Tag Archives: Consciousness

Diary of a pupil: Know Thyself


Possibly, the sentence “know thyself” is one of the most known sensational quotes: perhaps because it’s engraved on the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, or because many great characters throughout history restated this concept several times, associating … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#3: The “The Second Conscious Shock”


And, finally, we come to the third phase of the process which shows what happens when a conscious shock is given in the right way and right time. In the path of the octave-impressions, the first interval happens in the … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”#2: The First Conscious Shock”


Let us take a look at the “human machine” such as a three-storied factory – head, chest, and lower part of the body. The food enters from the “top floor” (head) and passes to the lower floors as Hydrogen 768 … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory” #1: The “Transformation” and the “Hydrogens”


The last post was a quick introduction to the topic on the increase of energy and its transmutation, as taught by Gurdjieff. However, before taking into consideration how to “increase the energy”, we should first study the whole system in … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Gurdjieff’s “Human Factory”: The “Scale of Matter” and the “Three Foods”


Possibly, the most interesting and challenging topic in the teaching of Gurdjieff, is what is commonly known as the “transmutation of energy”. Here, I would like to introduce the first of a series of posts which will be devoted to … Continue reading

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“It Is What It Is As It Is”


The quality, the intensity and the depth of our existence depends on the interpretation we give to reality; indeed, every one of us keeps with himself and in himself his own convictions during the course of his whole existence. Seen … Continue reading

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You, Yourself are the Eye of the Storm


Natural awareness means simply living in the Now without any expedient. Simply being in the moment. Neither before, nor after. Only when we are in the moment can we focus our attention and our mind with intention, like a laser. … Continue reading

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Three exercises from “The Book of Little Things” plus an extra exercise from the Gurdjieff teaching in Audio Format


A year has passed since I wrote “The Book of Little Things”, and I can say that, since it had been released, it met with success. However, no one work is perfect, and many readers had confided in me of … Continue reading

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Happiness- That “Mystery”


There is a huge difference between experiencing a moment of happiness and being happy. A permanent and complete happiness is exclusively a result of the understanding of ourselves, of the freedom to express what we are, and of the capacity … Continue reading

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Mindfulness 2.0: Make your Meditation Become a Practice for Everyday Life


I would like to share with my brothers and sisters, a newly-created online course called “Mindfulness 2.0”. As a natural progression from the Sarmoung Blog page where information is shared, I will interact with people directly on the online course … Continue reading

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