Tag: P. D. Ouspensky

Maurice Nicoll

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Fourth Way
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Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth: 
Kelso, Scotland
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Date Left His/Her Body: 
August 30, 1953

Is Gurdjieff practical?

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With all the Gurdjieff groups, I have never encountered someone that these groups led him to inner development.

The fourth way

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Attached is the pdf of the book

About Discipline

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Discipline is good if it is discipline. But if it is just an arbitrary invention, then it can give no result. The most important aspect of discipline is not expressing negative emotions and not indulging in negative emotions. Mechanical tasks cannot give any result, but if you catch yourself at a moment of negative emotion and stop it—this is discipline.

— P. D. Ouspensky

Self Remembering

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Catch a moment when you are particularly far from remembering yourself—at this moment you will remember yourself

— P. D. Ouspensky

Illusion of Being Awake

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Another illusion is that we are awake. When we realize that we are asleep we will see that all history is made by people who are asleep. Sleeping people fight, make laws; sleeping people obey or disobey them. The worst of our illusions are the wrong ideas among which we live and which govern our lives. If we could change our attitude towards these wrong ideas and understand what they are, this in itself would be a great change and would immediately change other things.

— P. D. Ouspensky