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: : )

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: )

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: )

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.

Monday, June 6, 2016

147 - Living In Harmony

I took a hike in the forest and after a while decided to take a brief rest. I found a fallen pine tree by the side of the stream, and decided that was a good place to sit and take a drink of water and to drink in the beauty. I breathed in the earthy aroma of the forest, spiced with pine and spruce and reached for my canteen.
I took a drink and noticed a rock lying on the sand, worn smooth by years of being subjected to the currents. The mid-summer water level was a few feet lower than the crest of the spring runoff, and now the rock sat exposed on the warm sand. As I concentrated on the rock, I noticed its grey and white coloration, punctuated by the occasional sparkle of blue, green, yellow and red. As I moved my head, tiny quartz crystals embedded in the rock served as microscopic prisms that captured a tiny bit of light and sent back a different color back to me.

As I concentrated, I began wondering – where did this rock come from? How did it get here? Who made it? What chain of events and consequences brought it to this place where it would come under my gaze? Why in the world and how did I come upon this rock right here, and find it worthy of my focus? Working backwards from what brought the rock and me together was a mystery worth solving, and is a journey that covers perhaps four billion years.
With the rushing current playing its symphony to its audience of regal trees and forest creatures, my thoughts became one with the scenery and felt great joy. I forgot about myself and began to think about where the rock and I would go from here, not right now, but in the future. In another eight billion years will I be in the same place looking at different rock just like this one, only this time, the rock is human and I am a planet? I am laughing at myself now!

Taking the time to observe, listen and think of my place in the grand Cosmos developed a sense of unity, if only for a brief moment, but in that moment, I experienced harmony.
I smiled at my new friend and continued down the trail with a greater sense of appreciation, gratitude and humility. Someday, I suspect the rock and I will meet again.

By J. V. Constas, Student of Ageless Wisdom Teachings
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