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Another Free Ebook: Prayer as Connection to Our Being


The meaning and sense of Prayer  

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The Art of Letting Go


Life on earth includes suffering, that’s obvious. We have relationship problems, we lose a loved one, experience the separation of death, we experience loneliness, illness, accidents, we are haunted by guilt, experiemce phobias and fears and unfulfilled desires. We experience … Continue reading

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States of Consciousness and the “First Conscious Shock”


The core of the teaching of the Fourth Way philosophy is the relation between human beings and the Universal Laws that determine the tragic condition of every man on this planet and how to escape their influence.  To achieve this … Continue reading

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Inquiry Exercise


Excerpt from Gurdjieff’s “Views from the Real World,” pp. 56-59 The more a man studies the obstacles and deceptions which lie in wait for him at every step in this realm, the more convinced he becomes that it is impossible … Continue reading

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“Cultivating Choiceless Awareness” by Matthew Flickstein


When meditation teachers address the pursuit of enlightenment with their students, they either discuss the gradual or sudden approach. The gradual approach focuses on the value of virtue and on the accumulation of wholesome karma. Meditation techniques which concentrate and … Continue reading

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Apologies along the Path


Many people declare to search the truth; sometimes it seems that this is the main subject of their life, but once having the possibility of begininning the path, many doubts, truobles, duties and terms arise. “Maybe meditation is not for … Continue reading

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Do You Want Me to Thank You?


The merchant Umeza decided to donate some money to the master Seietsu so that he could build a bigger school. Umeza brought a bag full of coins and placed it before Seietsu, who was meditating. “This is for you to … Continue reading

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“Birth and Death is a grave event; How transient is life! Every minute is to be grasped. Time waits for nobody.” (Inscription on a Zen Gong)

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“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated that that. It is opening to or recieving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” … Continue reading

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Awareness and Continuity of Consciousness


Awareness is a part of the extraordinary and single immaterial manifestations in the nature and that can’t be measured and weighed. The mind, evolved through the sensorial and material perceptions can’t perceive something that’s outside the time and space, so … Continue reading

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