Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mechanical activity wears out the etheric body

Our lower bodies are very eager to be mechanical. They like to take over any activity and run it without the conscious participation of the subject. Conscious activity must be our daily goal. Whatever we do, we must be conscious of it.
Mechanicalness uses the etheric body without charging it with psychic energy. Such a mechanical activity wears out the etheric body, and you feel exhausted. This is why in every conscious action you gain energy. Whenever you are “spaced out,” you lose energy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Saturday, December 26, 2015

We all think that we are immortals...

We all think that we are immortals. We are not. Immortals are those beings that created continuity of consciousness and became living souls. If you do not build a living soul within you, immediately when you die, you are dissipated, you are finished, you are gone. Then how do you incarnate?
You do not incarnate. Your acts, your emotions, your thoughts, echo into the Universe and come back and form the same personality that you had. That is what is called, in Indian and Tibetan wisdom, “scandas”. It is the scandas that build what you are now, and you do not have any continuity of consciousness with the past, neither with the future.
Immediately when the sun within you is risen, you have continuity of consciousness and you are immortal. Do you remember your past lives? You don’t. Then you are dead. Do you know where you are going to go? You don’t. That is why Christmas is such a serious moment in which we are going to realize, “What am I doing here? What have I done for sixty, seventy, eighty years?’ What did you do? You ate. You enjoyed. That is all. You hated, you were angry, you robbed people, you deceived, this or that. That is what we did. How can we overcome that? We can become a new human being.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ vol.1

Friday, December 18, 2015

A whole nation can lose its consciousness when people introduce low-level standards into it

A whole nation can lose its consciousness when people introduce low-level standards into it.

The leaders of the future will be very careful that moral, religious, political, educational, and cultural standards do not fall to lower levels from the efforts of people who do not have standards or who have low standards. Such a fall will lower the consciousness of nations and prepare the way for many problems and difficulties.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Woman in the ancient world was worshiped

Woman in the ancient world was worshiped. She was not an advertisement in pornographic magazines. She was not a symbol of sex, of lust. She was a symbol of beauty, purity, and fragrance. Se when people think about woman, they must not think about sex, body, or legs. They must think, first, that this woman has a special, divine, or universal quality in her spirit that causes flowering.

In the ancient times they understood that the woman is so important and that when woman degenerates in any civilization, that civilization ends. That is why we say, “The homes are built or destroyed by mothers.” It is very powerful!

Don’t forget. A great woman can give birth to a great child. The father is okay. The father is beautiful, but the child is not nine months in the father. In that nine months it is so secret. In that nine months you are not just building the muscles and bones. That is what people normally think, but you are building the emotional mechanism there, secret mechanisms, the mental mechanism, the motives, the future, the visions, dreams, aspirations, the spiritual insight and foresight. You are building all these in your body, and if you don’t have all these things, what are you going to give to your baby? Are you giving freeways, accidents, hurts, irritations, jobs, and on and on? What are you going to give to that baby who is given to you as a gift?

Your babies are your gifts, your holy gifts. They are a part of God. They are a gift coming to you. How must you accept that gift, and how worthy must you be for that gift so that the gift is really great!

Gracefulness is so important. When I see girls acting like cowboys, like men, it is the reverse of their nature. Girls must spread grace, harmony, music, dance. When they walk into a party, there are so different. It’s so beautiful to see the woman in her gracefulness, with her dress, hair, and manners.

Yesterday I was in a restaurant. A girl was cursing her husband in such a manner even a boy couldn’t do that. That shouldn’t be the nature of woman. We are going to worship them because men need to worship!

If you don’t have someone you can love and worship, you are lost! And man does not admit that. Go into your heart and really examine. When you worship that woman, she uplifts you. If you don’t love that woman or if you humiliate that woman and make her dirty, you lose yourself! I’m not giving you religion, psychology, physics, or chemistry. This is life! Pure life! You should have somebody to worship, and you must expect your women to be worthy of worship. Make yourself a worshiper of beauty. That is so beautiful!

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Wisdom of the Zodiac vol.2

Saturday, December 12, 2015

When knowledge increases but the consciousness stays the same, the man enters into the zone of self-destruction

People often think that the accumulation of knowledge is equal to the expansion of consciousness. This is not true. One can be a highly equipped scientist but have a very small consciousness, if his heart is not in harmony with the use of his knowledge and if his knowledge does not bring blessings for humanity. Accumulation of knowledge is just like the accumulation of jewels or any other articles. The accumulation of such objects does not mean that the person is growing in his consciousness.

When knowledge increases but the consciousness stays the same, the man enters into the zone of self-destruction. Nothing good comes from a man of limited consciousness, even if he carries loads of information.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1, p.351

Thursday, December 03, 2015


Inclusiveness, in the esoteric understanding, is acceptance of the true values and achievements of other people, but it is also refusal to identify with their evil intentions, separatism, ego and destructive behavior. When you are inclusive, you sense that you are one with all souls, but you do not participate in their ignorance and crimes.

Inclusiveness does not mean to throw yourself into the mouth of a lion, or to surrender yourself to evil. Inclusiveness exists only on the level of Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, Freedom, and other high principles. You cannot be inclusive with crime, syphilis, and other diseases, but you can love and feel one with those who suffer. One is not inclusive by opening himself to germs, while in the meantime taking vitamins. One cannot include an instrument that is not tuned with instruments that are in tune. One should not include in himself things that are mathematically wrong with things that are mathematically right.

Inclusiveness is the ability to see values and not reject them, but make them a part of the Inner Treasury. Inclusiveness does not mean to leave your husband to sleep with many other men. Inclusiveness does not mean to collect flowers and mix them with poison oak.

Inclusiveness means to have a sense of unity without yielding yourself to the weaknesses of others, or leaving yourself open to many kinds of exploitation.

Inclusiveness means to have a very high-level of discriminative power that enables you to find values and precious stones and put them to the right use in projects.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol. 1, p.347

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

If a person does not believe in eternal life, he will not have an afterlife

If a person does not believe in eternal life, if he totally ignores it and says there is no afterlife, he will not have an afterlife. When he dies, he will remain in a totally unconscious state until two thousand years later he again incarnates. If you think that you are going to have an afterlife, you will have one. If you do not, you are in a terrible condition.

It is mostly people who do not believe in afterlife that create problems in our world. Eventually they go through so much trouble that they crack.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rid yourself of "will"

People in the western hemisphere have a very wrong impression which has penetrated to their bones, and they cannot rid themselves of it. They think that man has free will. He does not. There is only one will, and that is the Will of God. Christ said many centuries ago, "Thy Will, not Mine, be done." The only way to improve life is to understand that Will and to manifest It. Rid yourself of "will" because it is the urges and drives of your body, your glamors, illusions, vanities, pride, and separatism. These are not Will, but the "will" of the elements. There is only one Will. If you want to be Christ-like, you must say, "Not my will, but Thine be done."

-Torkom Saraydarian

The only factor that changes your life is your goal

People do not realize that the only factor that changes your life is your goal. Change your goal, and all will change. Find a higher goal, and your whole life will orient itself to that higher goal. Without changing your goal, you cannot change your personality, your life, or your environment. If you have higher goals, a higher center in your being becomes active.

Like an arrow, your spirit must fly toward the target of perfection.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Wisdom of the Zodiac, vol.3

Monday, November 23, 2015

The voice of the heart creates heroes

There is a difference between the heart and emotional desire. You need to use clear discrimination in order to follow your heart. The direction of the heart reflects the principles of beauty, purity, unity, compassion, synthesis, and freedom. Emotional desire often imitates the voice of the heart, but if you have a musical ear, you can immediately determine which is the correct sound. Emotional urges are mostly related to the satisfaction of our senses and ego. They are separative, greedy, and selfish. The voice of the heart leads to self-denial, sacrifice, striving, labor, inclusiveness, and beauty.
Those who follow their heart are challenged to climb to great heights. Those who follow their earthbound desires and emotions will find themselves on the road to hell. The voice of the heart creates heroes; the urges of the emotions create slaves.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1, p.344

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Knowledge will not deliver us from the evil we have created in this world

Time is wasted acquiring knowledge. Knowledge will not deliver us from the evil we have created in this world. It is more probably that knowledge will eventually destroy us if we do not expand the network of our intuition, feeling, and consciousness. Only an expanding consciousness can make the mind function properly to solve the problems of survival.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Can departed ones communicate with us?

No astral entity, if he is living, comes to the physical plane. That is absolutely forbidden. It is not astral or mental entities that we see. It can be either an astral corpse or dark forces, or even mischievous devas that play these games. They use the astral body of a dead person and come to your room to pretend they are owners of the astral body. They can enter into an astral shell and make you think a loved one appeared to you in your dream. The deva activates the recording in the astral shell and plays it back to you, and you believe your loved one is communicating with you.
A human being leaves his astral body in the astral plane and can never come to the physical plane. No dead person comes back to the physical plane. You can go to them, but they cannot come to you. It is forbidden; the veils are closed.
They do not give any messages. It is your projection, your fabrication that makes you believe they are giving messages. No entity can descend through the veils into the physical plane after death until he goes to the heaven side and comes back into physical incarnation. Departed ones will never come to you. Any messages given may be from dark forces or indifferent devas.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Is it beneficial to pray for the dead?

Prayer excites and stimulates the core of the atoms in the bodies to turn to the evolutionary path because you are giving positive energy to them. Prayer is a science; it is physics; it is chemistry. You are changing the chemistry of the people with prayer, which means you are giving positive energies to them. When you pray, you also change your own chemistry. Prayer is very beneficial for departed ones.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Friday, November 06, 2015

The reason that the world is in such a miserable condition is not because people lack Teachers

The reason that the world is in such a miserable condition is not because people lack Teachers. The reason is that there is a lack of real, true students and disciples. Teachers are available when one wants to find them.

It is interesting that, because of the lack of discipline and maturity, people are more drawn to teachers that are caught in their glamors, illusions, and vanity than to Teachers that are anxious to tear down the glamors, illusions, and vanities of people.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Whatever problems you solve within you, you solve those problems in others

Whatever problems you solve within you, you solve those problems in others. When you solve problems within you, you automatically dissolve similar problems in others. When you dissolve your problems, these problems will be dissolved in others because there are no “others.” All others are you. If we do not understand this concept, we will have continuous problems in our personality, in our families, in groups, and nations because no one is letting go of the things with which they are attached.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Friday, October 16, 2015

Τhe New Age is the age of woman

We are told that the New Age is the age of woman. What does that mean? It means that in the New-Age woman must awaken and free herself from the slavery that man imposed on her.

Woman in the Twentieth Century thinks that she is free. People deceive her, telling her that she is free; but because psychologically, subconsciously, hypnotically man controls her life and uses her for his interest, she is not really free·

Making woman free does not mean to have her take the place of man. This is a very wrong idea which certain people are developing. Certain women say to themselves, "Men have failed, so let's take over and keep them under our feet."

We are told that the old submerged continent of Lemuria was totally controlled by men, and it destroyed itself. Atlantis was totally controlled by women, and it was destroyed. The Aryan race has been controlled by men, and it is going to be destroyed, if women do not bring balance into it.

When men dominate, we have in life all projective energies. Receptive energy is not active and destruction is prevalent. There is no true construction or creativity in the long run. When women dominate, all is receptive energy with no projective energy. Creativity only comes into being through right harmonization of these two polarities. If the polarities are not maintained, there is no existence. But when the polarities are harmonized with each other, we have stability and creativity, progress and prosperity. In the New Age, men and women will be harmonized like music and dancer. Otherwise, there will be neither music nor dancers.

Ancient civilizations were very prosperous, as we have been prosperous. But because polarity was not balanced, it created disturbances in space. The earth tried to adjust to the imbalance, causing land submergence, destruction, earthquakes, and annihilation of cultures and civilizations.

Men and women are poles of energy. Attraction and repulsion is polarity. Our earth is staying in its place in space because in some way it rejects certain objects or energies and attracts others. That polarity is keeping the earth suspended in space. That is the result of the harmonization of polarities."

-Torkom Saraydarian
Sex, Family and the Women in Society, Chpt. 40 "Characteristics of New-Age Women", Pg 464-465.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

You become noble when you become grateful

You become noble when you become grateful. When you turn your back on those who helped you, pulled you from the grave, from insanity, from stupidity, you are finished. You are going toward darkness.

I remember very well, a girl came who was visiting our center. She said, “I am going away for a while.” “Where?” I asked. “We have a group of people. We are going all over the world to speak about love and compassion and peace.” “That is fantastic,” I said. One day I saw that they were rehearsing. You should have seen them. They were flying, heaven and earth, preaching that we must unite all over the world. Brotherhood must come to this world. Everybody must love each other, respect each other, and so on. “Fantastic,” I said. So she went.

Six months later she suddenly appeared. “I came back.” “Wonderful,” I said. “How are mommy, daddy?’ “Mommy, daddy! Who cares about them?” “What,” I said, “then why were you going and singing about brotherhood, unity, beauty, love, compassion, and sacrifice? You are crazy. Get lost, I do not want to see your face anymore.”

Your mother, your father, no matter how obnoxious they are, they gave you birth! But you cannot tell these things to the children of radio and television and movies. They are not children of human beings, but children of movies, television, children of drugs. What are you going to tell them? Respect your father. Who is father? Who is mother? Because they do not recognize their father and mother, there is no nobility in them. There is no justice in them. They are sick because the gratitude that heals is absent from their hearts.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"The most essential”

When you start talking, watch yourself whether you are saying the most essential or you are filling space with trash. This is very important because eventually, as you are climbing the spiritual mountain and you are going toward the summit, you must be freer and freer. Our aura is full of emotions that are not needed. There are numerous worries that eat our brain. They are not needed. The Teaching advises that we must eventually get rid of everything that is not the Self. We must choose the most essential emotions, thoughts, and actions.
That is why the Teaching many times repeats the phrase, “the most essential.” The nonessentials are like weeds on your path. They do not let you progress. They hang on you. They block your mind. They build lots of karma around you, and that is why eventually we are going to work with the most essential in every aspect of our life.
We relate to each other with nonessentials and eventually we become nonessentials for each other. Nonessentials waste our energy, time, and create karma. Our civilization and culture, our economy, our self-interest force people to pump nonessentials into us because nonessentials make business, make money for them.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Friday, October 09, 2015

Initiation is not a big or mysterious word, it is not an occult word

Initiation means making efforts. You are making physical effort, emotional effort, and mental effort to surpass the conditions in which you find yourself and the level you have previously achieved. Initiation is not a big or mysterious word. It is not an occult word. It is actually a simple, psychological term that means you are working so hard that you do not stay where you are presently. All life is progressive, and you must progress continuously.

What does it mean to progress? You are going to make your body really beautiful. You are going to dress beautifully, groom your hair beautifully. You are going to make your health beautiful. This takes effort and striving so that eventually your body becomes first-rate. You can run, swim, wrestle, work hard, and your body can take it. People do not understand  what a simple thing is initiation.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Initiation, p.107

Expand your consciousness

Our mind is occupied with our shoes, with our clothes, with our sex, with our food, with our money in the bank. That is where we are. From that we cannot look up and expand our consciousness. That is why every trouble in the world is because our mind is not a balanced mind.

Sometimes we have one minute to meditate, to pray, but even when we meditate we say, “God, give us another one hundred dollars. Give us a girlfriend, boyfriend. Please help me not to die.” It is all turning around the axis of our self-interest. But sometimes we meditate in the garden and suddenly a light comes into our mind, into our consciousness that this world is not just what we are seeing. There are different dimensions.

If you are smart enough you must find that thread and penetrate into it and find the mysteries, one by one, into the Universe and expand your consciousness – because when you pass away They [the Great Ones] are not going to ask how much money you left. They are going to ask, “What are you in your essence? Are you a cheating, deceiving human being, or are you a noble, spiritual being?

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Monday, October 05, 2015

Eyesight is related to your past karma and to your mental and emotional consciousness

Eyesight is related to your past karma and to your mental and emotional consciousness. We could put some letters or symbols here on the wall and bring in a man who is really happy, righteous, and full of forgiveness. He will be able to read the letters and see the symbols clearly. But if you make that person angry, hateful, and jealous, he would not even be able to read the symbols. The eye cells are related to your spiritual advancement. Whenever your consciousness is not clear and your mind and emotions are upset, your vision weakens considerably. On the contrary, when you are joyful or happy, your sight stays clear.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Human beings provide food for the devas

Human beings provide food for the devas. Their food is our visualizations, our aspirations, our dreams, great ideas, and creative thoughts. If you have clairvoyance, you can see that a yogi who sits and meditates has hundreds of “humming birds” taking the “nectar” radiating from him. If you are not doing meditation or higher thinking, you are not giving food to the devas. You are not creating a link with them. They are not inspiring you, so you are cut from them. Because you are cut from them, you do not have balance in your life. You are following the tendencies of the lower kingdom from which you graduated. For example, we say, “Do not hate, do not slander, do not criticize and gossip, do not use malice,” because when the devas come they are poisoned by these negative elements if you radiate them. If you poison them, they do not heal or inspire you, and you fall into sickness and degeneration.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds, p.26

Intellectual block

Some scientists developed the concrete mind in such a degree that they cut the abstract mind and they cannot go higher. This is the greatest disaster for a human being that he cannot for lives break the concrete wall and enter into abstraction.

Some human races have that block, that intellectual block. They are very smart for money, politics, but there is no abstraction. If you say, “God exists, beauty exists,” they say, “what are you talking about? Money exists. Are you crazy? Only money exists. Only power exists. That is all that exists.” They are blocked with their concrete thinking.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Saturday, October 03, 2015

"I came to make the Teaching practical for another five hundred years" - Torkom Saraydarian

Excerpt from the book "Autobiography: Torkom Saraydarian"

I am an accomplished composer and play seven musical instruments. My music has a unique quality of depth.

I am very confident that my Teaching will spread all over the world, and numberless groups will be formed to propagate it in many languages. My Teaching unites all that is highest in all Teachings, and eventually a path of unity will be established among many Teachings.

I came to make the Teaching practical for another five hundred years. When the earth fully enters into Aquarius, I will come again to serve the Great Ones, anchoring Their Teaching into the ocean floor of the masses.

My Teaching will have its main temple, from which it will spread all over the world. Great disciples will organize the Teaching in many ways to further penetrate into the consciousness of the masses.

I will be with this humanity for a long time, because I know the woes of humanity.

I served humanity in the capacity of king, soldier, statesman, teacher, priest, physician, artist, banker, and messenger. In all departments of human endeavor, I did my best.

My duty is related to the masses of people. I understand their psychology, the cause of their suffering, the ways by which they can change their suffering into joy. I can lead them to the future.

I work in this capacity as a servant of Great Ones.

My sufferings and limitations all are the result of my certain personality failures on the path of my dedicated service. They are necessary to keep me on the right track.

All my relations with people are based on a resolution to help them, to uplift them, and to guide them toward Home.

My Teaching is yet under the mist of the morning. The day will come soon when the veil will disappear and with all its beauty my Teaching will shine.

The glory of my Teaching will go to my Teachers. It is They Who conceived me in the womb of Their consciousness.

With all my sincerity and honesty I consider myself only Their servant, Their soldier who will carry again the flag of victory in the valleys, hills, and mountains.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Intuition is comprehension of oneness

Intuition is comprehension of oneness. Intuition is not having a hint. Intuition is not having a sensitivity of what will happen in the future. That is not intuition. Popular lecturers say that intuition is when you feel that you are going to do something tomorrow. That is not intuition. Intuition is an overall sense of oneness that starts from the Spiritual Triad.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching p.88

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

You stop your evolution if you do not believe in higher realms

We sometimes think that being human is as far as we can go. Even those who believe in reincarnation continuously emphasize that a person is going to be born as a man or woman and evolve, but stay as a human being. This idea is also wrong.

At one time you were a mineral. Then you became a vegetable, then an animal, and now a human being. You are also going to function in higher forms. But if you do not know that there are possibilities to cease being human and become superhuman, your evolution stops. Whatever you think in your heart is what you are. You stop your evolution if you do not believe in higher realms and strive toward them; you cannot go beyond yourself. The Ageless Wisdom says that if great scientists do not believe in immortality and other lives, they will die and become encapsulated in darkness, born again in the same condition. They stop their own progress by thinking that there is nothing beyond what the human being is.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Do not nourish the negative imaginations of people

Do not nourish the negative imaginations of the people associated with you. Do not say, for example, “I know that in the future you will betray me, you will leave me, you will hurt me in this way or that way...” Do not say, “It is true, you are really sick...” Do not say, “It appears you are going to fail.” These kinds of conclusions are equal to a crime. Instead, you can focus their minds on reality or turn their imagination toward a positive direction.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Every kingdom has its rights

We have a very wrong idea and wrong emphasis that man is the ruler of Nature. This has created in the consciousness of humanity a type of ego and separative consciousness that says man is the ruler of this world and this Universe, and that everything must be subordinated to human beings. Exploitation began in the human kingdom when humanity interfered with the lower kingdoms by using them as sources of amusement, pleasure, food, and exploitation through experimentation.

Each human being must know that he is one link in the chain of existence. As a whole, humanity is one link in the chain. If we really understand this, we will give greater respect to the other kingdoms and learn from them. Just as the human kingdom has its own rights, the other kingdoms have their rights. This gives us an idea of the interrelationship between the kingdoms. There are kingdoms below us and kingdoms above us. Each kingdom is trying to go beyond its own limits and pass into the next kingdom. This concept gives us a progressive urge to transcend and surpass ourselves and be in another state of consciousness.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Sunday, September 20, 2015

In every Teaching there is a ray of the Almighty Presence

Every race, every religion, every tradition has the right to live. In every Teaching there is a ray of the Almighty Presence, no matter what religion they are. In every religion if people go to the deepest layers it becomes one religion. The debate, the confusion is only on the surface, but if you go deeper, deeper, people will say, “There is no difference between my religion and your Teaching, so I understand it.”

Who cares in what religion you are? Are you an upstanding person? Are you obeying the Will of God? Are you really in the light? Are you really honest and noble? That is what is really needed. That is what religion is about.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Thursday, September 17, 2015

What destroys the sense of duty?

How do you not respond to the sense of duty, to the consciousness of duty? When you use drugs and alcohol, the duty consciousness dies in your body. We have millions of people who do not have the sense of duty because they are using drugs and alcohol.

Second, certain chaotic and loud music destroys the senses in your brain that are related to your duty consciousness. Try it. Listen to very heavy music and the next day you will say, “I do not care.” The music kills the centers that are holding the duty consciousness.

Third, overused sex destroys your duty consciousness. I observed this. It is so scientific. If you want somebody to be dumped and failed in his life, give him an opportunity for more and more sex and you will kill that man or woman.

Prejudices, superstitions, and fanaticism destroy the sense of duty.

Fatigue destroys the sense of duty. You are tired and you say, “I do not care.”

Heavy self-interest prevents you from performing your duties. When you are not doing your duties, most of the time it is a case of being interested in your self-interest more than in the interest of others. Duty is always related to others.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Imagination controls the mechanism of the secretion of the glands

Imagination controls the mechanism of the secretion of the glands. Abnormal imagination on the same object overstimulates the related glands and wastes a great amount of energy. Secretions are very “tasty” for certain kinds of spirits who attach to the person either constructively or destructively. The secretions of negative emotions attract destructive forces, and the secretions of positive emotions attract constructive forces.

Dogs smell our emotions through our secretions. Certain entities are nourished by our smell. A good smell is a sign of a healthy imagination. A good smell attracts higher entities because they love harmony. A bad smell is a sign of disorder and bad imagination.

When we control our imagination, we will see a great improvement in our glandular system.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization

Friday, September 11, 2015

Daydreaming can make you attach to the forms that you are repeatedly dreaming about

Often the effect of daydreaming is therapeutic. It takes accumulated pressure from the nervous system and releases the physical body from various tensions. But if used in excess, the forms created in daydreaming obsess the subject and create an artificial life in him.
Daydreaming can make you attach to the forms that you are repeatedly dreaming about. For example, if you are daydreaming about a girl or a boy who is gone, you create a magnetic astral form that becomes a cause to bring that boy or that girl into your future lives. You tie yourself with her or him through your daydreaming, and you do not allow yourself to meet other people who are karmically related to you. Those who come to us without pressure are closer and more beneficial to us than those whom we force to attach to us.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization 

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Nature is a living Being with intellect, heart, and energy

The mechanical theory of the Universe is responsible for the damage that human beings are doing to the planet. People, especially modern scientists, cannot yet see that Nature is a living Being with intellect, heart, and energy.
In the Core of the Nature, numberless faces and beings work to provide the needs of all. Nature works in all its facets simultaneously, whether it is on higher or lower planes of existence.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol. 3

People created an ideology labeled, “Have at the expense of others”

People created an ideology labeled, “Have at the expense of others.” This is the deepest cause of human unhappiness and it is the cause of all our diseases. The moment we think in separative terms, that moment we cut ourselves from the facet of Oneness, we create conflict in our whole system. One day people will realize that cancer is the result of all the accumulated signals impressed upon our genes while we were serving separatism and self-interest in our thoughts, emotions, and actions. Of course, all separatism and self-interest is occupied with jealousy, fear, hatred, and revenge. Such states of consciousness affect our cells, and the cells try to live a separate life.

What is good for all is good for you. This is a new concept for present humanity. In the past we thought only for our separated benefit. In the future it is the Common Good that will condition the good for your individual self.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

“If you love God but do not love your friends, you have failed”

Ten, fifteen years ago a “zombie-like” person came to see me. He had a wife and three children. He deserted them and I asked, “What are you doing now?” He said, “Eventually I got rid of all these chains and now I am serving God.” I said, “You are sick. You stink.” He said, “Man, I came here because I knew you were a Teacher or Leader or something.” I said, “I am nothing. You be something. By leaving your duties and escaping your duties you will not even reach closer to your nose.”

The secret words of Christ that we did not understand until now, and are still not understanding, are our curse. “If you love God but do not love your friends, you have failed.” That is not love. First you must love people. Then you can love God.

This is such a deep idea but people do not talk about it. You are in this religion, that religion, in this church, in that church and you say, “I love God.” Yes, but you neglect your children, your neighbor, or you hate people who are not in the same religion. How come? These things must come to the surface.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Sunday, September 06, 2015

What is vanity?

Vanity is a false image we have about ourselves. Our failures and negative self-images, however, are not in the same category. Vanity is created when you think you are the most beautiful one and you start acting like that. You think you can do everything, and you hold that idea in your mind. A vanity is formed by three wrong images: you think you can DO anything, you HAVE everything, or you ARE everything.

If you think you are ugly and you are not, that is a post-hypnotic suggestion within your mind, and you act as if you were ugly. But it is not vanity. A vanity is something beyond what you are or have or can do.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration 

Saturday, September 05, 2015

We hear people say, “If I do not make it in this incarnation I will make it in the next”

We hear people say, “If I do not make it in this incarnation I will make it in the next.” They play like rabbits on the path. The tortoise reaches the goal, and the rabbit is late. When such people are late, they are suspended. They remain asleep in space for millions of years. They are thrown out from the system for a long time. When they come back, their former pets or animals are their teachers. So it is up to each of us.

The day of Brahma, the day of God, of our Sun, is measured in time. If you do not make it in that period, you are out.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Solar Angel p.39

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The less we think about humanity, the more we lose our individual interest

Everyone of us works, cries, and does everything possible only for ourselves. Sometimes ten percent, fifty percent for our family, one percent for our group, and then maybe forty-five percent for our nation, but we never think about humanity.

The less we think about humanity, the more we lose our individual interest. That is totally different than what the politicians think. Our diplomacy is totally built on what we can get from others. Our individual, group, and national diplomacy is based on how we can get and how much we can get from others for our own interest.

We have seen the bankruptcy of this kind of politics or diplomacy. What needs to be understood now is how you can save the whole so that as a cell within the whole you are benefited by the prosperity, by the success of the whole, which is endless and forever.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Never think that you cannot do meditation

Never think that you cannot do meditation because the urge of meditation is a disk within you already programmed. It is there. You are just going to operate it. It is a program. The programmed disk is there and if you learn how to do it, the program will reveal things you never imagined because that programming disk is programmed by the Creator and put into your mind so that you reach perfection.

It is there. Never should any man say, “I can’t. It is impossible.” These are satanic words. They are given by Satan to mislead us. Only you will say, “I can and it is possible.” That is real. When you say, “I can and it is possible,” your disk will start to make you feel that it is there – and then the rest is how to think, how to learn to operate the computer. Then the programming will do everything for you. Even you are not going to do it. It will do it. That is a very interesting idea.

The programming does it because God within you is the programming. That Presence leads your life toward Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, and Freedom if your personality surrenders to it.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

The more one suffers for others, the more he becomes himself

In sacrificing for others, one increases the flow of his soul, of his essence, and sacrificial suffering for others becomes a process of self-actualization. The more one suffers for others, the more he becomes himself.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss, p.442

Saturday, August 29, 2015

What is the advantage of the emotional plane?

From the physical world we are going to shift our consciousness to the emotional world without losing our control on the physical world. What is the shifting to the emotional world? It is like the fish living in the pool. If you say to the fish, “We have radio and television, cars and rockets and everything outside,” he will say, “You are crazy. The only world there is is in this pool where we are living, in this ocean.”

If you have been a fish you will understand that you are really excluding everything except your small environment. You are a fish. Your pool has many, many beautiful things, but if you come outside and see the world it is a different world.

It is the same for humanity. We are living in the physical world. All our senses are working with the physical world, but if only you shift your consciousness from a physical occupation into an astral occupation, you will start for the first time in your sleep to see that there is another world there.

What will you find in the emotional world? You will find everything that is here plus everything that will illuminate you in such a way that you will have total control over your emotional body. For example, in the physical plane if you are doing a hundred things in one hour, in the emotional plane you will do five hundred things in one minute.

What is the advantage of the emotional plane? In the emotional plane you have more speed, more clarity of vision, and more ability to do whatever you want to do to rescue people from their emotional entanglement.

Most of our sicknesses originate from the astral plane. If you penetrate there, if you are a doctor, philosopher, psychologist, or leader, you will immediately know the causes of the events, of the happenings of the physical plane that are found in the emotional plane. When you change the causes in the emotional plane, you will be able to change the effects that are going on in the physical plane.

Then we will shift our consciousness to the mental world.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Friday, August 28, 2015

Your life span is as precious as your consciousness is expanded through that life span

Sometimes a man who is totally evil or hateful or jealous or really a problem for humanity wants to live five hundred years. Why does he want to live? How is he going to live? The more he lives, the more dangerous he becomes. The life sends some sicknesses to such people so that they finish and go through the recycling process and become better human beings.

I know such people. They are totally involved in what they are going to eat, what vitamins they are going to take so that they live two, three more years. Who cares how long you are living If you are not dedicated to your spiritual advancement or service for humanity!

Your life span is as precious as your consciousness is expanded through that life span.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Law of Karma transcends the limitations of our time equations

The Law of Karma transcends the limitations of our time equations. The triple reaction to action –physical, emotional, and mental—can reach us at various times. For example, the physical reaction to an action may come 2000 years later. The reaction in our emotional nature may come a few centuries before that, and the reaction in our mental nature may come in 15 years, or even immediately. It may also happen that all three of these reactions come to our personality in one package. The law is that no one can escape the consequences of his actions.

Not a single word, thought, or impression from an action is lost in space. They are all in the computer. In esoteric books, we read that the operators of this computer are Solar Beings Who are far more advanced than man can imagine.

Thus when we speak of karma, we mean a great computer system built by webs of electrical and magnetic energies; a huge superhuman computer which is righteous for all individual, group, national, and global karma.

It seems that the purpose of the Law of Karma is to teach us how to renounce the self, which is the axis that keeps the wheel of karma turning. Once the self is renounced, man becomes the lord or, let us say, the master of his karma.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Do not poison and pollute others

In some places it is said that if a woman is angry or depressed, she immediately goes to her room and locks it so that she does not infect others in the household. They know that they are infectious when in such a mood. Do not poison and pollute others. You are going to approach others and life with joy. This is not easy, but you are going to try.

When you are really angry and you are hating someone, do not take action. Stop a little and ask, “Why do I want to hurt myself and her. Let me at least be totally detached and send her a current of joy.” This will save you hospital costs in the future.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Recovery from illness is delayed when a person sinks into doubt

It is observed that those who are full of doubt cannot assimilate the best vitamins. The subtle energies of assimilation are disturbed in the presence of doubt. Even recovery from illness is delayed when a person sinks into doubt.

Doubtful people are like poisonous currents; wherever they enter they create confusion. Once people are contaminated by persons of doubt, they cannot continue to strive to lofty heights but become busy with mundane interests.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Tragedies of life have three kinds of effects

Tragedies of life have three kinds of effects:

1. They pull as down to vices to fill our vacuum.
2. They make us angry against those forces that created the events.
3. They lift us toward a level of a better life of striving toward perfection.

The first one occurs when people are living in physical-astral levels. The second one occurs when they are living in their lower mental plane. The third one occurs when they are in contact with their soul.

It happens sometimes that when people lose their precious friends or family members, they go through a process of purification. They conquer their habits of smoking, overeating, using alcohol, and so on.

What can be the reason why such people change and transform after such a loss or tragedy? One of the answers is that the loss, failure, or tragedy creates a vacuum in their life and shows them the futility of their habits. They feel faced with an immediate demand to fill the vacuum created around them to create a safety zone.

We see that this can be done only by filling the vacuum with virtues. The first hindrance to developing virtues and striving to fill the vacuum seems to us to be our vices or habits. So in that moment of disappointment, failure, loss, and tension, we decide to clear away our habits and stand as victors over our vices.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

Friday, August 21, 2015

Work with joy

Saint Teresa, one of the great saints of the Catholic Church, came to the convent and was told to wash the sheets of the sick people. Every day while that poor girl was washing the sheets, she prayed and meditated. One day she said, “My Lord, if this pleases You, it is the greatest joy for me to do it because I am washing Your clothes.” Through such an attitude toward her work, she became an inspiring image for ages.

When people do any voluntary work and then complain how hard they worked and how tired they are, one must tell them not to work until they learn not to complain.

One of the Apostles said, “Always, in all conditions, be thankful.” He was not teaching religion; he was teaching psychology. Once a man starts to complain, he is negative; once he is negative, he is wasting energy and hurting himself. We must try to tune in with the positive energies of our innermost Self. These energies make us independent, free, joyful human beings.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Psyche & Psychism

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

That is how we clean our debts

I knew a lawyer who became famous and rich. Actually, I was the one who paid for his schooling in Asia. I was making good money in the Royal Air Force at that time. He was a wonderful boy and needed my support. He became a lawyer. Ten years later when he was making good money, he called and offered to give back the money. But I told him he had a great debt. He asked what it was. I told him to give the money to those who needed it for their education. He was very beautiful; he understood. He sent ten boys to school from Jordan to London to educate them to become engineers, lawyers, and doctors. That is how we clean our debts. Do good. Spread the instructions of the Hierarchy, of the Ageless Wisdom, and serve. Your karma will become less and less.

My father was a pharmacist and because of the war and shortage of doctors, his services were needed as a surgeon in a big hospital. There was a window in the pharmacy where people came to pay. My father would look at the man or woman and would sense that they did not have money. He would mark their bills paid. My mother would ask who was going to pay for all these bills. But many times I would hear my father say, “What I pay to poor people, God will pay to your children.”

One day while riding a car with four other people going from Jerusalem to Jericho, the car accidentally jumped the rail of a bridge and fell thirty-four feet below in the mud. We sat there. I was stunned at first, then I felt that there was no pain, nothing broke. “Get up,” I told them. But nobody answered: they were all dead. Five days later I went to my teacher and asked him, “Do you know what happened?” “Oh,” he said, “your father paid for you.”

-Torkom Saraydarian
Solar Angel vol.1

Monday, August 17, 2015

When Christ returns, He will teach us the real meaning of karma and dark forces

When Christ returns, He will teach us the real meaning of karma and dark forces. We do not know much about karma, but from this statement we can assume that it is a very deep subject. One of the great fundamental laws of Nature is the Law of Karma.

What does karma do? Karma, from my viewpoint, shows you how, when, and where you cooperated with dark forces. Karma teaches you when you have violated the law. It teaches you through pain, suffering, death, internal tension and crises if you still persist in violating the law. You can avoid pain and suffering by trying to correct the broken law through sacrifice, through paying back all that you have illegally taken from others, or by strengthening the things you have distorted. This is often a Herculean task.

Karma creates balance and equilibrium and tries to put everything in a right condition, in balance. But it does this through the agency of pain and suffering.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Battling Dark Forces

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The more perfect you are, the more responsible you are

The more perfect you are, the more responsible you are. Perfection is nothing else but inclusiveness. For example, I am perfect for myself and I take care of myself. I become a little more perfect and I have a family. Then I must take care of my family, my group, my nation, humanity, the planet, the solar system. As you grow, your responsibility grows. Responsibility is nothing else but the radiation of your perfection.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Natural disasters open new windows and doors within our being

To make people release themselves from identification with material forms, Nature uses drastic methods, such as natural calamities and various forms of disaster. Going through such disasters, a person eventually awakens to the unreality of that with which he was identified. As long as the human spirit is lost in matter, it cannot use matter to achieve self-mastery. Instead, the person becomes the slave of matter.

Natural disasters and calamities open new windows and doors within our being. We see the true value of the objects and activities of life. They draw us into spiritual maturity; we no longer waste time playing with our former toys.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

The more you expand in beingness and consciousness, the smaller become your former problems

The more you expand in beingness and consciousness, the smaller become your former problems. Now, we have so many problems in humanity because the problems are increasing and our consciousness is decreasing. Everything that is ugly is becoming abundant. Everything that is beautiful is shrinking.

Look at your televisions. How many programs are really great? Ninety percent of the programs are ugly, violent, destructive. Problems are increasing and we do not have the consciousness to solve them. The only way to “solve” them is to hit, destroy, and kill people. Today I destroy you; tomorrow you destroy me.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Your life is a reflection of what you are

Your life is a reflection of whatever you are inside of you. If you are escaping responsibilities and duties, if your relationships are painful and creating distress, it means that your mind, inside of you, is in distress, in pain and suffering  because you did not release yourself from the limitations in your mind and you are creating the same limitations in your life. Your life is a reflection of what you are. Whatever you are is the reflection of what you did.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"You must love others more than your own comfort"

One night my Father came home exhausted from his job. He sat down, relaxed, ate his dinner, and began to listen to some joyful music. It was 10:00 pm when a horseman came and knocked on the door and said, “We saw your friend trapped under a fallen tree, and we couldn’t help him.”

My Father got ready, jumped on his horse, and disappeared in the darkness. He came back at sunrise with the man, who was badly wounded in the chest.

Father was a pharmacist, and he did all that he could to help the man. When the man began to sleep, he left him alone and said to us, “I am so grateful that Nature gave me a body by which I could move the huge tree.” Then looking at me, he said, “If you want to help people, you must have a body that can work long hours without sleep or food, a body that does not give you trouble.” And he showed me his muscles. Then he whispered, “But also you must be daring and fearless.... And one thing more – you must love others more than your own comfort,” and he went to open the pharmacy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The more conscious you are, the more control you have over your life

People look in different directions to find the solutions to their problems. If you have financial problems you say it is because of the stock market and many other reasons. It is not so. There is one cause of it. You were not conscious. You do not have the causes of the failure in your hand and you did not learn how to manipulate, how to operate these causes so that they create effects that you are really expecting.
In your individual life if you see that you are not successful, if you see that you did not finish your university, your college, if you see that your family life is a mess, do not blame anything. Blame yourself that you did not expand your consciousness outside and inside. This means you did not become “plus”. You became “minus.”.
For example, you are opening a business and in the meantime you are doping, drinking, wasting your energy. All these mean decrease of consciousness. Everything that is decreasing your consciousness means you are losing control of your business, your life, your family, and the events of the planet. The more conscious you are, the more control you have over your business, your life, your family. The less consciousness you have, the less control you have in your life.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Those who suppose that after a suicide they will return to the place from which they were sent are indeed mistaken

Those who suppose that after a suicide they will return to the place from which they were sent are indeed mistaken, for the whirl of space will carry them far away, like a leaf in autumn. The desire to live must be expressed consciously. Man must realize what he is striving for, and remember that he has good deeds to perform and a mission to fulfill here on Earth.

-Agni Yoga, Supermundane I, 188.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The iron hand of Cosmic Law

Why do nations who carry out genocide or engage in destroying people and cities live in abundance and power while continuing to commit crimes without being punished by natural laws or world events? The answer may seem illogical, but it is true nonetheless. Karmic consequences have their appointed time. Hundreds of years in history are counted as only a few days from the viewpoint of karmic retribution.

Those who are instrumental in destruction will sooner or later confront the iron hand of Cosmic Law. There is no escape when a person or nation destroys the forms to which Nature bestows life. Our global sphere is filled with “thought-bombs” which, in due time, will hit the correct locations with disastrous results.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Are you using the life slowly to be annihilated by the One Light?

Once we had a very beautiful man, a Bishop. He was a hermit in the monastery, and day and night he meditated, wrote, and prayed. One day I went and told him, “You are so beautiful. With your absence and presence in this little room, you send me so much inspiration.” He replied, “Stop it. In the light of Christ, I am nothing and my entire endeavor is to be something for Him.”

That hit me so hard. This man did not say, “I am something, and I am going to be something for myself.” There is something psychologically, spiritually wrong here. You are going to be something for the Lord, so that you do something for Him. That is how the light reveals. Is there ego for you? Are you using all your life to emphasize that you exist, that you are something, or are you using the life slowly to be annihilated by the One Light? That is the goal.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ vol.1

Sunday, August 02, 2015

"There is room here only for one"

One of the great poets of Persia [Rumi] left us a beautiful story about a lover who went and knocked on the door of his beloved. The girl, who was perhaps an initiate of the mysteries, asked, “Who is it?’

“Me, your friend. I came to see you.”

“In my home only one can live. I do not have any room for another person.”

The boy was surprised about this very unusual answer and left in confusion. A few days later, thinking it was a joke, he again went back to the home of his beloved and knocked on the door.

“Who is it?”

“Me. You know it is me. Open the door.”

“I am sorry, but I told you there is room here only for one. There is no room for another person.”

The confusion and anger of the boy created an anxiety in him, and he left the door and went to a wise man. He told the Sage what had happened between him and his beloved and asked for advice. The wise man saw the reason for the girl’s action but did not reveal it to him. He told him to go and think about her answer until he found the solution to his problem.

Months passed and the boy could not put the problem out of his mind. One day as he was sitting near a river which was flowing into a lake, the idea of unity came to his mind. The river united with the lake, and they became one. There is no room for the river and the lake; there is room for the lake or for the river. There is room for both only if they merge.

Excited by this revelation, the boy went to the girl’s home and knocked at the door.

“Who is it?” she asked.


There was no answer – but the door slowly opened and the boy was taken in. The girl wanted to teach him that love is unity and oneness and, until one is aware of this, he cannot be admitted into companionship.

-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Bliss is psychic energy which streams forth from our Inner Core

Bliss is psychic energy which streams forth from our Inner Core and in the Triadial level it manifests as bliss. Bliss is a state of total harmony with all divine laws, and a state of identification with the purpose of life. Those who achieve bliss are charged with an immense amount of worship.

Worship is a state of awareness which is fused with beauty that is everywhere and in everything. Total fusion and loss of feeling of identity is the state of worship.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss, p.413

A disciple must create reactions

I once wrote to my Teacher and said, “Life is becoming very frightening. I am distributing works by various authors related to the Teaching, and, by doing so, I am creating many enemies in society, in my church, and even among my relatives.”

“Very good, very good,” replied my Teacher. “Now you are proving that you are becoming a disciple. A disciple, if alive and active, must create reactions. Reactions will unveil your enemies and will keep you alive and progressively striving. Do not have fear. Reactions sooner or later consume themselves as they are not based on truth.”

One does not need to plan to create reaction. Reaction will be there when you start growing toward the light. Of course, in addition to reaction, you will also have responses from those who are ready and open enough to receive your light. These are your co-workers who, when they join you, will evoke greater reactions from those who are afraid that their interests will be endangered because of your Teaching. Your co-workers will move the wheel of the society forward – and that will be your joy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Ageless Wisdom, p.65

Saturday, August 01, 2015

People think that there is no reality in religion, in the Teaching

People think that there is no reality in religion, in the Teaching; that what the religions and teachings give is not real, is not fact, that it cannot be proved.

People think so, but the reality is that those who are sincerely practicing their religion or living the teaching are very different from those who hate religion or the Teaching.

First of all, any religion or Teaching has standards, principles, goals, purpose, and virtues. What can life be without standards, toward which we strive? What can life be if we have no principles? What can life be if we have no lofty goals or a supreme purpose? What can life be without virtues?

You can imagine two people who were born from the same parents, but one has a true religion or Teaching in his heart. The other follows his blind urges and drives, his selfish interests, and lives a life without a lofty goal or a supreme purpose, who lives in vices and feels proud of them.

Someone may argue that some people who have religion live worse than those who do not have them. Let us, for  a moment, accept that this is so. But those people who do not live according to their religion or Teaching do not really have religion or the Teaching. If we think that they have, then we must admit that they were tempted by their lower self, and for awhile they could not live according to their principles and standards.

Why would such people be worse off than those who live continuously without faith? It is more probable that the standards and principles will still have a chance to raise a fallen person, but who or what will lead a person who is not living in faith?

Some may argue that a person without religion or the teaching can live a good life, by obeying the law. Of course, the law is nothing but the representation of certain principles and standards forced upon people. But because the law is forced, the person will not obey the law as soon as he can escape the law. His obedience to the law is mechanical. It is not related to an inner transformation.

What will be wrong if a child believes in angels and lives as if he were living in their presence? Why will this be bad? Is it not better for him to believe in angels than to believe in murderers and criminals, and dream about violence all during the night?

Our beliefs, ideas, and visions have a tremendous influence over our life. Through our creative imagination we can bring into existence the protection we want. Why not to use our inner creativity and think that imagination has an effect on our life?

Faith is a psychic power that makes things exist and be real. Real things cannot change your life if you do not have faith in them. Unreal things can transform your life if you have faith in them.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

True faith cannot develop without intuition

True faith cannot develop in a person if he has no intuition. Faith without the guidance of intuition turns into superstition. The present conflict between religions and “faiths” is clear proof that people are led by self-hypnosis, not by intuition or by the spirit of their faith.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


The only real thing you can give to someone
is beauty.

The only thing you must reveal to others
is your beauty.
The only thing you must expect from others
is their beauty.

The only way to know each other
is the way of beauty.

The greatest labor, the holy labor,
is to lead people to beauty.

-Torkom Saraydarian
From My Heart vol.1

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A disciple is a person who is awake as much as possible

A disciple is a person who is awake as much as possible. It is impossible to be awake in every situation and at every moment, but we must be awakened. Yes, you have three children to feed and a beautiful husband with whom you spend every night, having fun kissing and making jokes. In the meantime your daughters are being conditioned by subtle influences to become prostitutes, and you are not interested in that. Aren’t you interest to know what your children are being taught, what books they are reading, why that party is being organized, why your daughters are coming home pregnant or with venereal diseases?

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

There is something very mysterious in the thought that “they are going to die, and you are going to die”

When you think that one day your wife will die, your husband one day will die, your father and mother one day will die, you behave in a different way toward them. You respect them. You care for them. You value them because you see that you do not own them. They may go any moment from your hands.

You must think about your friends who are going to die, your teachers, your best students, those who served you, your daughters, your sons.

There is something very mysterious in the thought that “they are going to die, and you are going to die.” Do this so that you come to your senses. What the mystery is I do not know yet. You respect them more. You do not rely too heavily on them because you know that one day they will go.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Causes of shocks

Shocks are moments in our individual life when we awaken and come to our senses. These shocks can come from our Soul, from our Teacher, from our consciousness, from our enemies or friends, or from world events. They force us to have a new viewpoint, a new attitude, and a new change in our life.
Shocks come when we criticize or talk and do things against the natural laws. Sometime shocks warn us and give us time. Sometimes they destroy us altogether.
Shocks are of a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual in nature.
The causes of shocks are many, such as:
1. Individual crystallization and delay of evolution
2. National karma and crystallization
3. Initiation of a Planetary or Solar Logos

4 .Cosmic disturbances, the tidal waves of which reach our shores.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How Insanity Comes Into Being

1. Insanity is a karmic reaction to all the harmful, cruel attitudes that a person had in the past.

2. Insanity is a result of the damage to the brain due to drugs, alcohol, and prostitution.

3. It is the result of accumulated guilt feelings.

4. It is the result of obsession or possession.

5. It is the result of consciously acting against your own principles and conscience.

6. Insanity is the result of continuous fear, threat of death, or insecurity.

7. It is the result of heavy bombardment, raids, cruelty, violence, and murder.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The ancient Sanctuary

As a child I lived in a small town where many creative and influential people lived. There was an ancient Sanctuary. Every morning it was almost full. The dignitaries of the village went there, entered silently, lit a candle, and meditated or prayed for fifteen to twenty minutes. There was no crime in that village. The police were occupied all day with gardening and other domestic duties. The judge wrote novels.

It is not places of gambling and prostitution or nightclubs that can transform a nation, but Sanctuaries and Ashrams that are charged by the fire of the Higher Worlds. Once a man or a nation loses the thread of the Fiery World, the degeneration of the spirit takes place and insanity develops at the expense of the spirit.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Other Worlds

Friday, July 10, 2015

How Insanity Can Be Cured

It is better to work for prevention than to try to cure it. Preventative methods are
1. Joyful home
2. Constructive, honest, and noble relationships
3. Security
4. Peace, love, and respect
5. Creative endeavors
6. Sacrificial service
7. Love toward all forms of life
8. Regular meditation, study, and creative service
9. Avoidance of those who are engaged with
    a. black magic
    b. sorcery
    c. necromancy
    d. mediumism
    e. lower psychism
    f. channeling
    g. drug users
    h. alcoholics
    i. insane persons
    j. slanderers, gossipers, traitors
These precautions are safeguards and may help you keep your sanity. These nine factors can be a shield in your life against the attacks of insanity.
How to Help Insane People
You can help them by
1. Putting them into professional institutions to heal them through music, colors, dance, and by putting them in “responsible” duties
2. Giving a chance to them to save animals or human beings
3. Giving them hard physical labor at least eight hours daily
4. Making them fast every week for twenty-four hours without even a drop of water
5. Making them abstain from sex
6. Teaching them rhythmic folk dances and movements
7. Awakening love in them toward trees, bushes, flowers, birds, and animals and giving then an opportunity to have gardens and small animals to care for

The human soul has always a chance to see what is going on. If we learn to contact the soul and help him, eventually he will help correct the insane situation in the personality.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Signs of Insanity

  • An insane person has no continuity of thought.
  • An insane person has no control over his blind urges and drives.
  • An insane person has no control over his emotions, nor over his thoughts. He continuously lies, either consciously or unconsciously.
  • Insanity acts through obsession and possession.
  • His thoughts are anti-survival or suicidal, self-destructive.
  • He has no drive for improvement.
  • He hides behind his hatred, jealously, and stupidity and never can get rid of them.
  • He is confused and because of it others easily can manipulate him for their own advantage.
  • He cannot keep steady friendship with anyone.
  • He does not inspire truth and confidence.
  • He changes his promises, dedication, plans, and relationships.
  • He cannot concentrate his mind on his responsibilities and duties or even on his labor.
  • His goals change continuously.
  • Insanity creates separation and problems between other people.
  • The failures, the defeat, the pain and suffering of other people make the insane person happy.
  • An insane person can easily be observed by his wealth, success, position, by praise and he uses them as an escape from himself and also to hurt others.
  • An insane person does not have joy but continuously runs after physical pleasures.
  • He can abandon his friends, his family members and speak foully against them to fill his empty soul with trash.
  • An insane person alternately hates you and shows appreciation to you for his own interest.
  • An insane person uses force and threats, to control you for his advantage.
  • An insane person changes locations, businesses, husband or wife or friends, and has no steadiness in his character.
  • An insane person involves you with his problems and then blames you for his problems.
  • An insane person also makes abundant promises to you to use you for his advantage.
  • His letters have no continuity, no logic. They are written for selfish reasons and are self-destructive.
  • An insane person is like a cracked boat, which is very dangerous to sail in.
  • Often he falls into fanaticism and uses it as a weapon on others.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The best way to unfold our chakras

We are told that every human being is equipped with chakras, also called centers, and they are not only sources of energies but also doors leading us to higher planes and to a higher consciousness.

There are seven major centers in our etheric body that directly affect our physical body through the ductless glands and nerves.

These centers can be in any of the following conditions:

-active and unfolded
-half active

Knowing that the conditions of the centers have a direct effect on the human consciousness and body and behavior, people tried to use various methods to awaken them, stimulate them, and to benefited by their awakening. These people are as follows:

-Dark forces or agents
-Ignorant Teachers

1. The Masters, with Their knowledge and information, try to prepare some people for advanced initiations and work on the centers of the candidate to awaken the centers with the cooperation of the candidate. Their aim is to prepare advanced leaders to meet certain unexpected or evident needs of humanity. Masters work on higher centers. They work on the head center, the throat center, and the heart and ajna centers.

2. Dark agents try to stimulate and unfold the lower centers, such as the base of spine, sacral center, and solar plexus. Their intentions are
    a. To create excess force in their victims and lead them into destructive actions, crimes, etc.
    b. Generally, to overstimulate the sacral center and lead people into unhealthy relationships.
    c. To destroy a person who has the potential to be a leader for light

3. Ignorant Teachers gather people around them and make them do various kinds of meditation to stimulate their chakras. They do not have a sense of responsibility and do not care what happens to their students in the future. Generally they travel from place to place so as not to see the consequences of their labor.

People under such teachers are at a high risk for various diseases and complicated problems of psychological health.

4. Opportunists are those who make money in teaching about the chakras, of which they have only superficial knowledge.

The Teaching says that the centers must be left alone until the time they show signs of naturally unfolding under the influence of

1. Purity of life
2. Expansion of consciousness
3. Sacrificial service
4. Compassion
4. Right meditation

These are the safest methods that can be used to make our centers bloom and connect our mind to higher dimensions.

Some Don’ts:

1. It is absolutely forbidden to meditate on the chakras except under the supervision of your Teacher, who clairvoyantly sees the effect of your meditation in your bodies and life.

2. It is forbidden to exercise Hatha Yoga, since it stimulates the ganglias built by the centers and affects the centers. Hatha Yoga can be used only to cure certain etheric sickness, done under the supervision of a clairvoyant medical doctor.

3. Chakras can be stimulated by breathing exercises, and ignorant teachers allow their students to use various breathing exercises to stimulate various centers. Real Masters of the centers forbid such an action, warning us that it can have a drastic influence on our health.

4. Centers can be stimulated by certain drugs. Such an action is equal to suicide.

Some Do’s:

The Teaching says that the best way to unfold our centers is for all centers to unfold harmoniously and coordinate with each other through expansion of consciousness, purity of life, meditation, and sacrificial service.

Under the influence of the expansion of consciousness, centers open naturally and without causing any damage to either the etheric body or the physical body.

Any time you are advised to work on the centers, be very cautious. Do not risk your life.

If the personality is not clear of maya, glamor, and illusion, the increasing energy of the centers makes your maya, glamors, and illusions uncontrollable. You feel you have fallen in to the current of a flood – going toward destruction. The released energies multiply your habits, hang-ups, moral weaknesses, and a time comes when you lose control entirely. It is here that you can fall into the danger of obsession or the confusion emerging from your subconscious mind.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Friday, July 03, 2015

If one learns lots of things but does not give, his light will be taken away from him

We take, take, take and never give. It is stealing – and stealing is worse than taking. We must take and give. That is why if you only take in this life, in the next life you are going to be poor and starving because you broke the Law of Balance. If in this life you are living like a king and you do not care about other people, in the next life you are going to be a street-sweeper.

One must receive light in a certain measure and then give light. I have seen many people who learned and learned, and then kept silent. Suddenly their wisdom was taken away, and they became average people.

Gratitude is receiving and giving. If one learns lots of things but does not give, his light will be taken away from him. Light does not belong to us; every bit of wisdom that we have is given to us as a gift. If we do not use that gift, it is taken away. This is why a person can be so wise, but his wisdom can be taken away if he does not share it with gratitude.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration

Sunday, June 28, 2015

That is your Christ within that is going to call you, to make you a lion

There was a lioness and this lioness was pregnant. When the time arrived, she did not have any place to have that baby except in a flock of sheep. She went there, had her baby, and ran away. The shepherd came. He said, “What a beautiful cub! This is fantastic.” And because the lion cub lived a few years with the sheep, he started to eat like a sheep, cry like a sheep, jump like a sheep. He imitated and he identified with the sheep, and he became a sheep. The shepherd was so happy that he had some kind of different sheep that was bigger and fierce, and the sheep began to play with him. Three years later, one day when the shepherd was playing his flute, suddenly he heard the roar of a lioness. Immediately this little cub raised his ears, looked around, and like an arrow he went to the mountain. He ran to his mother, and from that day on the sheep missed him.

Why did he go? This is the secret. He heard the call. Once you hear the call of your Teacher, of your Master, or that heavenly One that calls you and says, “Hey, come up to the mountain,” you go. That is your Christ within that is going to call you, to make you a lion instead of a sheep.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Christ vol.1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Why do our bad actions affect us?

Bad actions work against natural laws. Suppose I have a knife in my hand and I put that knife into somebody. In actual etheric vision, I have put that knife in my own etheric body because I was identified with him or her in the same moment of the crime. The wound I gave is already in my subtle bodies. It takes time to come down and manifest in the dense body. First it comes to the mental level and you become a little “wishy-washy.” Then it comes to the emotional level and you become negative. Then it comes to the body, the place exactly where the knife hit, and your problems start. Whatever you sow, you reap.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How does karma form a cloud?

"Question: How does karma form a cloud?

Answer: A cloud is formed by your wrong actions, negative emotions, or polluted thinking. Every time your bodies are forced to do something against the Law of Nature and against the laws of your conscience, they emanate a gas, an element, which accumulates in the body which took the wrong actions. Their accumulation are the seeds of future sicknesses.

There is also karma which is created through non-action. That is the other part of it. For example, you were supposed to do something, and you did not do it. That is a form of karma. You were supposed to say something now, and you did not because of your fear, because of your hesitation. It formed karma because you did not do it. You planned something beautiful, and you did not do it when you could do it. That is also karma. For example, say that a man is dying, and you are just passing by. You could have made a sandwich and fed the man. You did not do it. Your heart told you to do it. You did not do it. It is bad karma in your aura. Not only what you do makes karma or non-karma but also what you do not do, what you do not think, what you do not say created a karma.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Eyes of Hierarchy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sooner or later, people must learn to stand on their own feet

Once I asked my Father in great anxiety, “When you die, to whom am I going to ask questions?’

“First of all,” he said, “do not worry. I will be with you for a long time. But in case I am gone, ask your questions to Christ... and wait for the answers...”

“Where is He?”

“Never mind where He is. Your questions will reach Him almost instantaneously. But you must try to be sensitive to His answers and, when you grasp them, put them into action. After you learn to communicate with Him, He will teach you how to ask questions to your Soul and develop companionship with your Soul. Sooner or later, people must learn to stand on their own feet in order to be worthy of higher achievements.”

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1

Geographical changes

The earth has its various movements that are natural consequences of various energies and fires playing upon it. But in these movements, there are “unnatural ones” that are the result of human wrong doing, negative emotions and destructive thinking. Accumulations of such thinking, feeling, and acting cause unnatural movement in the earth’s natural movements. These unnatural movements are what cause natural calamities.
Geographical changes were always natural for the earth. The Soul of the earth gives enough warnings to enable animals, human beings, even plants to migrate to safe places during natural changes. Such warnings are not given by Nature if humanity is the cause of the natural calamities. This is why people say that man either destroys himself or leads himself onto the path of survival.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3, p.98

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Faith in others

Having faith in others calls forth their innate divinity into manifestation. This happens gradually and slowly, but as your faith increases in others, they begin to respond to your faith more deeply.
It is possible that they may first try to take advantage of your faith and think and act with self-interest, even sometimes to a degree that exploits you, but be patient and stay in your faith so that gradually you cleanse them of all wrong motivations and evoke their true spirit to manifest.
Of course, you can show them their failures and selfish conduct, but always make them feel that you have faith in their future success and cooperation. Such a faith is called the invincible conqueror because it slowly destroys a crystallization within them and opens a path for the spiritual light to pour out, washing all that is selfish and ugly.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In the act of abortion, you destroy the physical body and the baby lives in the etheric plane as a “spook”

In the act of abortion, you destroy the physical body and the baby lives in the etheric plane as a “spook” with an astral and mental body. Sometimes you even destroy his etheric body and delay his evolution for a long time until his astrological sign coincides with his urge to build an etheric body. Sometimes his astral and mental bodies disintegrate as a chain reaction to the destruction of his etheric body.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Psychic energy increases as it is used to help others

Once I remember my Teacher interviewing a businessman. He asked, “All that you have done in your life was to provide a happy life for yourself. How much did you think about the happiness of others?”
The man looked at him with a pitiful smile and said, “Why should I worry about the happiness of others?”
The Teacher, putting his hand on the shoulder of the man said, “Our only happiness is conditioned by the happiness of others – may God be with you,” and he left the room.
Later I asked my Teacher why he did not talk longer to convince the man about what he said. The Teacher replied, “Those who use psychic energy only for their own benefit eventually become stupid. Why hammer a nail that is crooked.”
Psychic energy increases as it is used more and more to help others.

-Torkom Saraydarian
A commentary on Psychic Energy

Thursday, June 11, 2015

When you are expressing emotions, be there

When you are expressing emotions, be there. “I love you!” “I love you...” How stupid it is to say this with insincerity. “You know, you look beautiful.” No, be sincere and say, “You are so beautiful!” Look what this will do.

When you mean it, he or she feels the contact of your energy and suddenly identifies with the beautiful expressions you have given. He says, “You are really beautiful. I really believe it.” What is happening is that the woman feels she is so beautiful. You heal her. You destroy many, many accumulated, false suggestions in her mind that she is ugly, that she is square, that she is fat, that she is lean, and so on. You clean them with one minute of concentration, when you are there in your words and expressions and you mean it.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Electrical fields affect our thinking, memory and visualization

There is an electrical station which at times I must drive by and which radiates about a fifty-foot electrical field. I always hated passing by it, but I did not know why. So once I walked through the area, and tested whether or not I could visualize. It was impossible. When I entered the electrical field, it distorted my ability to visualize. Then I understood what happened to the pigeons that were once used in this area as a test. They were trying to use pigeons and doves to fly messages to another state. When the birds flew through the electrical field, they did not know where they were going. They circled the area for a half-hour, and eventually came back. They have forgotten their destination.

Electrical wires around and in our homes are really dangerous, but we are not seeing this yet. A few researchers are beginning to explore this area and write about the subject.

Visualization takes form from the substance of the etheric body. When an electrical frequency interferes, it erases or dislocates the particles that are forming through the visualization. Electrical fields also affect our thinking and memory.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration p.74

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Distortion of the etheric body

A physician once complained to me that if he talked too much to his patients during the day, he felt exhausted. He wondered what he could do about it and if it was a result of his own congestion. I told him that any time a person makes a stupid joke, lies, exaggerates, belittles, insults, shouts, or gets angry or emotional, he distorts the network of the etheric body; and the energy does not circulate.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Prove in your life that there is a balance between what you know and what you are

You read a few books on philosophy and perhaps go to some universities and churches... and eventually you come to the conclusion that you are a philosopher, a scientist, or a holy person. But in your daily life, you prove that you are failing to understand your fellow human beings, you are failing to organize your life in a logical way, and you are failing to live according to the high principles and true religion put in you. At the time of your prayers, you contact God, and in your daily relationships you cooperate with Satan...

Prove in your life that there is a balance between what you know and what you are.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1, p.140

Sunday, June 07, 2015

How did we create our enemies?

Friendship is the discovery of a past pleasant association. Animosity is a painful magnet pulling you into the race that you hate. You must be there to see why they were acting the way they were acting, and understand them. Only such wisdom will eventually annihilate racial discrimination or even destruction, and will bring world peace.

Our enemies were those people in the past whom we abused, misused, suppressed, and exploited. Through such countless actions we created enemies and, after creating our enemies, we gave the right to ourselves to fight against them and to destroy them. But the law is that enemies cannot be destroyed if we created them because they are within us rather than outside of us. We can reverse this by giving back all that we took from them, such as time, energy, matter, life, pleasures, money, dignity, and so on. Unless we pay back the enemy inside of us, we will not forgive ourselves but continually will make our life a hell.

Of course Cosmic Evil was also created, but we are not referring to that. We are referring to those people who became our enemies because of our mistreatment. Any created enemy can also turn into a channel of Cosmic Evil.

God never created evil, but humans did by working against the Law of Compassion and Unity. We made dark forces exist when we denied the divinity in them and exploited them for millions of years because of a superiority of intellect. Enemies are the result of our actions that created karma.

Karma must be exhausted. This exhaustion of karma goes through various steps that change our relationships. First, our relationship with each other is for self-interest. Then our relationship with each other is for mutual interest. Lastly, our relationship with each other is for the interest of ALL. At this point, karma vanishes.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

Intelligence depends on the state of the organs

Intelligence in human beings depends on the state of their various organs: the liver, the stomach, the intestines, and so on. If all the cells in the body are not working properly, the ability to think and to judge will be affected: no matter how much they read and study, their malfunctioning organs will cast dark colours and distortions into all their thoughts.

Even those who are considered great thinkers or great philosophers have made many errors due to the defective condition of the cells of certain organs hindering their mental activity! The inadequate functioning of the liver, stomach, intestines, pancreas and so on creates obstructions somewhere in the brain that even a very intelligent person cannot overcome.

So how do we reduce these obstructions? By doing exercises. And the exercises recommended by a spiritual teaching, even if they only relate to breathing and nutrition, have no other purpose than to improve the state of our cells and therefore expand and improve our understanding.

-Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Build a new image of yourself

You can build a new image of yourself by visualizing yourself as beautiful as you can imagine. I remember a psychiatrist saying to me, “I came to say good-bye. I am going to the other world.”
“Oh, are you going to commit suicide?”
“Yes,” he replied.
“What is your reason?” I asked.
“For fifty years I have been in this profession. People’s pain, suffering, and problems are embedded in my head. Suddenly I saw that I am one of them – a rotten person. Can you imagine, for fifty years I have been earning one hundred dollars an hour and I have never helped these people.”
“Oh, that is fantastic. You have learned many things. Close your eyes.”
“Are you going to hypnotize me?” he asked. “Absolutely not!” I said. He closed his eyes.

I said to him, “Imagine that you are very happy, sitting in a meadow. There are beautiful flowers everywhere. Then imagine that you have found a beautiful woman. The two of you are dancing and singing.”

I was slowly changing his image of himself. Later I changed him into a man who saved two or three people from drowning in a river. His face showed that he was jumping into the river and pulling them ashore. Eventually I had him save a nation and bring humanity into peace. He became greater and greater.

“You rascal,” he said to me, “now I don’t want to die.”
“What are you going to do?” I asked.
“I don’t have much time left, so I must start working for these great visions.” He is now so happy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The year 2000 & After

Saturday, June 06, 2015

There are millions of people who like to suffer

There are millions of people who are built in such a way that they like to suffer. These are some reasons for it:

- They are born and live in suffering.
- They are taught and ruled by suffering.
- They feel secure in suffering.

They do not want to be beautiful, healthy, and successful because these things end their suffering.

We must remember that pain and suffering may teach us great lessons, but also may lead us into a negative psychology. As people grow on the path, pain and suffering, instead of helping them to advance, cause them to retrograde.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss

Monday, June 01, 2015

Intellect and intuition

One of my Teachers used to say that intellect in comparison with intuition is a donkey in relation to an airplane. He also used to say that true willpower in comparison with intuition is a sun in relation to the ocean.

Buddhism in most cases is stuck with intellect, reason, and logic. Christianity in most cases uses aspiration, faith, and worship. Both are useful if the user is a Buddha, or one who functions in the Intuitional Plane.

The missing link in these two religions or religious philosophies is the lack of the Teaching of the Self – which was provided in the Upanishads. When the awareness of the Self is actualized, we will see a great process of unification in the field of philosophy, science, and religion.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Pleasure dulls the discriminative faculty of mind

Discrimination is the state of alertness of mind. If the mind is aberrated it loses its discriminative faculty. Pleasure dulls the discriminative faculty of mind, and illusion side-tracks it and leads in the wrong direction.

Discrimination is not only the path leading man through the jungle of life, but it is the path also to the Other Worlds.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nothing is impossible

Divinity is all possibility. Nothing is impossible. But life, teachers, and environments have taught us just the opposite. We are bombarded by people saying, “It’s impossible. You can’t do it.” We have become stupefied little shells who no longer believe in our Divinity. The victory of Satan is that he made man totally materialistic, and man does not believe in himself any more. We are going to reverse ourselves and say that man is essentially divine.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Try to be righteous

In your individual life, you must try to be righteous. For example, if someone hurts you your balance shifts toward your self-interest and ego, and you begin to use unrighteous language toward him and possibly take unrighteous action against him. If you were righteous or if you had equilibrium, you would first examine yourself very closely and see yourself as you are, then consider the person without a prejudice. It is more probable that you would use harsher language toward yourself than the person who supposedly intended to hurt you.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1

Balance in rest and labor

We must have balance in our rest and labor. Some people have no rest at all. They work all day. They come home and read the paper, listen to the news, fight or play with their partners, and go to bed with worries, anxieties, problems, and various urges and drives. Sleep is not necessarily a state of rest for such people but a time of bad dreams and bad memories, a time in which their conscience bothers them. They fall asleep, but they cannot draw substantial benefit out of it.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dark forces make you earthbound

Dark forces make you earthbound. They try to make you earthbound by attaching you to possessions and material values — lending and borrowing, cars, money, sex, houses, land, investments, insurances — until you are caught. Once you are stuck to material values, higher values will never dawn in you because you are spiritually dead. You can have the best car, lots of houses, and expensive jewelry, but do not be attached to them. Be ready to renounce them at any moment, if necessary.

Identification with your properties is one of the worst forms of being earthbound. Can you be like Leo Tolstoy, who, as a rich nobleman, left all his properties to others and lived the last years of his life in seclusion as a very simple man? We can be wealthy, but everything we have must be used for the perfection of life.

- Torkom Saraydarian
Battling Dark Forces