G. I. Gurdjieff (1866 – 1949)

G. I. Gurdjieff Quote – “Our thinking machine possesses the capacity…”

Our thinking machine possesses the capacity to be convinced of anything you like, provided it is repeatedly and persistently influenced in the required direction. A thing that may appear absurd to start with will in the end become rationalized, provided it is repeated sufficiently often and with sufficient conviction. G. I. Gurdjieff (1866 – 1949)

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G. I. Gurdjieff Quote – “It is not so easy, merely to wish and you cross…”

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 […]

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G. I. Gurdjieff Quote – “Such is the nature of man…”

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. G. I. Gurdjieff (1866 – […]

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G. I. Gurdjieff Quote – “Pay as quickly as possible for one’s arising and individuality…”

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. G. I. Gurdjieff (1866 – 1949)

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