Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If you take care of yourself while you are young, then you do not need to take care of yourself when you are old

When I was fourteen years old, my Daddy said something I have never forgotten. He said, “Until twenty-one live like an old man so that after twenty-one you become always young. Do not mix yourself with those who are doping themselves, who are drinking and going to prostitutes, this or that. Do not do it. Be an old man ninety years old as if you are physically impotent. Eat little; take care of yourself like an old man.”
I never forgot that. When I had my school with six hundred teenagers, very beautiful boys and girls, I told them this story. I said, “You know, if you take care of yourself while you are young, then you do not need to take care of yourself when you are old.”
When I see a woman or man who is ninety, ninety-five, hundred-ten, hundred-fifty, I am so happy. When I went to Africa there were two ladies, one who was one hundred forty-seven, the other one hundred fifty-three. Their skin was like an elephant’s and they were so joyful. I asked, “When are you going to die?” They answered, “What is your hurry? Let us enjoy a little more.” They were so funny and happy.
Immediately my Daddy’s advice came to my mind. I said to them, “Can I ask a question?” “Okay.” “How did you live when you were young?” “We worked from four in the morning till eight at night. That was our whole life until we were thirty years old.” “That is the secret,” I said. They did not waste themselves, did not smoke, did not use dope, did not waste their time in front of television. It is ugly television that day and night poisons us. They did not go with bad friends, and now they lived to one hundred forty-seven, fifty-three. They were beautiful, beautiful ladies.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Friday, January 22, 2016

It is necessary to occupy one’s own consciousness with the concept of Infinity

It is sometimes necessary to occupy one’s own consciousness with the concept of Infinity – endlessness, boundlessness. Some scientists, to please their fear, said that space is limited – whereas space is infinite, unlimited. All speculation on space is fruitless for our mind, but one must not put word and thought barriers on space. We must see it as expanding, further, further, nearer, nearer.

This space can be realized by creative imagination, intuition, and by the effort not to admit any limitation.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1, p.422

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Seek first the kingdom of God"

Man must be taught not to beg or demand from Higher Forces those things that he can provide for himself with his labor.

Christ tried to shift people’s attention from begging for material objects, telling them “to seek first the kingdom of God, which exists within every man,” and “all that they need they would have.”

Religious leaders, in making people focus their demands to receive, made people forget about the major command of Christ of “seeking the kingdom of heaven first.” This delayed the evolution of humanity for ages, and based all human relationship with Higher Forces on the idea of personal gain.

The true religion is not expectation of paradise or of any kind of reward. The true religion is to make people contact the Treasure found in their own Core and to display that Treasury to help others find their Treasury. In other words, the true religious Teaching is not based on receiving, but on giving.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dark forces distort positive words

Dark forces find words and expressions which help people find direction, inspiration, and unity, and then relate these words to something painful, ugly or criminal events so that people instinctively reject these words and lose the keys to certain doors on the path of their lives. Some of the words they have tried to distort are: discrimination, nobility, virgin, sacred, wise, and so on. If you see how much these words are prostituted in the movies and literature of our day, you will get an idea about the intentions and motives of the dark forces.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Mother’s milk is not only a food but also a protection for the child

Mother’s milk is not only a food but also a protection for the child. The psychic energy charges the baby and shields him from various attacks. Psychic energy from the heart, in the form of particles, passes to the baby in the milk. Nursing the babies with the mother’s milk also develops the baby’s heart. Those who are well fed by mother’s milk cannot grow up as heartless creatures.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Don't let your heart petrify

Sometimes difficulties of life and cruel circumstance try to petrify our hearts. Try not to fall into that trap. Keep always your lovingness, respect, and gracefulness and do not use anger, hate, revenge, slander, or treason even if they make themselves available to you in any moment of your distress. The heart always will win, and its victory will not be a transient victory.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Wednesday, January 06, 2016


To be tolerant means to give freedom to others to worship the way they want, to translate the Scriptures the way they want, to believe the way they want because you want them to leave you free in your spiritual path of striving.

To be tolerant does not mean to allow criminals to continue their work. Tolerance is related to the principles of Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, and Freedom. You have the complete right to be beautiful, the way you want. You have complete freedom to be a source of goodness in the way you want. You are totally free to live in righteousness the way you want. You can enjoy life the way you want, if you are not violating the Freedom, Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, or Joy of other people.

As your tolerance deepens, your respect for the freedom of others deepens. You begin to enjoy other cultures and other interpretations of art, religion, and philosophy because tolerance teaches you that every flower has its own beauty and every seed may bloom in its own beauty. This petal makes you respect the Divinity in all beings and enjoy the various ways that Divinity manifests itself.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Patience has many rewards

I know a woman who had an alcoholic husband. One day she decided to divorce him, and she came to me saying, “I want to divorce him. All he does is drink.” “Do not hurry with your decision,” I advised her. “Be patient; maybe one day you will change him.”

She decided to wait, and it took her four years. One day she brought her husband to see me and introduced me to him. “He is a new man,” she said. “I am glad I followed your suggestion. He has received a promotion at work, and we brought you a gift.” With tears in his eyes, the husband said, “I am so glad that you helped my wife in those dark days.” And the woman said, “There is no higher joy than the joy I felt when this man overcame his drinking habit. I wanted a new man, and here he is.”

Patience has many rewards. It also pays your karma and releases you from many debts.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.1, p.378