A Secret that Never Fails

A Secret that Never Fails to Work by Murray Oxman “At one time or another, when reflecting on our lives, we’ve all had the inkling that there’s something missing – something not quite right here.  The reason all doesn’t seem well is – it isn’t.  Our usual reaction is to go about searching for something…

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Authentic Individuality

Authentic Individuality (A chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s  Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Book 3) “We have to acknowledge and accept all sides of ourselves, because only through the acknowledgement, the acceptance, the consciousness of all sides of ourselves can we advance at all.  This is exactly what broadens our…

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Another Way

As a child and young adult,  I was surrounded by people who were suffering terribly, yet assured me that if  I continued on the path they had followed, I would eventually reach a place of relief and peace.  Even though it was apparent to me at the time that they had not attained that ‘good…

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Truth is a Pathless Land

Truth is a Pathless Land The Order of the Star in the East was founded in 1911 to proclaim the coming of the World Teacher.  J Krishnamurti, the anticipated and pronounced World Teacher, was made Head of the Order.  On August 3, 1929, the opening day of the annual Star Camp at Ommen, Holland, Krishnamurti…

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How Dreams May Be Made to Come True (from Pathways to Perfect Living by Vernon Howard) Do you notice something interesting about the preceding ideas?  Do you see how many of them go against your present concepts?  That is good.  It means that they can produce the results opposite to those you have been getting.…

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You Can Know

You Can Know the Right Thing to Do (from Esoteric Path to a New Life by Vernon Howard) People constantly cry out, “But what shall I do?”  The answer is that you have nothing to do but be yourself, which means to stop being the stranger that goes around masquerading as you and spilling you…

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Shock of self-remembering

Understanding Shocks and Self-Remembering in the Work (What follows was written by Maurice Nicoll in Psychological Commentaries on the Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky, Volume 3 “It has been said that Self-Remembering gives a shock to the whole Being and actually provides better food for the cells of the body.  But we do…

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A Move from Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti says that each of us has the ability to understand the very complex and miraculous workings of the human mind if we proceed with great interest.  We will come to find that it is this incredible instrument in which the “eternal, unnameable” resides.   But a person must through personal observation, negate all of…

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A Move from Freedom

This is an action that we resist because we have been taught since birth that the answers lie outside ourselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti says it very clearly: “In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth…

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Spiritual Alchemy

Spiritual Alchemy We love the teachings of Vernon Howard because he explains so precisely why we feel so bad much of the time.  There is pure relief in unraveling this mystery.  Here are 18 of the “60 Ways to be a Sick and Unpleasant Human Being” by Vernon Howard. *** 1.  A first requirement for…

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Self-Victory

Vernon Howard, in Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, talks about commanding your own mind. SELF -VICTORY It is possible for anyone to command his own mind.  We do not permit strangers to enter our home and destroy valuable possessions, so why permit negative thoughts to roam destructively around our minds?  You are no more required…

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Essence and Personality

View the Machine This excerpt is from  Maurice Nicoll’s Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Vol 3. THE SECOND LINE OF WORK “There are three lines of Work.  The first line of Work is work on yourself in connection with what the Work teaches.  The second line of Work is…

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