Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No disciples of the world attack any teaching or religion

No leaders in the Teaching, no disciples of the world attack any teaching, any religion, but carefully study them to find ideas and meanings.

Disciples are inclusive. They accept similarities, not differences. Difference for them creates the power of discrimination. Talking badly about any religion or teaching deprives those people who spiritually profit from them, or urges people to attack them in fanaticism. Ways and means to approach the Presence can be different -- but most teachings and religions seek the same ultimate goal.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Art of Teaching

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Everyone is engaged in the miserable work of slandering and belittling others

The worst situation in the world today is that everyone is engaged in the miserable work of slandering and belittling others. They tell you that you are nothing. This is a very miserable condition. Go to any movie and you can see this. They are mostly killing and destroying people.

Instead, we must affirm the inner Beauty and Greatness of human beings. When you cannot do this, it is because you are fed up with yourself. You hate yourself. You think that you are nothing. You think that you are finished.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Virtues & Values vol.3

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Speech and health

You must learn to be silent in many, many instances. You must learn to speak only what needs to be said. Your level of achievement or whatever you are is the result of your speech. Even your sicknesses are related to your speech.

In all esoteric Teaching, there is great emphasis placed on speech - right speech without exaggeration. Even one word used unrighteously or improperly creates an effect on your consciousness.

Speech creates a tremendous vibration in your electromagnetic field. Wrong speech - criticism, lies, hatred - creates stones in your electromagnetic field. This is also the reason why great Teachers advise us to be silent when we are sick so that we heal ourselves more quickly. Whenever you speak about wrong things, you disturb and distort the symphony of your being, just like a man who enters a symphony hall and starts to bang on a barrel while the orchestra is playing. Whenever you distort your being, you cannot have health.

-Torkom Saraydarian