Go out one clear starlit night to some open space and look up at the sky, at those millions of worlds over your head. Remember that perhaps on each of them swarm billions of beings, similar to you or perhaps superior to you in their organization. Look at the Milky Way. The earth cannot even […]
A practice to assist self-remembering: From Boyhood With Gurdjieff by Fritz Peters: “He (Gurdjieff) said that there were various important exercises having to do with ‘self-remembering’ which was a very important aspect of his work. One of them was to conscientiously and with all one’s concentration, try to remember, as on a movie film, everything
There are a thousand things which prevent a man from awakening, which keep him in the power of his dreams. Real change, in the sense of awakening to a new consciousness, is the great goal of this work, but the shortest and especially the safest way to this goal is the seeming detour via self-observation.
The idiots Gurdjieff didn’t teach the enneagram of personality. He taught a progression of 21 ascending guys whom he called “idiots” but not in the usual sense of the word. Extended date and link follows here:“There are 21 different idiots with Gurdjieff being number 18; 19 and 20 are Sacred Individuals serving throughout the Megalocosm;
G.I. Gurdjieff on developing will and the importance of having proper respect for your Father. Gurdjieff: You must have an aim, a serious aim. And you must establish a relationship between your task and your aim, an aim you cannot forget. Your task concerns your aim and brings you to your aim. The first day
I would like to convey the impression I experienced while near him, the impression that emanated from him: the impression of a permanency. He was always quiet, contained, regardless of the circumstances, dramatic or otherwise—and there were many such—whether he was on his way to the market or remaining with his students, presiding at his
“Unless you can feel the heart and soul and sufferingof each Human being you meet, you cannot fully awaken.” “Unless you experience deeply that he or she isFundamentally just like you, you are asleep.” “This is the final obstacle for a human being on thePath of Transformation.”