Tag Archives: Self-realization

Why it’s impossible to live the present moment and Possible Solutions to this Problem


Living the present moment is one of the main aims- perhaps the main aim- of the inner researcher, and every man who tried to live this possibility knows the difficuties of acheiving and mantaining this state. There’s a question who … Continue reading

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Breaking the Windows with a Stone Paper


A Way to Objectice Consciousness What is the Spirit of a self development teaching? A monk, sitting in meditation posture, whit the eyes opened, apparently looking into nothing. What is he doing? Is he thinking about something? How could we … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff: Liberation leads to liberation


excerpt from Gurdjieff’s “Views From The Real World” These are the first words of truth—not truth in quotation marks but truth in the real meaning of the word; truth which is not merely theoretical, not simply a word, but truth … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff: Influences


excerpt from Gurdjieff’s “Views from the Real World” Man is subject to many influences, which can be divided into two categories. First, those which result from chemical and physical causes, and second, those which are associative in ori- gin and … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff’s I Am Exercise


from Possible Foundations Of Inner Exercises Blake, A. G. E. Outline Gurdjieff refers to this exercise as the “compromise” exercise. In this exercise, attention is divided between the breathing and the head brain and the results of this are gathered … Continue reading

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Tsong Khapa’s Medium-Length Transcendent Insight


Tsong Kapa is one of the major writers from Tibetan Buddhism. He is said to have single handedly transformed the Tibetan Buddhist landscape. This long essay is quite difficult to understand, but once on gets used to the terminology it … Continue reading

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Mindfulness of Breathing


Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu; For free distribution only, as a gift of Dhamma. I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying at Savatthiin the Eastern Monastery, the palace of Migara’s mother, together with … Continue reading

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The Nature of Mind The Mind and the Nature of Mind


from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche, 10th anniversary edition, revised and updated, p. 47-49: excerpts from Chapter Four, the “Nature of Mind”, paragraph “The Mind and the Nature of Mind”. The still revolutionary insight of Buddhism … Continue reading

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Suggestibility and Hypnotism


from Nicoll’s “Commentaries,” pp. 1422-1423 “What is this strange hypnotic sleep that we are all in, about which Gurdjieff used to speak so much? There are two things that we are told are different–hypnotism and suggestibility. Although it has been … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti Talk on Reincarnation


Question: Would you please make a definite statement about the non-existence of reincarnation since increasing `scientific evidence’ is now being accumulated to prove reincarnation is a fact. I am concerned because I see large numbers of people beginning to use … Continue reading

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