Monday, November 28, 2016

Our dealings with each other will condition our next birth

People never think that their relations with others will condition their birth next time. Why not? If they know this, they will be a little more careful  to have next time a body that is really healthy, is really beautiful, is really accident free. For example, I had a car accident that really hurt me. I said, "Who knows what I did?" Nothing happens without a reason. Nothing happens by accident. All these things bring us to our senses. We realize that we ourselves created the causes of our present pain and suffering.

Our dealings with each other are very important because our dealings with each other are forming the prototype, the physical, emotional and mental prototype that is going to give birth to our body, to our health, to our intelligence, and to our future success or failure. It is very important to think about that.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Friday, November 18, 2016

When people cannot persevere with the decisions they have made...

When people cannot persevere with the decisions they have made, it means that they do not exist yet as a soul. Only their bodies, emotions, and minds exist. People think that behind our eyes, someone exists. Actually, behind most people's eyes, there is no one. It is horrible to be aware of this fact, but it is reality.

When you start existing, you have a principle, a decision, a goal, a purpose toward which to strive. As obstacles come on your path, your perseverance increases. Read the biographies of great people. You will see how this occurs.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Monday, November 14, 2016

Scorpio - Victory over limitations

There is another very interesting thing in the Scorpio life. Scorpio fights against his own achievements, victories, positions, and successes. Every time a true Scorpio has a success, a great achievement, a great victory, he knows that these things are more subtle and powerful enemies than any enemy he knew in the past. You glorify yourself because you achieved something, you did something, you are so great. That is your trap. That is your prison.

A Scorpio is never, never enslaved in his own achievements. Achievements, successes, great progress make you pleasant. They make you happy. "I achieved. I am something!" That something that is at that level freezes you and you are frozen like the wife of Lot. You are frozen on the Path and you cannot proceed anymore because you have fallen in love with your own image. Your image became your own grave.

If you do not break that limitation of your achievement, of your position, of your expansion of consciousness, of your knowledge, of your realization, of your understanding, you are going to be a slave on that level and you are frozen. That is how we keep our humility.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Wisdom of the Zodiac

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Your first step in the process of being divine is to take good care of your home

You must exercise perseverance in keeping your home clean. If you see a man or woman keeping their home steadily beautiful, he or she is a disciple. But everything that is chaotic in that house means that the person is going to waste his or her life. Perseverance in keeping your house clean is such a great sign of discipleship. When the hippie movement started, I visited certain homes. Their homes were like full trash cans, and they would be sitting there, supposedly meditating. You can never achieve anything until you build a foundation. Your first step in the process of being divine is to take good care of your home.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.2

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Teaching will become more concise

As we come into the new age, the Teaching becomes more concise, direct and synthesized. The presentations are becoming shorter because they deal with the most essential. In the new age, we don't have time to waste on secondary matters. We must go to the essence and understand it. Also, our intellects are keener than those of our ancestors, so we can understand with less explanation and examples.

New-age writing is going to be really meaningful. There will not be a page with one unnecessary word on it. Authors will have great respect for their readers, so they will not waste their readers' time.

The new-age Teaching is extremely focused, direct and condensed.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Talks on Agni vol.1, p.92

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

If you are not healing the three vehicles of the personality, you are not healing

If you are not healing the three vehicles of the personality, you are not healing. You can heal the body for a few days, a few months, or one life, but then the symptom appears again in the next life in worse conditions. You are going to heal the three bodies together.

If you heal only your body, you will suffer ten times more in the astral plane with your astral sicknesses. These things are not spoken of in medicine, in psychology, philosophy, this or that. They are hallucinating that they are healing. If you take the cancer of a man but the roots of the cancer are in his astral body, he will face cancer again in the next life.

Pure healing is to make your mental, emotional, and physical bodies totally organized and in rhythm, in resonance with the spirit that is within you. Your spirit will eventually make your body, emotions, and mind totally fused with your Self. You become whole.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing, p.427