Donnerstag, 28. November 2013

Fourth Way related literature published 2013

A. R. Orage, Lawrence Morris, Sherman Manchester - Orage's Commentary on Gurdjieff's Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: New York Talks 1926-1930

B. B. Grant and L. S. Morris - The Force of Gurdjieff. A.R. Orage's group talks Vol.1

John O. Cosgrave - The Academy for Souls

H. K. Grumbein - A New Theory Of Music: An Introduction

Keith Buzzell - A New Conception of God, Further Reflections on Gurdjieff's Whim

Red Hawl - Self Observation: The Awakening of Conscience: An Owner's Manual 

Robin Bloor - To Fathom the Gist: Volume 1 - Approaches to the Writings of G. I. Gurdjieff
Robin Bloor - The Searchable Index to G. I. Gurdjieff's Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson

Mitzi DeWhitt - The Reality of Being decoded "Getting to the Heart of the Matter"

Stephen A. Grant - In Search of Being: The Fourth Way to Consciousness 

Alan Wrightson - Master Disaster: The Inner Lives Of Gurdjieff, Meher Baba, Idries Shah and Omar Ali-Shah

the melting pot of Essence

At death the essence of beings is thrown into the melting pot (Peer Gynt and the Button Moulder) from which new beings emerge, but not with the same essence. They recur like the leaves of a tree, with the same tendencies for growth, in the same way, with perhaps minor variations - fulfilling a cosmic purpose.
A.R. Orage

Donnerstag, 14. November 2013

everybody acts in the interests of good

One may say that evil does not exist for subjective man at all, that there exist only different conceptions of good. Nobody ever does anything deliberately in the interests of evil, for the sake of evil. Everybody acts in the interests of good, as he understands it. But everybody understands it in a different way. Consequently men drown, slay, and kill one another in the interests of good. The reason is again just the same, men's ignorance and the deep sleep in which they live.

This is so obvious that it even seems strange that people have never thought of it before. However, the fact remains that they fail to understand this and everyone considers his good as the only good and all the rest as evil. It is naive and useless to hope that men will ever understand this and that they will evolve a general and
identical idea of good.
 In Search Of The Miraculous (Chapter Eight)

Freitag, 8. November 2013

Mathematik is useless

Finally he saw me, and when I told him all I was doing, he said: "Physical efforts are unnecessary.' I told him about the paper to the Royal Society. His comment was:

"Mathematik is useless. You cannot learn laws of World Creation and World Existence by Mathematik. You must only look for Being. When you have Being, you will know all those things, without the need of Mathematik."
J.G. Bennett - Witness p.247