WORDS ON THE WORK
From the introduction: "It is now more than 50 years ago that Gurdjieff
and Ouspensky left this world. Since then an ever larger circle of persons
became interested in the ideas of the fourth way as they are outlined
in Ouspensky's book's In Search of the Miraculous and The Fourth Way.
While the three traditional ways of spiritual development demand retirement
from the daily life, into a monastery or an ashram; the fourth way is
found in daily life. Another difference is that on the fourth way no belief
or blind obedience is asked from the participant.
The basis for going this way is one's own understanding. Admittedly, this
is in the beginning very little, but taking in the ideas and verifying
them by practice of the ideas, will change this.
These are not ideas for adjusting the personality although this may take
place, but a new way of living. Leaving behind old patterns of habitual
thinking, feeling and moving. It is not a spectacular way of life; the
basis is our being adjusted to daily life and being capable in it: the
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