How can you tell if you are on the Right Path
Articles By Torkom Saraydarian
52 Sign posts on the journey.
You are on the right path when you:
***Ask yourself the following questions and seek the answers:
1. Who am I? Where did I come from?
2. Where will I go when I die?
3. What is my true nature?
4. Why do I think the way I do?
5. Why do I stay in pain and suffering?
6. Why am I afraid, unhappy, or angry?
7. Why do I criticize, judge, and blame others for my pain and unhappiness?
8. What can I do to become more conscious and present, and to find my true being?
Ø Understand that if you want to know the truth, you need to search and find it yourself.
Ø Search within to find your answers instead of relying on other people’s opinion for what’s right for you.
Ø Do everything possible to become more conscious of yourself.
Ø Persevere looking “in” to find your true self.
Ø See the world as a reflection of yourself.
Ø Look for the lessons you need to learn in every situation; inspite of the ups and downs of life.
Ø Refrain from blaming, criticizing, and putting others and yourself down.
Ø Refrain from nurturing ill will towards those who may seem to be “better off”, “happier”, or “wiser” than you.
Ø Choose to be positive about yourself, others, and life.
Ø Trust that existence supports you even when it does not give you what you want.
Ø Understand that life unfolds just like the opening petals of a flower, and that the present moment is the only reality you have.
Ø Understand that you don’t need to compromise your inner truth to comply with other people’s expectations.
Ø Choose not to impose your beliefs and desires on others, or allow anyone to impose their beliefs or desires on you.
Ø Surrender your Will to existence and allow it to do what it needs to do through you.
Ø Feel grateful for everything and everyone who has directly or indirectly helped you to learn and grow in consciousness.
Ø Value and appreciate your body as a gift from existence.
Ø Value and appreciate people who are sincere and honest with you.
Ø Live spontaneously and respond to life moment to moment.
Ø Trust life and know that no matter what happens, your being and everyone else’s being is always whole and healthy.
Ø Understand that no one can know you better than you can know yourself.
Ø Know that you only you are responsible for your life.
Ø Focus on finding and living your own unique gifts rather than comparing yourself to others.
Ø Understand that the only way you can know yourself is through experience, introspection, and meditation.
Ø Understand that you don’t need to be loved, recognized, or accepted by others in order to be content and live a life joyfully.
Ø Surrender to what life offers you rather than trying to control others and life.
Ø Strive living from your center instead of your ego mind.
Ø Realize that fear is your only enemy.
Ø Face your fears and act inspite of them.
Ø Take responsibility for all your actions.
Ø Don’t blame others for your pain and suffering.
Ø Don’t manipulate others to get your needs met.
Ø Don’t repress or wallow in your emotions and take responsibility for how you feel.
Ø Forgive yourself and others for your and their mistakes.
Ø Wish well for others and wish well for yourself.
Ø Value your truth and freedom more than security and life.
Ø Treat yourself and others with respect, honesty, and sincerity.
Ø Know that you are not your body, emotions, thoughts or experiences.
Ø Treat every situation as an opportunity to learn something more about yourself.
Ø Act from your heart instead of your mind.
Ø Let go of your attachment to things and people.
Ø Give yourself and others freedom to be who they truly are.
Ø Treat pain as a friend and teacher and look for its message instead of struggling with it.
Ø Live your life remembering that your journey is the goal.
Ø Enjoy walking your journey alone.
Ø Make meditation and self-observation a daily practice.
Ø Courageously face the fear of death and the unknown.
Ø Understand that no matter how hard someone tries to show you the way, you will not find the truth by following or imitating others.
Ø Do whatever it takes to find your true being.
Ø Remember that everything in life is impermanent except your being and consciousness.
Ø Welcome your inner emptiness and understand that this emptiness is a true being.
Ø Remind yourself and know that you are already a Buddha.
About the Author
Torkom Saraydarian was born in Asia Minor. From early boyhood he lived in monasteries and secret brotherhoods in remote areas throughout the world. His first-hand experience gave him deep insight and understanding of major world religions and philosophies. From his experiences emerged a deep love and commitment to serve humanity.
In addition to being a prolific writer, he was an international lecturer, and an accomplished violinist, pianist, and composer. His recordings have been released on CD and cassette. His numerous publications have been translated into twelve languages. His assimilation of the wisdom of Great Teachings gave him a unique ability to teach a synthesized understanding of cultures, religions, and science with emphasis placed on practical application of these truths. People throughout the world have increased their health, joy, and success as a result of his labor. In 1997 he appointed Joann Saraydarian, his wife, to succeed him as leader and president of the Institute. See - http://saraydarian.org/
Keywords: How can you tell if you are on the right Path, Torkom Saraydarian, inner Knowing, Intuitive Ability, Intuition, Articles, UK, Cape Town South Africa,