21 April, 2008

Torkom Saraydarian

This is an amzing teacher. It's hard to believe that it has taken me so long to find him, but then, 'when the student is ready, the teacher appears.

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Torkom Saraydarian was an extraordinary human being. He was known worldwide as a renowned scholar of comparative religions. He was a great teacher, writer, lecturer, and composer of sacred music.

Torkom Saraydarian (1917-1997) was born in Asia Minor. Since childhood he was trained in the Teachings of the Ageless Wisdom under the guidance of his loving father.

As he grew up, he visited monasteries, ancient temples, and mystery schools in order to find the answers to his questions about the mystery of man and the Universe. He was musically trained and was able to play the violin, piano, oud, cello, and guitar. He composed hundreds of musical pieces that embody his training in the Ageless Wisdom.

His works represent a synthesis of the best and most beautiful in the sacred culture of the world by creating a truly universal approach to spirituality. These works enrich the foundational thinking on which we can construct our future of true global living.

The legacy he left us is an amazing 170 books, half of which half have been published, as well as hundreds of musical pieces, lectures on video and audio tape and meditation courses.

The remarkable achievement in his writings was to synthesize and make comprehensible the huge body of knowledge known as the Ageless Wisdom. TSG is planning to archive all of Torkom's creative works. Check the Archiving Fund for more information and how you can help preserve the huge body of audio, video, and music tapes.

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09 April, 2008


Want the change ... pour yourself out like a fountain

Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XII
Want the change. Be inspired by the flame
where everything shines as it disappears.
The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so much
as the curve of the body as it turns away.
What locks itself in sameness has congealed.
Is it safer to be gray and numb?
What turns hard becomes rigid
and is easily shattered.
Pour yourself out like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins.
Every happiness is the child of a separation
it did not think it could survive. And Daphne, becoming
a laurel,
dares you to become the wind.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

(In Praise of Mortality, translated and edited by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy)


As John Lennon Warned...

" Pleasure is the mechanism that connects all aspects of ourselves, our
senses and our body, our mind and our brain. Right now, consider what is
on your mind most of the time. Ralph Waldo Emerson pointed out that
'Life consists of what a man is thinking of all day.' Is your mind
crowded with obligations, pressures, needs, wants, aspirations, planning
for the future, trying to do more, and have more?

When you jog, do you think about the wonderful scenery or your latest
work challenge? When you eat, do you discuss family problems or the
taste and texture of the food? When you take a vacation to 'get away
from it all', what is the 'all' you are getting away from? Does the
'all' stay on your mind? Why do you want to get away from it? Are
vacations an escape from your own way of living- brief pleasure
probations from a life sentence of obligations?

As John Lennon warned:
If so, your mind has been 'Westernized' and your indigenous 'pleasure
mind' is being neglected."

--Paul Pearsall, The Pleasure Prescription

07 April, 2008

Commitment is a powerful force

Commitment is that place inside ourselves that says "I will get there or I will die trying" - and as such it is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. We can tap into this force at any moment, simply by deciding to do so.

How to avoid helpnessness

To void helplessness
, be fully present with whatever you are doing . Experiment by being fully present with a mundane task. Do the dishes with awareness, energy, enthusiasm, and as if they're the most important thing in the world.

01 April, 2008


Life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS.

acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now.Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

"Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't
surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our
hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and
accepting it and being true to it, whatever the
pain, because the pain of not being true to it is
far, far greater."

-- Nicholas Evans

from www.dailyguru.com