Monday, December 30, 2013

That one is God...

The one that fails to make an effort to inspire within Him the fragrance of purity, is the human that will live his life with the uncontrolled passions and the shaky imbalance of a stray, wild animal. The one that has admitted to his faults and makes a sincere effort to wipe the stains of impurity, will bring in his life the role model of a God that will lead him, uplift him and will inspire him to aspire for the goodness, the perfection, and the stability of his chosen ideal. The one whose nature is truth, whose character reflects purity, whose principles will shake to no threat, whose virtues and morals are unblemished, whose reaction is only of selfless compassion, whose defeat to any worldly temptation is inconceivable and impossible, whose service is unrepayable, whose value can never be finite, and who can never be sold nor bought, who gives to find even more of the treasure of love, such a human, exists in the bliss and contentment of Godhood. Yes! That one is God that requires no effort to please for he is pleasing himself. That one is God, who requires no proof, for he is the trust in all. That one is God, who requires no offering, for he has all to offer and all to give. That one is God, that drinks all tears, for he is the one that smiles only to absorb the pain of all. That one is God, that will punish himself to correct the wrong of another. That one is God, My dears, who accepts willingly the worries of another and keeps his, a secret. That one is God that will provide for another, only to sacrifice his very own need. That one is God, who worries for the one that accuses and blames him of falsehood. That one is God, whose nature requires no effort to reflect the purity and simpleness of truth. Yes! That one has ended his life as a human and become Me.

You, My dears, are born to exist in this bliss, you are born to shed each impression made by the mind in this birth and in previous births, you are born to tackle with the hunger of your desires, you are born to reach inward, and derive from within, the strength of nobleness that exists in the true self. Kill, O child, the perceptions of your imaginary God that dwells in another world, far beyond your reach. Threaten, O brave one, each fear with your existing knowledge of the truth and fight the war of your impatience. Melt your desire for gold into the ornament of fulfillment and contentment. Tease the enticements of delusion with your strength of rejection. Accept the blame of ignorance with the maturity of the wise and sincere spiritual aspirant. Suffocate the senses with the ropes of self discipline and control. Subdue the voice of the ego and awaken the voice of the conscience. Exert, My dears, every atom of strength to rebel against the power of your own inner evil. Say "No" now, and today, will be better than yesterday, and tomorrow, My child, will be perfect! Know that the efforts in you are mine - the gain is only yours. Know that the pain of sacrifice that you will endure are My tears - the benefit of sacrifice will be only yours. Know that the faith that faces the trials of love, is Me - the reward of receiving boundless love is only yours!

-Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Living in the Presence of God (Vol I/Pt II - 30)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Is there right and wrong?

The first Light that Christ taught is discrimination, discernment.

What is right and what is wrong? There was a very strong philosophy in the ‘60s especially, and that philosophy was saying to us in the newspapers and on the radio, “There is no right and wrong. Everything is right. No matter what you do, it is right. If you want to do it, it is right.” That was wrong. For me it was wrong.

A boy came to my class. After the class, we used to give ten or fifteen minutes recess. He came to me and said, “Torkom, there is one thing wrong with you.” I said, “What is wrong with me?” He said, “There is no right and wrong. Everything is right.” “Then,” I said, “I am not wrong.” “Gosh,” he said. “But I will tell you one thing to teach you a lesson. Now,” I said, “look at this knife.” Then I put the knife in his hand and said, “Cut your artery now.””No,” he said. “Oh, it is right,” I said. “No, it isn't right.” “Well, you know exactly which is right and which is wrong. Then what are you talking about?”

Why did they manipulate or create such a philosophy? They wanted to use it for their own license. “Because there is no right and wrong, I can do anything I want.” It was self-deception. So the Christ Light, the first Light, is discrimination.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ vol.1, p.342

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Are you a hero?

Are you a hero? What did you do that was heroic? It is an advanced thing. Think about it. Read about heroes, what they are, what they did. Be a hero within yourself, a hero in your family. Your wife will say, “You know, my husband, I just admire him.” Why do you admire him? “He is heroic.” That is what women like. Women do not like potato men, men who bring money and say, “Here, eat it, do it.” Still, the heart of woman is empty. Why? – Because she wants heroes. – Because every man is her child, and she wants her child to become the best. That is the instinct.

So be heroic. Of course, a man wants to see his wife not just sitting around but doing something great. We need heroic woman, heroic man, heroic children. I was in Argentina walking on the street. There were maybe three hundred girls playing rock and roll music in their ears. I said, “The destruction of this nation came.” Rock and roll, do you know what it does? It really loosens the screws of your mind and eventually kills it. How can we make these people understand? “It is fantastic.” Yes, but wait another five years and you will see what is happening. This is what we are talking about. Instead of being an artificial, mechanical somebody, can you, young girl, young man, think about a heroic life so that eventually when you are twenty-one, twenty-five, forty, fifty, seventy, eighty, they will say, “This woman is a masterpiece. She became something,” or she left us some fertilizer, like rotten potatoes, nothing else.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ, vol.1

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Advanced disciples

We went to a temple. I said, "My Teacher, who are the advanced students and disciples in this temple?" "You will see them," he said. I said, "How will we recognize them?" He said, "Whoever is out in the early morning with dirty clothes, working in the gardens until midnight, washing and cleaning, they are the most advanced people."

The next day I saw some people sitting and meditating and reading the whole day. They are cabbages. You talk to them, and they are not worth even one cent. You go to the garden. There an eighty-year-old man is growing potatoes and tomatoes. "What do you want my son?" "Can I talk with you one minute?" "Yes." In ten minutes he gives me wisdom. Wow! The other men were artificial, made up. They are just like engineered chairs or tables; they are continuing their life. The other man is laboring. At five o'clock he is thinking, "If I get up at five o'clock and water the potatoes and the tomatoes, it will bring a nice crop and everybody will be happy"; but the others are snoring and they are thinking that they are advanced disciples.

Advanced disciples, advanced human beings are those beings that demonstrate labor without expectation.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ vol.1

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Dark forces create the urge for tobacco and drugs

Dark forces create the urge for tobacco and drugs. Smoking tobacco or marijuana dulls the pineal gland and the sensitive cells around it that transmit communications from the Solar Angel. It is a very slow process, but eventually the damage reaches large proportions. Chewing tobacco kills the hemoglobin of the blood and opens the person to the invitation of awful devices.
People do not really realize the damage that has been done to our nation through the spread of hallucinogenic drugs. Between 1960 and 1980 close to an entire generation was destroyed. Drugs remain in the brain for years. It sometimes takes as long as twelve years for a person to finally come to his senses after he has used drugs.
The future lives of drug users will be very horrible if they do not take drastic actions in this life to rid themselves of drugs and their effects as much as possible.
If you have used drugs in the past and you want to purify your body of them, drink lots of cranberry juice, run two or three miles daily, and sit in hot water up to six hours, with intervals of rest. If you analyze the tub of water afterward, you will find particles of the drugs are floating in it. This treatment becomes even more effective if baking soda and salt are added to the water.
If you have used drugs in the past and have been clean for seven or eight years, take a bath once a week in valerian root tea. Add two or three cups of very strong valerian root tea to your hot bath and try and stay in the tub up to twenty minutes. This is especially helpful for those who have suffered nerve damage because of their past drug use.
-Torkom Saraydarian
Battling Dark Forces