Is Gurdjieff practical?

seeker's picture

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

With all the Gurdjieff groups, I have never encountered someone that these groups led him to inner development. On the other hand, The fourth way principles and especially the "remember youself" stuff sound very promising.

Anyone can share his experience?

angel76's picture

Gurdjieff himself said...

Gurdjieff himself said that without what he called a "school", one cannot advance. This is especially true, I think, in the case of Gurdjieff methods which are pretty complicated to perform.

I think also that these methods as described in Ouspensky's books are too analytical and thus may give fuel to the mind...

I find Ramana Maharshi's self inquiry technique (which looks at the beginning similar to Gurdjieff's "remember yourslf") more efficient and beneficial.

angel76 | Thu, 12/27/2007 - 16:12
Luz76's picture

I agree with angel76

It looks hopeless to gain momentum by adopting the fractions of methods mentioned in Gurdjieff's and his follwers' books.

I wonder, what actually happens in the groups? Anyone been there?

Luz76 | Mon, 05/12/2008 - 19:10