According to notebooks stored by means of G.I. Gurdjieff's closest follower, this ebook deals new perception on his non secular teachings—a manner of gnosis or "knowledge of being" handed on from distant antiquity. it's a entire and uniquely authoritative consultant to the good teacher's principles and to his equipment for releasing ourselves from the nation of "waking sleep" within which so much people reside our lives.
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This occurs accordingly. Neither my inspiration nor my emotion can take cost of this power. It doesn't belong to them. it's a transcendental strength that acts so long as I obey it. If I settle for and don't face up to the event by means of attempting to direct it, this strength will rework me. i have to stay it and obey it consciously. This stream is the stream of my being. while my physique involves a kingdom the place there isn't any longer any pressure, i believe the fineness of the feeling of stillness. it's just like the beginning of being. and that i consider the fineness of the idea, which reaches a degree the place it penetrates and registers every little thing that happens. I come to the intense effect of current. And whilst i'm quiet during this method, motionless, absolutely with out rigidity, i believe that my respiring has an significance that I by no means provide it, an outstanding significance. it's via this act that I perform lifestyles, an act more than myself. I exist during this stream, a dwelling circulate within which i'm integrated. it isn't my physique that breathes. it really is “I” who breathes. 126. The loss of life of my traditional “I” I keep in mind myself within the second whilst i don't see myself as an item, whilst realization leaves no room for department. it's the second while, feeling realization, i think i'm attention. i believe “I. ” Remembering oneself is the emotional surprise that happens while the entire energies in us come into touch. This emits an artistic vibration that's instantly topic to the legislations of 7. So, remembering oneself can't stay static. In my ordinary nation my event is imprecise and nebulous. techniques, waves of feelings and tensions come up. The ideas don't come without warning; they come one by one. it's the related with the feelings. whilst one proposal has handed, one other arises. yet among the 2 there's an period, a cease, an area that's very important. in the back of the circulation that has started and accomplished, there's a fact that's hidden from me. during this period i will realize what's at the back of the move. No suggestion lasts; what appears to be like needs to disappear. The disappearing is as very important because the showing. it truly is a part of a similar truth. And if i will be able to dwell the 2, settle for them either, i'm past the looks and the disappearance. I include them. during this second, my facilities input into relation with one another, a relation that comes on its own. beginning to our crucial being, the better facilities, calls for a nation of cohesion. yet, in our ordinary kingdom, our middle of gravity is often refused in want of the ego and displaced towards the higher a part of the physique. This cuts us off from our actual shape. The separation from our crucial nature brings anguish. whilst it truly is powerful, this soreness brings a gap that permits a coming jointly towards solidarity. There has to be a choice, a selection to keep on with the best way by which our crucial being is looking us. This calls for a perpetual touch with this crucial being if we're to develop into in a position to serve and convey a strength that transcends us. we have to die to 1 level—as ego—in order to be reborn on one other.