Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Is your creative work bringing more sanity, causing greater healing and cooperation? Is it enlightening the minds of the human race?

Go deeper into your creative experience. Ask yourself if your creative work is a personal satisfaction or psychological release, or a forced labor for material needs. Or is it planned creative action, through which you are trying to cooperate with the Great Nature to achieve its continuous birth, the continuous manifestation of its true Self. Through your creative work are you trying to release the imprisoned seeds caught in glamors, illusions, and maya, to free the hidden beauty in each living form?

Is your creative work bringing more sanity, causing greater healing and cooperation among people and nations? Is it enlightening the minds of the human race?

Is it helping to improve our political, economic, and social conditions; or is your “creative work” an expression of your inner wounds, depressions, obsessions, and a means of satisfying your greed, hatred, fear, and pride?

A creative artist has a compassionate heart – full of wisdom and the spirit of sacrifice. The heart of a true artist is in tune with the hearts of all manifested lives.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Flame of Beauty, Culture, Love, Joy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Do you remember why you were born?

When does the real leadership start? We are told in the Teaching, and some people have this experience, that the leadership vision or revelation is given to you in every life before incarnation. Before incarnation your Solar Angel reveals the whole revelation and purpose in one second and then closes it. According to your development and awakening of consciousness, the time limit becomes half a minute, half an hour or one second.

What is in that revelation which is given to you? In that revelation your duties and responsibilities are given to you in the name of dharma. Dharma is given to you before you take birth, and when you have birth, according to your evolution, either you remember one percent or one hundred percent of that revelation, or you totally mix it with your glamors, illusions, and pleasures and forget about it. But if you remember, you have that wind in your sails. You always have that energy coming into your sails, and your boat is going toward the ocean. You have that energy. No matter what happens to you, you reach your destination through the waves of the oceans, sleet, rain, showers. You have that powerful energy behind you.

What is that energy? It is a one second revelation of your dharma that you remember. Do you remember why you were born? Not many people do. If you remember one little piece, you have that energy with you because that revelation is a source of engagement with a great voltage.

If you do not have that memory, you are lost. In what you are lost? You are lost in your personal life, family life, business life, social life. You are lost.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Leadership vol.4

Monday, April 15, 2013

What is an artist?

The word "artist" is not usually defined in a proper way. An artist is a person who brings the Plan and Purpose of the Great Life into objectivity, thus building a bridge between humanity and its Source.

In this sense a politician can be a great artist when he tries to rule and to lead humanity to its highest good.

An educator can be a great artist when he tries to bring to birth the divine potentials in his students.

A philosopher can be a great artist when he tries to bring into our life the meaning and purpose of existence.

A scientist can be a great artist in the sense that all his discoveries are the laws and principles by which the Great Artist of the universe works. Science reveals the architecture within the beauty.

A religious man can be a great artist by trying to reveal the love and virtues of the Soul, and by building a ladder of ascent towards the ideal.

An economist can be a great artist in creating those ways and means by which the wealth of the planet can be enjoyed by all, and the standard of living can be raised to a new dimension for all.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Flame of Beauty, Culture, Love, Joy

Saturday, April 13, 2013

To spread beauty is a heroic task

To spread beauty is a heroic task. The army of ugliness is powerful. This army is composed of those who are in the trap of their maya, glamors, and illusions and are heavily loaded with karma. It is composed of those also who are consciously and unconsciously serving the involutionary forces, the dark brotherhood, whose intention is to retard the evolution of humanity. This army is well organized and has a powerful influence on money, politics, justice, and commerce. They use all possible means to fight against any organized beauty that is intended to lift up humanity as one race.

Their ugliness is expressed through literature, movies, nightclubs, houses of prostitution, gambling, drugs, acid and rock music, through many paintings, drawings, and illustrations.

Beauty opposes all these and indirectly hurts the business of the army of ugliness.

Ugliness fights:

-against purity
-against law and order
-against human rights
-against unity
-against culture and true education.

Whenever you see the distortion of beauty-stay away-because ugliness is malignant and it degenerates your system, your symphony.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Flame of Beauty, Culture, Love, Joy

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Personality leadership

When people are placed in or elected to a higher position to exercise leadership, they create many complicated situations if they were not trained in the leadership of their own personality.

Our personality is a group of three elementals who are inclined toward the involutionary path. The human soul has to shift the tendency toward the evolutionary path. This is the leadership related to personality.

The physical body has the tendency toward inertia, apathy, laziness, automation, or mechanicalness and habit.

The emotional body has the tendency to fall into agitation, excitement, into fear, anger, hate, jealousy, and to exercise slander, malice, and treason.

The mental body has the tendency toward fanaticism, greed, ego, vanity, and separatism, which manifest through many unpleasant thoughtforms and actions.

Now the human soul has to shift these tendencies and, as a leader, direct the elementals toward his own light, love, and power.

If a person is not trained in such a leadership, whenever he is put into a position of family, group, national, or global leadership he creates immense problems in his field because the vices and involutionary inclinations rule him and use his position to bring greater damage and distortion in the field in which  he is working.

A person’s vices and involutional inclinations become more disturbing and devastating elements as he carries them with him into higher positions and larger fields of responsibilities. That is why before one is trusted to a leadership position he must be graduated from the school of personality leadership.

When you are not ready for the position you are in, that position does not bring joy and fulfillment into your life. You feel inside of you that you do not fit, and this situation brings tension and irritation into your life. You complain and fight with people around you, put pressure on them so that you prove your failing leadership.

In true leadership you must feel fulfillment, joy, and happiness. A true leader is a manifestation of higher principles and plans, intelligently adapted to the level of people around him.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Leadership vol.4