By G. I. Gurdjieff

First released in 1975, this publication has proven itself as an real resource for these drawn to Gurdjieff's principles and his method of sensible "work on oneself".

This is one of the most sensible advent to Gurdjieff's religious philosophy. This was once initially a pdf which I processed via Abby superb reader after which facts checked for structural blunders. I created a achievable desk of contents besides. certain this reproduction will not be ideal, yet it's certainly readable.

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Good, i need to be going. " within the maximum astonishment I seized him. "Wait! you cannot pass but. How did you come back to grasp him? who's he? Why have you ever by no means informed me approximately him sooner than? " "Not such a lot of questions," stated A. "I categorically refuse to respond to them now. in the end i'm going to solution. Set your brain at leisure in the meantime; I promise to do every little thing i will be able to to introduce you. " despite my so much insistent calls for A. refused to answer, including that it was once in my curiosity to not hold up him any further. approximately o'clock on Sunday, A. telephoned me and acknowledged in brief: "If you need, be on the railroad station at seven o'clock. " "And the place are we going? " I requested. "To Mr. Gurdjieff," he answered, and hung up. "He definitely doesn't stand on rite with me," flashed via my brain, "he didn't even question me even if i may pass, and that i occur to have a few very important company this night. in addition to, i've got no notion how a ways we need to move. whilst we could be again? How shall I clarify at domestic? " yet then i made a decision undefined. was once not really to have missed the situations of my existence; so the "important" company fast misplaced its significance and that i started to anticipate the appointed hour. Being impatient, I arrived on the station virtually an hour too early, and waited for A. eventually he seemed. "Come, quick," he acknowledged, hurrying me. "I have the tickets. i used to be not on time and we're overdue. " A porter used to be following us with a few vast packing containers. "What is that? " I requested A. "Are we going away for a 12 months? " "No," he answered giggling. "I'll get back with you; the bins do not hindrance us. " We took our seats and, being on my own within the compartment, no one disturbed our dialog. "Are we going a long way? " I requested. A. named one of many state inns close to Moscow and additional, "To prevent extra enquiries i'll inform you every little thing attainable; however the larger half can be for you by myself. in fact, you're correct to have an interest in Mr. Gurdjieff as an individual, yet i'm going to inform you just a couple of exterior evidence approximately him, to provide you your bearings. As for my own critiques approximately him i'm going to maintain silent, so you may perhaps take up your individual impressions extra totally. we will go back to this topic later. " Settling conveniently into his seat, he started to speak. He instructed me that Mr. Gurdjieff had spent decades wandering within the East with a distinct function and were in areas inaccessible to Europeans; that or 3 years in the past he had come to Russia and had then lived in Petersburg, devoting his efforts and his wisdom often to paintings of his personal. no longer in the past he had moved to Moscow and had rented a rustic condominium close to the city, to be able to be capable of paintings in retirement undisturbed. in keeping with a rhythm recognized purely to himself he could periodically stopover at Moscow, returning to his paintings back after a definite period. He didn't imagine it valuable, I collected, to inform his Moscow pals approximately his state apartment and he didn't obtain a person there. "As to how I got here to understand him," acknowledged A. , "we will speak of that yet again. That, too, is much from normal. " A. went directly to say that very early in his acquaintance with Mr.

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