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Glimpses of truth The Search of miraculous

Glimpses of truth The Search of miraculous

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Gurdjieff's teaching
Gurdjieff's teaching

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Chapter#01
"Glimpsesof truth"The"searchfor themiraculous".
The main ideas:
The main ideas are are toward the end of the outline points (Man is a machine, what isart,the question of payment etc...), but what is also important is to read this chapter asa literary work and observe Ouspensky's relization what he encounteres in Gurdjieff.
Objectives:
Find out what is Socrates' metaphor for Glimpses of Truth. What does the the"Search" entails, and also what is subjective and objective art at least hat it means toGurdjieff. What about the 10th planet? 7-27-05
Outline
Original Outline Points1.Return from India.2.The war and the"search for the "miraculous".3.Old thoughts.4.The questions of schools.5.Plans for further travels.6.The east and Europe7.A notice in a Moscow newspaper.8.Lectures on India.
 
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9.The meeting with G.10.A "disguised man".11.The first talk.12.G's opinion on schools13.G's group.14."Glimpses of truth".15.Further meetings and talks.16.The Organization of G.'s Moscow group.17.The question of payment and of means of the work.18.The question of secrecy and of the obligation accepted by the pupils.19.A talk about the East.20."Philosophy," "theory," and "practice."21.How was the system found.22.G's ideas.23."Man is a machine" governed by external influences.24.Everything "happens."25.Nobody "does" anything.26.In order to "do" it is necessary "to be."27.A man is responsible for his actions; a machine is not responsible.28.Is psychology necessary for the study of machines?29.The promise of "facts."30.Can wars be stopped?31.A talk about the planets and the moon as living beings.32.The "intelligence" of the sun and the earth.33."subjective" and "objective" art.
Notes:Socrates
(469-399 B.C.E.) Bibliography Internet Sources In his use of criticalreasoning, by his unwavering commitment to truth, and through the vivid example of his own life, fifth-century Athenian Socrates set the standard for all subsequentWestern philosophy. Since he left no literary legacy of his own, we are dependentupon contemporary writers like Aristophanes and Xenophon for our informationabout his life and work. As a pupil of Archelaus during his youth, Socrates showed agreat deal of interest in the scientific theories of Anaxagoras, but he later abandonedinquiries into the physical world for a dedicated investigation of the development of moral character. Having served with some distinction as a soldier at Delium andAmphipolis during the Peloponnesian War, Socrates dabbled in the political turmoilthat consumed Athens after the War, then retired from active life to work as astonemason and to raise his children with his wife, Xanthippe. After inheriting amodest fortune from his father, the sculptor Sophroniscus, Socrates used his marginalfinancial independence as an opportunity to give full-time attention to inventing the practice of philosophical dialogue.
Plato:
Born in Athens in 427 BC. Died in Athens 347 BC. Symbol of the start of Western Systematic Philosophy. Student of Socrates -- until the death of Socrates in399 B.C. Provider of the concept of Abstract Universals or Ideal Forms. Presenter, inhis Republic, of the concept of a utopian intentional community. Serious student of 
 
mathematics and the ideas of Pythagorus. Traveled to Sicily to participate in a political experiment. Twenty years with his student Aristotle. Founder of an Academy-- which survived his death for several hundred years. Suggested that knowledge andlearning may be a matter of remembering.
Glossary:
Buddah with the safayre eyes in Sri Lanka:The Sphinx:The Cathedrals:Chapter#3 
Chapter#02
The way of the fakir, the way of themonk and the way of the yogi. The"fourth way."
General Observations for this chapter:
While this book is the faithful interpration of the teaching of Gurdjief, in this particular chapter Ouspensky touches upon and describes Gurdjieff extraordinary powers.
Outline:
Original Outline Points1.Petersburg in 1915.2.G. in Petersburg.3.A talk about groups.4.Reference to "esoteric" work.5."Prison" and "Escape from prison".6.What is necessary for this escape?7.Who can help and how?.8.Beginning of meetings in Petersburg.9.A question of reincarnation and future life.10.How can immortality be attained.11.Struggle between "yes" and "no".

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