The Teachers Of Gurdjieff by Rafael LafortThe Teachers Of Gurdjieff by Rafael Lafort

The Teachers Of Gurdjieff

byRafael Lafort

Paperback | September 1, 2014

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The Teachers of Gurdjieff describes one man's journey to discover the sources of Gurdjieff's teachings. In the first half of the 20th century, George Gurdjieff was an influential spiritual teacher in the West. With a striking manner and appearance, Gurdjieff attracted many fashionable and influential pupils, while the sources of his teachings remained mysterious.In addition to recounting thrilling adventures in the souks of Baghdad and Aleppo, this book provides striking and timeless advice to those interested in finding spirituality. Its appeal is far beyond that of one seeker in one era, but offers us information for today on how to evaluate different forms of teaching, how to study, and even some tantalizing information on the role of Jesus."You are scrabbling about in the sand, attracted by pieces of mica to knit together and make a window, not realizing that the sand itself is capable of being transformed into the purest glass."--from The Teachers of Gurdjieff
Title:The Teachers Of GurdjieffFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:Institute for Study of Human KnowledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1883536162

ISBN - 13:9781883536169

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Teachers of Gurdjieff This book describes a remarkable expedition in the East by a follower of Gurdjieff in search of the source, school or teachers who had given his teaching master a glimpse of man's destiny. The voyage brings with it many surprises, and the book offers striking and timeless advice to those interested in improving the quality of their thinking and finding spirituality. The teachers of Gurdjieff have one message in common. The Western world does not think as freely as it believes because it is conditioned to think in a certain way. According to one master the so-called Age of Reason in Europe produced less reason, less real intellectual progress, than one day's activity by a developed man. The common factor in escaping the vicious cycle of ignorance and increasing our thinking abilities is our attitude towards truth. The search for truth begins by being prepared to take us in hand and to take a long, cold look at ourselves. The book provides important clues on the subject of discipline, the proper attitude towards our job or our business, and how we should see the world to succeed in our development.
Date published: 1999-06-16