Thursday, March 28, 2013

108 - Easter: A Symbol of Victory!

     Resurrection is a symbol, and in this symbol* we have the idea of victory. If you understand that, then you understand what the Easter is.
     Easter is the symbol of victory. Victory of what? — Victory of beauty over ugliness, victory of love and compassion against or over hatred, victory of synthesis against separatism, victory of light against darkness, victory of immortality against or over death. It is so beautiful! People hallucinate about resurrection. Resurrection is a tangible,

Thursday, March 21, 2013

107 - Preparation for Three Major Full Moons


      There are twelve or sometimes thirteen full moon festivals in the year. Three of them are especially important — Aries, Taurus, and Gemini.
     The Aries full moon is related to the resurrection of the life that is in every form. We are advised to start the annual process of resurrecting our nature at this full moon. At this time, we try to resurrect our spirit from materialism, separatism, and many kinds of attachments and identifications. We try to focus ourselves within our True Self.
     The next important full moon is the full moon of Taurus, or the Festival of Enlightenment. Enlightenment is the ability to

Thursday, March 14, 2013

106 - Resurrection is our Goal

Torkom had a close affinity and love for the esoteric meanings underlying the Wisdom that Christ presented in the person of Jesus. Torkom studied and meditated on the traditional Biblical stories and celebrations and wrote and lectured tirelessly on these topics. His views represent both the Teachings of Jesus and the Cosmic Christ. These have been collected in four volumes, Teachings of Christ , representing the topic of birth, transformative power, esoteric meaning of parables, and resurrection. In March, we present brief excerpts from the topic of resurrection in order to move our hearts and minds toward the indomitable spirit of resurrection of the human soul.  The result is a breathtaking view of the path of each human being. Here is an excerpt about resurrection followed by a beautiful meditation. What better way to tune into the living vibrancy of Spring! Enjoy! 
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     Resurrection is the goal of every human being. Unless you achieve resurrection, your whole life is wasted because only in resurrection will you achieve conscious immortality.
     ...The first definition is this: Resurrection is the ability to make a breakthrough in our crystallizations, identifications, and fabrications. It is so important.
     What are crystallizations? Crystallizations are ways we habitually act. Crystallizations are patterns of force and energy in our aura that make us react and respond to certain stimuli and act habitually. The first thing we must break is that crystallization, the automatic, mechanical actions we are in.
     …The second step is identification. Slowly, slowly, you are going to break them. What identifications? You are identified with your body or material things. Find out with what you are identified.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

105 - Resurrection: A Normal Process

     Torkom had a close affinity and love for the esoteric meanings underlying the Wisdom that Christ presented in the person of Jesus. Torkom studied and meditated on the traditional Biblical stories and celebrations and wrote and lectured tirelessly on these topics. His views represent both the Teachings of Jesus and the Cosmic Christ. These have been collected in four volumes, Teachings of Christ , representing the topic of birth, transformative power, esoteric meaning of parables, and resurrection. In March, we present brief excerpts from the topic of resurrection in order to move our hearts and minds toward the indomitable spirit of resurrection of the human soul.  The result is a breathtaking view of the path of each human being. Enjoy!
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     Throughout centuries people have made the idea of resurrection of the Spirit sound artificial and abnormal. They have made it something unnatural or something that is supernatural, to give the impression that only one person has ever been resurrected. But resurrection is a very practical, factual process. Everyday we are in the process of resurrection.
  ...Resurrection is to bring your two polarities together and shine your light. This means that Spirit must enlighten your physical nature. The physical nature must be sublimated in such a way that it becomes a fine vehicle for the Spirit, and your light shines.
     Resurrection is balance and equilibrium between the two extremes of your nature. You are spiritual, but active in your physical body, and really enlightened and beautiful. Resurrection is also creating a focus within yourself. It is a coming together, a coming to your senses. When a person, for example, is sitting securely on a chair, he may think that he is “together.” If he analyzes himself very clearly, however, he will see that in reality he is scattered into millions of pieces; there is no focus within himself. His mind is not together. His emotions, intentions, and directions are not together. This is why a person daily changes his mind, his direction. His devotion and dedication continuously find different objects of interest. His body does things that are against his ultimate resurrection and survival. For these reasons, we say that there is no focus in him. How can he pull all his pieces together and create focus so that he withdraws from the condition of scatteredness into wholeness, into focus?
     Focus comes to a human being when he has a purpose in life and starts to reorient and repolarize all his energies, forces, thoughts, emotions, and urges and drives toward fulfilling that purpose. Focus collects all the pieces of the scattered person into a state of oneness — into the Self.
     You are going to pull yourself together and become one within your Self. This is real resurrection. Essentially, the word “resurrection” means to be that which you were before. You were Spirit, but you are now scattered and captive in the three bodies. Resurrection is going back into your Self, seeing your face within your own Self and becoming your True Self.
     Every time you do something that does not promote this kind of focus and concentration, it means you are working against your own resurrection.
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Excerpted from Teachings of Christ Vol. 4by Torkom Saraydarian pp. 177-181.
See also: The Science of Becoming Oneself by Torkom Saraydarian.
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