higher forces refuse to contact the man.

A disturbing speech is a discord and creates disorders in the organism and eventually sickness.

The sphere of solemnity is affected by noise, loud speech, silly jokes, ugly expressions, the clapping of hands, or by making jerky movements.

Man has a very important sense within himself. This sense can be hurt and stop functioning if a man continues with speech devoid of beauty, goodness, and truth. This is the sense which instantaneously lets him know right from wrong. It is not related to logic, thoughts, or reasoning. It is there like our eyes and ears to warn us from danger, but because of wrong speech and wrong acts, it becomes dull. Only in very rare occasions do we feel its warning.

As we increase our discipline of silence and right speech, the sense regenerates itself and comes into action. This is sometimes called "straight knowledge"or the "Voice of Silence" or the little voice of guidance within our heart that speaks to us when there is silence. Occult silence is a condition in our aura where there is utmost harmony and rhythm.

This voice is the guidance of the Transpersonal Self within us, and we can increase Its guidance only by listening and acting accordingly.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Manifested talents

People generally think that only art is art, but art is to live a life of example, the serving of people. Even a medical doctor can be an artist of peace. A national leader can be an expression of his talents, leadership talents.

It is the manifestation of principle, standards, ideas, and higher visions and dreams that you are bringing in many forms, in many places, in many colors. The result is to lead people into transmutation, transformation, transfiguration, and eventually resurrection, which is mastery over all impediments and hindrances.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Clean your mind from the false images about yourself and others

If you hate somebody, you imagine how ugly he is, and so on. You create a drama to justify your hatred. You justify your hatred because you have deceived yourself.

In order to hate somebody you create justification. And if that justification is wrong, you start working on something, doing something that is not based on any foundation at all. This kind of thinking within your mind creates storms, and then the rain comes. Try to clean your mind from the false images about yourself and others.

Also, people project their own ugliness on others and make them believe that they are ugly. In so doing, people also reinforce their own ugliness upon themselves. If they see beauty in others, they may impress the beauty on themselves.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

It is YOU that builds your genes

I was reading in a medical book that the genes and DNA control the muscles, the glands, the behaviors, and the consciousness of people, but the doctors do not dare to question how these formations of genes came into being. How is it that you have cancer in your genes, or tuberculosis, and others do not? Is God really so unrighteous to create good genes in you and bad genes in them? Some doctors never dare to talk about these things because they are scared! Even if they know a little, they don't want to discuss these things because it affects their income, and for some their income is more important than your health problems.

Your thinking, your emotions, your actions, your speech create those recordings in your permanent atoms that eventually produce your genes. It is YOU that builds your genes. No one else builds them. God is not so crazy as to sit there and prescribe genes for you. Your genes are made by your own hands, by your own thoughts, by your own mouth, by your solar plexus or heart. The way that you are living and acting and relating to people creates your genes. That is why whatever you are, you are! You created it.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

The Subtle World is the replica of the dense world

The Subtle World is the replica of the dense world - the life there is almost similar to the life we have here, but it is in astral matter. The life there runs almost like here. People do business, go to hospitals, drive, walk, until they emancipate themselves from the impressions of the Subtle World.

The illusion is so great that they live there exactly in the way they were living in the dense world. There are also wars there, armies and military equipment, and they hurt each other as they do here. There are millions of businesses and people who help each other, cooperate with each other, kill each other, wipe out each other for the sake of business, and make money in the subtle plane, money that they do not need at all.

Why does this happen? It is because people carry with them the earthly consciousness. When they enter into the Subtle World they think they are still in the dense world. If people do not have knowledge about the Subtle World and have not developed continuity of consciousness, they do not see any difference between the dense and the Subtle World and they continue their life as they were living in the dense world. This is because the life in the Subtle World is the projection of that which is in their consciousness.

Teachers or awakened people come to the Subtle World and try to help people there and tell them that this is a world of glamors and illusions, and urge them to detach themselves and prepare to enter the Fiery World. Of course the same thing happens there as here; people do not listen to those who want to awaken us.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Your greatness is equal to how much you make others great

Your greatness is equal to how much you make others great. By the greatness you create in others, your greatness will be measured. A great person is a person who creates great people around him or her.

The Tibetan Master says, "Many initiates, when coming to the portal of initiation, were refused." They asked, "Lord, what are You talking about? For eighty years we have done everything possible to be an initiate. We did it, and now that we have come to the door, why are You not opening it?" He will open the door and ask, "Whom did you bring?" "Nobody." "Get lost! You were working for yourself."

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Monday, March 27, 2017

Do not let the potentials sleep within you

Do not let the potentials sleep within you. If you can paint, start painting If you can sing, start singing. If you want to compose music, compose it. Your talent must not be kept inside. It must come out. Maybe you have great national or international plans, or individual and group plans. Bring them out and share them with others. Show that you are an example of the vision that you have. This not only sublimates and transforms your life, it transforms also the lives of others. You will not have time for slander and criticism when you are occupied with bringing out your treasures and sharing them. Those who criticize and attack others prove that they have locked their treasure within themselves.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Glamor - Illusion - Maya

Glamor sets in your nature as a result of seeing the world through your wishes, desires, and ambitions.

Illusion forms if a truth or a principle in your mind is mixed with self-interest, selfish plans, and goals. Thus truth is taken from its purity and mixed with your ever-changing self-image and self-projections.

Maya is the crystallization of the forces in your etheric body that prevent perfect circulation of energy, and you feel weak. It happens when certain energies and forces come through your other bodies to actualize. Before actualization they meet the resistance of your habits -- primarily sexual habits.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching, p.424

The best thing for you at the present is to do meditation

With those people who are doing meditation you can see in their life that they are changing. I knew a lady. This lady was so tough. This lady was acting like a macho man. She can do everything, anything, swears, cusses. One day she came to me and said, "Do you think I am okay?" I said, "I see everything okay, but shall I give you a meditation to start doing?"

After doing three months of meditation, she came back and said, "I am very angry." "Why?" "You did not tell me I was a very bad bitch." "It is not my place to tell you that to you." "Why did you not tell me? I am doing meditation and looking at myself and I am just polluted trash." "Well lady, I do not say these things. It is better if you find it yourself." If I had told her, she was going to attack my throat immediately.

You are going to see. That is the beauty. You are going to see how silly you are, how stupid you are, how square you are, how tough you are, how unrefined you are. You are going to see it. When you see it, you are going to take constructive action and say, "Wow, it is better to put myself in shape because that is better."

The best thing for you at the present is to do meditation.

-Trokom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Monday, March 20, 2017

The false idea of ownership

Actually, you do not belong to yourself. This is a great truth and fact and idea that has not yet penetrated into our bones. You do not belong to yourself. You belong to your Soul, and your Soul belongs to the group Soul, and the group Soul belongs to the Planetary Soul. The Planetary Soul belongs to the Solar Soul and the Galactic Soul. There is no ownership. "Human gophers"created the false idea of ownership.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Thursday, March 16, 2017

How One Can Serve the Teacher

One of the requirements of progress on the path of achievement of perfection is the service that one can render to Teachers, Great Ones, and to his fellow human beings.

How One Can Serve the Teacher:

1. By understanding and practicing his wisdom.
2. By offering gifts to him.
3. By protecting him and his name from malice and slander.
4. By propagating his Teaching and continuing in his service when he passes away.
5. By not letting any of his creativity be lost after he passes away.
6. By not letting people distort his Teaching and his true image.
7. By sending love and blessings to him during his life on earth and in the hereafter.

The Lotus Sutra makes this very clear when it states that one can become a Buddha only after serving thousands of Buddhas through his many incarnations.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3, p.195

Thursday, March 02, 2017

The supreme duty of marriage

Generally, the marriage of today is a contract between two people which gives them an official permit to have sex with one another, to have legal children and legal rights to each other's possessions.

But the REAL marriage goes beyond purely physical concerns. It is a fusion of the emotional nature of the man and woman. It is a synchronization or harmonization of the mental plane and fusion of the two souls into one rhythm.

Real marriage requires intelligent preparation and full readiness of its obligations. At present, the emphasis is on the physical relationship with some emotional and mental cooperation. In the future more and more people will realize that the supreme duty of marriage is to help each other in such a way that the divine Self within each one finds opportunities to gradually manifest Itself.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Woman, Torch of the Future

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No disciples of the world attack any teaching or religion

No leaders in the Teaching, no disciples of the world attack any teaching, any religion, but carefully study them to find ideas and meanings.

Disciples are inclusive. They accept similarities, not differences. Difference for them creates the power of discrimination. Talking badly about any religion or teaching deprives those people who spiritually profit from them, or urges people to attack them in fanaticism. Ways and means to approach the Presence can be different -- but most teachings and religions seek the same ultimate goal.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Everyone is engaged in the miserable work of slandering and belittling others

The worst situation in the world today is that everyone is engaged in the miserable work of slandering and belittling others. They tell you that you are nothing. This is a very miserable condition. Go to any movie and you can see this. They are mostly killing and destroying people.

Instead, we must affirm the inner Beauty and Greatness of human beings. When you cannot do this, it is because you are fed up with yourself. You hate yourself. You think that you are nothing. You think that you are finished.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Speech and health

You must learn to be silent in many, many instances. You must learn to speak only what needs to be said. Your level of achievement or whatever you are is the result of your speech. Even your sicknesses are related to your speech.

In all esoteric Teaching, there is great emphasis placed on speech - right speech without exaggeration. Even one word used unrighteously or improperly creates an effect on your consciousness.

Speech creates a tremendous vibration in your electromagnetic field. Wrong speech - criticism, lies, hatred - creates stones in your electromagnetic field. This is also the reason why great Teachers advise us to be silent when we are sick so that we heal ourselves more quickly. Whenever you speak about wrong things, you disturb and distort the symphony of your being, just like a man who enters a symphony hall and starts to bang on a barrel while the orchestra is playing. Whenever you distort your being, you cannot have health.

-Torkom Saraydarian