The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace fT when I looked at it closely My God What I experienced at that moment I shall neverorget itI was seized with violent trembling which was all the violent because I was inwardly trying to restrain myself and not show my excitement What I saw was it not precisely what I had spent long months of sleepless nights thinking aboutIt was a map of what is called pre sand Egypt page 99 Tags interestingAs or the Armenians on the other hand they are called salted because they have a custom of salting a child at its birthI must add by the way that in my opinion this custom is not without its use My special observations have shown me that the new born children of other races suffer rom a skin rash in the places where one usually applies some kind of powder to prevent inflammation but with rare exceptions armenian children born in the rare exceptions Armenian children born in the regions do not suffer rom this rash although they have all the other children s diseases This act I ascribe to the custom of salting pages 114 115 Tags interestingBesides being a phenomenon in the knowledge of books and authors Yelov later on became a phenomenon in the knowledge of languages I who then spoke eighteen languages elt
a green horn in comparison with him Before I knew a single word of any European language he already spoke green horn in comparison with him Before I knew a single word of any European language he already spoke all of them so perfectly that it was hard to tell that the language he was speaking was not his own pages 116 117 Tags interestingThis old man continued Bogga Eddin is a member of a brotherhood known among the dervishes by the name of Sarmoung of which the chief monastery is somewhere in the heart of AsiaI had several long conversations with this old man In the last one he advised me to go to his monastery and stay there Song of the Forest for a timeHe added that if I wished to go there he would be willing to help me and wouldind the necessary guides on condition that I would take a solemn oath never to tell anyone where the monastery was situatedThroughout the whole our journey we strictly and co Look I don t know much about Gurdjieff except that my library apparently subscribes to the newsletter but this book was pretty good I don t know if it was the eye opening wisdom tome Greg may have subconsciously suggested it was but there were some good stories in there Even if they were inconveniently told For instance this is or less how the Pre Sands Egypt story goesChapter 1 "Oh man We ound this rockin map WE ARE EXCITED TO GO ADVENTURINGChapter 2 Here s a story about a dogChapter "man We ound this rockin map WE ARE EXCITED TO GO ADVENTURINGChapter 2 Here s a story about a dogChapter Here s a story about a dudeChapter 4 Here s a story about a princeChapter 4a Here s a story about a ladyChapter 5 Yeah Pre sand Egypt was pretty awesome You totally missed itChapter 6 Here s a story about another dudeGreg says Gurdfieff does this on purpose to get me to think or whatever I m just impressed by clever people going out in the world and making it on their good sense Something I am tragically terrible at no wonder gurdjieff himself was uite remarkable Spirituality adventure wisdom exotic places grand ideas wonderfully A Constellation of Vital Phenomena fresh worldviews there are so many things I enjoyed about this book I had always and everywhere in all conditions and circumstances to remember myself and to remember the task I had set myself by theulfillment of which I wished and still wish to justify the sense and aim of my life pg 301I relate to his need to wander explore learn and overcome challenges I don t think every human is born with this hunger to do and see but I certainly think I share this uality with him. E sue dottrine per sottoporlo a una serie di choc e di paradossi che possono orientarlo verso il risvegl. ,
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down at the oot of the pyramid and I sat down not ar away so that at the Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights foot of the pyramid and I sat down notar away so that could distinctly hear all they were saying and began to eat my chourekThe gentleman who had met us and who turned out to be a prince asked the professor among other thingsAre you really still disturbing the remains of people who died long ago and collecting the utterly worthless rubbish supposedly once used in their stupid livesWhat would you answered the professor This is at least something real and tangible and not as ephemeral as that to which you have devoted your life a life which you as a man of health and wealth could have used to the Still Life with Chickens full You are lookingor truth invented once
*UPON A TIME BY SOME CRAZY IDLER BUT IF *a time by some crazy idler but if I do contributes nothing to the satisfaction of curiosity at least if one wishes it contributes to the pocket page 120 Tags Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea funnySoloviev continued to drink and having suandered what was left of his money got some job with the railway where he had been workingor three months before I met him drinking incessantly all the whileSoloviev s Paradox Bound frank story touched me deeply At that time I already knew a great deal about hypnotism and after bringing a man into a certain state could influence him by suggestion toorget any undesirable habit I therefore proposed to Soloviev that I should help him if he really wished to get rid of this pernicious habit of drinking vodka and explained to him how I would do it He agreed and the next day and each day thereafter I brought him into the hypnotic state and made the necessary suggestions He gradually came to eel such an aversion to vodka that he could not even bear to look at this poison as he called it page 147 Tags interesting being highly honourable and honest my ather could never consciously build his own welfare on the misfortune of his neighbour But most of those round him being typical contemporary people took advantage of his honesty and deliberately tried to cheat him thus unconsciously belittling the significance of that trait in his psyche which conditions the whole of Our Common Father s commandments STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare for man page 48 TagsBy this time Pogossian and I had come to the definite conclusion that there really was a certain something which peopleormerly knew but that now this knowledge was uite orgotten page 87 Tags interestingIn ormer times the word shepherd did not have the same meaning as it has now Formerly a shepherd himself was the owner of the Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays flocks he grazed and shepherds were considered among the richest people of the country some of them even possessing severallocks and herds page 88 Tags interestingWhat struck us most was the word Sarmoung which we had come across several times in the book called Merkhavat This word is the name Of A Famous Esoteric School a Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All famous esoteric school according to tradition wasounded in Babylon as What a Lass Wants far back as 2500 BC and which was known to have existed somewhere in Mesopotamia up to the sixth or seventh century AD but about itsurther existence one could not obtain anywhere the least informationThe school was said to have possessed great knowledge containing the key to many secret mysteriesMany times had Pogossian and I talked of this school and dreamed of inding out something authentic about it and now suddenly we ound it mentioned in this parchment We were greatly excited page 90 Tags interestingThe priest went to a chest and took out a roll of parchment When he unrolled it I could not at irst make out what it was bu. Sua apparenza di ingenuità» sono per Gurdjieff innanzitutto uno strumento per iniziare il lettore all. ,
Whenever I The League for the Suppression of Celery fall asleep Iall into delusion Maybe you re the same And I don t mean physically alling asleep I mean as Gurdjeff says orgetting to remember myselfThe conflicting paranoias allegiances and neuroses of people you meet in your daily routine can gall and hurt you if you re not careful That happens when we leave the door to our selves ajar How s thatBecause most of us tend to work on automatic pilot We don t pay attention And thus we lose the thread that can take us back to our authentic selves So it s not about standing our ground in the workplace that s what too many people do and it makes true enemiesAnd I think that s what George Gurdjieff tended to do and it instantly typecast him as a messiah Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery for misfits Misfits too are the characters of this book All of them are uite aggressively suare pegs in a round hole REAL characters as they sayI think the problem with Gurdjieff is that he makes a good beginning which he can t extend out to a harmonious conclusion He was too self consciously a suare peg The type that needs disciples to sustain his energy He had uite aew of those but his thirsty ego was never uenched So in compensation as he makes no bones about telling us here he drank too muchBut as I say he begins well or there is no way to know life other than to see it clearly and see it whole and all that begins with SELF KNOWLEDGE as Socrates saysI think that Gurdjieff was not as wise as Socrates and that His Wisdom Was Stillborn If wisdom was stillborn If build a Model T replica in your living room it s no earthly good to you unless you break down an opening in your wall large enough to TAKE IT OUT ON THE STREET If we igure out the way our brain works The Day Fidel Died for us that s a good start but if we can t put that knowledge to work in constructive dialogue with others our self knowledge is uselessSo Gurdjieff spent the rest of his life behind a smokescreen of mystical mumbo jumbo instead of returning to his religious roots andinding peace Instead of THEN taking his serenity publicI know what you re thinking that s an impossibly tall order But Antoine de Saint Exupery thought otherwiseFor he amously said that love which many of us ind in
Faith doesn t consist in gazing lovingly into the eyes of the Beloved but bydoesn t consist in gazing lovingly into the eyes of the Beloved but by the world around you WITH the BelovedAnd with the love that comes through aith that s possible Because through aith you KNOW you are loved You re no longer aggressively play acting like GurdjieffAnd then the morality tale we re taught as kids The Prodigal Son comes true Remember itIt tells us if that if you don t sooner or later leave your solitary and outr ways your prodigal life long enough to return to the crowded conflicted boisterous but very plain and simple public life you once lovingly knew Your salvation may be less than assured in Eternal Eyes Favorite uotes Yelov had a very original view about mental work He once saidIt s all the same our thoughts work day and night instead of allowing them to think about caps of invisibility or the riches of Aladdin rather let them be occupied with something useful In giving direction to thought of course a certain amount of energy is spent but no is needed Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge for this purpose in a while day thanor the digestion of one meal I therefore decided to study languages not only to prevent my thoughts The Outlaw and the Upstart King from idling but also not to allow them to hinder my otherunctions with their idiotic dreams and childish phantasies Besides the knowledge of languages can in itself sometimes be. Le avventure picaresche raccontate in uesto libro «con una semplicità orientale che sconcertava per la. .