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Jeanne de Salzmann the Reality of Being OCR

Jeanne de Salzmann the Reality of Being OCR

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Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Maurice Nicoll,Jeanne de Salzmann, fourth way, Ennegram
Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Maurice Nicoll,Jeanne de Salzmann, fourth way, Ennegram

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Jeanne
i n
Sai/mann
the Reality
o
Being
The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff 
 
 A Nostalgia
 fo
Being
Man remains a mystery to himself. He has a nostalgia for Being, alonging for duration, for permanence, for absolutenessa longing
to
 
be.
Yet everything that constitutes his life is temporary, ephemeral,limited. He aspires to another order, another life, a world that is beyondhim. He senses that he is meant to participate in it.He searches for an idea, an inspiration, that could move him in thisdirection. It arises as a question: “Who am Iwho am I in this world?”If this question becomes sufficiently alive, it could direct the course ohis life. He cannot answer. He has nothing with which to answer—noknowledge of himself to face this question, no knowledge of his own.But he feels he must welcome it. He asks himself what he is. This is thefirst step on the way. He wants to open his eyes. He wants to wake up,to awaken.
Shambhala
 Boston & London
 
B
ased on notebooks kept by G. I.
Gurdjieff’s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual teach-inga way of 
gnosis
or “knowledge of be-ingpassed on from remote antiquity. It isa complete and uniquely authoritative guideto the great teacher’s ideas and to his meth-ods for liberating ourselves from the stateof “waking sleep” in which most of us liveour lives.Gurdjieff respected traditional religiouspractices, which he regarded as falling intothree general categories or “ways”: the Way of the Fakir, related to mastery of the physi-cal body; the Way of the Monk, based onfaith and feeling; and the Way of the Yogi, which focuses on development of the mind.He presented his teaching as a Fourth Way that integrated these three aspects into asingle path of selfknowledge. Progress inthe Fourth Way comes through consciouseffort toward a quality of thinking and feel-ing that brings a new capacity to see clearly and to love.

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