Saturday, March 28, 2015

Devotion to spiritual values

People are heavily identified with matter and with material values, with emotional pleasures and mental games, losing the peace of their heart and the health of their bodies.

Devotion [to spiritual values] helps a man destroy such an identification and leads the human soul to such states of beingness in which it will be possible not only to enjoy life in the three personality planes but also to enjoy states of beingness which are full of joy, freedom, and beauty.

The health and energy of the personality vehicles depend on the joy, freedom, and beauty of Higher Spheres.

In devotion a person gradually loses his identification with his animal nature and gains his divine nature. He becomes more human and more divine.

Scientific knowledge and technological progress in this world will never bring in an age of fulfillment, peace, joy, freedom, and beauty unless devotion of the heart toward spiritual values leads the minds of scientists and permeates into our technology. Without devotion to higher values, science will be a giant without eyes.

The children of the world must be trained to love, adore, and worship beauty. Plans must be made to teach youth how to worship beauty in Nature, in man, and in the Universe. Plans must be made to teach people how to devote their lives to the Common Good of humanity and to the higher spiritual values and principles.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Friday, March 27, 2015

Increase love

Love is the essence of harmony. Increase the love in your life, and you will see that miraculously all illnesses and disharmonies will disappear from your life.

One day I wanted to create some music, but it was not coming out the way I wanted it to. Suddenly I said, “Let me think about love.” Then I forgave and blessed all those I really didn’t like. I created great love and forgiveness in my heart, and suddenly something clicked inside of me and I could create my music. Love integrated me and created harmony in me.

Love heals not only you, but your friends as well. You can try this experiment with your own friends: If you have a friend who is sad because his girlfriend left him, show him love, send him loving thoughts; and you will see how his grief disappears.

Love brings right human relations and goodwill. Hate someone and you will see how he increases his own ill will and plans to harm you.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.2

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

No forcing must be done to open and unfold the centers and move the fires onward

Meditation expands your consciousness. Expansion of consciousness creates a vacuum. The vacuum sucks the fire up because already through purification and meditation you have refined and purified your body to such a degree that the rising of the fire does not injure you. That is why it is very dangerous to do Kundalini yoga, Hatha Yoga, different kinds of breathing exercises, or different methods to raise the fire.

No forcing must be done to open and unfold the centers and move these fires onward. Then what is the process we are going to do? The process is purification. You are going to make yourself more pure physically, emotionally, and mentally.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ungrateful daughter

Once I visited a friend’s home for dinner. After dinner, his wife asked their daughter if she would help wash the dishes. To my amazement, the seventeen-year-old daughter made an ugly gesture and said, “Mom, I have to watch a program on TV,” and ran to her room. The wife worked very hard. When the program was over, the girl came back to the living room. As the others were engaged in a heated discussion, I called the girl to me, put my arm around her, and said, “If I ask you five questions, will you give me five really honest answers?” “Why not?” she giggled.
“The first question is, How many months did your mother carry you in her womb?”
“Nine months.”
“Good. And how many months did she breast-feed you?”
“I think fourteen months.”
“Good. Now the third question. How many years did she clean your clothes, your sheets, and so on?”
“Almost seventeen.”
“Good. The fourth question is how many years has your mother cooked for you, fed you, and clothes you?”
“Almost seventeen.”
“Good. The last question is, how have you expressed gratitude to her for all her labor?”
She looked in my eyes and kept silent. Then she said, “Good night,” and disappeared to her room.
Because I knew the family, I kept track of her life. She dropped out of school, left the family, went to work as a bartender, and came home drunk every night.
Those who have no gratitude cannot cooperate. Without gratitude and cooperation, they become losers in life...

-Torkom Saraydarian 

Dynamics of the Soul

Monday, March 23, 2015

Paying karma consciously

There are millions of human beings who pay their karma consciously. For example, every time Socrates tried to discuss philosophy with his friends, his wife would become angry and say, “My goodness! Again, philosophy; again, philosophy; again, philosophy?” They lived together for forty years in these conditions. Socrates said, “I owe something to this woman; that is why she is bugging me. But I am not going to be like her. I am going to change her as much as possible, or use her nagging in such a way that I develop and unfold myself. Her existence assists me in developing myself and in paying my former debts.”

One day he was talking with one of his friends when his wife entered the room and told them they were making too much noise. So Socrates said, “Let’s go outside.” They were outside, talking beneath a window, when Socrates’ wife emptied the wash water onto his head. Socrates said, “I knew that after thunder, rain always comes.”

Look at how this wise man handled the situation. He knew that he would not have met his wife if he had not done something wrong to her in the past. The way she was was the result of what Socrates had done to her in the past. He handled the situation in such a way that he did not create more karma, and he used the situation as a means to spiritual development.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Karma & Reincarnation

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Forgiveness is the moment in which you are not letting the poison increase

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is the moment in which you are not letting the poison of hatred, revenge, jealousy, anger, and so on increase. If you do not forgive, you will carry it with you for days, weeks, months, and years. Eventually that poison will penetrate into all your feelings, actions, and thinking. You will do things that will even surprise you. Observe your actions and you will see it. If you are angry with someone and you did not clean it, forty years later, for example, it comes out.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss

Every state of consciousness has its corresponding physical manifestation

For most of us sadness is a word, but esoterically sadness is poison. For example, the quantum theory states that energy becomes matter and matter becomes energy. EVERY STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS HAS ITS CORRESPONDING PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION. If we are talking about hatred, there is a physical manifestation of it. Some kind of elements are forming in your blood. When hatred is manifested in your blood, it is very difficult to dissipate it. If you neglect it, it will turn into many different forms and eventually will make you act crazy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss

Monday, March 16, 2015

What we do is instantaneously released into space

If we can realize that what we do, what we speak and feel, what we think and plan are instantaneously released into space, and all people everywhere are affected by them and in their higher consciousness are aware of them, then we would be careful of our actions, feelings, and thoughts.

The awareness of people about our actions, feelings, and thoughts is a matter of time. Condemnation comes when information is registered. It may happen during many incarnations or in this incarnation, but the judgment of the consciousness of humanity takes place in its due time.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.2

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Devotion helps you dissolve your habits

Read about the lives of Lincoln, Washington, Gandhi, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King and then look at your life and the lives of your friends. Between these polarities, your discrimination will grow and help you exercise devotion. Your discrimination is born the moment when you compare the ideal life of a Great One with the life you are living.

Try to devote yourself to a greater beauty so that you see clearly where your life is. On the path of devotion to something great, you slowly overcome your habits, glamors, illusions and ego. A moment comes that you do not have any ego left. But you do not lose your individuality. Devotion releases your true essence which was enslaved in your ego.

Habits go through four stages:

1. Your habits control you.
2. You enjoy your habits and have fun with them.
3. You realize that your habits are limiting you.
4. You abhor your habits.

Devotion helps you reach this last stage and dissolve your habits.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Monday, March 09, 2015

Effective devotion

Special training is needed to make your devotion an increasing field of service. Some devotees are satisfied in praying and worshipping all day; but in order to make the object of your devotion a means of transformation, you must develop many skills, arts, and even specializations. You must create right channels to bring the beauty, the fire, and the healing properties of the object of your devotion into the world.

Action, labor and dedicated service need various skills, arts, and crafts to bring the object of your devotion into manifestation and make it a regenerative force in the world. Once a devotee told me that he wished he was an attorney to protect a cause that was so important for the public health. Many people wish, but few people try to become qualified to fulfill their wishes. The greater the education and training you have, the greater the devotion you can exercise to reach your goal.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1