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The Fourth Striving: From the beginning of one's existence, to pay as quickly as possible for one's arising and individuality, in order afterward to be free to lighten as much as possible the sorrow of our Common Father. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 10/23/2017

Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West and then seek. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 03/16/2014

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he "lives" his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 03/06/2012

Life Is Real Only Then, When 'I Am'. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 03/06/2012

Real "I" is the Messiah, for whom the creature is waiting. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Such is the nature of man,
that for your first gift--he prostrates himself;
for your second--kisses your hand;
for the third--fawns;
for the fourth--just nods his head once;
for the fifth--becomes too familiar;
for the sixth--insults you;
and for the seventh--sues you because he was not
given enough.
George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011

It is not so easy -- merely to wish and you cross. For this it is indispensable, with a constantly active consciousness. First of all with extremely great intensity to obtain the intentional crystallization in oneself of the data for engendering in one's common presence an unquenchable impulse of desire for such a crossing and then will follow a long inner struggle, requiring great tension of all the inner forces. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011

Such is the nature of man,
that for your first gift--he prostrates himself;
for your second--kisses your hand;
for the third--fawns;
for the fourth--just nods his head once;
for the fifth--becomes too familiar;
for the sixth--insults you;
and for the seventh--sues you because he was not
given enough.
George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011

God is good, and He wishes a fulfillment for beings in the universe that they also may enjoy bliss and become sons--that they may enter into the psychology of the Being who created the World. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011

If there are phenomena, the reality of which we cannot deny but which cannot be fitted into our accepted conceptual framework, then something is wrong with that framework and we must look for another. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011

To know means to know all. Not to know all means not to know. In order to know all, it is only necessary to know a little. But in order to know this little, it is first necessary to know pretty much. George Gurdjieff (1866)

Date added: 09/25/2011
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"He who does nor think of the future because he is longing for present goods will finally be lacking in both. But they who do good deeds in the present for the hope of future rewards will justly receive that which they hope for. "

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"The Fourth Striving: From the beginning of one's existence, to pay as quickly as possible for one's arising and individuality, in order afterward to be free to lighten as much as possible the sorrow of our Common Father. "

- George Gurdjieff

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." "

- C. S. Lewis

"Freedom is not a constant attribute which we either "have" or "have not." In fact, there is no such thing as "freedom" except as a word and an abstract concept. There is only one reality: the act of freeing ourselves in the process of making choices. In this process the degree of our capacity to make choices varies with each act, with our practice of life. "

- Erich Fromm

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