Saturday, December 25, 2010

48 - The Birth as Initiation

From Teachings of Christ, Vol. 1, The Birth of Christ, by Torkom Saraydarian, pp 89-90

Christmas is the day in which we celebrate the first initiation, and the symbol of the first initiation is the sun moving to the north. The sun is moving to the north, and the greater light is coming to earth. In ancient times the Christmas day or the Winter Solstice was celebrated with great bonfires.

The candlelight service is a symbol of those bonfires. It is bringing the message of increasing light and love and power, and the candles represent the man who is taking the first initiation toward light.

When the sun moves north, the light of the sun increases in the Northern Hemisphere and the wisdom of the sun increases within our soul. All these are symbols, but the most important thing is that on the eve of Christmas we dedicate ourselves to the mystery of the first initiation.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

47 - Symbolism of the Christmas Tree

From Teachings of Christ, Vol. 1, The Birth of Christ, by Torkom Saraydarian, pp 53-54

Question:  What does the wreath symbolize?

Answer:  I think decorations symbolize the beauties and virtues of man’s nature. As he becomes self-actualized and appreciates the beauty within himself, he expresses more beauty. And how does he express it? With such things — the shiny things — man shows that he is really manifesting a new birth within himself.

Actually, the Christmas tree is a very beautiful symbol. In all ages we have had the tree. In the Kabala there is the tree that is called the Tree of Life. But you must understand the symbolism of that tree. You are going from one virtue to another virtue until eventually you meet three great powers that are symbolized in all religions as Goodness, Beauty, and Truth. As you enter into the sphere of Goodness, Beauty, and Truth, you express these three powers in your daily life. They are the fruits that the tree produces. So it is symbolic that the roots of this tree are in heaven, not in the earth.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

46 - Celebrating Christ’s Birth

From Teachings of Christ, Vol. 1, The Birth of Christ, by Torkom Saraydarian, pp 12-13

The most important point in celebrating the birth of Christ is that in each human being there is a Christ nature. This is a very fundamental concept. In each human being there are great potentials. If these great potentials do not manifest through us, then all that we are doing, saying, and thinking work against our own survival and evolution.

We can see this in world history, especially now. What the world needs is not to “worship” Christ. If you worship but do not awaken the Christ nature within you, you have failed in your life. The greatest message He gave to us was, “You are going to be like Me.”  That was so important. He even said, “You can do greater things than I did.” What great faith and trust He had in the human being! He had that faith and trust because He knew that every human being is a spark of the Almighty Creator.

How is the Christ nature going to manifest through you? Physically, you are going to be beautiful so that people look at you and admire you, saying, “Look at her; look at how she dresses. How beautiful she is.” Under whatever conditions and circumstances you find yourself, you are going to make those conditions work for the best. Emotionally, you are going to radiate compassion, love, serenity, and calmness. Do the same for your mental nature.




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Friday, December 17, 2010

45 - Creating a Lasting Love

From Science of Becoming Oneself by Torkom Saraydarian, p.164

A lasting love between two people is not ready made. You cannot purchase it or find it by chance.  You must plant the seed, tend it, protect it, and give it the needed soil, water, light and energy; in time it will flourish.  The growth of love between two people resembles climbing a high mountain.  The farther they climb, the closer they come to each other, and one day they meet on the peak of the mountain.  To climb the mountain means to raise the level of being, to gradually clear the consciousness, enlarge the horizon of light and service, and enter into deeper levels of responsibility toward each other.  Only through such living is the path of life built....

     Love is life; love is the song of the Absolute, and all manifestation is a harp through which He is playing His music expressing His love....



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Thursday, December 16, 2010

44 - My Books by Torkom Saraydarian

A Poem written by Torkom on July 8, 1993

My books
are not sheets of papers
with prints
and diagrams
and numbers.
My books are
vortexes,
energy waves,
lightnings.
They are visions
and roaring
waterfalls
and rivers and rapids.

My books are not written
on sheets of paper,
they are frequencies
in Space.
The forms of my books
may perish
but the Spirit
will live forever
traveling with spirals
of visions.

Friday, December 10, 2010

43 - The Past – and the Progress of Our Soul

From Dynamics of the Soul by Torkom Saraydarian, pg. 197-198

What have we done in the past for the progress of our soul? Some people have physical problems, emotional problems, and mental problems. And sometimes they seek the causes of these problems at the wrong address.

There is a very important cause of our troubles that we can explain in this way: There are some kinds of fruits in which the kernel grows but the shell does not grow. The shell is the physical body, the emotional body, and the mental body. It is traditions, your knowledge, your philosophy, your psychology. It is your money, your dollars, your possessions, your car. These are the shell. The shell is so hard that it does not allow the core to radiate out or to bloom. And because the core is strong and eventually breaks the shell, it causes lots of trouble in the shell. It cracks it. And this cracking is your problems, your emotional problems, physical problems, and mental problems.