Thursday, April 30, 2015

Humility means having a real awareness of your limitations without the sickness of an inferiority complex

Many advanced Teachers tell us to have great and deep humility. This is the lifesaver. Some Holy Ones remember their sins and transgressions in the moments of their great achievement. Some watch the midnight  sky to see how insignificant they are. Others realize how fragile their bodies are, and how an earthquake, a flood, or a tornado can wipe them out and all their work in a second. All these Great Ones inspire us with humility. Once we realize humility and see our insignificance, then we can proceed on the path without the glamor of authority and without the illusion of power.
Our Teacher made us read a few biographies of great leaders, in which we found how some indulged in power before the day of their downfall.
Humility is the ability to see how many light years you need to really feel that you are an achieved one. This means having a real awareness of your limitations without the sickness of an inferiority complex.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

No religion or Teaching can be final

No religion or Teaching can be final. It changes because of our growth and expanding consciousness. It changes because of new challenges, new needs, and new cycles of incoming energies. It changes because of the new development of humanity.

Religions and ideologies are just like human beings. They have a Higher Self and a lower self. The Higher Self is like an increasing light and an expanding plane. The lower self is the organizational, form side of the ideology. If the lower self of the ideology or religion cannot change, expand, and reform under the pressures of the Higher Self, there is reaction; the lower self refuses to accept the Higher Self and lives by itself. This is how great ideologies eventually crystallize and lose their transforming power.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Ageless Wisdom

Monday, April 27, 2015

The goal of Bhakti, Karma and Agni Yogis

Real devotion dissipates self-interest. Real devotion even dissipates the consciousness of a separate self – as the real objective of devotion is the process of withdrawal into the object of worship, into, eventually, the Cosmic Magnet.
There is the yoga of devotion, Bhakti Yoga. The Agni Yogi has the same goal – to reach the Cosmic Magnet. The difference between Bhakti Yogis and Agni Yogis is that the Bhakti Yogi reaches to the “Heart of the Sun.” The Agni Yogi reaches to the “Central Spiritual Sun.” A Karma Yogi reaches to the Sun.
These three are travelers on different Rays:
Agni Yogi – First Ray
Bhakti Yogi – Second Ray
Karma Yogi – Third Ray
The Agni Yogi destroys, dissipates, and burns all that hinders his progress. The Bhakti Yogi transmutes, transforms, and sublimates the planes through which he passes. The Karma Yogi builds bridges beyond.
On the path toward the Sun, these three yogis become one Yogi. The tree of them cultivate intelligence, love, and willpower. Each of them has a cycle as the Solar Logos passes through three cycles:
The cycle of Light
The cycle of Love
The cycle of Willpower
The yogis advance if they feel the cycles through which the Solar Logos is passing. We are told that this is the cycle of Fire. Hence Agni Yoga is the royal path of achievement.
These three kinds of yogis can proceed on their path of achievements only by trying to create conditions in the world for humanity to enter one of these paths.
In every devotee each of these three aspects of our Self must be active in a certain degree to make our devotion fruitful and true.
-Torkom Saraydarian

Virtues & Values vol.1

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Responsibility forms the foundation of the laws of success, happiness, health, and prosperity

Responsibility forms the foundation of the laws of success, happiness, health, and prosperity.

An irresponsible man is a man of failure. An irresponsible man is a most unhappy person. He cannot be successful;he cannot be even healthy. Health depends on a sense of responsibility.

We think these things are abstractions and they do not fit our daily life, but they really do fit. If you are really responsible, you have and feel the sense of responsibility, you can see how the energies circulate in your system. Anytime you are acting irresponsibly you short-circuit your own energy. If you watch yourself, you will know these things. You will not even have to read about this because you can see it and you can experience it.

If I act irresponsibly toward my mother and father, my children, my wife, and my grandma, grandpa, I will not feel happy. Why am I not happy? Because I acted irresponsibly.

You have a responsibility to your nation, to humanity, a responsibility to the planet, to the oceans, to the rivers, to the mountains and the flowers. Responsibility is the path that leads you to health, happiness, prosperity, and success.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Dynamics of the Soul, Chpt: 3 "Responsibility and the Inner Divinity", Pg 53

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Health comes from the joy of your heart

When your heart is really joyful, you are really healthy. Health comes from the joy of your heart. This is real chemistry, physics, biology. It is actual science. Go to the hospitals and asylums. You can see people and speak to them. They do not have joy. A moment of joy really destroys everything that is not healthy within your consciousness and body. Try to be joyful.

Do you have joy? If you do not have joy, it means you are not living right. That is it. Why do the birds sing? It is because they feel there are not doing anything wrong. Evil people cannot sing. Singing is such a great mystery.

Joy cannot be achieved if your heart is not pure. When you see that today you are not joyful, why is that? It is because you stole something from the market. You sold drugs and you cannot be joyful. When you break the law, you cannot be joyful. You are betraying your friends. You cannot be joyful. If you are doing something wrong, that your heart says is wrong, you cannot have joy. To have joy you are going to correct your heart and your behavior.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Beautiful images

I was visiting a family and we were sitting under the trees in their garden when their daughter, seventeen years of age, came and sat by me and wanted to ask me a question.
“What is it?” I asked.
“I have some trouble. My stomach does not digest well.”
“Did you check with your doctor?”
“I did, but he could not find anything wrong.”
After talking with her for half an hour, I said to her, “May I see your bedroom?”
“Why?” she asked in surprise.
“So that we can find a clue to your trouble.”
“What does my bedroom have to do with bad digestion?”
“Let’s see,” I said, and she led me inside the house to show me her bedroom. On the walls of her room were pictures of clowns, deformed animals, and a picture from a movie in which someone was putting a spear into the stomach of a man. The rest of the room was in chaos.
I asked her, “Why do you have such pictures in your room?”
“What is wrong with them?” she asked.
“Can’t you hang some beautiful paintings such as ones of rivers, mountains, lakes, or pictures of great heroes?”
“But what is wrong with these pictures?” she said, pointing to her walls.
“These pictures are controlling your energy system, your glands, and as long as you have these pictures on your walls, you will have trouble in various forms, especially this one in which the spear is being put into the body of the man. This is restimulating some absent memory in you and that memory is creating disturbances in your energy network.”
“You know,” she said, “I remember the time I bought this picture; I felt nauseated but I thought it was originating from something else. I am going to try it...”
She put all the ugly things away, decorated her room with beautiful colors and pictures and a few days later she was released from indigestion. I gave her a meditation on beauty and she meditated on it for several years. Now she is doing very well in her studies and in her life.
Beauty releases the energy of the Soul and  makes it circulate freely.

-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Sunday, April 19, 2015

How can we bring out the Divinity in others?

Question: How can we bring out the Divinity in others?

Answer: You cannot really. You are going to bring out your own Inner Divinity first. Then inspire, encourage, and challenge others. Before you are a great artist, you cannot teach anything creative to others. That is why I see many people who are teaching, who have classes, this or that, but what are they teaching?Nonsense! They do not know what they should know. You have to be somebody to make a person somebody. The first action comes from yourself.You must feel responsible to the Inner Divinity that exists within you.

For example, let us say that my Father is a King, and here I am in a nightclub, smoking, and doping.Suddenly I see that somebody recognizes me. I feel so miserable - not for me necessarily, but for my Father who is the King. Now do you have this sense that you must not humiliate your Father that is within you, the Most High? That is the source of all responsibility and laws. All moral laws, ethical laws come from the recognition that there is Divinity in me and I must not slander my own Divinity by living a life of cabbages, monkeys, or donkeys. Why would I not be ashamed when I am humiliating my Father, my Greatness, the law, the understanding that is within myself? It is very profound.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Dynamics of the Soul

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Open your mind and learn from anything - the age of fanaticism is over

Open your mind and learn from anything without losing your direction. The age of fanaticism is over. Fanaticism is crystallization of mental elements in your brain. There are millions of fanatics who are devastating the world with their theories, religions, racism, nationalism, and you are not seeing it.

People working in each of the seven fields of human endeavor [Politics, Education, Communication, The Arts, Science, Religion, Finance] are “hanging” onto only the books and theories related to their own fields. We are going to break these crystallizations so that we become inclusive. The New Age is inclusiveness, synthesis. We must start this.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Happiness, Joy & Bliss

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Humans must think about how they are going to die

Those human beings who have sanity in their mind must think about how they are going to die, when they are going to die, through what means they are going to die, what will happen to them when they die, and what will happen to those who are still alive. It can be a day of meditation when we think about our beloved ones who left us. We can try to build a connection, a link between them and us, and sometimes very seriously solve a few problems that were between us.

When you pass away, you have two troubles. One trouble is the wrong things you did and how many times you did them, what you forgot, how you escaped from your responsibilities and duties, and so on. The second is what people who are alive in your family now are thinking about you. To release this tension and make yourself proceed on the way of your everlasting progress in the Other Worlds, you need a little clearing between you and those who passed away.

I remember a boy who came to me and said, “I am not sorry that my daddy passed away, but I am sorry how ugly I was against my daddy, toward my daddy.” It really touched my heart. He used to go and sit on the grave and ask his daddy to forgive him.

This boy slowly, slowly became so beautiful, so considerate that he became a Teacher in our school, and in the school you could see how beautiful his classes were. He always tried to bring boys and girls to their senses, telling them that one day they will feel very sorry if they did not take care of their family, their family members, mother, and daddy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Monday, April 13, 2015

The dark forces try to turn you away from your teachers

Dark forces flatter you and make you feel important that you begin to disregard your elders, you parents, and teachers and develop a rebellious spirit against them. After they detach you from your source of spiritual or moral nourishment, they lead you into gossip, slander, treason, and crime. Sometimes your Soul warns you, but you feel that it is too late to turn back.

The dark forces try to divert you from any person who could possibly help you find the right path in the future. They especially target your spiritual teachers and do not lose any opportunity to turn you off from them by fabricating stories or by pointing out the personality weaknesses in them. They even compare your teachers with World Teachers just to minimize their value in your consciousness. They also use the same kind of technique to attack any book which is a source of inspiration to you.

When successful, they attack your value structures and slowly turn you away from any value which, in the future, would help you free yourself from being a slave to the dark forces.

To protect yourself from such attacks you must not allow your friends or enemies to attack anyone whom you love, trust, or respect. Sometimes dark forces choose your friends for this task, rather than an enemy, so that they trap you through your friends. It is sometimes better to cutoff such conversation before they go on because, no matter how strong you are, they can sow certain seeds which will make it easier for them in the future to regroup and attack again.

Remember that those whom you love, trust, and respect are the energy sources of your life. If you desert them, you will be in the hands of the enemy. Such attacks are carried out by dark forces through gossip, slander, malice, and treason using your friends or close associates. But sometimes these attacks are carried out in the form of impression or even through a direct voice which you hear in your head.

Remember that it is the same enemy using a different approach, Beware of him." Torkom Saraydarian

-Torkom Saraydarian
Battling Dark Forces

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Feed your body and spirit equally

A lady came and said, “I am very weak. I am cooking well, my family is a masterpiece, my house is a palace, everything is wonderful, but I don’t have energy.” “You know,” I said, “you are feeding only one part of your existence; the other part is hungry.” She said, “What is the other part?” “The other part” I said, “is your spiritual nature. Your spiritual nature is not eating anything. Are you doing meditation?” “No.” “Are you praying?” “No.” “Are you reading great, beautiful literature?” “No, but I am watching television.” “What do you watch?” “Gangsters.” “Well, that is another thing. You are eating this part, the body is eating, the emotions are eating, and the mind is eating, but the spirit within you is hungry. When the spirit within you is hungry, you are out of balance. You don’t have vitamins. You are going to feed the spirit and you are going to feed the body. If you are feeding the body and the spirit equally, nicely, beautifully, then you are a balanced human being.”

-Torkom Saraydarian

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Devotion to beauty

The more you devote yourself to beauty, the more beautiful you become.

Find the beauty within you and make an ideal of beauty. If you do not have any ideal, choose somebody who is worshipping beauty. Take Christ, Buddha, Krishna, anyone you want, that you have the highest respect for. Or make an ideal.

Every day for ten minutes sit down and build it mentally. Ask yourself, “Okay, is it a woman or a man? What will be the physical shape of this man or woman?” You want to make a woman’s image so beautiful physically, her eyes, hair, ears, teeth, neck, shoulders, so beautiful. If some girls do this, even their shape will change because energy follows thought.

Devotion to beauty must be taught in high schools and colleges. Students must visualize a girl or a boy with whom they want to marry and form a family in the future. They must make that image more beautiful, day after day, year after year – beautiful physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. A few years later their image will serve them as a tool for pure discrimination. They will also try to find and to be an ideal woman or man. This will prevent them from involving themselves with those who live an ugly and harmful life.

In progressive visualization we think, “That is a beautiful girl. How is she going to relate to all other girls and boys?
We visualize her relations as beautiful. Next we are going to see that the girl is emotionally beautiful, graceful, knows how to talk, how to behave, her voice is beautiful, her expressions are beautiful. But suppose the girl we visualized is very ignorant. Well, now, the beauty is not complete. What are we going to do? We want to create a girl who is mentally beautiful too.

There are some girls that you cannot talk about to about anything but sex or food. That is all she knows. Do you know a little about astronomy, astrology? Do you know how to discriminate, how to be creative, to be an artist, and so on? What a beautiful joy it will be for a man to find a girl who is artistic and beautiful.

What is happening? We are trying to make these students be someone beautiful, instead of making themselves the copy of movie stars. We are trying to create in them a vision so that they create it and worship it. Devotion means slowly changing character and becoming the vision we created. Now if we do that we will have fantastic changes in our nation, in humanity, in schools.

Fathers and mothers can make their children do these exercises through their conversations. For example, they can ask, “If one day you want to marry, what kind of a person will you choose?” You can ask questions about the body shape they like, the emotional and mental development they want, or what virtues they want in their partner, such as honesty, nobility, and so on. Through conversation children can build better images of their future partner.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.1

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Anger is an electrical short in your brain

Anger is an electrical short in your brain. If I get mad, I blow twenty fuses in my brain, and I am sick for almost ten days. Sadness is an emotional expression of anger. And the physical feeling of anger is strokes, heart attacks, paralysis, and hardening of the arteries. They are all tied together. In the future, science and metaphysics will cooperate.

-Torkom Saraydarian 
Happiness, Joy & Bliss

Monday, April 06, 2015

Humanity is passing through a period of intense purification

At this time, because of the shifting of the Cosmic Magnet and because of the new direction given to humanity by the Hierarchy, humanity is passing through a period of intense purification. For the first time, human consciousness is aware of how humanity is caught in the claws of pollution, radiation, insecticides and other poisonous chemicals, as well as the threat of war, hunger, population explosion, various dire diseases, hatred and totalitarian pressures.

This awareness is the result of an urgent striving toward purification. Humanity feels in its essence that the karma of the planet is heavy. It knows that the law of love and unity is violated everywhere. It feels the danger of karmic retribution and is trying to approach the path of purification.

If humanity does not voluntarily, consciously adopt ways of purification, then purification will be forced upon humanity through natural catastrophes and destruction, as occurred in Lemurian and Atlantean times.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.2

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Let Love Grow

Once a lady who was seventy-two years of age came to me and said, “I am really unhappy. I cannot solve this problem. I went to many psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, and they found nothing wrong. Can you tell me what is wrong with me?”
“Well,” I said, “did you try Doctor Love”
“Doctor Love? Who is he?”
“Well, he is love. Did you try to love with all your heart all living forms?”
“All living forms? I have so much hatred in me toward people, animals, even toward the weeds that grow in my yard. What does love have to do with my condition?”
“If you abide in love, you will see. Start loving. Remember all those whom you hate and forgive them; love them and express your love to them, and you will see a miracle.”
Many months passed, and one day she called me. She said, “It is very crazy, but I want to tell you, love works! And guess what? I am going to marry a man that I hated so much in the past. Now all is well.”
“Keep going on the path of love, but also find higher octaves of love.”
“Now, as long as I am happy, don’t give me a new assignment.”
Love must grow if we want to abide in His love.

-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Angels who protect travelers

There are also angels who protect travelers on horseback, on ships, in cars, or in airplanes. People are not aware that it was because of the help of an angel that their airplane landed safely, their car escaped a fatal accident, their horse did not fall into the abyss... We have many reasons to be grateful for help never realized by us.

The help of the angels and devas cannot be listed completely because they have ways and means about which we have no idea; they work silently and without recognition. Our gratitude and faith in them are the only factors which give them joy.

-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing