Sunday, December 28, 2014

If knowledge increases without beingess, all knowledge is used for egotistical and destructive ends

Graduates of colleges and universities must exemplify a life of Nobility, Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, and Freedom and not greed, hatred, fear, anger, and the spirit of materialism and exploitation in various forms.

You can find criminals in the slums of the world, but you can also find similar criminals in high positions with more subtle techniques and with a greater range of destruction and harm. The cause of all this is knowledge. If knowledge increases without beingess, all knowledge is used for egotistical and destructive ends. Knowledge without change in beingness causes the person to express his lower desires, urges and drives more powerfully and with greater success, increasing his glamors and illusions – and you have chaos.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Creative Fire

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

All space is full of living entities

Scientists of the world think that if any life form exists on any globe in the Universe, it should be tangible and visible. This is not true. Globes, stars, and galaxies exist in different systems. For example, there are etheric beings, there are astral beings, there are mental beings, and even intuitional beings and more. Their bodies are different.

Many years ago we could not see what we are seeing now without our microscopes and telescopes. Hundreds of years later we will see so much more that our present telescopes and microscopes will become obsolete devices to us.

All space is full of living entities, microscopic and telescopic – but the present scientists have closed their imaginations.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Monday, December 22, 2014

Methods of unfolding the chakras

Each chakra is related to one of the levels of consciousness. As flowers bloom when the spring comes, so the chakras bloom when the light of the consciousness expands.

We see that in every age people tried to introduce methods to unfold the chakras

1. by artificial means
2. by meditating upon them
3. through the process of meditation, purification, and expansion of consciousness
4. through initiations

The first two methods are considered very dangerous by certain Teachers. The third method is the safest method. The fourth method is exercised only by the Great Master, to meet certain planetary crises and prepare a certain number of people to handle the danger accumulating upon the planet.

The third, safest method is recommended in Ashrams and in true esoteric schools.

The artificial methods are hatha yoga, breathing exercises, certain exercises of will, and concentration upon the chakras. In far eastern countries, these are exercised with only failing results; but in western countries, because of our chaotic and polluted environment, such methods have very destructive effects.

Those who want to develop their chakras safely must lay a good foundation. When one carefully lives according to such a foundation, the rest will be easy. This foundation is build by

1. purity of life – physical, moral, and mental
2. sacrificial service – service to spread Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, and Freedom
3. fearlessness – which is a state of consciousness not identified with material values
4. striving toward perfection – with one’s deeds, words, expressions, creativity, thought, and communication.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1, p.98

Sunday, December 21, 2014

How do you know when you are in joy?

Question: How do you know when you are in joy?

Answer: If you are in joy, you have physical energy. If you have joy, you always tend to be harmonious and cooperative. If you are in joy, you are creative. If these three signs are not present, you don’t have joy. When you do not have joy, you don’t have the spirit of creativity. Joy makes you fearless. If you have fears, you don’t have joy. This is very practical, not philosophical or psychological. If you have fear, you don’t have joy. When joy comes, all fear disappears. Practically observe yourself and you will discover whether or not you have joy.

For example, tape a paper with a few sentences on a wall and then try to read them from as far away as possible. When you are in joy, you can read the words from a greater distance than when you are hateful, miserable, or depressed. This means that joy affects even our organs and senses. Why not dwell on these facts and create a great science instead of creating nuclear weapons? Such a science would be far more powerful than any nuclear weapon.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss, p.313

Friday, December 19, 2014

"The pill that I recommend is gratitude"

Without gratitude, one cannot have joy. When you see people who are depressed, negative, and destructive, you find that they do not have gratitude in their heart. Gratitude to what? Gratitude to everything! Be grateful even to those who are harming you, slandering, and gossiping about you. They are revealing those spots in your nature that need improvement. They are doing a great service free of charge.

Be grateful for your wife, your husband, your boyfriend or girlfriend, your group, your Teaching, your vision, life, trees, and mountains.

When you are angry, hateful, jealous, or revengeful, sit for a few minutes and think about gratitude and be grateful. You will see that all the negative clouds will disappear.

I once visited a man in a hospital. He was very sick and psychologically sour. He said that he hated everything including the sun. I asked myself, “How can this person be healed?” I spoke with psychiatrists and other physicians, asking them what was really bothering him. They said, “We don’t know, but we are trying to heal him.”

I spoke with the man for half an hour, telling him, “There is one pill that I can give you that will help.” “Give it, give it”, he said. “It is easy to give, but it is very difficult to swallow. Your illness is called lack of gratitude. The pill that I recommend is gratitude. Is there someone or something in your life that you can feel gratitude for?” “To hell with all of this,” he said.

See how his sickness was reacting? Finally, I found a few ways in which he could feel grateful in gradually larger and larger ways, until we came to his sickness. He was also going to be grateful for his sickness. “Well, that is going to be difficult,” he said. The next day, he was dismissed from the hospital because he had recovered.

Gratitude puts fuel in the most healing substance within you, which his joy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What is evening review?

Evening review is like going over your thoughts, emotions, words, and actions and retaping points that were not acceptable to your soul.
A musician records his music and goes over it and corrects the tape. He casts away all that is not proper in the music and thus cleans the tape of all defects. This is what evening review does. It cleans your recording and does not let anything unacceptable stay there to contaminate the rest.
What is evening review? Every night seclude yourself for fifteen to thirty minutes and review your life during the day, starting from the moment you awakened. You progress minute by minute, checking your thoughts, words, emotions, and actions in a progressive way until you reach the moment of your review. Then you retape or record, eliminating all that is not acceptable by the light of your soul and replacing it with thoughts, emotions, actions, or words that are acceptable in the light of your soul. Thus you clean the chain of events from your recording.
For example, you acted in an angry, illogical, and rude manner at 10:00 am. Change the recoding. In your evening review, act in a very pleasant manner, with logic and reasoning. Be graceful. Now you have a new recording, and you will not take with you the old tape when you go to sleep. Instead you will have with you the newly edited tape. This will not only invigorate your nadis but will also destroy the seeds of future complications.
Suppose you were acting in vanity and ego and deceived someone. Now, at the evening review, you react and act without vanity, without ego, without deception, but are noble and honest in that event. During these times you prepare a bright future for yourself and cat out causes that will damage your nadis.
Sometimes you will see situations that make you hate yourself. This is not necessary. Approach the day’s events with indifference and correct them. In the evening review if you are totally satisfied with yourself you are blind or afraid. See deep into yourself. See motives, see intentions, and bring them out and change them.
Accepting yourself as you are leads you to future oral and spiritual bankruptcy.
With this method you become your own guide, and your soul light increases in your consciousness and makes you ever alert.
Knowledge, degrees, and positions destroy your future if you do not guide yourself with the light of your reason and logic and by the light of your soul.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing