Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gurdjieff’s Meditations- Aphorism #2: Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself—only with yourself. Therefore, thank everyone who gives you the opportunity.

It is interesting that the second part of this aphorism is similar to the Jesus precept quoted from Matthew: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #16: 5th Public Talk. Adyar, India; 2nd January, 1934

This morning I want to explain something that requires very delicate thinking; and I hope you will listen, or rather, try to understand what I am going to say, not with opposition but with intelligent criticism. I am going to … Continue reading

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Practice and Determination: an Experience

It’s not rare to find ourselves frustrated in front of the nth failure when trying to be present, to observe ourselves, to perform a meditative practice, etc. It would be quite right to say that this sense/feeling of failure stares … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s Meditations- Aphorism #1: “Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West—and then seek”

This aphorism doesn’t state only the need to mix the ancient Eastern wisdom with the technical- scientific mentality acquired by modern Western men and women. I don’t state, here, that it’s not possible to “translate” the ancient wisdom belonging to … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #15: 4th Public Talk. Adyar, India; 1st January, 1934

Krishnamurti was garlanded by a member of the audience who wished him a happy new year. Krishnamurti: Thank you. I had forgotten that it is a new year. I wish you all a happy new year too. In my brief … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s Movements: Exercise#39 (Prayer)

“All work begins with the control of attention, and in this connection much can be learned from the Movements.”             Mme. Ouspensky The movement 39 is the last exercise created by Gurdjieff and, in my  opinion, this motoric sequence is … Continue reading

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