Monday, October 10, 2016

Good leaders

The Tibetan master says that if a person can solve his family problems, he can solve the problems of his city. A President must not have a lot of trash in his past. He must have a good family life. A decent family man can be a decent president. Miss America must be the embodiment of purity and beauty.

Our consciousness is looking for good leaders. These leaders will come from those who are good to themselves, good to their families, good to their society and Nature. If a person does not create a mess in his personal life, it is unlikely that he will create a mess on a larger scale. That is why it is said that family life is a very good training place for initiates because it is the first Ashram. It can then be replaced by group life, or friendship.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Our worst tendency is to thoroughly cover ourselves

Our worst tendency as human beings is to thoroughly cover ourselves. We cover ourselves with diplomas, positions, titles, and pleasant smiles. We hide from others, but the worst thing is that we hide from ourselves. This cover-up has to stop if we want to have a real foundation in life.

Unless we learn the technique of self-revelation, we can never progress because the very nature of the ego is to hide itself. Do we not see this in moments of clarity? Do we not observe the ego busily weaving its covers of rationalizations, justifications, reasoning, and logic? These make us hide our faces from ourselves. As long as we continue to hide, no matter what books we read or what position we attain, there is no spiritual progress at all.

The truth is that everyone covers himself in relations with others. Unless a person has a Teacher who is able to remove the coverings so that he has the chance to know what is hidden, or he learns to do this for himself, there is no way to change. As long as the concealment continues, there is no hope for transformation.

One cannot be sincere with others before he becomes sincere with himself.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

A disciple is a person who is conscious in every situation

A disciple is a person who is conscious in every situation and knows the inner motive and character of the people he deals with. A disciple’s progress in life depends on his understanding of who he is and what he is, and who and what other people are. Spiritual advancement does not depend on speculation about how many and what kind of angels are in heaven, or what short of harp-playing is going on in paradise. If this is what is going on in heaven, we will find out about it when we get there. In the meantime, we are here. What about understanding where we are?

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Who are our enemies and how are they created?

Every time we hurt people, lie about them, slander them, we build their image within us, as our enemy because we feel guilty. Subjectively we feel that we made enemies because we hurt them, lied about them, and slander them. So we build their image within our mind and make it our enemy.

If we want to know who our enemies are, we must search our hearts and discover the people we hated, hurt, lied about, and slandered; their images are our enemies within us, even if outwardly the person knows nothing about our harmful actions.

We hate others not because others hurt us, but because we hurt them. This means you hate the part of yourself that hurt others, and this part of yourself becomes your enemy.

When you start to be your own friend, you will see that most of the people in the world are your friends, even so-called enemies. The friend in you is the result of good deeds you did for others.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Monday, September 19, 2016

“It is in the genes”

Go to the hospitals and ask how many millions of babies are born with defects. They say, “It is in the genes.” Who created the genes?

It is so stupid! In the scientific journals you read about it. Genes do everything! If you are a criminal, it is in your genes. If you hate people, it is in your genes. If you have cancer, it is in your genes. Who made the genes? The genes are made collectively by your physical, emotional, and mental activities. You change your genes if you change your thinking and your striving.

Some people with cancer the next day heal themselves. Why are the genes not objecting and taking him to court? Genes are of the body; you are spirit. You can control the body if you find the key and if you are sincere enough.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What is the mystery of hatred?

The first thing we are going to learn, as people who are aspiring toward light and beauty, is to eliminate every seed of hatred from our heart. This is very practical. Also, if you learn to do it, you will save money, time, energy, and your life. This is an easy thing to say, but it is very difficult to throw the hatred out of your heart.

What is the mystery of hatred? People think that hatred is an emotion. It is not an emotion. Hatred is a black entity, a black octopus. If you see once clairvoyantly how hateful people look, you will be horrified. A black octopus enters into their heart, their brain, and controls them. This octopus is related to a greater octopus that works around the earth known as the dark forces or the black lodge. Their intention is to stop the evolution of humanity. To stop the evolution of humanity the only way they can, the black lodge creates hatred between families, between nations, and in humanity. It wants people to devour each other through hatred and devour themselves and prevent their evolution, spiritual expansion, service, beauty, and creativity.

Knowing this, do not let that octopus attach to you. Once you start hating, you hate more and the octopus grasps your brain and says, “Come on, hate more because there is reason to hate more, hate more.” This is how you are totally sucked up into the black octopus.

Hatred is accumulating in your system, in your brain, your heart, especially in the vagus nerve that controls your stomach and heart. Irritation from the hatred starts to destroy bodily functions. Slowly, slowly you partially paralyze yourself here there. Eventually your immune system weakens and you cannot resist the germs, the microbes, and the viruses attacking your system.

Unfortunately, when you start hating you feel very happy because you are feeling that you are conquering something with your hatred. Actually, you are committing suicide.

My Mother used to say, “Before the snake is big, kill him.” If a snake grows, you cannot control it. If the hatred starts to show its head within your heart, within your mind, immediately pull it out and say, “You Satan, I am going to destroy you,” and put it into the fire. Only in the fire can you get rid of hatred.

That fire is love. Hatred is totally burned in the fire of love. You are going to find something in your mind and say, “Well, I hate that man because of all his activities, stupidities, rascalities, hypocrisy, and so on, but I love the Divinity that is still in him. If I touch that Jewel and bring it out, I can do something.” Your mood of hatred turns into the mood to save some person who is defeated by his or her own hatred.

Now immediately – today, tomorrow, next month, next year – if any hatred attacks you say, “No, I refuse you.” You will see what will happen to your health. Your health will improve, your heart will start working better, and your brain will be cleared. You will see things as they are. This is very practical.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The more you love, the more you free yourself...

The more you love, the more you free yourself from those elements which limit you, which disintegrate you, which cause unhappiness and darkness in your heart and consciousness.
In love all ugliness disappears and all beauty emerges. And in beauty love blooms. Beauty is manifested love and love is actualization of beauty.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Hatred is a source of every kind of disease

One thing that psychologists, doctors, philosophers, and psychiatrists do not talk about is hatred. If you really think about hatred and do a big research on it, you will see that hatred is a source of every kind of disease – physical diseases, emotional diseases, mental diseases. I was thinking that when I come next time to my incarnation, I will build a great school for little children. I want to teach them from the beginning what hatred does to humanity and what it is doing now so that from the beginning the children can destroy the source of their future sicknesses, pains, and sufferings.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2, p.459

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Immortality is a state of continuous expansion in beingness

Immortality is a state of integration in which the nucleus of life builds its higher mechanism in order to have a greater communication with the Cosmic Whole. It wants to terminate the cycles of pain and suffering and enter into joy and bliss. Joy and bliss are related to higher vehicles that are in harmony with universal laws. Joy and bliss are states of consciousness through which man comes in contact with higher realities. Joy and bliss make the human soul contact future visions and live in the future.

Immortality is a state of continuous expansion in beingness. Step by step, the immortal one breaks limitations and experiences limitlessness. Limitlessness evokes a continuous urge for expansion.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

To create energy increase the beauty

One of the ways to create energy is to increase the beauty in all your expressions, thoughts, and visualizations. People see beauty as a form, but beauty is in reality not only a source of energy but also the most powerful transmitter of higher energies. Beauty is an agent of an expansion of consciousness, an expansion of understanding and contacts.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Monday, September 05, 2016

Lack of financial security is the result of uncoordinated, chaotic thinking

Lack of financial security is the result of uncoordinated, chaotic thinking, or lack of thinking. Regular meditation even during financial crises is the only source of impelling energy which keeps your mind in balance, forward looking, courageous, and discriminative. With persistent meditation practice, one paves the way for his financial security.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Always try to see beauty in even so-called ugly images

Always try to see beauty in even so-called ugly images or in a person who hurts you. In seeing beauty in him, you evoke beauty from his soul. Usually when someone hurts us, we think ugly things about him. We think he is bad, insane, silly, stupid and we continually send him ugly thoughts. Such behavior not only strengthens his negative attitude toward us but also pollutes our mind and makes a better relationship between him and us more difficult. Such ugly mental arrows make things worse on the subtle planes; whereas if we think good about the person, on the subtle planes things calm down and prepare the way for mutual understanding.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Guilt makes one lose energy

Guilt makes one lose energy. Of course! Then there is another thing. Guilt can increase your energy. Guilt can really leak your energy. What is the secret? Why am I feeling guilty? I try to make my guilt really an opportunity to correct myself, to adjust myself, to sublimate myself, to make myself so beautiful, so awake, so conscious that I do not fall into another occasion of guilt. Now you have increased your energy. But if you sit there and cry and say “I am guilty. I am stupid. I am always like this,” you create a very disastrous self-image and you bury yourself in that coffin you are creating for yourself.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Monday, August 22, 2016

Meditation creates heroes

Meditation creates heroes. A hero is one who thinks as a Spirit, an immortal soul, free from the limitations of the physical, emotional and mental interests and concerns. As long as one is attached to his personality interests and concerns, he cannot be a hero. Heroism is the moment of liberation from limitations. A hero does not negotiate with his lower self; he gives an order and expects obedience.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Sunday, August 21, 2016

If you love someone physically, emotionally, and mentally

If you love somebody physically, but are disinterested in him emotionally and mentally, your concentration on him is poor and your relationship lasts for only a short time. If you love somebody physically and emotionally, but you are not interested in him mentally, your concentration lasts longer but without full satisfaction. If you love someone physically, emotionally, and mentally, your love –or concentration—lasts longer and brings you a greater amount of contentment. If you add your spiritual love, you build a unique flame in the object of your love that lasts for many, many lives – or even forever.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2, p.213

Monday, August 08, 2016

The foundation of the manifestation of the Universe is moral

The foundation of the manifestation of the Universe is moral – planned in such a way that it leads to Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, and Freedom. Those who act against these principles weaken themselves and eventually disappear.

-Τορκόμ Σαραϊνταριάν
Consciousness vol. 2

Monday, August 01, 2016

A leader never makes claims

A leader never makes claims. If any person on the path starts making claims, it is a sign that he is cracking under the pressure of the Teaching. This cracking takes place when the seeds of vanity exist in the secret chambers of his being. To satisfy his vanity and to attract attention, he slowly begins to declare that he is an important person. He follows the well-known path of descent, going down step by step every few years. These are the claims he makes:

1. He is an important person.
2. He has psychic powers.
3. He is a disciple.
4. He is an initiate.
5. He has contact with Masters.
6. He channels Masters.
7. He is a Master.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Leadership vol.1, p.67

Sunday, July 31, 2016


According to the Ageless Wisdom, the Solar Logos created the Archetypes for all forms that would help incarnating spirits to evolve. These Archetypes are built from the Cosmic mental substance. They are platonic ideas which constantly travel, eventually reaching the lowest plane and producing on each plane a reflection of the true Archetype until it is substantiated in physical matter on the physical plane.

Thus, any form on Earth has its corresponding form on the astral, mental, Intuitional, and higher Planes, as in the Cosmic Astral and Cosmic Mental Planes. As we go higher in observing the Archetypes, we see that they more closely resemble the original Archetype and they are more beautiful. Actually, Archetypes are models of Beauty; they are created by a Cosmic Mind. Thus, a true Idea, an Archetype, and Beauty are synonymous in esoteric science.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.2

Saturday, July 30, 2016

One day a movie man told me...

One day a movie man told me, “These criminal, horror movies bring lots of money.” I told him, “The horror is increasing. The criminals are increasing so much that you do not have any place to run away to.” He said, “That will be maybe fifty years later.” I answered, “What if you come back and find out that all humanity became criminal because of your movies?” “Really, is it possible?” He was so afraid that he could come back and find everyone criminal and against him. That is exactly what he is doing.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Friday, July 29, 2016

Why is Hierarchy not changing the terrible conditions of the world?

Many people ask, if the Hierarchy is so great, Why are They not changing the terrible conditions of the world? The answer is that Hierarchy does not violate human free-will. You can build yourself or you can destroy yourself; but Hierarchy will continue to stand as an example of purity and immortality. The members of the Hierarchy give the Teaching, but they never force Their Will upon people. If you hear or read that a "master" forced his will upon someone, he is not a master; he is a human being. The greatest characteristic of a Master is that He never imposes His will.

The second characteristic of the members of the Hierarchy is that they never violate karma. If you do something wrong or you break a law in the universe, They let you face your karma, understand your lesson, and pay for it so that by your own hands and feet you climb the ladder of evolution. But if you ask for help, They help you, if your karma tolerates that help.

The third characteristic of the members of the Hierarchy is that They have tremendous wisdom because throughout the ages They gathered knowledge and experience in Their souls; and through experience They know what is right and what is wrong, what is in harmony with the Divine Will and what is against the Divine Will. The members of the Hierarchy are sources of wisdom; this is why the Masters are sometimes referred to as the "Masters of Wisdom".

-Torkom Saraydarian
Talks on Agni, Vol I, Chpt 26: Hierarchy, Pg: 290