Gurdjieff Cultural Clubs & Hypocrisy

Introduction  to Gurdjieff:

Gurdjieff newer disowned the religion. He always proclaimed that he was Christian, though he never visited any church nor followed any religious ritual or pursuit. Why? Because he knew that religion has trappings of politics and unless he did not anchor on to something, people will make his strange talk into new religion.

Teaching:

Gurdjieff asserted that people cannot perceive reality in their current state because they do not possess consciousness but rather live in a state of a hypnotic “waking sleep”. All his life he was trying to ‘wake-up’ people.

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2 responses to “Gurdjieff Cultural Clubs & Hypocrisy

  • Sandeep Bhalla

    Thanks for your kind perspective. I will place a corrigendum. As regards teaching methods, actually Krishnamurti was against any method. Infact a method is required to kick-start the process and thereafter it has to be abondoned. But in reality people accept the method/ritual as the end and keep on performing without understaning anything at all. Gurdjieff must knew what method is required to kick start a particular person. But to make these methods, used on different persons, as a general practice, suitable for all, is too far fetched.
    As regards Ms. Salzmann’s meeting with K, I am sure that he would have adviced her to close the shop.
    Please do keep correcting me.

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  • Daniel

    Hello, Sandeep Bhalla.
    The order you have given for Gurdjieff’s books is incorrect. The correct order is:
    1) Beelzebub’s Tales
    2) Meetings with Remarkable Men
    3) Life is Real Only Then, When ‘I Am’
    Also, with regards to a question you raised on another page, the answer is “Yes” — Gurdjieff definitely influenced Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh), as evidenced by Osho’s numerous references to Gurdjieff as an enlightened master.
    One more thing. I know Jeanne de Salzmann visited and respected J. Krishnamurti very much, but GURDJIEFF’S TEACHING METHODS WERE VERY DIFFERENT FROM J. KRISHNAMURTI’S TEACHING METHOD. In fact, the fruits of their teachings may not be the same at all.
    Sincerely,
    Daniel

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