Friday, February 17, 2012

The best way to fight your lower nature

Sometimes when crises occur, people begin to fight against their lower natures and transgressions, thinking that their lower nature is responsible for the arrival of the crisis. They think that crises can be resolved by defeating their lower natures and its failures. This is obsolete thinking, which is still practiced in many outmoded disciplines. Fighting against the trash that you have and emptying trash cans in the yards of your consciousness does not help; it only makes you more miserable.

The best way to fight your lower nature is to shift your consciousness from your weaknesses and failures toward your higher ideals and visions and to work to actualize them. As you strive toward the highest, you raise yourself to a higher altitude from which you can see the pettiness of your failures. You can let them slowly dry out and disappear due to lack of nourishment.

The more you think about your failures, troubles, pain and suffering, the more you identify with them. You liberate yourself only by thinking about your future victories, future glories and achievements and by taking successful steps to actualize them.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Shocks

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What is creativity?

Creativity means to cooperate with the creative processes of God. If you are doing something parallel to something He is doing, that is creation. When you are creating a man out of a hippy, when you are creating a genius out of a smoker of marijuana, you are creating. That is creating. When you are making beauty everywhere, you are creating. To create means to get closer to the Divinity which is within you. Unless you are in the vicinity of the inner Divinity you cannot create. Your creativity is crime and violence and so on and your creativity misleads people.

Creativity does not just come. For example, you go and see these vicious movies playing in the theaters. People are hitting each other and killing each other. Everything is annihilated and cars are smashed. The children cry and somebody shuts up the child. That is what is in your brain. Your brain is blocking itself with these awful images. We say, "Isn't the producer and writer of this movie a creative person?" That is not the creativity we are talking about.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Monday, February 13, 2012

What is Maya, Glamor and Illusion?

Maya is the unsatisfied urges and drives of past lives, accumulated in the etheric body and in the lower centers. It controls our physical body in such a way that we can hardly exercise control over it. Each maya highly charges the nature of the forces received by the astral body.

Glamor is the identification with the objects of our desires. Whenever we are identified with an object of our desires we build a replica of the object of our desire in our astral body. The average man is loaded with such objects, and that is why his astral sensitivity and his emotional relationships are so distorted.

Each glamor and each maya control the energy flow and channel it toward their ends.

Illusion is distorted images of facts or truths. The root of illusion is separatism. As long as man lives as a separate entity with separate interests, he cannot see the things as they are; so he changes and translates things from the point of his individual interests.

When our minds are full of illusions we cannot translate clearly the incoming impressions, and we distort them. In most cases people communicate with each other through their illusions rather than through their Selves.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Dynamics of the Soul

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Dark nights of the soul

In the dark nights of the soul we realize how many stupid things we did in the past. We face them. We become depressed as we understand how much damage we did and how much we owe. All of these feelings and karmic debts put us in heavy depression. This becomes a dark night if we do not remember that, initially, we are Sparks of God. When we remember this, we get out of that tunnel of darkness and find ourselves out in the sunshine.

The dark night is also a period in which you prepare and "wind" yourself. For example, bears hibernate during the winter for several months. They gather energy and regenerate themselves. You are going to be like the bears. When the dark nights come, take it easy. They will pass. Your destination is your Father's Home. But you must walk there. The Father is not going to come to you and say, "Here, I will take you home." You are going to walk toward home and this is not easy.

-Torkom Saraydarian