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Whenever I fall asleep I fall into delusion Maybe you *Re The Same And I Don T Mean Physically Falling *the same And I don t mean physically falling I mean as Gurdjeff says forgetting to Beasts and Savages remember myselfThe conflicting paranoias allegiances and neuroses of people you meet in your dailyoutine can gall and hurt you if you Beebo Brinker re not careful That happens when we leave the door to our selves ajar How s thatBecause most of us tend to work on automatic pilot We don t pay attention And thus we lose the thread that can take us back to our authentic selves So it s not about standing Favorite uotes Yelov had a very original view about mental work He once saidIt s all the same our thoughts work day and night instead of allowing them to think about caps of invisibility or theiches of Aladdin The Future of the Public University in America: Beyond the Crossroads rather let them be occupied with something useful In giving direction to thought of course a certain amount of energy is spent but no is needed for this purpose in a while day than for the digestion of one meal I therefore decided to study languages not only to prevent my thoughts from idling but also not to allow them to hinder my other functions with their idiotic dreams and childish phantasies Besides the knowledge of languages can in itself sometimes be useful page 117 Tags interestingThey sat down at the foot of the pyramid and I sat down not far away so that I could distinctly hear all they were saying and began to eat my chourekThe gentleman who had met us and who turned out to be a prince asked the professor among other thingsAre youeally still disturbing the Manual of Forensic Science: An International Survey remains of people who died long ago and collecting the utterly worthlessubbish supposedly once used in their stupid livesWhat would you answered the professor This is at least something eal and tangible and not as ephemeral as that to which you have devoted your life a life which you as a man of health and wealth could have used to the full You are looking for truth invented once upon a time by some crazy idler but if what I do contributes nothing to the satisfaction of curiosity at least if one wishes it contributes to the pocket page 120 Tags funnySoloviev continued to drink and having suandered what was left of his money got some job with the ailway where he had been working for three months before I met him drinking incessantly all the whileSoloviev s frank story touched me deeply At that time I already knew a great deal about hypnotism and after bringing a man into a certain state could influence him by suggestion to forget any undesirable habit I therefore proposed to Soloviev that I should help him if he Die Stadt der Tiere: Ein Tierkrimi really wished to getid of this pernicious habit of drinking vodka and explained to him how I would do it He agreed and the next day and each day thereafter I brought him into the hypnotic state and made the necessary suggestions He gradually came to feel such made the necessary suggestions He gradually came to feel such aversion to vodka that he could not even bear to look at this poison as he called it page 147 Tags interesting being highly honourable and honest my father could never consciously build his own welfare on the misfortune of his neighbour But most of those Gendering the Trans-Pacific World round him being typical contemporary people took advantage of his honesty and deliberately tried to cheat him thus unconsciously belittling the significance of that trait in his psyche which conditions the whole of Our Common Father s commandments for man page 48 TagsBy this time Pogossian and I had come to the definite conclusion that thereeally was a certain something which people formerly knew but that now this knowledge was uite forgotten page 87 Tags interestingIn former times the word shepherd did not have the same meaning as it has now Formerly a shepherd himself was the owner of the flocks he grazed and shepherds were considered among the El show de Grossman richest people of the country some of them even possessing several flocks and herds page 88 Tags interestingWhat struck us most was the word. Le avventure picarescheaccontate in uesto libro «con una semplicità orientale che sconcertava per la. .
Sarmoung which we had come across several times in the book called Merkhavat This word is the name of a famous esoteric school which according to tradition was founded in Babylon as far back as 2500 BC and which was known to have existed somewhere in Mesopotamia up to the sixth or seventh century AD but about its further existence one could NOT OBTAIN ANYWHERE THE LEAST INFORMATIONTHE SCHOOL WAS SAID obtain anywhere the least informationThe school was said have possessed great knowledge containing the key to many secret mysteriesMany times had Pogossian and I talked of this school and dreamed of finding out something authentic about it and now suddenly we found it mentioned in this parchment We were greatly excited page 90 Tags interestingThe priest went to a chest and took out a Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law roll of parchment When he unrolled it I could not at first make out what it was but when I looked at it closely My God What I experienced at that moment I shall never forget itI was seized with violent trembling which was all the violent because I was inwardly trying toestrain myself and not show my excitement What I saw was it not precisely what I had spent long months of sleepless nights thinking aboutIt was a map of what is called pre sand Egypt page 99 Tags interestingAs for the Armenians on the other hand they are called salted because they have a custom of salting a child at its birthI must add by the way that in my opinion this custom is not without its use My special observations have shown me that the new born children of other Plato and the Power of Images races suffer from a skinash in the places where one usually applies some kind of powder to prevent inflammation but with A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan rare exceptions Armenian children born in the sameegions do not suffer from this ash although they have all the other children s diseases This fact I ascribe to the custom of salting pages 114 115 Tags interestingBesides being a phenomenon in the knowledge of books and authors Yelov later on became a phenomenon in the knowledge of languages I who then spoke eighteen languages felt a green horn in comparison with him Before I knew a single word of any European language he already spoke almost all of them so perfectly that it was hard to tell that the language he was speaking was not his own pages 116 117 Tags interestingThis old man continued Bogga Eddin is a member of a brotherhood known among the dervishes by the name of Sarmoung of which the chief monastery is somewhere in the heart of AsiaI had several long conversations with
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old man In last one he advised me to go to his monastery and stay there for a timeHe added that if I wished to go there he would be willing to help me and would find the necessary guides on condition that I would take a solemn oath never to tell anyone where the monastery was situatedThroughout the whole our journey we *strictly and conscientiously kept our oath not to look and not to try *and conscientiously kept our oath not to look and not to try find out where we were going and through what places we were passing When we halted for the night and occasionally by day when we ate in some secluded place our bashliks were emoved But while on the way we were only twice permitted to uncover our eyes The first time was on the eighth day when we were about to cross a swinging bridge which one could neither cross on horseback nor walk over two abreast but only in single file and this it was impossible to do with eyes coveredOn the way we changed horses and asses several times and sometimes went on foot More than once we had to swim Professor Unrat rivers and cross mountains and by our sensations of heat and cold it was evident that we sometimes descended into deep valleys or climbed very high At last when at the end of the twelfth day our eyes were uncovered we found ourselves in a narrow gorge through which flowed a small stream whose banks were covered with aich vegetationAs we came nearer we were able to make out something like a fortress such as one finds on a smaller. Sua apparenza di ingenuità» sono per Gurdjieff innanzitutto uno strumento per iniziare il lettore all. ,
Scale on the banks of the Amu Darya or the Pyandzh The buildings were encircled by a high unbroken wall pages 148 152 Tags Gault s Gulch interestingSo it continued for about two weeks until one day we were called into the third court to the sheikh of the monastery who spoke to us through an interpreter He appointed as our guide one of the oldest monks an aged man who looked like an icon and was said by the other brethren to be two hundred and seventy five years old pages 160 161 Tags interestingPogossian and I were calmly walking along He was humming some march and swinging his stick Suddenly as if from nowhere a dog appeared then another and another and still another *in all about fifteen sheep dogs who began barking at us Pogossian imprudently *all about fifteen sheep dogs who began barking at us Pogossian imprudently a stone at them and they immediately sprang at usThey were Kurd sheep dogs very vicious and in another moment they would have torn us to pieces if I had not instinctively pulled Pogossian down and made him sit beside me on the oad Just because we sat down the dogs stopped barking and springing at us surrounding us they also sat downSome time passed before we came to ourselves and when we were able to take stock of the situation we burst out laughing As long as we Tell the Machine Goodnight remained sitting the dogs also sat peacably and still and when we threw them bread from our knapsacks they ate it with great pleasure some of them even wagging their tails in gratitude But wheneassured by their friendliness we tried to stand up then Oh no you don t for they instantly jumped up and baring their teeth made Big Muddy Blues: True Tales and Twisted Politics Along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River ready to spring at us so we were compelled to sit down once When we again tried to get up the dogs showed themselves so viciously hostile that we did notisk trying a third timeIn this situation we emained sitting for about three hours I did not know how much longer we would have had to sit there if a young Kurd girl had not chanced to appear in the distance with an ass gathering keesiak in the fieldsMaking various signs to her we finally managed to attract her attention and when she came closer and saw what the trouble was she went off to fetch the shepherds to whom the dogs belonged who were not far away behind a hill The shepherds came and called off the dogs but only when they were at some distance did we isk standing up and all the time they were moving away the ascals kept an eye on us pages 94 95 Look I don t know much about Gurdjieff except that my library apparently subscribes to the newsletter but this book was pretty good I don t know if it was the eye opening wisdom tome Greg may have subconsciously suggested it was but there were some good stories in there Even if they were inconveniently told For instance this is or less how the Pre Sands Egypt story goesChapter 1 Oh man We found this ockin map WE ARE EXCITED TO GO ADVENTURINGChapter 2 Here s a story about a dogChapter 3 Here s a story about a
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4 Here s story about a princeChapter 4a Here s a story about a ladyChapter 5 Yeah Pre sand Egypt was pretty awesome You totally missed itChapter 6 Here s a story about another dudeGreg says Gurdfieff does this on purpose to get me to think or whatever I m just impressed by clever people going out in the world and making it on their good sense Something I am tragically terrible at no wonder gurdjieff himself was uite emarkable Spirituality adventure wisdom exotic places grand ideas wonderfully fresh worldviews there are so many things I enjoyed about this book I had always and everywhere in all conditions and circumstances to emember myself and to Ninth City Burning remember the task I had set myself by the fulfillment of which I wished and still wish to justify the sense and aim of my life pg 301Ielate to his need to wander explore learn and overcome challenges I don t think every human is born with this hunger to do and see but I certainly think I share this uality with him. E sue dottrine per sottoporlo a una serie di choc e di paradossi che possono orientarlo verso il The Extras risvegl.