Monday, October 29, 2012

90 - Torkom’s Birthday — Remembered

November 1st is Torkom's Birthday!

Celebrate Torkom’s birthday with us; share your thoughts on Torkom, his work, and his gifts to your growth and expansion.

In October 1982, Torkom traveled to Italy, Egypt, and South Africa. He kept a daily diary of his thoughts, observations and events. In the post below, we have reprinted a portion of the diary that he wrote on the day of his birthday. It is a charming and a deeply moving excerpt of the complexity of his observations, thinking and love that he shows to all whom he meets and serves as well as remembering those back home. Enjoy!
Monday, November 1st
Well, this is my birthday. People here are going to give a party. I was so happy to receive the telegram from the group Headquarters and a very beautiful letter from Sari.
Tomorrow I will give a Scorpio message in the Sufi Temple. We are hoping we will have more people.
A few hours ago a psychiatrist and his wife came to see me. He wanted to know what I think about the Self. I talked to him about the book, The Science of Becoming Oneself. I told him that I am preparing a new book on the Self and explained to him two ways of approaching the Self.
One way is through expressing and living in Beauty, Goodness, and Truth, which actualize the Self. The other method is the conscious detachment from the not-self. This is an in-going process. The first one is an outgoing process.
His wife spoke about her intention to build a school of the new age and asked my opinion. I promised to send her papers that we are in the process of preparing for our future university.
The difficulties, obstacles, and traps are everywhere on the planet, and the sons of Light must struggle to make a breakthrough.
It seems to me that the self-seeking force, whatever it is, is very clever, and it has a universal grip on human affairs. That is not scary but highly challenging to the spirit of man.
I had a very beautiful birthday party. There were sixty people in a very beautiful room, various cakes, and the birthday cake with a round candle, lots of roses, and Protea flowers.
Joan’s husband, Gerald, gave a talk about me, and then I lit the candle and cut the cake while they were singing Happy Birthday.  In one second I was in Agoura [California] with all my beloved ones, and I felt very happy.
People brought so many gifts, among which there was a new camera, which for a long time I wanted to have. Sandra and Joan gave it to me. A little girl, Sandra’s daughter, wrote me a poem. It is so beautiful that I am going to put it here:

Friday, October 19, 2012

89: Communication is Fusion

By: Torkom Saraydarian

Communication is not necessarily a conversation, physical relationship, or being at a party, or even being married. Communication is a moment in which you fuse with someone and understand him, and make him understand you. There is a moment when you see his viewpoint and he sees yours, and you both see the common de­nominator in them.

Have you ever had such communication? If not, use your creative imagination and create one.

Exercise on communication:

Find moments in your life in which you had communication with people. You will see that most of our tensions, disappointments, sorrows, pain, and anxiety are the result of a break in our communication.

The moment you begin to communicate you find treasures in your nature and release them as sources of energy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

88: On Torkom, Part 3 by Gita Saraydarian

Note from Gita: Here is part 3 of my comments on Torkom, expanded from an earlier interview in Zurich. We have placed some sections on my blog and other sections pertaining to Torkom here. Read part 1 or part 2...

Charlotte: Has your father built the TSG you are directing now?

Gita: No, actually, he inspired it and I built it. He formed a group called Aquarian Educational Group in the 1960’s. But after he died in 1997 it slowly stopped functioning. So TSG then took up the pace and continued. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

87: On Torkom, Part 2 by Gita Saraydarian

Note from Gita: Here is part 2 of my comments on Torkom, expanded from an earlier interview in Zurich. We have placed some sections on my blog and other sections pertaining to Torkom here. Read part 1 here.

Charlotte: How came that now you are Torkom’s successor?
Gita: It was interesting how it worked out. I was always “Daddy’s girl” as they say in America, and my earliest memory of my Dad is sitting on his lap when he meditated. I remember him sitting in the lotus position outside in the garden. It was not a garden in the Western sense, but a patch of a flower garden that grew on the side of our house. We also had tin-pots of flowers and plants spread around the front porch. I am not sure what I thought about at those times and how still I sat in his lap as he meditated. But seeing Dad (and Mom too) meditating in deep, silent thought did leave an impression of the serious side of life. These times still remind me of deep issues in life that I had no idea about at the time. He always concerned himself with deep issues, so I found I was attracted to what he read, said, did.