Wednesday, May 3, 2017

152 - Wesak —The Spiritual New Year


A beautiful reminder from Torkom's treasured works during this holy time of Wesak:

We are told that the whole Creation waits for the Sons of Light. The whole creation is waiting for us. Great Ones in subjective levels feel tremendous joy and blessings when even one person turns his face from darkness to light. Why? Because each of us is a part of the entire Universe. Without us, the Universe
is not complete.

This is why Great Ones come cyclically to earth; They know that without you and me, They are not perfect. Did you ever consider that you are responsible for the progress of the Planetary Life, the Solar Life, and the Galactic Life? Either you are aiding Their perfection and your perfection, or you are making Them stand still or bounce back because of your weaknesses.

At the time of Wesak, let us try to build a beautiful vision in our minds. Let us try to stretch ourselves toward the Spiritual Triad of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth. Beauty, Goodness, and Truth are the three doors of synthesis. Truth will open the door. Goodness will give you the energy and courage to enter the door. Beauty will attract you and receive you in.

We must understand that Truth can be very dangerous and shocking. When the light of Truth comes, you may be shattered because you will see how for billions of years you worked against light. You will be devastated unless the Hand of Love takes you in. Without Love, you will not be able to enter the Hall of Truth. Beauty will attract you like a magnet into the Hall of Truth.

When you have Beauty, Goodness, and Truth, you will become a person of synthesis. You will be an initiate. You will be truly beautiful, and in your beauty, God will be glorified. You will have reached one of the states of progress toward Infinity. Infinity is waiting for you.

MEDITATION
1. Sit, relax and close your eyes.
2. Say The Great Invocation:

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

3. Sound three OMs.

As you sound the three OMs, synthesize yourself with the Life behind all existence. Let your individuality melt away into that Great Life who is the source of energy, beauty, goodness, health, and creativity.

4. Say: “Salutations to the Great One.”

5. Meditate for ten minutes on the following seed
thought: “Let my life be a labor of synthesis.”

6. Visualize a five-pointed star over your head and over the building you are in. This is the star of Christ.


7. Repeat The Great Invocation.
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-Excerpted from Wisdom of the Zodiac Volume 1, by Torkom Saraydarian pp. 333-335.

-For more information on the zodiac and full moons, see Torkom's collection of lectures in the 4 Volume Set, The Wisdom of the Zodiac


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Monday, August 15, 2016

151 - String of Attachment




By J. V. Constas

Attachment, even if it is to a “good” idea, can be destructive to our personal relationships and society as a whole.

Many thoughtful and principled people often imagine better worlds and societies, usually free of struggle, conflict and competition. These well-intentioned men and women look at their failings, disappointments and frustrations in the present world and construct a mental image of a world fashioned in such a way that their weaknesses would not be liabilities, their aspirations would not be foiled by circumstance or their opinions otherwise challenged. In other words, the personal utopias we imagine are often manifestations of our desire to escape magically from our own limitations, rather than take up the heavy labor of individual effort to expand our consciousness and station in life.

Yet, attempting to impose our views on others to fix what is actually wrong with us is not utopia, instead it is dystopia.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

150 - Torkom's Autobiography


By Connie Kadansky, student of Ageless Wisdom Teachings

I have been studying Torkom's books for 13 years.  After re-reading Joy & Healing was particularly moved by the story about Torkom's father handling a dire circumstance as a "great challenge to prove to his Lord that he could begin his service again."

I wanted to see a photograph of Torkom's father and asked Gita if she had a picture of her grandfather.  She shared that there were photographs in Autobiography: Torkom Saraydarian

When presented with this thick book, I asked myself "do I have time to read this book?"  After reading the first few pages, it is clear that wisdom is infused on every page.

Am only on page 66 and these are the top three learnings thus far:

1.  Silence is vitally important when we are around people who are suffering. "People heal more quickly when those around them are silent."

2.  Do not sympathize with people who are suffering through words.  It does not help them.  "Our sympathies deprive them of an opportunity to be strong."

3. When we have a real problem to solve, or are feeling hurt or depressed or defeated in any way by the things that happen in life, in solitude we will find real strength that comes from within.  Our minds become clear. Our heart becomes courageous. We will see events more objectively from the point of view of eternity.

My heart is full of gratitude for Torkom's dedication to Ageless Wisdom Teachings.  Highly recommend this book.  If you have read it, please share your comments on this blog. 




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

149 - Meditation on God




By Gita Saraydarian

“In this age we must expand our understanding of the word God.” *

I meditated on God and my universe expanded. My heart became more peaceful; my mind serene.

There is no human being on earth who does not ever ask about God.

God is unfathomable; yet we try. So why ponder on the imponderable?

Because we get parochial otherwise; we want only our “God” to be the one. This creates separatism and shrinks our mind, our world. We do not see other possibilities and views. Our consciousness shrinks. A shrinking consciousness then identifies a turf — then works to protect it — creating ideologies to buttress the view, and then takes action preemptively. Slowly our soul shrinks and we create a space for evil to take root. When the soul shrinks further, we lose our divine connection; evil has free play. Evil does not just come and sit inside of us; we invite it by commission or omission. Then we identify us vs. them; we then make “them” less than us, less human. We see the world as limited.  Less than “us” therefore creates a philosophy of not deserving the privileges and opportunities that we feel we have a right to have. This fractures our inherent moral fiber and we disconnect further from our soul. Then evil takes root ever more deeply and eventually the soul is kicked out; the elementals are in charge. We blame others, the "them” for all our troubles.  It is a predictable death march after that; it will end in death because evil cannot triumph for long; the elementals will return to earth. Evil goes down and takes its body with it. But it is always ready to reactivate itself. Until we “seal the door where evil dwells” it will wait for opportunities to rise up.  We certainly provide many such opportunities.

Have you pondered on the meaning of God?

What are our “Gods”?  Our religious definitions and exclusive identities and

Friday, June 17, 2016

148 - The Rhythm of Prayer and Meditation



Here are three links to some beautiful and inspiring clips from Torkom Saraydarian’s lectures.

The first one is a recitation of the Mantram of Unification. This mantram expresses the need for love, unity and not hate and separatism. It is a powerful mantram to say any time we feel the need for healing and unity. (Link #1: : https://youtu.be/XO6u2VkrIws )


The second one is a recitation of the Great Invocation. It invokes divine light, divine love, and divine power to help humanity seal the door where evil dwell. Where does evil dwell? In our hearts when we are full of hatred, separatism, and when we use religious/spiritual/cultural ideals to rise and have more at the expense of others. (Link #2: https://youtu.be/azm2_aShkiY )


The third one is a very deep and healing meditation and visualization using the Great Invocation. Listen to the selection and let Torkom guide your meditation. Spread these ideas of love and light and divine will into the thought currents of humanity. (Link #3: https://youtu.be/azm2_aShkiY )


I hope you enjoy these selections and I hope that these powerful sounds and rhythms help humanity bring the higher rhythm into our daily lives, conversations, and thoughts. As we sort through the crises that are befalling all of us now, sometimes the best approach is to take a few minutes to link to our inner soul, the spirit in us, recognizing the spirit in each human being, and simply affirming this unity. The chaotic forces will then have no power over our lives.

Gita Saraydarian

Gita Saraydarian is the Founder and President of TSGFoundation, home of all of Torkom Saraydarian’s creative works.