Famous Quotes for G. I. Gurdjieff


Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West-and then seek.

One of the strongest motives for wishing to work on yourself is the realization that you may die at any moment - only you must first realize this.

Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.

All who have come to me must have enema each day.

My way is to develop the hidden potentialities of man; a way that is against Nature and against God.

He who has gotten rid of the disease of "tomorrow" has a chance of achieving what he is here for.

The first reason for people's slavery is our ignorance, and above all, our ignorance of ourselves.

One of the best means for arousing the wish to work on yourself is to realize that you may die at any moment. But first you must learn how to keep it in mind.

Believe nothing, not even yourself.

Remember yourself always and everywhere.
Love of consciousness evokes the same in response.Loveof feeling evokes the opposite
Love of body depends only on type and polarity.

Love without knowledge is demonic.

A 'sin' is something which is not necessary.

Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.

Thegreatest untold story is the evolution of God.

What is possible for individual man is impossible for the masses.

Aslong as our ideas are the same, we will never be apart.

Real love is a cosmic force which goes through us. If we crystallize it, it becomes the greatest power in the world.

Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself — only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.

Wish' is the most powerful thing in the world. Higher than God.

Those who have not sown anything during their responsible life will have nothing to reap in the future.

Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.

The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do.

Man must use what he has, not hope for what is not.

The only type of sexual relations possible are those with someone who is as advanced and capable as oneself.

Practice love on animals first; they react better and more sensitively.

With thorns in the inner world there will always be roses in the outer world, in law-able compensation.

Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he 'lives' his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.

The degree of consciousness corresponds to the degree of density or the speed of vibrations. The denser the matter, the less conscious it is.

A miracle is not the breaking of physical laws, but rather represents laws which are incomprehensible to us.

Life is real only then, when "I am".




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