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|About Gita Saraydarian|
Gita Saraydarian is the Founder and President of TSG Foundation and TSG University. She is the daughter of Torkom Saraydarian. Gita is a teacher and lecturer on the Ageless Wisdom Teachings and has established a worldwide audience as a creative educator for progressive ideas, transformation, and goodwill. TSG has offices in London, USA, Germany and Peru. Gita writes a popular blog on diverse topics showing how to understand contemporary life issues through the application of the Wisdom Teachings.
Inspired by her love of the spiritual Teachings, Gita founded TSG Foundation in 1987 for the purpose of publishing Torkom’s books. With time, the Foundation took on additional responsibilities for distribution, teaching, and archiving the entire collection of Torkom’s works. Her goal is first to create a beautiful center of spiritual education where students of all nationalities and religious affiliations can gather and transform themselves into being deeper and more thoughtful individuals. The second part of her goal is to support that transformative process by making available all the materials created and provided by Torkom Saraydarian in perpetuity.
A new research library has been established with Torkom’s library and archival collection. She has expanded the work of TSG University by adding new courses and advanced curriculum and by providing spiritual training and meditation classes to students both on site and online.
Asked what motivates her to dedicate her life to the pursuit of creating such an organization, she said:
"I love people and I love the creative fire present in each human being. I am also a huge advocate of service. Everyone needs to serve and to give. Service is the only way that we balance ourselves. By putting our education into practical application, we will grow and deepen our understanding and, in the meantime, we will be able to help others to realize their potentials.
“I am also very deeply concerned about the hatred and separatism that permeates all sectors of life on earth. People commit outrageous acts of violence, hatred, and separatism toward other human beings. When we see these acts, we can easily lose our joy and hope for the future. We are seeing the desperate conditions of human beings both in the so-called advanced as well as in undeveloped societies. Basic human needs of nutrition, health, education, and security are lacking for millions of human beings. It seems that the worst culprits are those who use power and religion to dominate and infringe on others.
“But, something is slowly changing, and that is the consciousness of humanity. We see in the last 100 years a new expectancy for a new definition of human rights and human needs. We now expect people to do good — philanthropy has increased in an unprecedented degree by individuals and organization; we expect nations to care for the welfare of others; we expect human beings to demonstrate fair play and tolerance; we expect people to care for children and their welfare and basic needs; we expect people to care for the environment; we even expect people to care for animals and their rights! Imagine that! 50 years ago people would have thought you were crazy for advocating environmental concerns, or the rights of children and the rights of animals. Although this is far from being the norm for nations, it is expected from increasingly vocal groups and leaders. Our foundational belief systems are changing; they are becoming more and more inclusive and global.
“How to address these real issues in the light of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings? How can we understand and practice spiritual principles when so much of the world is caught up in spiritual materialism?
“One way is to give up and succumb to a depressed state of mind. Another is to look for the one person to rescue the world. There is another way to approach life and all its challenges and that is through the thorough understanding of the greater principles and laws of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings. Human beings can be empowered by learning about the Teaching. These Teachings explain all of life from the perspective of the real evolutionary development of the physical, emotional, and mental, and spiritual aspects of human beings. Evolutionary development is not just the physical development and progress; it is also on all parts of the human being and society, which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
“The Ageless Wisdom provides the foundation upon which creative and joyful living can be based. It describes the laws of nature that apply to all of life. For example, there is the Law of Karma or the law of cause and effect. This means that whatever you sow you will reap. This is simple but we do not understand it in its totality. It means that whatever you do in your life, you have to answer to the consequences of your actions or inactions. This applies to individuals as well as to groups and nations.
“When we add to this basic law the Teaching of Reincarnation, then we see an even more complex dynamic. Whatever we do, in any lifetime, we will reap its results in one of our lifetimes. There is no escape. How can there be? The law works regardless of whether or not we believe in it. That should give all of us time to pause and take a careful look at our life!
“A third pillar of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings is the role that Higher Principles and Laws play in life. These are laws of behaviour, communication, standards that humanity adheres to. These are not just ideas of “pink and fuzzy” fanatics! Every human being wants to address the rights that he or she needs to live a decent life. These rights are exactly derived from Higher Principles and Laws. These condition the field that we can call Right Human Relations. If we want right human relations, starting with our family members and on to the larger body of humanity, then we must individually and as aggregates of individuals, adhere to the laws and principles on which life operates.
“Laws operate whether we agree to them or not. If we break the laws of nature, nature records our behaviour in the most sophisticated way we can ever imagine. Whatever you do on your computer has a permanent record in your hard drive. Nature also has a “super hard drive” and the recordings are kept for all of our lifetimes. The only way they get removed is when we heal the wounds that our actions or inactions caused.
“To me the Wisdom Teachings are not separate from daily life but an integral part of it. My philosophy is that each of us has a tremendous capacity for greatness, yet we chain ourselves to a mediocre existence through frozen ethnic, religious, national, social, family, and personal mind sets. We look at life and say that is the way it was always done, and we continue on the same path. But a look at the major changes that occur in humanity shows us that change happened slowly and percolated from the very few, or even one, hero or heroine, who dared to think and write and create in ways that were not acceptable to the society of their times. Slowly, these ideas grew and more and more people began to understand them and the entire society slowly changed as a result. Our human history is full of such great men and women who dare to express their inspired understandings and bring upliftment to all of life.
“We can use all that we are and all the potentials hidden in us to be great human beings with unlimited creative expression. Using the guidelines of the Ageless Wisdom, we can truly fulfil our destiny to become souls and be instruments of Divine Love, Divine Light, and Divine Service. I would like to do my part in helping people find the joy in life and that is why I am totally dedicated to the Wisdom Teachings."
Gita has been imbued with the principles of the Ageless Wisdom since birth. Her parents were students of the Esoteric Teachings from young ages. They were students of the Arcane School for many years. Her father, Torkom Saraydarian, was a renowned scholar and teacher of comparative religions and philosophy. Her mother is a deeply spiritual person whose life has demonstrated selfless sacrifice to her family and community as she raised and educated her five children.
Gita's educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy; a Master of Arts degree in History; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics. She also taught and studied in Taiwan. Gita’s multi-disciplinary academic training, travels and studies abroad, and her family background give a cross-cultural quality to her entire philosophy, approach to life and the Spiritual Teaching.
Trustee of The Creative Trust
Gita Saraydarian was appointed by Torkom Saraydarian as the Trustee of the Creative Trust, which holds all of his published and unpublished creative works. She is involved in all the aspects of TSG Foundation and continues to publish the remaining manuscripts; giving seminars, classes, and meditations courses; and archiving the Creative Trust Library.
Gita Saraydarian is an ordained minister. Please contact her directly for the following services:
These services are performed from the perspective of the Wisdom Teachings and incorporate the deeply esoteric and healing aspect of these rituals.
Booking a Seminar or Lecture
Gita has lectured and given seminars and workshops on the Ageless Wisdom in the US and Internationally for the past 25 years. Her expertise and knowledge is extensive. Classes and lectures are organized according to the needs of the individual group. If you wish to book a seminar or conference with Gita, please contact
Gita's Blog - http://gitasblog.blogspot.com/
List of Blog Articles arranged by date: You can find all these articles archived on Gita's blog.
Gita’s Blog Posts – General Topics in 2006:
Gita’s Blog Posts - Christ Values Series - 10 posts in December 2006 – January 2007
Gita’s Blog Posts – General Topics in 2007
Gita’s Blog Posts - 4-part series on the Cosmic Christ in 2007
Gita’s Blog Posts - 2008
Other Articles by Gita
All writings about Torkom and excerpts are copyrighted under The Creative Trust. All Rights Reserved July 2007.
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