Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A nation is dead when...

A nation is dead when in the families and groups in that nation the spirit of striving toward a common goal is dead. When life departs from a nation, unity and synthesis vanish. The nation, as  a nation, goes into the path of degeneration. There are many dying nations, but their death process may take from three to five hundred years.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Passage to Higher Worlds

Monday, October 30, 2017

A good deed offered for self-interest...

Those who worry and argue that their good works, contributions, offerings, gifts, and service are not recognized and rewarded make it clear that they were working for their ego, recognition, and vanity, for their self-interest.

A good deed offered for self-interest brings good results to those to whom it is offered but bad luck to the one who offered it.

In such a case the good work was paid to the person as a past debt for which the debtor has no right to expect reward.

Because his good deed was contaminated by self-interest, the contamination came back to him and caused various troubles in his nature. And he innocently thinks, "I have done so much good, but I face misfortune and no one gives me any recognition."

Good thoughts, good actions, good words, and good service can bring reward only when behind them exist selflessness, detachment, compassion, and self-sacrifice. Otherwise the scales of karma measure them as dangerous efforts to hurt the victims of ego, vanity, and self-interest.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Esoteric Science of Healing

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Punishment does not bring transformation

Punishment may prevent a person from continuing his crimes, but it never teaches him why or how to stop his crimes. It never brings transformation, but rather a feeling of rejection, revenge, and various poisonous emotions. Thus the victim cannot find a way out of his crime through punishment. Instead, he sticks to it because of punishment. On the other hand, if justice is carried out in the right way, it educates him, transforms him and makes him a useful member of society.

The tragedy is that people think that when a person is condemned to death, he is dead and they are through with him. This is not true. He will continue to commit crimes in his subtle body and will reincarnate with the same criminal tendencies. Unless he is re-educated and transformed in the spirit of righteousness, the problem will remain forever.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Spiritual Regeneration

Sunday, October 08, 2017

All that we are is the result of our labor

Karma teaches us another very interesting lesson. It teaches that all that we are is the result of our labor. If we are talented, it is because we worked hard to unfold ourselves. If we are geniuses, it means we have worked very, very hard throughout many incarnations and have, at last, reached such a stage of radioactivity and beauty. Thus, nothing is gained in the Universe without labor.

This explains the justice of creation and the difference between people everywhere. We are the result of our own hard labor. Nobody can make us creative if we do not work hard to unfold ourselves.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Education as Transformation vol.1