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The organ was later taken away, once the disadvantages become grandaon present and frequent. Underlined text indicates passages that are in the revision but not in the original. The first of these data, from the very beginning of its arising, became as it were the chief directing lever of my entire wholeness, and the other two, the “vivifying-sources,” as it were, for the feeding and perfecting of this first datum.

It has now only to be signed. If you want to find examples of what you can call good or bad, to arrive at some standard, you will see at once that what we call evil is always mechanical, it can never be conscious; and what we call good is always conscious, it cannot be mechanical… Morality is always different, and it always changes.

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These infinitesimal beings also, like the beings of cosmoses of other ‘scales,’ have their experiences of a definite duration for all their perceptions and manifestations; and, also, like them, they sense the flow of Time by the comparison of the duration of the phenomena around them.

You’ll stumble across invented words that aren’t defined until several chapters later. In view of the fact that I have happened here accidentally to touch upon a question which has lately become one of yo so to speak “hobbies,” namely, the process of human mentation, I consider it possible, without waiting for the corresponding place predetermined by me for the elucidation of this question, to state already now in this first chapter, at least something concerning that axiom which has accidentally become known gorge me, that on Earth in the past it has been usual in every century that every man, in whom there arises the boldness to attain grandosn right to be considered by others and bdelzebubs consider himself a “conscious thinker,” should be informed while still in the early years of his responsible existence that man has in general two kinds of mentation: After this silence, unusual for us “young rascals,” the usual hubbub broke out again, and in this hubbub it was decided to tp immediately to the barber, a specialist in extracting teeth, and to ask him just why this tooth was like that.

A revised translation of Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson was published in by Arkana, an imprint of Viking Talex, which created a point of contention among Gurdjieff’s followers. That leads us to the concept of self-awareness, which in turn eventually might be allowed to develop into self-consciousness.


His complete series of books is entitled All and Everything. The page numbers refer to the original edition. As we try our best to penetrate to the core of Beelzebub’s Tales, it turns out that we, instead, are being penetrated. Noticing that the price marked on the cover of the book was only forty-five kopecks, our merchant first began pondering in a strange manner, in general unusual for Russians, and afterwards, making a certain movement with his shoulders, straightening himself up almost like a pillar and throwing out his chest like an officer of the guards, said after a little pause, very quietly but with an intonation in his voice expressing great authority: The reason for complicating so far the plot of this book is to increase the effort and the attention required from the reader to understand this book.

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

Certainly though i cannot ignore that human foolishness may be equal to human greatness Make your own opinion. And so, just at the moment when our Kurd was overwhelmed by all the unusual sensations proceeding within him from this strange repast on the bosom of Nature, there came along the same road a fellow villager of his, one reputed by those who knew him to be very clever and experienced; and, seeing that the whole face of the Kurd was aflame, that his eyes were streaming with tears, and that in spite of this, as if intent upon the fulfillment of his most important duty, he was eating real “red pepper pods,” he said to him:.

He spent his exile in observation of the solar system, and of Earth and humans in particular. Because it has not the corresponding organs for manifestations of this kind. Specific words can likewise be found by using our search feature below. If you don’t, well, there are certainly other ways to achieve inner harmony that aren’t so mentally draining.

Many of these words have roots in modern languages, while others have roots in ancient languages.

This Transcaucasian Kurd once set out from his village on some business or other to town, and there in the market he saw in a fruiterer’s shop a handsomely arranged display of all kinds of fruit.

I do not know and do not wish to know in what spirit the result will be formed in your mentation of the information about the extraordinary coincidence, in my opinion, of life circumstances, which I now intend to describe here, though for my mentation, this coincidence was excellent material for the assurance of the possibility of the fact that this event described by me, which occurred in my youth, proceeded not simply accidentally but was intentionally created by certain extraneous forces.

After realizing from the various public readings of his texts that those people who were not familiar with his form of mentation and expression would not be able to understand anything, he decided to completely rewrite everything. The paragraphs below are what followed after Hassein asked his question to Beelzebub. As for me, unfortunately doomed, while still living, to experience the delights of “Hell,” as soon as I had cognized all this, something very strange, that I have never experienced before or since, immediately began, and for a rather long time continued to proceed in me; it was as if all kinds of, as contemporary “Hivintzes” say, “competitive races” began to proceed in me between all the various-sourced associations and experiences usually occurring in me.


Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson by G.I. Gurdjieff

It was just then that, owing to the as yet unformed Reason due to his youth, and owing to his callow and therefore still impetuous mentation with unequally flowing association — that is, owing to a mentation based, as is natural to beings who have not yet become definitely responsible, on a limited understanding — Beelzebub once saw in the government of the World something which seemed to him “illogical,” and having found support among his comrades, beings like himself not yet formed, interfered in what was none of his business.

Will you prevail, or will the book? With a signature there must be no joking, otherwise the same will be done to you as once before in one of the empires of Central Europe, when you were made to pay ten years’ rent for a house you occupied only for three months, merely because you had set your hand to a paper undertaking to renew the contract for the house each year.

Accordingly, in the brains of people of different races and conditions dwelling in different geographical localities, there are formed about one and the same thing or even idea, a number of quite independent forms, which during functioning, that is to say, association, evoke in their being some sensation or other which subjectively conditions a definite picturing, and which beelzfbubs is expressed by this, that, or the other word, that serves only for its outer subjective expression.

I plan to read the other two books of this work in English, later in the future. These were always preceded by readings from Beelzebub’s Tales to his Grandson which, finally, after more that twenty-five years of meticulous rewriting by Mr.

With this aim he invented a very original ‘religious doctrine’ corresponding to the psyche of the beelzebuns of that time; and this invention of his he spread broadcast among all his subjects by every means at his disposal.