Tuesday, December 11, 2018

It is imperative that people converse with their children about the Subtle Worlds

Those who incarnate have many beautiful memories from the higher levels of the Subtle World, even from the Fiery World. We are told that until the age of seven these memories wander in the corridors of the consciousness, and if not nourished from the environment they disappear, though their echos remain in our hearts.

This is why it is imperative that people converse with their children about the Subtle Worlds. They must help the child keep these memories in his consciousness as long as possible because it is his memories which guide him toward eternal values. Once these memories are kept alive, the child climbs higher and higher, despite many obstacles.

Many children pass through spheres of temptations victoriously. When they think about how they were protected, tears come to their eyes. Because their auras were imbued with fire, they find the way through the jungles of human traps and temptations, through the attacks and assaults of dark forces. It is also seen that the auras of these children change the negative hearts of people and make them positive, loving, and compassionate.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Other Worlds

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Mankind must realize that he cannot throw his trash in his backyard

Mankind must eventually realize that he cannot throw his trash in his backyard. He must realize that his backyard is not just a small section of land attached to his house. Now is the time to realize that we are producing emotional and mental trash which is littering space -- our real backyard. We "live, move, and have our being" in space. Once this is realized, we will no longer pollute our external environment, air, and water, nor will we pollute our inner space with wrong thinking, wrong words, wrong emotions, and wrong actions.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.2

Sunday, December 02, 2018

The purity of knowledge can be determined by certain characteristics

The purity of knowledge given can be determined by certain characteristics:

  • It brings health and happiness to all.
  • It does not violate natural order.
  • It leads people into unity.
  • It creates an orientation in people toward perfection.
  • It reveals the laws of Nature and teaches how to follow those laws.

These are five characteristics by which one can determine whether knowledge being given is "heavenly" or "earthly".


-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.2, p.110

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Avoid pity

Avoid pity. Pity is identification with the weaknesses of people. Do not pity people. Make them stand on their own feet and pave their own way. Pity makes you absorb the weaknesses of the people. Through your own pity for them, they can contaminate you with their failures. Use your love not in pity but in making them help themselves. Even let them suffer in order to learn their hard lessons. Do not make them depend on you. It is observed that through pity one can transfer the sickness of other people into his own system.

-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The real healing process needs years of purification

Most people are of the opinion that a healing process is a matter of a day, a week, or at the most  month. The real healing process is not related to such short time periods. It needs years of purification of consciousness and clearance. It may take lives to get rid of physical, emotional, and mental sicknesses. As a matter of fact, physical sicknesses that originate in the physical plane last for a shorter time than sicknesses originating in the astral and mental planes.

Purification of consciousness and the clearance of karma sometimes take ages. We die and reincarnate with the same seeds of illnesses. Some of them lie latent; others may become active. We need continuous efforts to purify our consciousness and to pay our karma patiently until the transformation and transfiguration processes take place within our constitution.


-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Another cause of sickness is malice

Another cause of sickness is malice. Malice attracts dark forces and opens the gates for them to attack various organs. Malice breaks the shield of the aura and creates ulcers in the etheric, astral, and mental substance. This attracts various forces and leads them to the physical body. Many obsessions take place through such cracks.

Malice also produces a poisonous gas which suffocates the living atoms of the aura and spreads out to harm the target of the attacker.

Malice creates organic and psychosomatic disorders, weakens the whole organism, and makes it prey to destructive forces.

The effects of malice can be eliminated by expressing goodwill and benevolent thoughts, which cure the body and establish harmony and equilibrium.

Malice is a very sneaky actor. It hides in the most unimaginable forms of expression and in the most beautiful garments. Malice opens the gates for infectious diseases.

People are of the opinion that microbes and germs exist only on the physical plane. In reality, there are emotional and mental germs and microbes, but the activities of the emotional and mental germs spread as if blown by the wind. Malicious people spread these germs and microbes, broadcasting them all over the globe.

Malice must be eliminated from our lives as the most poisonous element because the consequences of malice require many incarnations to be cured.


-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Monday, November 12, 2018

Some people complain that spiritual life has brought them "misfortune"

People who dedicate themselves to a life of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth complain that such a life has brought them "misfortune" and burdened their lives heavily with sorrow and suffering. Such a complaint may have a foundation, but the structure built upon it does not have true architecture.

When one increases his speed, he creates greater friction. When one increases his light, he sees the detail, causes, and effects of events and objects. When one increases his knowledge and wisdom, he sees the greater needs of people and greater fields of service.

When a man increases his strength, he evokes stronger opposition. When a man increases the wealth of his virtues, karma demands larger and quicker payments.

When he increases the light of his Intuition, he sees exactly the boundaries and demands of battle, and he feels the urge to involve himself in the battle against dark forces.

This is how greater light, greater love, and greater power open greater fields of responsibility for the one who is striving toward perfection and service.

It is true that the opposing forces mobilize their agents against the traveler on the Path, but the spotlight of the Hierarchy gradually builds a shield around the traveler and follows his steps.


-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

When people are trying to heal the body without eliminating the roots of the disease...

When people are trying to heal the body without eliminating the roots of the disease in the astral and mental bodies, they are making the roots stronger and more malignant. When such a man takes another incarnation, these roots violently come out and express themselves in the form of various kinds of disease. In the past, people did not have the ways and means to block the expression of sickness, as we do today, and the sickness would exhaust itself totally. Today, people can use artificial ways and means to keep a body alive even after the soul has already departed.

-Torkom Saraydarian
New Dimensions in Healing

Saturday, November 03, 2018

The greatest esoteric sense is the sense of timing

If your clock does not work harmoniously, you do not have the right time; your sense of time is wrong. For most people the sense of timing does not exist. The greatest esoteric sense is the sense of timing.

The sense of timing is the result of being harmonious within yourself and with the Universe. When you do not have the sense of timing, you do everything wrong and you often fail.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Those who are in contact with their Souls never talk about it

Those who are in contact with their Souls never talk about it. Those who are in contact with doubtful entities always talk about them. ... Showing off is one of the greatest signs of contamination. Being prophets and cheating people are not signs of those who have true contact with higher sources.

-Τορκόμ Σαραϊνταριάν
Transformation

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Learning does not help people to avoid being sheep

Most of the people who have graduated from universities are walking encyclopedias, but few can think creatively. No matter how learned they are, such people are used by our advertising system, by propaganda, or by zealots or demagogues presenting a religious, economic or political doctrines. Their learning does not help them to avoid being sheep. They follow the footsteps of those who can influence and impress them.

If students of the modern world cannot stand above their minds, they become the slaves of their knowledge, information, and opinions, which crystallize and perpetuate slavery.

We must be educated in how to stand above our information, knowledge, and opinions in our mental storage. This seems quite impossible for us, but through special effort, a person can stand detached from his knowledge, information, and opinions and look at them as objects which can be used, changed, or thrown away.


-Torkom Saraydarian

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hatred and slander create a vacuum in your aura into which...

Hatred and slander create a vacuum in your aura into which are drawn those elements that you abhor in others. Love, joy, and beauty build a radioactive shield around you. Although you see many faults in others, you do not draw them to you. On the contrary, you cause transformation in them because of your love, joy, and beauty. Watch a hateful person, and you will see how slowly he sinks under the resemblance of his enemies.

When you criticize, hate, or slander, you create bad, ugly pictures about others. You force them to change toward the picture you make. Such a procedure uses your centers in reverse and creates poison in them. It also pollutes your aura and wipes out your psychic energy.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization

When you are sick, do not allow your imagination to form pictures of horrible diseases

When you are sick, do not allow your imagination to form pictures of horrible diseases. Instead, think that sickness is a messenger to warn you and strengthen you in a field of your life in which you are breaking the law.

Keep your optimism alive and have faith in Divine help. If you stand in faith, many complicated problems will solve themselves. Faith attracts the creative forces of the Universe.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization

Saturday, October 20, 2018

One sometimes feels that as he cleans his nature, he confronts more health problems

One sometimes feels that as he cleans his nature, he confronts more health problems. This is very natural because the seeds or causes of future problems are drawn out in quantity through the power of meditation. If two hundred causes of future problems will take eight lives to be exhausted, one can exhaust them through meditation in one life, free himself from these causes for future lives, and dedicate himself to heroic achievements.

In the fire of our earnest and dedicated meditation, it is possible for eighty percent of our possible future problems to be dissolved without having any effects on us.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination and Visualization

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Meditation - Good thoughts for humanity

There is another form of meditation that is suggested in the Teaching: To send good thoughts about the world to humanity. This must be done three times daily, or as much as possible, as follows:

1. Think positive thoughts about the world.
2. Think about good events taking place on earth.
3. Think about the actions of those who are promoting constructive labor in the world.
4. Think that certain negative events are producing good results, awakening people to the issues of the world and taking new steps to make the world a better place. Most of the good things in the world are the answers to negative events.
5. Send thoughts about those who are watching and guiding humanity.
6. Think about the excellent cultures people are bringing to the world.
7. Think about Beauty, Goodness, Righteousness, Joy, and Freedom, and send these thoughts into space to enrich the space with life-giving and purifying currents.

It is a great service for humanity and for Nature to fill the space with good thoughts.

We are interested in clearing the chemical pollution in the air because it hurts our lungs and poisons our physical mechanism. We must also remember that our minds breathe in the space. If space is polluted with poisonous, destructive thoughtforms, thoughtforms of violence, murder, slander, and treason, no matter how much we try to clean our physical environment, we destroy our life due to the mental pollution. Our minds also need a pure, energizing, vitalizing atmosphere to function properly.

Sending good thoughts about humanity, nations, and the world into space not only decreases the pollution but also fills space with energizing and revitalizing currents of thought.

In doing such a meditation a person

1. Learns how to see the good in the world.
2. Learns how to control the mind and not allow it to fall into the grooves of pessimism and negativity.
3. Helps to improve his physical and mental health.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Beauty can destroy all obstacles in life

A virtue is an expression of beauty in our etheric, astral, and mental planes. Being carriers of beauty, we transform the world.

People entered into darkness and created instruments of destruction to exploit others, to control and manipulate them -- whereas, the strongest and the most powerful instrument to destroy ugliness in us and in others is beauty.

Ugliness is manipulation of divinity by self-interest, vanity, ego, greed, fanaticism, and separation. Ugliness leads to disorderliness, pain, and suffering on any level on which it appears.

Every kind of ugliness has a disintegrative, decomposing effect in the human form, heart, mind, and consciousness. The salvation of humanity is conditioned by the degree of its fusion with beauty.

Beauty can destroy all obstacles in life, especially where there is death and destruction, where there is the violation of freedom and progress. But the carriers of beauty must remain in their beauty, righteousness, compassion, and group consciousness.

With beauty empires are build, nations are transformed, and the hopes of humanity are made tangible.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

Monday, August 13, 2018

Thought changes the chemistry of the body

Thought changes the chemistry of the body. A healthy body is created by thoughts that do not have

  1. Anger
  2. Ego
  3. Fanaticism
  4. Fear
  5. Greed
  6. Hatred
  7. Jealousy
  8. Revengefulness
  9. Separatism
  10. Vanity

Wherever your mind functions, the substance of that plane is imported into your body.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The hygiene of the heart

Our heart is very sensitive to our emotions and thoughts. Very soon, science will find out that thinking changes the chemistry of the blood and the function of the heart.

The Ageless Wisdom always spoke about the heart as the most sensitive organ in the body.

Modern science taught that good care must be given to the heart, but failed to advise people about the hygiene of the heart.

According to the Ageless Wisdom, one must never have heartless thoughts, heartless feelings, or do heartless activities. This will protect the heart and not poison it through the chemistry produced by wrong thoughts, wrong motives, and wrong actions.

What hurts the heart the most is poison pumped in the blood through our fears, hatred, anger, malice, slander, revenge, arrogance, vanity, ego, separatism. Thoughts based upon such factors pollute also the blood, injecting into it a destructive poison that hardens the arteries and damages the valves of the heart.

The cure is psychic energy, accumulated through right meditation. As one continues regular, rhythmic meditation, he slowly discharges the poison in the blood and invigorates the heart.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3




Sunday, July 29, 2018

How natural disasters are created

When humanity creates obstacles on the path of harmonious development of the global life, its own obstacles form a charged cloud of negative energy which, in due time, comes down and strikes its originating source and place in the form of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, fires, the submerging of continents, and other natural calamities. The result of such catastrophes is a clearing away of hindrances and the establishing of harmony within the energy field of the globe and of the Solar System.

A parallel happening takes place in our individual lives. Our physical body is floating within the etheric, emotional and mental bodies which are under they rhythm of the Inner Presence. When things go wrong in any of these bodies through our lies, hatred, jealousies, in wasting precious energies, or in wrong mental activities and negative attitudes, we create disturbances within these bodies. Sooner or later these disturbances come down and affect the condition of our physical body. In a sense, our physical body is the shadow of our etheric body. Any change in the etheric body reflects on the physical body. Because of this fact, we are told that in the coming centuries, medicine will deal, primarily, with the etheric body in the healing of the physical body.

-Torkom Saraydarian

Sunday, July 22, 2018

In the future our whole military system will be controlled by thinking

In a very short time, let us say in five hundred years' time, our whole military system will be controlled by thinking. The wars will be transferred onto the mental plane, and physical and astral weapons will become totally obsolete. Human beings will use the power of their thought to fight or to cooperate. Meditation is the training to learn cooperation. Those who do not learn meditation but cultivate their mind will be considered the failures of evolution.

At this time of human history everyone is forced to think. Thinking is gradient. The deeper a person thinks, the farther he progresses on the spiritual path and gradually becomes one of the instructors, Teachers, and leaders of humanity.

People think that all these conflicts going on in the streets, and all these military movements carried over the battlefields have nothing to do with subjective movements going on in the consciousness of humanity. Actually the very cause of these movements is the evolutionary growth of the spirit of freedom which systematically and cyclically is destroying all those thoughtforms that are perpetuating tyranny in all its forms - political, religious, and economic and feeding separativeness and animosity between nations.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

When we become unable to continue or deepen our meditation

Often, for karmic reasons or because of dark influences, we become unable to continue or deepen our meditation, but even in such a condition we must continue to meditate in some form or another. The effect of meditation is cumulative and it creates a powerful tension in our consciousness that eventually wipes away all karmic and dark interferences and opens the path for regular and rhythmic meditation.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

Saturday, July 21, 2018

In the future, all leaders will have the capacity to meditate

In the future, all leaders in any field of human activity will have the capacity to meditate, which means the capacity to see the problems and needs from as many viewpoints as possible; the capacity to see the cause and effects; the capacity to see the interrelationships between individuals, groups, nations, humanity, the planet, solar system, and beyond.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3, p.132

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Without meditators our planet will go toward barbarism

Everyone who knows how to meditate is a great servant of the human race because through his meditation he dissipates those thoughtforms around the planet that prevent the entry of "interplanetary force and force from the higher mental levels."

Our planet is surrounded by an overcasting cloud of massive thoughtforms which are murky, confusing, ugly, destructive, separative, and antagonistic to higher orders. Each meditation makes a rent through such heavy layers of murky thoughtforms and allows higher forces and energies to reach our planet and the thinking people in the world, bringing new ideas, visions, revelations, inspiration, and guidance.

Without these meditators our planet will go toward barbarism and fall into animalistic behaviors. Degeneration will set in and hate, anger, jealousy, revenge, treason, exploitation, and totalitarianism will rule, with all its ugly consequences.

Each meditation creates a hole into this ugly cloud and lets the higher influences pour in. All those who meditate around the world help the process of dissipation of this murky thoughtform around the planet.

New cultures, new ideas, new visions, and new revelations reach humanity during the moment when hundreds and thousands of meditators combine their efforts and build a channel for higher forces to contact us.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Where health and harmony in our environment comes from

The impurity of astral and etheric planes immediately and directly controls the quality, the type, and the health of the physical body.

In the etheric plane we see the forms of all our actions that are contrary to the Laws of Nature. Such forms prevent the free circulation of energy.

The purification process in the mental, astral, and etheric bodies reflects in the physical body and manifests as energy, strength, health, and beauty. It also radiates out to the environment where the person lives and begins to purify his environment. This purification manifests as health, happiness, prosperity, beauty, orderliness, harmony, and cooperation.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.3

Monday, July 09, 2018

Why talk about God?

A boy came to me and asked,
"What is God?"
"Well," I said, "you seem to be very intelligent. Can you explain to me what this leaf is?" He struggled and struggled. Eventually he said,
"You know, I really do not know what the leaf is, what the leaf does." I said,
"How can I talk about God if you do not know about a leaf. Let us talk about something else."
"What?" he asked.
"Why you are smoking?" I asked.
"I like it."
"Well, would you like to take a knife and cut your throat?"
"No," he answered.
Smoking does that. So we engaged in some battle, but on a level that we both understood. Why talk about God?

One time I asked my Teacher, "What is God?" and he said, "Turn your back to me and let me tell you." He gave me a kick in the pants and he said, "That is God. How can you ask such a question?" What do we do? We make God as a Santa Claus and people never can surpass that image anymore. We block them.


-Torkom Saraydarian

Sunday, July 08, 2018

The planetary entity

What is the planetary entity? The Planetary physical body, the planetary astral body, and the planetary mental body have their entities, their elementals. An elemental is the soul of a body. The planet also has its entity that is the three entities united. They are trying to affect humanity by pulling it back to the most backward way of living, feeling, and thinking. This entity is pulling humanity down. If you feel this pull, that you are going from idealism toward materialism, from inclusiveness toward separatism, from love to hatred, from great unification processes into wasting sex processes, it means that you are involved in the hands of that elemental, and that elemental is going to make you a part of itself!

How are you going to reject this kind of energy that is coming to you? There is only one answer: increase your aspiration, your striving, and the desire to make yourself beautiful, pure, and creative. This is the only thing that you can do. If you do not do these three things, you will be caught in the hands of this entity.

The power of this entity is increasing. It is the time when this entity, developed to such a great degree, can make its presence felt everywhere. We see it through widespread drug problems pulling us down. Millions of tons of various drugs are found here and there, in every nation. Crime is increasing; stealing, dishonesty, killing are everywhere. Humanity is slowly going into this entity's "mouth", into its satanic power. Only rarely do we see love, respect, admiration, and striving for higher visions in families. We see very little of this. If you watch the news you can see what is happening. It is all sex, pleasure, hatred, exploitation, money, and such. It is swallowing you.

Disciples are going to be so alert and awake to be sure that this entity does not swallow them. Resist and reject being swallowed by that entity. Let me see if you can start fighting against it.


-Τορκόμ Σαραϊνταριάν
Human Nature

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Non-forgiveness ties you to the events that upset you

Non-forgiveness ties you to the events that upset you, and you cannot proceed to higher planes. In esoteric literature there are records of those people who could not progress from the astral plane to the mental plane because of their hatred. They had to wait for many thousands of years on the astral plane until they could forgive.

If you enter the lower levels of the astral plane with your revengeful, hateful thoughtforms, you have every kind of possibility there of taking revenge on people you hate, but you are creating an illusionary world for yourself. Anything you think on the astral plane turns into fact. You can take a cannon, shoot it at someone, and destroy him. Then the next day you see that he is alive. Then you take a knife and stab him, but the next day he is there again. You are in a nightmare.

One must be careful not to be caught in self-destructive thoughtforms.


-Torkom Saraydarian

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

How wrong speech destroys the aura

Wrong speech is just like putting a wrong program into your computer. Your computer has the right program -- let it work. With wrong speech you are putting in another program, a wrong program. The computer begins to go berserk. You give commands and they are not obeyed. You do your accounting and your accounting comes out entirely wrong because you have two programs working against each other. You do not need that.

Every time you are thinking wrong things, you are distorting, disturbing your computer. It is not a matter of legality or ethics; it is just your physical instrument, just your health that you are distorting. Do not do that.

If you disturb your computer, let us say little by little for one year, that little by little accumulates and becomes a big bug in there and nobody can heal it. From the beginning say, "I am going to talk about things that are beautiful, things that are righteous, things that are related to goodness and freedom and joy and striving and service and sacrifice and harmony, and so on."

When you start talking about these things and thinking and feeling about these things, you will see that in your nature lots of forces are fighting against you -- forces of habits from your families, and karmic causes where you were so bad in the past that it is not easy now to be good. Those forces are still hanging on you like an octopus. Then you have lots of subconscious urges and drives that are coming from different lifetimes. They attack you.

It is not easy to find yourself, but as you start doing it, you will see that you are gaining ground, and once you gain ground, you see for the first time how your health is changing and how your brain is really illuminated. It is so interesting.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What is real creativity?

Emotions must be improved. Relationships must be improved, but they do not improve until through your relationship, through your communication you try to manifest God within you. That is the secret. Meditation is to open the channel of your spirit in your emotions so that spirit manifests itself. This is creativity, creativity in all your actions, emotions, and thoughts to manifest your divine visions, your divine beauty.

People think that if they paint a picture they are creative people. What if you make a family that is the best family? That is better creativity. When your five children are doctors, lawyers, beautiful people, what a beautiful life you have created. You are a great artist! But if you are a musician and on the other side your sisters are prostitutes, your brothers are bums, and so on, you never created anything. Real creativity is the manifestation of Divinity, the Glory that is within you in your actions, emotions, and thinking.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Meditation is to make your thoughts clean

Meditation is to make your thoughts clean, real, inclusive, beautiful, loving, creative, cooperative, harmonious. What can you say better than that?

For example, you are thinking about your husband. "He is this, he is this. I hate him." Well, sit down and change it. "He is beautiful, he is healthy, he does not smoke, he does not drink, he is not in prostitution. I love him." What are you doing? You are changing the direction of your car. Instead of brooding, increasing the vipers in your mind, you start thinking about beautiful things for your wife or husband, for your children, for everybody. When your thoughts are dirty your emotions are dirty and your actions are dirty. There is no cooperation; there is no health and happiness within you.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Reading will not help you if there is no meditation

Reading will not help you if there is no meditation. Reading is like eating without digestion. You eat and eat and say, "I am a professor." You collected everything but you are not assimilating. Assimilation means that you use the materials that you are putting in your stomach and make them help you to grow.

Look what is happening. Everybody is preaching Jesus Christ, Buddha, Krishna, Moses, but our humanity is sinking into darkness, hatred, revenge, destruction, horror. Why? It is because they have it all in their mental stomach. Their Bible is in their mind but there is no digestion.

Through meditation you become intelligent because your mind is now opening into the Mind of the Universe.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The first indication that you are entering into your divine nature

The first indication that you are entering into your divine nature, your divine heritage, is to demonstrate the sense of responsibility. When you are talking, thinking, acting, relating with each other, doing things for yourself and others, you have a sense of responsibility. The sense of responsibility is a feeling that you must be and act in a way that somebody else is safe, progressive, and unfolding.

In your offices, your schools, your hospitals, if you do not have the sense of responsibility, it is in chaos. If you go to the doctor and he does not have any sense of responsibility about your health and happiness and future, you are in danger. The first sign that you are becoming divine is that you demonstrate the sense of responsibility toward your duty, toward your relationships, toward your dreams, toward your visions.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Competition is not for disciples

Competition is not for disciples. On the contrary, as you become closer disciples to Christ, you try to make other people more beautiful than you are. You sacrifice yourself. The Tibetan Master says that disciples for a long time, even they do not progress because they have so much to do for others to make others progress that they forget totally themselves. Because of this self-forgetfulness, they take initiation without being aware that they took initiation.

If you are serving me for some reason, for some expectation, you are not going to take initiation. But if you totally forget yourself, suddenly you will find yourself in higher levels because you did it -- you forgot yourself. Competition is not for disciples, for initiations, for the spiritual path. That is the worldly path, and it is a satanic path. People do not see it because in competition they start benefiting and this benefit lures them, blinds them. Eventually what happens? Everybody loses because they are all competing.

In competition there is hatred, there is revenge, there is jealousy, there is mine and yours, there are tricks, there is violence; there are millions of things, and you are seeing it. What is the world doing now? It is competing. We are competing. Every moment it is in our bones. That virus entered. We compete. "I am talking better than she is. I am dressed better than she is. My hair is better than theirs." You are competing unconsciously. Subconsciously you are in it. You can compete with only one thing: How can I be like Christ? Compete. Come on.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A spiritual person is a person who always tries to be perfect

A spiritual person is a person who always, everywhere, and in everything tries to be perfect. In all his thinking, speech, and actions he tries to be accurate, precise, clear, and perfect. This applies to everything he does. He tries his best when his writing or typing a letter, when his preparing a speech, when he is cleaning his kitchen, bedroom or yard.

He tries to be perfect in his duties and responsibilities at work in the factory or office. He has an urge to improve all that he does - cooking, ironing, shaving, dressing, relationships, business...

If your relations at home are in a mess, no matter how many face-lifts you have, your ugly spirit will always appear.


-Torkom Saraydarian

Whatever children see, that image is impressed into them

When a child is born and daddy gives toys of disfigured giraffes or cats, the toys distort the child's whole etheric brain because whatever children see, that image is impressed into them. They think as distorted giraffes, lions, scorpions, and so on. Their self-image changes. Consciousness takes the form of those objects that exist in your brain.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.3

It is very important to speak good about those who have left their bodies

It is very important to speak good about those who have left their bodies. Even if they had very little good in their life, it must be emphasized and anything else must be forgotten. This is because the remembrance of dark records of their life either reimpresses them or gives them intense suffering. In addition, they must be forgiven by those who are still alive. Forgiveness releases them from many chains. Thoughts can reach them instantaneously, and they hear our thoughts and think we are directly talking with them. This is why our thoughts and words must carry blessings, forgiveness, and wishes for the future happiness of the departed ones.

It is very good to repeat the following mantram any time the memories of the departed ones come to our mind: "May their soul be blessed, and may they proceed on the path of enlightenment." Such a mantram, if pronounced with sincere desire and love, blooms on their path as lilies of light.

We must give them as much love as we can and suggest that they exercise all the virtues that they possibly had while on earth. The vices of the departed ones must not be discussed or even mentioned because such conversations stimulate the seeds of their vices, especially if they are on the lower strata of the astral plane.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Other Worlds

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Your future life will be the result of the way you affected the lives of others

There is a law that is called the Law of Cause and Effect. In studying this law eventually you will find the effects of your life upon all living beings: the effect of your words on all life, the effect of your life on the life of all sentient beings. You will be surprised to discover how effective you are as a person. It is shocking. But through knowing the law your whole life will create conditions in which people will bloom and unfold and reach their destination.

Your future life will be the result of the way you affected the lives of others.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

People are afraid of thinkers

There are people who do not want you to think or meditate. This is because if you become a thinker you hurt their interests. They no longer can manipulate you. This is why they do not attack the idea of meditation but offer you a form of meditation that will make you an automaton, not a thinker.

People are afraid of thinkers because you cannot manipulate thinkers the way you want. But, in reality, it is the thinker that is your best friend. The more thinkers we have, the happier and more prosperous we will be.


-Τορκόμ Σαραϊνταριάν
Meditation vol.2

Friday, May 11, 2018

Modern psychology is unaware of the existence of the Solar Angel and the human soul

Modern psychology is unaware of the existence of the Solar Angel and the human soul. That is why many phenomena in the human psyche are for them mysterious or inexplicable events. Disassociation of consciousness for them is a sickness, but for esotericists it is a cleavage between the Solar Angel and the human soul.

Modern psychology also missed another important key to solve the problems of its patients, and that is the existence of entities that possess people and create disassociation in their consciousness.

Such entities may create multiple personalities and cause various mental, emotional, and physical diseases. Until such facts are understood and the phenomena of obsession and possession are realized, the psychology of today will run in a labyrinth without finding the entrance, nor the end.

Some psychologists give different names to the effects of various entities who possess or obsess people, but or them such names are just labels and not the evidence of real entities.

...

Freud and Jung were pioneers, but it does not mean that whatever they said was right. Their greatest mistake was to ignore the accumulated psychological wisdom of the ages in the Vedas, Vishnu Puranas, Upanishads, and The Bhagavad Gita. Such literature contains a terminology of expression that even modern dictionaries are unaware of. In neglecting such treasures many psychologists fall into glamors and illusions, but they guard the title of being pioneers.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Consciousness vol.2

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Those who have contact with their Solar Angel do not fall into any kind of depression

Those who have contact with their Solar Angel do not fall into any kind of depression but stand up and fight the battle of life, serving, uplifting, and illuminating people. Those who feel lonely must try to contact their Solar Angel. In the moment of contact, they will feel great joy and upliftment and their loneliness will disappear.

Contact with the Solar Angel opens in your mind so many fields of service and creativity that you cannot find a moment to feel depressed. Every success in the field of creativity and service turns into a fountain of joy for you. Such a contact with the Solar Angel and fusion with It takes place only through meditation and service.

The Solar Angel is in continuous meditation to contact the human soul and, if the human soul begins seriously to meditate, then the day of contact comes nearer and nearer until the energies meet and fuse.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.2

Monday, April 30, 2018

The life that you are living is not necessarily what you want now, but you build it by your past

You can have the "money", but where are you using it? Next life you will have money or not according to how you spent money in this incarnation. If you wasted it, next time you will be a beggar because a chance was given to you to use that energy for everything great in the Universe. The beggars we see everywhere once upon a time had a good amount of money, and they misused it. The same thing can happen to your voice. For example, a baby is born without a larynx. Maybe five hundred years ago she was singing low level songs in a cabaret. Whatever you misuse, those misused things are taken from your hands. If you misuse your sexual energy, next life you will be impotent, and you will be around the most beautiful girls or boys. You might be born with a normal, body, but hate sex. You will suffer because of your misuse.

The life that you are living is not necessarily what you want now, but you build it by your past. Everything is mathematically correct because all around the planet and the solar system is a gigantic "Computer." Those who are sitting at the head of these Computers are the Lipika Lords, the Karmic Lords. There are tiny "disks" for each person. They put information in the Computer and say, "Ah ha, you monkey! Next life you are going to pay," and you automatically do whatever is programmed for you because you are the slave of your own deeds. It is your mental, emotional, and physical deeds that control you.

By the Law of Opportunity a little window of time and space is given to you, then closed. If you get into that space, you can benefit and change yourself. If not, your life will be all automatic and mechanical. Americans talk about free will, but what freedom are you talking about? There is no free will. You are really the slave of your deeds, and you are saying, "I am so free."


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Shamballa energy is not coming suddenly to uplift us to heaven

Shamballa energy is not coming directly to humanity suddenly to uplift us to heaven. It comes to provide tests and crises. It comes to show you how inadequate you are, or how fitting you are. For example, your Teacher looks into your eyes and suddenly you feel that all of your stupidities and good things are surfacing. He exposed you to yourself. What is your next move? You are going to move either to the negative or the positive. The same thing happens with the Shamballa energy. Shamballa is not coming to this earth to make it a paradise. It can be a paradise if everyone responds to the energy, but if they react, it will be worse than before.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3, p.260

Your enemies incarnate within your country...

Maybe you hate certain nations, but all nations are part of you. Whether you like it or not, it is there. Killing is not a good solution. If you kill eight hundred thousand people, in ten years they will incarnate in your country and make a mess there.

Your enemies incarnate within your country in order to destroy you from within. When you make an enemy, that enemy may be born in the next life within your family, group, and nation and do the same thing as you did to him -- of course with different ways and means.

Many troubles in nations are caused by our former enemies. They are part of our nation, but act against our national interest by making great political mistakes, selling drugs, or  misleading people in different ways. After the wars you can see many upheavals in victorious nations. There are always those who destroy the integrity of people, mislead the nation, and spread pollution, drugs, and prostitution if they cannot directly murder people to take their revenge from the past.

To end this vicious cycle we must train people from their childhood, educating them with the principles and ideas of world unity and synthesis, about the Law of Karma and Reincarnation, and in some way dispel their innate programming for revenge and hatred.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Cosmic Questions vol.3

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Connection with God creates magnetism and draws to you all those who will help you

Connection with God creates magnetism, and magnetism draws to you all those people who will help you carry out a mission. You can find co-workers in your office, in your business, and also in your family life. Ideally, a family is a team of co-workers.

I remember my grandmother, who lived to be ninety-six years old. There were almost eighty family members living in our very large home, and she was the fulcrum, the magnet of the family. All the family members --doctors, lawyers, philosophers-- used to ask her advice for their problems.

One day one of the lawyers in our family went to grandmother for some personal advice. I was curious why a lawyer would need advice from her, so I sneaked in to listen. He said, "My wife and I are having trouble; she is bothering me. Do you have any suggestions?" "Shame on you!" she said. "You are a lawyer. Can't you find the ways and means to please your wife and make her please you? Get out! I don't want to see your face until you solve your problem." An hour later he returned to say, "We did it. Everything is fine, and we are happy now." Then grandmother said to him, "First practice law in your home, then later in the marketplace."

My grandmother could keep our whole family of eighty people together as co-workers. I remember one day we needed a bridge built on our property. At dinner she said to everyone, "We must have a bridge. What is the matter with all of you?" Three days later, that bridge was built. She never gave an order; she just made suggestions. She got the family to do things with her magnetism.

One day I asked her, "Grandmother, what is the source of your power?" She said, "You sleep here with me tonight and you will see." At two o' clock in the morning she knelt down and started to pray and meditate. "Lord, illuminate my mind, give strength to my heart, and energize my body. I need You to guide this family." I looked around to see to whom she was talking, but no one was there. At four-thirty, she got up again and prayed some more. It was magnificent; I felt energy all around the room.

Later in the morning, Grandmother asked me, "Did you see where my power is coming from?" "Yes," I said, "I saw it. I felt your power." Then I immediately gathered a group of my friends and proudly announced, "My grandmother speaks with God. That is why she is so powerful."


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Love attracts those who are eager to help you

Love attracts in subjective levels those who are eager to help you. When you increase your love, you start to smell like a fragrant flower. When you increase your hatred, you smell rotten. This is especially true in the astral plane. If you are hateful, angry, revengeful, or jealous, your astral body decays. When you enter the astral plane during sleep, you smell really rotten.

Devas and angels are attracted to you by your smell. If you have a rotten smell they will not be attracted to you, and you will see how you are losing your magnetism and attracting destructive forces around you. Invisible angels and devas are charged with magnetism. If you are full of love, they come to you and give you their magnetism.

Magnetism is good for your business. Magnetism brings you greater success in all your life endeavors. Leave negativity alone, and you will see how beautiful you will become and how people will come to you on this plane and on other planes to help you and work with you.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Beware of those who gossip

Beware of those who gossip. They are distributors of germs which are very hard to annihilate. Dark forces work through gossipers to create disturbances in the hearts and minds of people. Do not encourage gossipers by listening to them. They will talk the same way about you to others. Gossipers are sick people. Their heart center is covered in a gray mist, and their consciousness is in the process of degeneration.

There is a service you can do for those who gossip:

a. Ask if they are perfect.
b. Ask if they have things in their nature which are vulnerable.
c. Ask if they really know who they are.
d. Ask if they have the same character as their victims.
e. Ask the reason why they want to gossip.
f. Ask them to go and talk to their victims.

With these six questions you will unveil their true face.


-Torkom Saraydarian

Friday, March 23, 2018

When you forget to meditate for a few days...

Regular meditation disciplines your bodies. It disciplines your nervous system, heart, and brain. It disciplines your emotional body, and it makes your mental body focused, concentrated, awake, and creative.

When you forget to meditate for a few days, the old habits of your bodies return. Your emotional habits sneak in; your mind feels that it is time to be as it was before -- scattered, unfocused, rebellious, and foggy. Then when you resume your meditation, you have a hard time because you must fight against the limitations of your bodies. Eventually you will give up under the pressure of your age-long habits.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Thursday, March 22, 2018

An organized and progressive mind creates an organized and progressive life

As we leave behind our psychological childhood and feel relatively mature, we begin to realize that our life is the reflection of our consciousness. Life is the result of how we think and where our consciousness is. An organized and progressive mind creates an organized and progressive life.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

When we speak about meditation, we are trying to prevent a great danger

When we speak about meditation, we are trying to prevent a great danger into which humanity is already entering. This danger is that of becoming machines through which other people think, speak, and act. The majority of humanity is now falling into this danger.

Meditation makes a person a free thinker. Through meditation, he not only thinks, but he also evokes intuitive light. Intuitive light gives him direction. Thinking enables him to follow the direction he chooses without being influenced by others.

The enemies of humanity, those criminals whose only aim is to satisfy their own vanities, are eager to attack those who know how to think. They try by all possible means to turn people into machines that have no will or direction so that they can use them any way they want. Meditation protects us from falling into such a trap because through meditation, we develop our thinking. Through thinking one can see things as they are, and with intuition he can penetrate into the motives of people's hearts.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Monday, March 19, 2018

Try to be graceful

Gracefulness creates bridges between people. It is magnetic. It evokes the beauty, the goodness, the talents, the hidden potentials in the people and brings them out.

Sometimes when you speak with your wife, with your children, with your friends, ask yourself, "Am I graceful or not," because people think that if you are tough and brutal, you are man, you have strength. It is just the contrary. The most powerful man is so graceful. I know from my Teachers. They were sometimes six, seven feet tall. They were so powerful physically, emotionally mentally, and they were so graceful in their movements, in their speech, in their voice.

Gracefulness channels healing energy to other people and into your aura. Try not to be "macho." Try to be graceful. One day a family came to me. The husband and wife hated each other. Eventually I solved their problems and then the man said to his wife, "Come here." He pulled his wife over and gave her a rough hug. I said, "What are you doing?" "That is my way to show love." "But look at your wife. You squeezed her to death. Be a little graceful." Gracefulness brings out the fragrance from other people. Gracefulness brings out the fragrance hidden in other people.

Try to be graceful. It is very difficult for some people to be graceful. Those who have difficulty in being graceful, think about gracefulness and watch your actions. See how beautiful you will feel, how healthy you will feel, and this is not exaggeration.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Human Nature

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Exercise to overcome habits

Habits are dispersed by the energy of freedom which can be evoked from our Soul. The energy of freedom is a special energy that comes from the Intuitional Plane and is directed by the human soul living in the higher mental plane. He can take this energy and release it on any habit pattern and slowly dissolve it.

We can invoke the energy of freedom by using the following visualization exercise:

1. Sit as relaxed as you can.
2. Visualize three blue stars in a triangle above your head. See at the center of this triangle an orange-blue flame. See a ray of energy branching out from the flame, linking the three stars.
3. Visualize your habit in action, or forming an event.
4. Visualize the stars and see the energy of the stars forming a fiery arrow.
5. Let the energy of the fiery arrow hit the habit in action, or the event created by the habit, and see the habit or event dissolve or evaporate.

This is a very potent energy called the energy of freedom. It releases the prisoner -- the human soul -- from the habit. Whatever is limiting a person is a habit in the process of forming. Do not let it form. Melt it away; disperse and annihilate it. Through such a simple method one can overcome the habits of smoking, drinking, improper sexual habits, certain eating habits, and habits of thinking, feeling, and acting.

Most sicknesses in the body are due to our habits. Habits weaken our organs and glands. Certain habits burn the tissues and nerve endings. Others petrify the tissues and nerve endings and make them unable to maintain their original functions or become particularly susceptible to germs. Habits create disharmony in the system and violate the freedom of the human soul.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

A fiery soul must spread fire

A fiery soul must spread fire, and because of him the members of his family, his associates, his co-workers, and his friends must feel the urge to improve, to be beautiful, righteous, noble, and joyful. If a person thinks that he is fiery but he has no effect on the lives of others, he is a self-deluded person.

Fire manifests as wisdom, as light, as love, as energy. It is impossible to resist fire. Fire eventually destroys hindrances and releases the jewel in the core.

Your children and your friends must enjoy and even look for your fire. Life on this planet is pretty cold. The frost of hatred, malice, slander, crime, terrorism, poverty, hunger, loneliness, and so on are all the result of the absence of fire. Once people feel that you are a fire, they will come to you to feel warm. All Great Ones attracted millions of people because of Their fire. It is through Their fire that They initiated a process of transmutation all over the world.

The fire within us eventually brought us into the human kingdom. What a privilege it is to be human! This means that we worked so hard for centuries to break through and enter the human kingdom. It is the same fire within us that will eventually make another major breakthrough and lead us into the Kingdom of God where we will live as souls, as flames.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Prayer


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meditation is dangerous if a person is in conflict with himself

Meditation is dangerous if a person is in conflict with himself, with the goal he aspire to or he believes in, or with what he tells others to do.

Such a double standard creates complicated tension within a person's consciousness and within the electrical system of his etheric, emotional, and mental bodies. It also creates dangerous cleavages in his being. If a person continues to meditate under such circumstances, he widens the cleavages and increases the conflict, which culminates in the total exhaustion or destruction of the person.

Inner conflict weakens a person to such a degree that he begins to hate the Teaching, meditation, and spiritual discipline. Things lose their value when they do not affect and change our lives or when they do not become part of our real being.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1, p.162

Meditation creates a very important kind of tension

There was a girl who was a beautiful singer, yet there was something lacking in her voice. Although outwardly everything about her was beautiful, her voice did not move the hearts of others. I suggested to her that she practice meditation, and she took the advice. Six months later she gave another recital, and this time the audience was thrilled. There was an electrical charge present in her voice that had never been there before. Until she practiced meditation, her voice came from her solar plexus, as it may come from the lungs, from the heart or emotions, or from the throat. Now her voice comes from her soul and has great power to inspire others.

Meditation creates a very important kind of tension, an accumulation of tremendous energy in the mind that is harmonized and used in mental and higher spheres for creative work and for the benefit of humanity.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Monday, March 12, 2018

Joy is the victory of Spirit over problems

What is real joy? What are your sources of joy? Are you joyful at all? If not, why not? Are you able to give joy to others, or are you burdening them with yourself? There are many people who are a burden to others, offering only their criticism, miserableness, and meanness. Can you uplift them, or are you one of them? Through this questioning process, you open your mind.

To find the strength to overcome any crisis, we need great joy. We must meditate on joy because joy brings us energy and increases the quality of our meditation and, thus, our problem-solving abilities. Joy is the victory of Spirit over problems.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Meditation cures many psychological problems

Meditation also cures many psychological problems. A lady came to see me because she had undertaken many medical examinations, as well as psychological and psychiatric testing, without successfully finding the cause of her depression. Although the doctors were able to give her condition many interesting new names, she was still depressed. After she discussed her problems with me, I said to her, "Do you know why you are depressed? Just think about this and you will be surprised. Your depression is the result of having a great vision and not being able to actualize that vision." She began to cry when she realized how true this was.

When a person's soul begins to respond to the vision that life as he knows it is not all there is to life, that he is living in misery but something else is calling him, he becomes depressed. He sees the mess and deplores it, but he is, nevertheless, living in it. At this point the Spirit rebels and exerts a powerful pressure upon the personality. This is experienced as depression.

The solution is meditation: the technique of slowly allowing oneself to fuse with his vision and actualize it. The more able a person is to actualize his vision, the happier he becomes. His labor and enthusiasm increase, and he finds that he no longer has the time nor inclination to be depressed.

People often think that the vision is "somewhere out there," but it is not. The vision we sense is within us; it is our Inner Glory, our potential for spiritual bliss. When one brings this into actualization, he is never depressed because the Spirit is incapable of depression. It is the Almighty Presence which is everywhere, in everything. How could Divinity be depressed?


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Meditation has enormous healing power

Meditation has enormous healing power because it leads to contact with the source of all healing: the Almighty One. God is Power -- pure energy -- and if you contact Him, you can heal yourself and solve your own problems. Meditation, if practiced correctly, takes you to the source of life within you and releases that light into your whole system. For example, many times I have had trouble with my digestive system. If I meditate for half an hour, everything becomes normal again.

-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Friday, March 02, 2018

When people flatter us, how can we stop that from building our ego?

Q: When people flatter us or give us compliments, how can we stop that from building our ego?

A: You cannot stop the person. The person will say, "I love you. You are so beautiful." You give cars to them. You write letters to them to flatter them. It is disgusting. You encourage them in their attitude. You must watch yourself. You cannot control others.

You must watch your reaction, whether you are responding or reacting. In this case you must react. You must say, "I am not really that man whom you are praising."

A wise man said, "Whenever a man praises me, I remember my sins." You remember your sins -- for example, when someone is saying to me, "You are the most wonderful this and that," I remember what I did wrong in the past. I say, "Ah, this is false praise." You escape that way. You do not listen to that anymore. Why are you flattering me? "You are the most honest man." Really? Maybe I did in the past many dishonest things. I remember that. When I remember, I do not pay attention to their flattery. This is the first practical answer.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

If you do things intellectually only, you destroy yourself.

You do things intellectually but without love. If you do things intellectually only, you destroy yourself. That is why our civilization is destroying itself. Scientists created the atomic bomb, atomic radiation, atomic leakage. They created. They wanted to destroy enemies, intellectually. Now our lands, lakes, and oceans are all polluted because there was no love in it, and there was no willpower in it. They created through the intellect.

It is very serious and very, very clear, but who is seeing it? They are not seeing it. A scientist is sitting there and thinking, "What can I make so that eventually in one moment I can destroy a city, I can destroy civilization, I can destroy nations?" It is pure intellect. Pure intellect destroys itself. You must mix with intellect some mixture of love.

If you use only your intellectual energies, you always create physical sickness. If you use only your love energies, you create emotional sickness. If you use your will energies alone, you create brain sickness, nervous sickness. Most of your sicknesses are the result of disproportional use of these three energies.

It is like chemistry. You have three chemicals. If you use them individually, one burns, one extinguishes, one destroys, but the three together enhance your health.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What is a saint?

It is very important that each of us eventually becomes a saint, because sainthood is the station on the road that leads us to perfection; it is a station that we cannot bypass.

Now what is a saint? A saint is a man or a woman who has taken the Third Initiation. He or she is purified physically, emotionally, and mentally -- a spotless human being. Of course it is not easy to be spotless. You will be spotless mentally, emotionally, physically, with your expressions, with your words and actions, and reactions. You will be a man who is totally in balance under the principles and laws of the Universe.

The purity of physical, emotional, and mental bodies of saints brings into their system a tremendous amount of power. If you have been in the presence of a saint you can feel it. He is charged with psychic energy. He has power.

Sainthood makes you so beautiful. Some kind of beauty and charm comes in your face, in your body.

In each of us, in our heart, there is something that aspires in rare moments and says, "I wish I was so pure." All our endeavors, all our striving eventually must turn into striving toward holiness. It is not easy. The path of holiness is struggle, fight, sleepless nights, failures, and battles in your conscience, battles with yourself.

You cannot be a saint until you clean your karma. You are going to pay; you cannot be president until your taxes are paid. So do not increase your karma.

A saint is one who is always in contact with the Other Worlds, he lives in many worlds, not just two worlds. His sphere of contact is not limited to his personal life; it is beyond that.

A saint is one who has given himself to an exceptional service for humanity. You cannot be a saint sitting in your home and hallucinating that you are a great initiator; impossible.

When we are talking about saints we are not talking about pictures hanging on the walls of churches. They can also be saints. We are talking about men and women who are fighting in the battle of life, everyday life, in their family, in their community, in their nation, in the international fields, everywhere.

There is a great mistake in holy literature that a saint is a religious person. It is not so. Religious people have monopolized sainthood. Who said this is so? There are saints in politics, in education, in philosophy, communication, in science, in arts, in religion, too, and in economy. You cannot progress only through religion. You need seven fields, and in the seven fields saints exist.

A saint is one who has no personal will but acts by the will of the spirit. Whatever the Soul tells him, he does it. Not to have will does not mean you do not have direction and personality, but you always do the will of that Almighty Something; you exist for Him. That is very heavy.

So actually the development of sainthood within you is the decrease of the will of your ego, which is totally contradictory to what we learn in our schools and modern society. That is why modern society hates sainthood. Sainthood? Then how could we do all the things that we do to have fun?

A saint is a man or a woman who is totally harmless -- physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually harmless.

Sainthood is not the result of opening our centers. It is not anything that you can "buy" by gymnastics, yoga, breathing exercises, this or that trash. Centers do not open safely unless they are balanced with a holy life, an expanded consciousness that can handle the energy that will flow from the centers. Actually, opened centers are the result of sainthood. When you are a saint you bloom. Everything blooms. That is why you know, you have energy, you have power, you can heal, you can transform because you are a purified personality.

A saint is one whose heart is totally filled with compassion. I will tell you a little story that happened. One of our monks was very, very pure. This man went and brought some grains from two, three miles away. When we opened the grains, he found big, big ants in the bag. He said, "Oh beautiful, I brought you two miles away from your home." I said he's crazy and I was just ready to step on them. He said, "Torkom, put them back in that bag." I said "All right." He took the bag two miles back and freed them and he brought the grain back and he said, "Now I feel good." So for six months I said he is nut, nothing else. I made jokes about him and made his life so burdensome. 

One day he came and said, "You know, ants are life just as you are. What about if somebody takes you two miles away and leaves you there?"

One day I saw him sitting and crying. I said, "What is the matter?" He said, "Look what you did. To pick one apple you cut the whole branch." He was crying for what I did. Then I suddenly realized that this man is five thousand years ahead of me. I saw how backward I was sometimes.

Q: Does sainthood carry on in us from one life to another?

A: If he has duties to do, he comes back since he did not finish. He is a Third Degree initiate and he must finish the Fourth Degree, Fifth Degree and then the Sixth Degree. In the Sixth Degree he decides if he is going to come back or not. That is his business. But in the Third Degree he is going to come back because a Third Degree Initiate has finished his personal karma but did not finish his national karma and human karma and global karma. He is going to pay for you. A saint is one who writes checks to pay your debts.

Their life is a sacrifice. Saints are sacrificial people because when the will is not yours but God's, your life is a sacrifice. Actually, sacrifice means total dedication to an exceptional service.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Teachings of Great Ones



Monday, February 19, 2018

How does the ego affect self-esteem?

Q: How does the ego affect self-esteem?

A: Self-esteem is a word that is wrongly translated. I have read maybe twelve books written by psychologists and psychiatrists who talk about self-esteem. But what are they talking about? They are talking about the self-esteem of the ego.

Self-esteem is very difficult. You must have the Self to esteem it. You do not have Self. You are ego yet. You are the ego devastated in the hands of maya, glamors, illusions; devastated in the live events, relationships. You do not know what you are doing.

Actually, ego is very automatic, mechanical. Ego is always mechanical and automatic, and I do not respect a man who is automatic and mechanical. He does good things; he does bad things. He is mixed up. His judgment, his evaluations have no standards, and so on. How can you esteem that?

We forcefully make that criminal to esteem himself. What are we doing? Eventually he is esteeming his glamors, his dreams, his wishes, his goals, which are not standard, pure goals. In this way we lead him on a false path to esteem his ego instead of esteeming his Self.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Sunday, February 18, 2018

How ego is developed

Egos develop when you are praised, when you are bribed, when you are flattered. That ego develops on the physical level, emotional level, and mental level. At the physical level it mostly develops when you help somebody too much. He develops the ego because he thinks he is something, and that is why you are helping him. Your help must be very intellectual, very wise about the one you are helping. Most of the problems of humanity are caused by the wrong help in the wrong place at the wrong time. "Ah, I am something." He becomes an ant on the forehead of the elephant.

One day an elephant was entering with a victorious king into a city. A fly on the elephant's nose said, "Look, everyone is applauding me." Sometimes we are that fly. We think that people are applauding us. They are not applauding us sometimes. They are applauding for the king, but the fly says, "It is for me."

If you are flattered, if you are not told your mistakes, you develop an ego straight away. The Teacher takes you and tells you that you are like this and that. If the person is hurt, ti means the Teacher is cracking the glamor, the illusions, the maya, the Threshold. That is the role that sometimes the Teacher plays to crack these things.

If you talk about his illusions and glamors and foolishness and vanity and ego, he will react, not on the outside sometimes, but his inner mechanism starts to work. "Son of a gun... I did these things for him and he still does not like me." The inner tape recorder runs day and night to justify himself, or herself, that he is a very nice man, or woman, and the Teacher is wrong. If this reaction is there, there is no hope for now. Sometimes Teachers, to test your ego, even say something is wrong that is right and you react. It is the reaction that is important.

Ego develops with praise and with accepting a  person as is. For eχample we generally accept our friends as the are, but this is a very bad state of consciousness. One day I saw a lady who had a very nice friend who was late for dinner. She said to her, "You must come here at the right time, not two hours later." I liked it because she fixed her. She did not say, "Come any time you want. We eat our dinner and you come two hours later to satisfy your own glamor." Have straight words with your friends, or sometimes keep a long time of silence until you know that you are really right. This helps the person destroy his ego.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

One must become aware of his vanity

At the beginning of self-actualization, one must become aware of his vanity. Unless vanity is recognized, a person will never be able to find the path. Vanity creates mirages, and a person's life is lived in vanity, while, in the meantime, he plays the game of the ostrich, hiding his head in the sand while exposing the other end!

-Torkom Saraydarian
Imagination & Visualization

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Enthusiasm makes you an organizer

Organizational ability comes with the energy of the electricity of enthusiasm. If your machinery is lacking electricity, the machinery does not work. Enthusiasm makes you an organizer. It is very important that spiritual people do not act like hippies. Each of you must be an organizer. You must be organizers of what?

I am not referring to organizers of peace movements. In your business, in your factory, in your shop, in your home, in your community, in your church, in your group, you must be organizing and doing things. Birthdays, Christmas days, how can they be organized? Those who can organize have psychic energy. They have enthusiasm. By organizing these things you increase your enthusiasm, because things that start to flow through you increase in volume, in quality, and in quantity.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery, p.326

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Seven steps on the path of freedom

Freedom is not what average people think. There are seven steps on the path of freedom:

1. Freedom from blind urges and drives of your body, and of the bodies of others
2. Freedom from hatred, fear, anger, jealousy, revenge, slander, malice, and treason
3. Freedom from greed, separatism, ego, vanity, and fanaticism
4. Freedom from ignorance
5. Freedom from any harmful thoughts, actions, and words.
6. Freedom from death
7. Freedom from time and space

Teach people the science of freedom.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery, p.301

Monday, January 22, 2018

How to conquer negativity

We can conquer negativity by the following methods:

One thing that is very important is to increase your joy. Every time you are depleted of joy, you fall into negativity. So take the book Joy and Healing and study it and eventually memorize one of the exercise sections in it. You will save your life because if you fall into negativity, all other devils will follow it. First increase joy within you. Joy is psychic energy and it destroys all kinds of negativity. Joy comes from your Solar Angel, from your inner resources.

The second step is to show people the consequences of negativity, what negativity does to their body, to their friendship, to their nervous system, and to their creativity. Tell them what wrong decisions they make, and how their decisions affect all the people who are related to them, their nation and humanity.

Discuss negativity very openly. Do not hide anything. But you are going to bring it up to a scientific or psychological state of expression and make it creative, such as creating a drama.

Reveal the causes of the negativity.

When you see that a person is acting negatively tell him or her the positive side of a situation and how things can be done positively.

Try to show him or her the bright side of things. Teach your friends how to appreciate things.

Teach people admiration.

You are going to create ecstasy to conquer negativity.

Fasting is very important. When you fast, and if you are obsessed by negative spirits, they will not like you and leave. When you fast, they become hungry and look for someone else to nourish them. I am not joking. That is why Christ said, "You can take the evils from people after fasting." Fasting is very important, and if you have certain problems in your home that you cannot solve, fast and you will notice that your negativity and various other poisons will disappear. Then you will not be tasty for the devils.

Do not marry negative people. Do not hire them in your business. If you have done this already, change them. Do not give any high position to them because they will destroy you.

Negativity also is found on three levels: physically negative people, emotionally negative, and mentally negative people. It is easy to cure physical and emotional negativity. Negativity in the physical body appears in manners and dressing. But it is very difficult to cure mental negativity. Such people are very smart, sharp, witty, and to handle them you will need to be super intelligent and in some degree consciously negative.

Let me mention a few other agents of healing from negativity. They are seclusion, silence, fasting, prayer, meditation, gratitude, creativity, and again, joy exercises. If you do these things you will find the ways and means to pull yourself out of negativity.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

How negativity develops

Negativity develops under the following conditions:

-Very painful life conditions, lots of suffering, posthypnotic imagery in the home and environment eventually develop negativity.

-Guilt feelings are one of the great sources of negativity because people are identified with their guilt to such a degree that they do not see any other image for themselves.

-Posthypnotic suggestions, television and movie programs create negativity in you.

-When the connection between you and your Inner Guide is cut or severed, you really fall into negativity.

-There is another reason that some people are negative. We call it a curse.

-Hurt feelings, defeat, failure, obsession and possession make you negative.

-Waste of sex energy and exhaustion in work makes you negative.

-Continuous criticism makes one negative.

-Childhood among negative people who were failures and self-destructive causes you to be a negative person.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Negative people

Negative people have no appreciation. I have seldom heard words or expressions of appreciation from negative persons. Most everything they say is negative. They lack appreciation. By learning about these negative things, you can start thinking that the cure for this kind of negativity is mentally to create their opposites. For example, if people are unappreciative, you can teach them the science of how to appreciate people.

Negative people always make others worthless. Even if people have done great things, a negative person will find something to convince you that they are worthless people. These are signs that you are going to watch for in people.

Negative people always try to find an ugly motive behind your actions. It is very difficult to deal with these people because in everything they say, there is something negative, destructive, and ugly. This condition is so contagious that eventually you believe what they are doing. You think that they are very discriminative, have sharp eyes,  and see exactly what is going on. You lose your positivity and join them. Nothing is beautiful for them; nothing is glorious or admirable for them. If two people walk together, a negative person will say, "You know why they are together." If two people are eating together, they find various negative motives behind it. This is what negativity is.

Negative people like to gossip. They gossip continuously. When they sit down with you at dinner, or when they travel with you, they immediately open their big mouth and start criticizing and gossiping. Gossip and criticism are nothing else but seeing the negative side of things. They are not offering constructive criticism. It is not intended to correct others or give them a new light, a new explanation; it is destructive criticism.

Negative people try to find the weaknesses of other people.

Negative people speak about their ill health.

Negative persons think that everyone is inferior to them.

Negative people speak about their bad childhood.

Negative people speak badly about others, especially about their parents. They speak very badly, of course, about their teachers because they hallucinate and project whatever negativity they have on their teachers, on their parents. But you can learn something very important from them. By studying a negative person you find exactly what he is, truly, within himself. Whatever negativity he is speaking about others, that negativity is in him.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Try to create admiration

Are you an admirable husband? If your wife is not admiring you, be careful. She looks to somebody for admire. That is why some women fall in love with their priests, actors, presidents, and the husband wonders why. It is because they need to admire someone. They cannot live without admiration. It is so important to remember this. Try to be an object of admiration for your wife, husband, or children. Children must admire their parents. "My daddy is so bright, so good." Admiration destroys negativity.

In your business, in any relationship, in your marriage, let your husband or wife admire you. You have his love when he admires you. A lady who came for counselling told me that her husband was losing interest in her. I said, "I would do the same." She asked, "Why?" Observe how you are dressed. Look at your face, your hair." She said, "You are not supposed to say these things." I said, "I am old-fashioned man. I do not have the science of counseling with flattery. I tell things the right way to people's face. Who is going to be interested in you? Look at your shoes." I said, "Eat a little bit less. How can your husband be interested in you when you are carrying a five hundred pound load behind you?"

Work on yourself. Try to create admiration. People must admire your body, your emotions, your voice, your hair. If you are going to impose yourself on others to make them admire you, it will not succeed. "Here I am as I am. Either he loves me or not." It does not work like that.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Self-Actualization & Self-Mastery

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Children who are filled with heroic images...

When you present children with beautiful fairy tales and parables, they learn how to live as noble people. They develop virtues to meet the world with a spirit of sacrifice and kindness. Children who are filled with heroic images grow up to be courageous men and women who care more about their worth as human beings than about the size of their bank accounts.

Read the newspapers today and you will read about all the crime that is happening. The crime rate is becoming higher and higher. If you turn on your television, you will see so many programs with fighting and shooting. Or you will see police stories with crime as the central issue. It is all the same story of fighting and killing. What kind of values do these movies develop in our children? Why are not we presenting them with examples of nobility and right human relations?


-Torkom Saraydarian

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The problems a person is having with other people are problems that he is having with himself

In my research I found out that the problems a person is having with other people are problems that he is having with his personality, with his body, emotions, and mind.

If you abuse your body, you abuse the bodies of others. If you abuse your feelings, you abuse the feelings of others. If you abuse your own mind, you abuse the minds of others. And once you abuse others, they will abuse you, and you will abuse them. This will go on forever, until one of you comes to his senses and stops the ugly game.

Sometimes self-abuse creates an enormous fear, a fear that is born inside. This fear is the result of the withdrawal of our Solar Angel. The Solar Angel temporarily withdraws due to our abuses, and this leads us into depression and fear.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Human Nature

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Meditation creates a safety net

Meditation creates a safety net around a person's body, home, car, and office. As we continue daily meditation, we can see the expansion of this protective field. We are told that the protective aura of a Great One can even save a city from many disasters.

We must remember that we live in a sphere of many destructive forces, entities, microbes, and germs. It is only because of our aura that we can create a sphere of insulation around ourselves and protect ourselves from hostile forces.  When we weaken our aura through wrong thinking, negative emotions, and wrong actions, we open doors for those forces that attack us.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1

Thursday, January 04, 2018

True meditation is done when...

True meditation is done when the consciousness operates on the third level of the mental plane. One can know that his consciousness is operating on the third mental level by observing the following signs:

1.a sense of immortality
2. a sense of timelessness
3. a sense of non-existence
4. a deep joy and serenity
5. a realization that nothing will stop progress toward perfection
6. an increasing development of indifference toward factors that slowly lose their power over one who does real meditation: *treason, *failure, *mistakes, *defeat, *betrayal, *malice, *slander.
7. an increasing development of indifference toward: *praise, *fame, *reputation, *success, *victory, *position, *possessions.
8. a sensitivity to feel divinity in everything, everywhere
9. abstract idealism and practical thinking and action
10. increasing creativity
11. increasing urge to serve
12. increasing urge to cooperate with the creative forces of the Universe
13. increasing energy and courage in the physical, emotional, and mental realms
14. clear observation
15. increasing awareness of the Higher Worlds

These fifteen signs are indications that the consciousness of the person is operating on the third level of the higher mind.

As the consciousness advances in the mental plane, meditation turns into contemplation and eventually into illumination. As the consciousness climbs up and expands on the mental plane, a person begins to realize the existence of higher communications. His communication with his Inner Guide increases. Then he registers communication with living Great Ones Who were watching his progress on the Path. He then eventually comes into contact with his Teacher.

Many who think they are doing meditation are wandering through the corridors of the lower mind, playing with imported or self-made thoughtforms, or with past memories collected in their mental body.

Meditation is a breakthrough from all those psychological limitations which our memory weaves with the thread of our past failures. Once a breakthrough is made, the creative powers of a person increase with energy and vision.

True meditation continually raises a person from the limiting factors of his life toward freedom.


-Torkom Saraydarian
Meditation vol.1