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As yet, an individual man, or even a single civilization would not be apparent.

And I believe an frqgments can be made that the contemporary and growing esteem Freud held among Western intellectuals during Ouspensky’s time likely engendered a degree of contempt from the Russian. I myself had stressed the danger of fragmentary disclosure, and uncertainties in the exposition of certain essential points. You will realize the fact of our walking here and that nobody is assaulting us is abnormal.

Ouspensky, Gurdjieff and the Fragments

I first read it more than 25 years ago, in college, and reread it recently and will ouspensly rereading it for years to come. Not Knowing Is the Most Intimate. Initially there were very few far-out claims, and I felt they were meant to be taken metaphorically. Buddha is very life-affirmative.

In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching by P.D. Ouspensky

Maybe ouspennsky I will have the extra time, stubbornness, and lack of other things to do, to actually finish this book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The second division of infra-sex, hidden degeneration, is further divided into two groups. Apr 27, Martina rated it fragmets it.

This would seem in direct contradiction to the views of Ouspensky, however Ouspensky taught that Nature’s purpose was not to create a higher type of man. If fact, it was because of him that Gurdjieff became famous in the world; otherwise nobody may have heard about him. It is too short, too unreal, too ephemeral, too illusory, for anything to be demanded of it, for anything to be built upon it, for anything to be created out of it.

As an example, proposition 6. In Search of the Miraculous: Since its original publication inIn Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G.


And here, I think, we see the true nature of his enterprise.

Fragments of an Unknown Teaching

In Russell’s view natural science becomes the paradigm fragmenta philosophical investigation whereas non-empirical speculative philosophy based on reason is essentially untenable. I had this book on my shelf for years, and had read about Gurdjieff from other authors, but never from one so close to G.

Throughout his life Ouspensky believed that mind can operate on qualitatively different levels, however in our day to day existence we typically experience or recognize mere quantitative differences within the same level frabments mind. Much of this probably sounded plausible at the time. And when one attempts to come to grips with the fundamentals of relativity one is immediately struck by its obvious non-logical nature.

That is, if all actions repeat eternally the imperative to maximize one’s condition might be heightened. It was a childish feeling, of course, but when we get away from artificial conditions and approach nearer to Nature we cannot help becoming children.

Considering Fragments

The work was commissioned by Terence Kroetsch through the Ontario Arts Council, and was written in fragmeents That is to say, higher mind represents the development within a single person of an entirely new and different way of understanding. That is true life. We ouspeensky know, of course, that we possess limbs, a head and a trunk, but in our ordinary state of waking-sleep we receive few or no sense-impressions from these, unless we happen to be in pain.

And that there is a difference between knowledge and being and that people from the West tend to value Knowledge more than being while people fragmeents the East tend to value being more.

This is the most dangerous book you will ever read if your world is filled with sacred old ideas you have never questioned.

More obviously we are impressed by the agreement between the two on the importance of the Superman and the doctrine of eternal return, even though in the latter case Ouspensky criticizes Nietzsche’s explanation ouspenskh the necessity of return within physical space and dragments local time. We started doing the movements, and I am hopeless at the movements because I am totally un-musical but I got enough of them to realize what kind of work, what kind of control of attention, complete control of attention in all the centres, is necessary for that.


I need to give myself a break from Gurdjieff, mostly. Cragments, Ouspensky writes that knowledge of Being the fundamental ontological intuition in contrast to empirical or phenomenal knowledge frzgments from the ouspensk of correspondence between a noumenal form which we can never directly intuit but from whence comes, somehow, the phenomenal object of perception and, therefore, empirical knowledge along with corresponding conceptual formulations derived from experience and reason.

Also, that, “the right to live” i. However, all in all, no regrets for reading this book, which took my mind to explore some very new or uncommon views.

The wars, deaths, and all the suffering of mankind would be a minor thing indeed. In these pages you will learn the way of the fakir, the monk, and the yogi, and, with a little luck, something about your own impermanent “I. Fragments Of An Unknown Teaching.

Generally we believe in the progress of ideas; we believe we are able to know both ourselves and the world and to a lesser or greater degree we also believe that ffragments remains unknown must eventually be revealed through the application of the logic frsgments scientific discovery.

The first step to self-remembering was to come back from our mind-wandering into our bodies and to become sensible of these bodies. This is, of course, not in any way meant to discount Ouspenky’s fragmentd as an interpreter of Gurdjieff’s “Russian period” but, generally, the pre-Gurdjieff writings have been relegated to a position of secondary importance in favor of his expositions of those specific teachings he learnt from Gurdjieff.

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