Those who are living in crystallized thought forms, traditions, and religions do not keep pace with the advancing life.
Such though forms, traditions, and religious beliefs keep people retarded on the path of evolution and gradually create friction with the advancing life. This friction eventually reaches such a momentum that it begins to violate the laws formulated by the advancing life.
For example, the cruelties practiced by crystallized fanatics in politics, religion, or in other fields eventually make them confront the law and fall into endless troubles.
People who act through crystallization cannot generally change and be inclusive except by falling into trouble and facing themselves. Their misdeeds — viewed from the progressive viewpoint — become not only their judge but also their salvation.
It is observed that all crystallized thinking acts against the Common Good because crystallization becomes for people a shelter in which to pursue their egocentric interests. On the other hand, such people do a great service to humanity not because of their good deeds but because of their violations and J mistakes.
It is not easy to change the thinking of people, the laws, and the traditional ways of living by fighting against them, but a big violation of the law or the manifestation of a mistake can shake people and urge them to take actions to prevent future repetitions of the same mistakes.
Sometimes those who have done wrong are victims, but through their involuntary sacrifice they have changed many things in life.
The present method of dealing with wrong doers is to punish them. In the future this will change. Every convicted person will enter into schools of transformation where they will be subjected to various methods of a transformation process. "
People will not punish or condemn each other but will anxiously try to transform each other because, in the future, the intelligent people on earth will see that there are inseparable relations between all human beings and that everyone shares the conditions of everyone else.
They will see that humanity is one body, and the cells in the body share all that happens to the body as a whole.
In violating the Laws of Unity and Brotherhood, we impose upon ourselves heavier conditions of pain and suffering. And, because of pain and suffering, we eventually come to our senses and try to search for a way that leads us to happiness.
What we find in our search is nothing else but the Laws of Unity and Bfotherhood.
Some people believe that we need pain and suffering to come to our senses. But pure logic and reasoning can help us bypass pain and suffering and build a life of health and happiness. This will be possible when people will stand above their crystallizations and let the light of clear thinking illuminate their path.
Inclusiveness, tolerance, and sensitivity to new viewpoints and new revelations make a person a better thinker.
People often are afraid to think because they do not want to lose the crystallizations with which they have identified. It is through thinking with inclusiveness and tolerance that sensitivity is increased and new viewpoints are found. Sensitivity is the increasing magnetism of mental matter which attracts new revelations that create new viewpoints.
People must learn to stand above all their beliefs and knowledge. This leads to a creative freedom in which they can create a new self-image which is more progressive.
In the thinking process, a time must come in which the thinker will not be able to identify with his thoughts but instead will use them to meet various needs. He must even be able to destroy a former thought and build a new one.
When we develop the ability to stand above our thoughts, not only will we become better thinkers, but also we will see how ridiculous our thoughts were at certain times.
If one can discover how ridiculous he was on certain occasions, he can surpass his former level of consciousness. Humor is the moment of discovery of our former ridiculousness, preposterousness, and foolishness. With an attitude of humor, not only can we destroy our own crystallizations but also the crystallizations in others, opening a new life of freedom for them.
Thinking must be balanced by devotion. Without devotion, or the unfoldment of the heart, thinking can lead to black magic with dire consequences.
Devotion is the radiation of an unfolding heart. Through the heart the human soul tries to worship a transcendental beauty and serve that beauty by spreading its radiance all over the world to secure a world of freedom, joy, and safety.
Devotion thus guides the thinking process, making it .serve the Common Good and the transcendental principles, laws, and values.
It is not enough to penetrate into the laws of Nature and gain control of its energies. This can be the most destructive adventure. One must have direction, inspiration, impression, and a sensitivity to respond to the calls of everlasting principles'.'
Power destroys itself if it is not used for the welfare and progress of all that exists. Once power is used for selfish, separative reasons, the power increases your weight and smashes you against the rock. That is what happened to many civilizations which boasted about their knowledge, power, and technology.
It is the heart that shows the path of unending progress and the infinite glory waiting for all of us.
- Torkom Saraydarian.