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

Archetypes

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

Monday, July 25, 2016

Distorted images affect the imagination and slowly distort the etheric body

The natural pattern of the etheric body must not be disturbed because the etheric body is the blueprint of the physical body, and any changes in the etheric body cause changes in the physical body.

The etheric body changes and affects the body when the human body is represented visually in distorted images, such as clowns, ugly masks, and ugly, distorted, half-animal, half-human fantasy characters, like the ones presented in many contemporary movies. Such distorted images affect the imagination and slowly distort the etheric body.

People are defeated by the ugly pictures impressed on their etheric bodies, and they develop various weaknesses. This is a tragedy we see occur in various art works and publications in which the most distorted images are presented as funny, virtuous, or wise so that the images penetrate more deeply into the human etheric body.

People think that caricature is an art form. In some sense it is, but with all the wisdom that is behind it, it is a highly subtle technique to form distorted patterns in the human mind and etheric body. Many “cookies” mixed with poison are given to humanity.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2


Monday, July 18, 2016

Conscious suffering

You can exercise conscious suffering and pain by disciplining your emotional nature and introducing transmutation into it. If you do not care about your emotional transformation, Nature steps in and you begin to have trouble at home, in your business, and with your health. You experience various painful accidents, divorce or other complications until the fires of your emotional body are released and the critical point is reached.
 
Just as individuals pass through pain and suffering, fear and anxiety in order to produce enough fire to boil the consciousness, so do nations. What is currently happening in the world and what has happened in the past in terms of pain and suffering is a clear indication of the crystallizations of our consciousness, revealing the necessity of boiling it to effect mass transmutation.
 


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2, p.190


Thursday, July 14, 2016

People think that because they are Sparks of God, they do not need guidance

People think that because they are Sparks of God, they do not need the Inner Guide, the Teacher, or the Chalice – that they can bring the higher light and power from within. This is true in a sense, but we must remember that the Spark, the real man, the Self, is still in infancy and needs to grow and mature until he can stand on his own feet and manifest his innate glory. To that end, he needs guides, Teachers, and leaders who have passed through the same path on previous cycles.

There is no pilgrim on the Path who has not been guided by someone, visibly or invisibly. Only the ignorant boast that they do it alone, and they fall into ingratitude toward those who guide and teach them.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How did Jesus, Buddha, and other great Teachers get so far ahead of the rest of us?

Q: How did Jesus, Buddha, and other great Teachers get so far ahead of the rest of us?

A: It is because They run the marathon race. Instead of playing at night rock and roll until morning and doping Themselves, They sat down and meditated and worked and sacrificed. And each incarnation They moved one hundred miles ahead. While some people are gambling and drinking and doping and cursing and killing each other, other people are thinking about perfection. Imagine how much time you are wasting, and for what? Instead, think about perfecting yourself.


-Torkom Saraydarian

Friday, July 08, 2016

Man suffers because of the contents of his subconscious mind

Some people attribute their suffering to Divine Will, or assume that God makes them suffer so that they inherit the Kingdom of God. It is clear that God has nothing to do with their suffering – and suffering is not necessarily a ticket to paradise. Man suffers because of the contents of his subconscious mind. Under the influence of the subconscious mind, he even likes to suffer because suffering makes him feel that an inner swelling is throwing out the pus.

Man does not need to suffer to correct himself. To change people through suffering is a very old, subconsciously originated and failed method that until today is still used officially and legally. Punishing a guilty person contributes additional layers of negative recordings to his subconscious and makes him worse for this life and his next life. There are times when punishment acts as a guard for the doors of the subconscious mind, but this is only for a while. The contents of the subconscious mind eventually gain strength and once more control his life.

God never punishes man. Christ came to demonstrate this with His own life-example, but people did not understand this because their subconscious minds were filled with the images of a revengeful God who punished and destroyed.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Any time you talk about your failures and blame yourself, you hypnotize yourself

To prevent the accumulation of negative events in your lower mind and permanent atoms, you may observe the following rules:

1. In a state of defeat, failure, or negativity, do not make any decisions.

2. In a state of defeat, failure, or negativity, do not blame yourself or another.

3. In a state of defeat, failure, or negativity, try to analyze the cause of the situation objectively.

Any time you talk about your failures and blame yourself, you hypnotize yourself and all your thoughts, feelings, and words become hypnotic suggestions in your lower mind.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Those who think that reporting crime and ugliness is a service to humanity are those who encourage crime

Those who think that reporting crime and ugliness is a service to humanity are those who encourage crime in its many forms. The evidence of the damage done does not need any witness. Why do we need to know how a man who lives thousands of miles away, or even in our own neighborhood, slaughtered his wife? That is the profit in this?

The unrest and the increasing crime we see in the world are due to the restimulation and association of the contents of the permanent atoms and the subconscious mind, activated by the daily news of crime, violence, and murder reported by radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. Suppose someone has a recording of a murder in his permanent atoms and he reads a report from China that someone there murdered another person. After reading this, the person’s own criminal recording will be restimulated and associated with the recording of his lower mind. He will either feel very uncomfortable, dizzy, or painful or he will develop an inclination to repeat his crime.

It is also possible that a person can identify himself with a criminal he sees in the movies or reads about in a book to use up his blind inclination toward crime. He becomes temporarily released from it. Gradually, however, the subconscious image finds a greater opportunity to actualize itself through him because he has identified with a criminal in the movie or story.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

The safest way to enter the subconscious realm

Our entire life is buried in the subconscious. The safest way to enter the subconscious realm and clear it is to expand your consciousness toward the superconsciousness. Without such a process of entering the superconsciousness, all efforts to contact the subconscious will prove very dangerous, destructive, and very often false. This is why hypnotic methods or retrogressive techniques are forbidden in esoteric fields. These are methods that give you access to the subconscious ream, but they do not give you the power to retain your balance and protect yourself when the waters of the subconscious begin to boil.

The only safe way to discover the contents of the subconscious is to expand into the superconsciousness. It is through superconsciousness that the conscious and subconscious are brought closer together and gradually fused. This process is one of the greatest secrets of human nature.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2, p.148

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thinking produces certain chemical elements in the body

Average people are not ready to understand that thinking produces certain chemical elements in the body. People eat and assimilate food, and thus apply the chemical elements needed for their bodies. On a different level, thinking produces elements in the mental sphere.

If the mental or emotional actions do not provide certain elements to the aura, then the body does not assimilate the same elements from the food or vitamins it takes in. Thus, for example, when iron is lacking in the aura, the body will not assimilate iron from food, and if it is introduced in the body artificially through pills or injections, the body will either discharge it or it will create disturbances.

There are emotions which consume certain elements from the body. There are emotions which produce the same elements. This is also true for thoughts. Through certain ways of thinking, one accumulates, say, potassium. Through other ways of thinking, potassium is consumed and depleted from the body.

The chemistry of the bodies of average humanity is produced in the etheric-astral centers. In advanced human beings, it is mainly produced in the mental centers and in the layers of consciousness.

There is no scientific instrument to prove such a theory as yet, but through observation and experience one may notice that certain changes in consciousness cause changes in the chemical elements of the body.

In the future, these observations and experiences will be scientifically documented, but for the present the cure for the deficiency of an element in the body can be met by expanding the consciousness, developing lofty and creative thinking, and filling the heart with loving and positive emotions. As our consciousness expands, it will naturally provide all the elements we need for the body.

Uneven development or fluctuation between light and darkness has negative effects upon the chemistry of the body. The body is like a harp. The harp must be in tune so that one produces music. The same is true with the body. When the thoughts are lofty and in tune, they create the needed chemistry to make the body healthy and creative.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Monday, June 20, 2016

What is the cause of inertia?

What is the cause of inertia?

When you are not laboring, when you do not have that urge to labor, to run, to jump and dance, to be moving, it means that you created in the past such conditions in which your fuses burned and they do not transmit pranic energy anymore. You are going to work very hard to repair the electronic tubes in your body so that you start taking in energy.

The obstacles for the energy can be different things. For example, a wrong physical action creates obstacles to receiving prana. A wrong emotion, negative emotions, can cause another fuse to blow out. A plan that is based on separatism, destruction, hatred, vanity, or ego can blow other tubes in your brain. When these tubes are blown-out, you cannot receive prana from the earth and from the sun, and you fall into depression, inertia, and apathy.

All is energy. Energy is there, but the receiver is not there. What you did through your physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual wrong actions, you condemned yourself in such a way that you cannot now receive energy and put your machine into action. How to repair it? That is labor itself.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Friday, June 17, 2016

Until humanity learns how to use time, it will not have free time

The Tibetan Master writes that people will eventually work a three-day week. Humanity will dedicate the other four days to creative thinking and actions. But until that day comes, people must learn the value of time. For example, if certain people have more leisure time, they will destroy themselves. But when the consciousness of humanity is elevated, it will use its non-working time for spiritual progress.

For example, if you have a day of leisure, what will you do with that day? Will you sit and meditate, or do creative painting or other art work? Will you be helping and sacrificing yourself for others, or will you be running after your pleasures, or trying to fulfill your destructive plans for others? Until humanity learns how to use time, it will not have free time.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Joy and healing

Once a man whose right hand was paralyzed came to our monastery. The Teacher asked him what he used to do with his right hand. After pausing for a few moments, he said, " I used my right hand to slaughter bulls and sheep for many years".
"How many did you slaughter"? asked the Teacher?
"Thousands"

I did not hear the rest of the conversation because suddenly the dinner bell rang. Later I asked the Teacher how slaughtering animals could paralyze someone's arm. He said, "Every time that man felt the pain and suffering of the animals, the life-giving energy decreased in the arms, and it eventually disappeared. Lack of joy causes paralysis.

In such a sophisticated age, people may laugh at this statement and consider this a superstition. But my Teacher healed that man's paralysis in six months by daily for four hours making him exercise joy. Once I copied one of the exercises:

"Visualize your right arm,and with it pull a drowning man from a river....Write a joyful letter with it.....Give money and jewels to the poor with it.....Serve food for hundreds of people with it....."
This man used to sit like a statue and follow the Exercises given by my Teacher for four hours daily.At the end of four months, he used that hand to give water to a mountain deer which was visiting our garden.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Joy and Healing



Monday, June 13, 2016

You must not confuse sensitivity with sentimentality

We say that someone who is easily wounded or offended is sensitive. No, true sensitivity means being completely open to the beauty and light of the divine world and closed to all the ugliness and absurdity of the human world.

So, what is generally called sensitivity, that is, our ability to feel upset by indifference, scorn, criticism and humiliation, is in fact only susceptibility, sentimentality. Oh these poor unhappy souls, for whom heaven, angels, friends or beauty do not exist, but only unfair, malicious, ill-intentioned people!

You must not confuse sensitivity with sentimentality. Sentimentality is the unhealthy expression of a poor, mean, narrow, neurotic ego. Sensitivity, on the other hand, is a higher degree of evolution, which brings humans into contact with the heavenly regions and enables them to resonate with all the beauty of the universe.

-Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov