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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Science of Complaints

Some people, because of their inner insecurity, express lots of complaints about the environment, about people, about the weather. This discourages people and directs their consciousness to unpleasant events existing in their environment.

A real person must never complain but instead try to analyze, observe, and encourage people in spite of conditions.

The atmosphere created by complaints can be highly toxic and flammable. Its affects the auras of people and slows down the centers of his immediate co-workers. Dark forces search for complaining people to destroy organizations.

Complaints sap the energy of co-workers and orient them negatively. They need, cheer,joy, positivity, courageous manners and attitude, not complaints.

Complaining also creates friction with the laws of nature and with the law of karma because nothing happens by accident, nothing happens outside of the law of karma. In the atmosphere of complaints no “flower”  flourishes. It has been observed for centuries that complaining destroys health, happiness, success, and prosperity, and builds a wall between the higher world and the lower world. Complaining leads to isolation.

Complaints impress on our mind that the effort of analysis, examination, or observation is hopeless, and you develop a rejecting attitude when life presents you with unpleasant events or conditions which are observed as such because of your psychological conditioning or education.

Complaints prevents your horizon from expanding and limits it to negative imagery. Complaints affects the imagination and thought form building process. Every complaint turns into a thought form through imagination, and time comes that the complaint is surrounded with negative and ugly thought forms and the person cannot free himself from their influence. Because of this his creativity decreases and his clear thinking slowly vanishes. The complainer becomes the victim of his complaints.

Instead of complaining you can study the events as if they were necessary part of life, teaching you lessons that you missed.

Complaints obscure the pathways of inspiration and the joy of touching higher worlds. Complaints create a psychic fog and even a cloud through which one cannot see the reality of superior values or register the flow of impressions so vital for the growth of the soul.

Every time you think of complaining, focus your heart on gratitude and observe. Complaints emanate waves of energy through ones voice, but the energy waves do not go into space. They turn inward and fill ones aura, thus creating psychic congestion.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Monday, January 09, 2017

Find a real Teacher who tells you directly what he thinks about you

Find a real Teacher whom you cannot buy, who tells you directly to your face what he thinks about you and how you can improve yourself. A real Teacher loves you but does not accept your failure, self-deception, and vanity. He breaks these things and sets you free.

"Soft" teachers, ones who are very sweet and polite and who do not dare to hurt your feelings, are called "caressers" in the old country. When a person is hurt because you take his mask away, it proves that his whole being is a sensitive wound, that he is not healthy. That is why he is sensitive, or touchy.

Caressers praise and flatter you. They talk about subjects that are pleasant to hear. But in the end you see that you are still the same person as you were before you met them.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Thursday, January 05, 2017

All that occurs in the Subtle Worlds and here on earth is on record

It is very important to emphasize that the consciousness registers all that we do on all levels; it keeps these records in the permanent atoms and in the Chalice. When one passes away, he does not necessarily remember his past. Also, when he incarnates, he does not necessarily remember his experiences in the Subtle Worlds. Unless the Antahkarana is built, certain periods of life, both here and there, are left blank.

The records are stored in the atoms and in the Chalice, and they are also locked into the subconscious mind so that the consciousness is not limited, disturbed, or glamored by past records. In a normal state of mind, they are stored until the consciousness starts to function on the highest level of the mental plane and the Antahkarana is built between the lower and the higher mind and also between the higher mind and the Spiritual Triad.

It is possible to force the consciousness through drugs, hypnosis, or certain psychological techniques to remember certain events whose records are stored in the Chalice, permanent atoms, or subconscious mind. The results of this forcing are as follows:

1. Partial or distorted information is received.
2. The laws of Nature are violated.
3. Pressure is placed upon the permanent atoms and Chalice.
4. Negative physical effects on various glands occur.

The important point to remember is that all that occurs in the Subtle Worlds and here on earth is on record. The consciousness has access to these records if it is expanded purified, and connected with the centers to a certain degree. When Judgment Day comes, you and your consciousness will be able to see all that is recorded and decide your own destiny with absolute accuracy and righteousness.

Thus, man is the manifestation of his own karma. He is his own verdict and his own judge because of the continuation of consciousness, life after life.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Sunday, December 25, 2016

How the love substance evaporates from the bodies

Every time you are thinking in hate, speaking in hate, acting in hate, you are ruining your aura. If in the future we put you in front of those big machines, which are going to come, immediately scientists will say there is a spot in your mental body and it is degenerating, going toward cancer. All diseases start from the higher realms because when love evaporates, darkness comes. There is no vacuum in you. When love comes, hatred goes.

Absence of love is the presence of anger, fear, hatred, jealousy, revenge, treason, slander, vanity, ego, fanaticism, separatism, greed, crimes, and wars. I call these fourteen the evils that make humanity unhappy, families unhappy, man unhappy, groups unhappy. No matter if only one or two of them are there, they are like an octopus in relation to each other. They invite each other in.

When you start blaming, criticizing, hindering, slandering, belittling, insulting, you are losing the substance of love from your bodies and exposing them to destructive attacks. Many times your destruction comes when you slander people and empty yourself of the love substance.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

When you love yourself too much you become a wound in the body of humanity

Question: Can you explain the statement that one cannot love someone else if one cannot love himself.

Answer:Eventually when you love yourself too much you become a wound, a cancer in the body of humanity. All the troubles happen when a family member loves himself more than others. It is the same in the group. It is the same in the nation. If part of humanity loves itself too much, it becomes the center of the troubles. This is it. It burns wounds in the system.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Disease is the result of accumulation of those moments in which we act without love

Disease is the result of accumulation of those moments in our life in which we act without love, we speak without love, we think without love, we play without love. Those moments in our life accumulate or have accumulated throughout lives and eventually collected themselves, accumulated themselves in our bodies. They became disintegrative factors in our body, the source of disease and sickness and maladies and ailments.

Your sickness is the result of your transgressions against the rule of love. That is why in very, very old centuries, in Vedic times, in Upanishadic times, in ancient Chaldea, Assyria, and different places, when a person became sick, they pitied the person and thought it was the result of sin.

What is the sin? There is only one sin -- if you reject love, you are sinning.

If somebody starts gossiping and slandering, or his or her heart is full of jealousy and revenge, I say, "Sickness is coming." Two months later, two years later the sickness is there because the effects of the hatred are accumulating. If someone is clairvoyant he will see how the people are slowly, slowly accumulating dark spots in their aura, and these dark spots are nest of future diseases.

Do not believe when the scientists say these things are caused by germs, viruses, and those kinds of things. There is no such thing. Viruses are lives, germs are lives, microbes are lives. Just as you are lives, they are lives, and they have a right to live because God created them. How can they be harmful to your body, to your emotions, to your mind? They are harmful when you are not protected by love, when your love cannot transform them.

The germ comes and enters your body, but when there is love it changes into energy because every germ is a wave of energy. Many false teachings are given in our institutions, instead of teaching the foundation of life so that we have a society build on the firm foundation of love. Then we could enjoy life and help other people to enjoy life. On the contrary, we are destroying our life and others' lives by not putting ourselves in the rhythm of love, in the waves of love, in the energy currents of love.

You can solve the problems by love, and you can eliminate your diseases by love. To have love you are going to go out of your skin, your self-centered life. Right now life interests you if it is beneficial for your selfish interests. When are you going to drop this vicious circle and get out of your skin and become love? Only then will you understand what we are talking about.

Love is expansion, inclusiveness, and dissipation of ego. Ego is a wound in your soul. Ego says, "I know," "I can do it," "I am somebody." Who you are? You are not even an atom. Love is the dissipation of this ignorance. The greatest sin in the world is committed when you stand out of the circle of love. Everybody in the world is sinful, and the result of sin is death, disease. The Bible says so, but who listens to the Bible? "It is old-fashioned!"

All diseases of the bodies -- physical, emotional, mental, and etheric -- are the result of the seeds planted by our thoughts against love, by our emotions against love, by our actions against love. Because of such actions we have destroyed our immune system.

Now I am saying something that maybe twenty years later you are going to read in the papers. The immune system is a love system. When love evaporates from your system, you do not have an immune system. The immune system is disintegrating in our country and everywhere because we are forcing hatred and killing the love. Everything we are organizing is based not on love but on self-interest.

If you want to run a life on the basis of hatred, disintegration, rejection, malice, and slander, you can do that, but you will see that sickness and disease will be after you forever. It is man who brings calamity to his own life.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Health is important when that health is used for the Hierarchy

Money is important but you must in some way understand that money is not everything. Money is energy and that energy must be used to uplift humanity, to bring health, happiness, and freedom to humanity. If money is not doing that, it is your curse. Even your health can be your curse. Because you are healthy, you do obnoxious things and get AIDS, for example, and you kill yourself. Health is also important when that health is used for the Hierarchy, for your spiritual destination.

So disciples eventually are going to orient themselves in the right direction. What is right direction? I live, I eat, I think, I feel for the Glory of God. Or else, you are not living. You can use other words, but that is the direction. If your life is lived only for you, better you do not live it.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing, p.437

Monday, December 19, 2016

Many people think that by wishing they can achieve the object of their wish

Many people think that by wishing they can achieve the object of their wish, and thus they waste precious time and energy in wishing. If they would just make themselves concentrate and discipline themselves and be ready to actualize their wish, they would attain knowledge, skill in action, develop new power and wisdom, actualize their wish, and have control over it. When a man loses control over his wishes and is swayed by his wishes, he will have tremendous difficulty living a factual life and will be always in a dream.

People also think that if they wish to do something, they are ready for it. Most of the time we fail because we proceed to actualize our wish, later to discover that we were unready for that task.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3, p.51

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The birth of Christ is the first initiation

The birth of Christ is the first initiation. It is the initiation in which you become an independent person. What does it mean to be independent? It means you become able to take care of yourself, financially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. As you become more independent, you become more dependent on spiritual realms, but first you must experience standing on your feet. Solve your problems. Make money if you are not making enough. Do not hang on others. Face your responsibilities. This is one of the great signs of a new birth. Before, you do not care about your responsibilities and duties. You ignore this and that, even your wife, even your husband, even your children; but once the formation of Christ begins within you, you become a responsible person. You say, "Honey, what can I do for you so that we are both beautiful, our children, everybody, our group, our humanity is beautiful?"

So the first sign is independence. You do not hang on people and exploit them, manipulate them for your own sake. That is so bad. Until you find the way to be independent and guide your life for yourself, you cannot enter into a new birth experience.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ vol.1

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The business community is totally unaware of these factors...

A person is a car seller. He is told the cars are in excellent condition, but he knows they are not. But anyhow, to keep his job, he forces himself to sell the cars to customers as excellent cars. As years go by, this person feels a conflict within him and begins to force himself to sell the cars and gets less money. Eventually he is out of a job. Who are the losers? The losers are the man and his boss.

Though his boss can find others to replace the employee, eventually he himself feels that there is  a cleavage in himself because he realizes that he is selling not the best, but a mediocre object, as if it were the best. This inner conflict eventually makes that man quit his job and and now you have another unemployed person. If he continues to work against his feelings, he can make money but he will pay it to the hospitals.

Whenever we have cleavages within ourselves, we bring failure to ourselves and for those for whom we are working. The business community is totally unaware of these factors, hence the economic failure everywhere.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3, p.50

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The ego attracts all painful phenomena and sufferings to itself

Ego is like a magnet that has fallen into a bunch of nails -- every nail will be attracted to it. The ego attracts all painful phenomena and sufferings to itself. Egolessness is a state of indifference. When the ego is dissipated, one will not have concern for one's own happiness or unhappiness. This is a supreme realization, as the True Self is beyond all physical, emotional, and mental conditions.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Meditation is the science of withdrawal from your not-self

Meditation is the science of withdrawal from your not-self. Have you had that experience?

You are going to  have an experience that you have now left the physical body, left the emotional body, left the mental body, and you are in space. You see your town, your body sitting there. From five million miles you see the body is sitting like an ant there and you are meditating. That is how you can do it, but it needs work, labor. People do not like to do meditation because they are interested in making money.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3, p.31

Depression is a trap

Depression is a big trap. Why are people depressed? You will be surprised. When faults accumulate, your Soul looks at you and says, "You are so icky," and you become depressed. Depression is a sign of doing many many wrong things. It is the realization of your past faults without conscious awareness. It is a subconscious happening.

Faults and errors accumulate and cause depression. They come to the surface. Depression is a sign of having done many, many wrong things. Whenever you are depressed, be careful and analyze it. See if there are things you are doing that are wrong. Depression is a trap. It imprisons you.

Wrong and right  are not judged by the ideas of millions of common people. It is a very delicate thing. Only God knows how to find right and wrong; we do not know it. But the result will show it.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Monday, November 28, 2016

Our dealings with each other will condition our next birth

People never think that their relations with others will condition their birth next time. Why not? If they know this, they will be a little more careful  to have next time a body that is really healthy, is really beautiful, is really accident free. For example, I had a car accident that really hurt me. I said, "Who knows what I did?" Nothing happens without a reason. Nothing happens by accident. All these things bring us to our senses. We realize that we ourselves created the causes of our present pain and suffering.

Our dealings with each other are very important because our dealings with each other are forming the prototype, the physical, emotional and mental prototype that is going to give birth to our body, to our health, to our intelligence, and to our future success or failure. It is very important to think about that.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Friday, November 18, 2016

When people cannot persevere with the decisions they have made...

When people cannot persevere with the decisions they have made, it means that they do not exist yet as a soul. Only their bodies, emotions, and minds exist. People think that behind our eyes, someone exists. Actually, behind most people's eyes, there is no one. It is horrible to be aware of this fact, but it is reality.

When you start existing, you have a principle, a decision, a goal, a purpose toward which to strive. As obstacles come on your path, your perseverance increases. Read the biographies of great people. You will see how this occurs.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Monday, November 14, 2016

Scorpio - Victory over limitations

There is another very interesting thing in the Scorpio life. Scorpio fights against his own achievements, victories, positions, and successes. Every time a true Scorpio has a success, a great achievement, a great victory, he knows that these things are more subtle and powerful enemies than any enemy he knew in the past. You glorify yourself because you achieved something, you did something, you are so great. That is your trap. That is your prison.

A Scorpio is never, never enslaved in his own achievements. Achievements, successes, great progress make you pleasant. They make you happy. "I achieved. I am something!" That something that is at that level freezes you and you are frozen like the wife of Lot. You are frozen on the Path and you cannot proceed anymore because you have fallen in love with your own image. Your image became your own grave.

If you do not break that limitation of your achievement, of your position, of your expansion of consciousness, of your knowledge, of your realization, of your understanding, you are going to be a slave on that level and you are frozen. That is how we keep our humility.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Wisdom of the Zodiac

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Your first step in the process of being divine is to take good care of your home

You must exercise perseverance in keeping your home clean. If you see a man or woman keeping their home steadily beautiful, he or she is a disciple. But everything that is chaotic in that house means that the person is going to waste his or her life. Perseverance in keeping your house clean is such a great sign of discipleship. When the hippie movement started, I visited certain homes. Their homes were like full trash cans, and they would be sitting there, supposedly meditating. You can never achieve anything until you build a foundation. Your first step in the process of being divine is to take good care of your home.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2