G. I. Gurdjieff

A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on life, reality, and i am

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

G. I. Gurdjieff

Source: title of book

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A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on motivation gurdjieff

One of the strongest motives for wishing to work on yourself is the realization that you may die at any moment.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Contributed by: Pierre le Danois

A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on gnosis, self-knowledge, know thyself, knowledge, wisdom, awaken, and gurdjieff

To know all, it is necessary to know very little; but to know that very little, one must first know pretty much.

G. I. Gurdjieff

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A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on helping others, nature, debt, mathematical, and mathematics

If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics.

G. I. Gurdjieff

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A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on realization, necessity, self-change, observing oneself, self-observation, inner processes, instrument, and awakening

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.

G. I. Gurdjieff

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A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on self-knowledge, realization, necessity, self-change, observing oneself, self-observation, inner processes, instrument, awakening, and slave

Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

G. I. Gurdjieff

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A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on renounce, pleasures, and suffering

Most men will renounce any pleasures you like but they will not give up their suffering.

G. I. Gurdjieff

Source: From Ouspensky's “In Search of the Miraculous” p. 274

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A Quote by G. I. Gurdjieff on ceremony, rite, and books

Every ceremony or rite has a value if it is performed without alteration. A ceremony is a book in which a great deal is written. Anyone who understands can read it. One rite often contains more than a hundred books.

G. I. Gurdjieff

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