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10 Rules Of A Great Conversationalist
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melis cinar

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Hi im happy to be here .. and i have a question about the book "merkhavat" what is the final info about this book? I wish to know if anybody also interested and searched and which rote we should choose to search it.. well for now thank you...
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+Tomasz Matuszczyk yes. It is in Waking Up - the chapter about gurus. He mentions that not all gurus are a bad thing. However, for some reason he pulls Gurdjieff out for some special negative treatment. I found that interesting as there does not seem to be much difference between Gurdjieff and many other forms of awareness teaching....
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It has been explained before that in ordinary conditions of life we do not remember ourselves; we do not remember, that is, we do not feel ourselves, are not aware of ourselves at the moment of a perception, of an emotion, of a thought or of an action. If a man understands this and tries to remember himself, every impression he receives while remembering himself will, so to speak, be doubled. G.I. Gurdjieff

"To have passed from death to life doubles the beauty of life." Bernard of Clairvaux

What helps you remember yourself in ordinary moments?

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William Scholte

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Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman

22 October 2016 (10AM PST)

When buffers weaken, conscience begins to manifest and we develop a sense of emotional truth. In this workshop, we will conduct an experiment that shows how the sense of truth shifts depending on our aim. We will superimpose our observations on an esoteric-Christian painting of the heart pulling against the lower self.

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/workshops/conscience/ to register.
Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman When buffers weaken, conscience begins to manifest and we develop a sense of emotional truth. In this workshop, we will conduct an experiment that shows how the sense of truth shifts depending on our aim. We will superimpose our observations on an ...
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“And now, when I had begun to realize what a tremendous value these ideas had, I became almost terrified at the thought of how easily I could have passed them by…” -Ouspensky

"Some accumulate honors and social position; we gather the wealth of love and the mystery of presence." Bahauddin

How do you gather your treasure in a moment that would normally pass you by?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/posts/who-is-the-rich-man/ to see the latest post from Asaf Braverman, “Who is the Rich Man?”.
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“It is necessary to touch the emotional centre, and you can do that only by trying different things.” Ouspensky

“To the full of my endeavor, with a willing heart forever, I have acted unto you, and to you, great God, I call.” Egyptian Texts, Poem of Pentaur

In working with this week’s exercise, what did you find that inspires you to make effort?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/higher-and-lower-self/ to see this week’s video tutorial “Higher and Lower Self”
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"The whole aim is to free oneself from this "other person," oneself, ..so he will cease to be the master." -G. I.Gurdjieff

“You cannot have two foundations. Either you act from your heart or your life will flow from your animal self.” Bahauddin

How does one free oneself from the impulses of the “animal self”?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/higher-and-lower-self/ to see this week’s video tutorial “Higher and Lower Self”
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William Scholte

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“A physical body was given to man by Nature at birth. Somewhere exists the original Divine spark launched from God and which, refound, will be his conscious spirit.” Rodney Collin

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” - Genesis 2:7

How often and for how long are you really “alive” on any given day?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/higher-and-lower-self/ to see this week’s video tutorial “Higher and Lower Self”
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“Man must realize that he indeed consists of two men. One is the man he calls “I” and who others call “Ouspensky.” The other is the real “he,” the real “I,” which appears in his life only in very short moments and which can become firm and permanent only after a very lengthy period of work.” – Gurdjieff

"Two opposed forces are always in existence, fighting for possession of man, from the cradle to the grave." Victor Hugo

Can you observe these two opposed forces in yourself?

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/higher-and-lower-self/ to see this week’s video tutorial “Higher and Lower Self”
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William Scholte

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As we verify the functions of our Micro-cosmos, we begin examining each of them from the point of view of consciousness. Which of our functions can aid our aim to “Be,” which is indifferent to it, and which opposes it? In this tutorial we will explore this question. We will draw from the San Marco creation of man out of dust and spirit, dust representing his earthbound part and spirit his higher part. And we will see that the struggle to “Be” is a struggle between man’s Higher and Lower Self.

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/higher-and-lower-self/ to see this week’s video tutorial “Higher and Lower Self”

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John Walz

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Hello All,
a warm welcome to our newest community members.
Four people have joined in the past few days.
How did you hear about us?
What are your Aims?
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About this community

Welcome to the Gurdjieff G+ Community. Our Aim with this online community is to help you to better understand some of the more practical aspects of the Fourth Way teaching, and to give you the opportunity to interact with people who share your interest. As one of the fundamental principles in the Fourth Way work is the non-expression of negative emotions and external consideration, we would appreciate that you refrain from rude language, sarcasm and other expressions of negativity. We want to promote an open and frank discussion of these principles, ideas, and practices; we are open to questions and comments. However, we are not a debate society. Try to refrain from simply taking an opposing position on a subject. Try not to promote a dogma and instead share from your personal experience. We ask that participants refrain from posting links to outside sources. Although your particular post might be good and relevant, we can’t be expected to research its source and take responsibility for it. Please do not advertise any business or products on this community, or post links to for-profit sites. Please do not “tag” any of our images with your name, or the name of any product or website. Let us aim to keep the spirit of Gurdjieff’s aphorism: “Here there are neither Russians nor English, Jews nor Christians, but only those who pursue one aim—to be able to be.” Disclaimer BePeriod.com expresses a certain psychological perspective and suggests techniques to increase self-awareness. The context used is for educational and spiritual purposes only. By paid or unpaid use, of the beperiod.com website or affiliated Ark In Time websites, (including but not limited to Facebook and Google + sites, webinars, seminars, videos, tutorials, apps, website interactions, suggested exercises and practices, and all other presented material), you are agreeing to enter into the terms of the General Release. For the terms of the General Release please go to beperiod.com .

GEOMIR PLANETA

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I was reading about gurdjieff's "the law of others".Great! 
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“We are in a train, the train is going somewhere. All we can do is to pass the time in the train differently—do something useful or spend it quite uselessly.” -Ouspensky

“It is thy duty to order thy life well in every simple act; and if every act does its duty, be content.” - Marcus Aurelius

How do simple acts ‘do their duty’?

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William Scholte

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“All work on oneself… is concerned with a certain action that can take place in oneself at this moment—now…” -Maurice Nicoll

”The Way is everywhere and at all times now.” -Lao Tsu

Are you ‘here’ now?

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William Scholte

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Who is the rich man?

“I wish to be famous, rich, and powerful,” I protest.
“I need you to be an office-worker,” says God.
Reluctantly, I consent. As an office-worker, I must commute five days a week, unwatched by the public, undocumented by the media. Five days a week, I must step out the front door, walk to my car, turn the key in the ignition, back up, and drive to work...

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/posts/who-is-the-rich-man/ to see the latest post from Asaf Braverman, “Who is the Rich Man?”.
“I wish to be famous, rich, and powerful,” I protest. “I need you to be an office-worker,” says God. Reluctantly, I consent. As an office-worker, I must commute five days a week, unwatched by the public, undocumented by the media. Five days a week, I must step out the front door, walk to my car, ...
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Robin Hood

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LA DOTTRINA DI G.I. GURDJIEFF.
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Welcome +Roberto Scanga.
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“You reconstruct a certain form of thinking which you have in higher states of consciousness. You cannot keep a flash of consciousness unless your thoughts are in a certain form.” – Ouspensky

"An intellect totally cleaned of impurities is like a star-filled sky that illumines the soul with clear thoughts." Nikitas Stithatos

What are “clear thoughts”?

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William Scholte

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Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman

15 October 2016 (10AM PST)

How quick is our recovery? What prevents us from awakening once we realize we are asleep? We will build on the previous workshop (on the Old & New Man) to uncover the attitudes that keep us asleep – our buffers – and explore how to gradually remove buffers in order to Be. We will superimpose this effort onto the ritual of entering the temple.

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/workshops/buffers/ to register.
Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman How quick is our recovery? What prevents us from awakening once we realize we are asleep? We will build on the previous workshop (on the Old & New Man) to uncover the attitudes that keep us asleep – our buffers – and explore how to gradually remove ...
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“One cannot be aware of oneself for fifteen minutes without a very strong emotional element. You must produce something that makes you emotional; you cannot do it without the help of the emotional centre.” P. D. Ouspensky

"O heart, stay firm; keep your head up. Do not get tired." Rumi

Today we invite you to join us in this week’s exercise- to observe what inspires us to make effort.

Visit http://beperiod.com/en/videos/higher-and-lower-self/ to see this week’s video tutorial “Higher and Lower Self”
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"Self-observation is very difficult. The more you try, the more clearly you will see this. G. I Gurdjieff

“I am as one who has wandered from his right mind and drowned in the sea of thought.” -Arabian Nights

What seems to make self-observation difficult for you? How do you overcome the difficulties?

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