Saturday, July 29, 2017

Do animals dream? - The astral life of animals

People often ask if animals dream. Some say yes, but their dreams are a repetition of events which strongly impressed them during their waking hours.

The fact is that animals dream, but their dreams are not a repetition of events which strongly impressed them during their waking hours. An animal, a bird, even an insect lives half in the astral and half in the physical plane, and when the animal sleeps he awakens totally in the astral plane and lives a total replica of his physical life.

For example, a bear's hibernation is not an unconscious period but a period of total astral activity. With his astral body the bear lives in the astral plane as he would live on the physical plane. Even he nourishes himself with astral foods. By nourishing his astral body during hibernation he nourishes his physical body and when his hibernation is over he awakens and continues the same life as if there were no difference between these two dimensions.

When animals are killed they suffer for a long time because after they leave their bodies they continue to experience the form of their dying in the astral plane.

Animals, of course, are affected by their physical experiences, for example, when they are beaten or left alone and hungry. But this is not only a physical experience for them. It is both physical and astral. A hungry dog when he sleeps is a hungry dog in the astral plane. The life of animals simultaneously runs both in the astral and physical planes with no difference whatsoever.

Some animals live more in the astral plane than in the physical plane. Some live more in the physical plane than the astral plane, but during sickness they withdraw to the astral plane in order not to feel the pain. Some animals, before they are shot or killed, escape to the astral plane to save themselves from experiencing the hardship of the process of dying in both planes. This is why killing animals causes them intense suffering.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Monday, July 10, 2017

Live in the moment? This is not right

Question: We are told not to live in the past or the future, but to live in the moment. Can you comment on this?

Answer: This is not right. Every true achievement is in the domain of the future. It is a challenge for others to be in the future. Every achievement leads you to the future. For example, a man becomes a great statesman who bring peace, prosperity, and joy to the world. Such a man is your future. He is showing you how you must live to be a future vision. Every achievement, every true development and unfoldment takes you to the future.

A little bud of the rose slowly opens and unfolds. Then the perfume comes out. This is the evolution of the future. This is what we are going to be. We must not be like elephants and put our noses into the mire of the present. Instead, we must look to the future and develop ourselves. The whole subject of Other Worlds challenges us to look at the future.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds, p.281

Monday, July 03, 2017

People think that solitude helps to conquer the lower self

People think that solitude helps to conquer the lower self. It depends on the person's level of understanding and energy. If a person is weak and flooded with glamors and illusions, blind urges and drives, solitude will not help him. It is better for him to have a friend around who bugs him so that he starts awakening. If he goes instead into solitude for two or three days, he becomes happy and remains on the same level of consciousness. That is why groups are necessary. Groups are boiling pots: either you survive or you degenerate. When people enter a group, their vanity, ego, and vices surface. Their good qualities also manifest and grow.

-Torkom Saraydarian
The Ageless Wisdom

Saturday, July 01, 2017

The result of most of today's music is an increase in criminals

The result of most of today's music is an increase in criminals. The rock voices make people totally insensitive to the life. It is a criminal process.

For ages people have known that with some music you cry. With other music you commit suicide. With some music you strive toward the highest. It is not a secret. Music, or noise, stimulates the seven chords in your makeup.

New music will be created that will cause headaches to vanish and enable you to relax. This music will break all crystallizations and regenerate you.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing