The Reality of Being: The Fourth Way of Gurdjieff by Jeanne De Salzmann

Based on notebooks kept by G. I. Gurdjieff ‘s closest follower, this book offers new insight on his spiritual teaching—a way of gnosis or “knowledge of being” passed on from remote antiquity. It is a complete and uniquely authoritative guide to the great teacher’s ideas and to his methods for liberating ourselves from the state of waking sleep in which most of us live our lives.

Gurdjieff respected traditional religious practices, which he regarded as falling into three general categories or ways: the Way of the Fakir, related to mastery of the physical body; the Way of the Monk, based on faith and feeling; and the Way of the Yogi, which focuses on development of the mind.

He presented his teaching as a Fourth Way which integrated these three aspects into a single path of self-knowledge. Progress in the Fourth Way comes through conscious effort toward a quality of thinking and feeling that brings a new capacity to see clearly and to love.

Jeanne de Salzmann (1889–1990) was born in France and pursued a career in music, dance, and theater. She met Gurdjieff in 1919 and became his closest pupil. Before his death in 1949, Gurdjieff directed de Salzmann to continue his work worldwide. She founded centers in New York, Paris, London, and Caracas, Venezuela. Madame, as she was called with respect, was an esteemed teacher in her own right, transmitting the Gurdjieff Work and especially his “Movements,” or sacred dances.

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Oldest Buddhist Shrine Uncovered In Nepal May Push Back the Buddha’s Birth Date

Discovery: Buddha’s Birth Earlier Than Thought

The Buddha was born and lived as much as 300 years earlier than some previously thought. At one of Buddhism’s most revered pilgrimage sites, a National Geographic archaeologist’s team has uncovered evidence that the Buddha lived in the sixth century B.C., much earlier than some scholars had believed. The excavation at Lumbini, Nepal, long identified as the birthplace of the Buddha, revealed a previously unknown timber shrine once stood there, its walls mirroring more recent brick temples.

A documentary on Coningham’s exploration of the Buddha’s life, “Buried Secrets of the Buddha,” will premiere in February internationally on the National Geographic Channel.

Read more about the discovery and its significance: HERE

Bhagvad Gita : Finding Inner Strength : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Finding inner strength – Secrets of life through an ancient story. Bringing the ancient Bhagavad Gita into today’s life. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shares it’s hidden meaning.

SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over through service projects and the courses of The Art of Living.

ART OF LIVING
Sri Sri founded The Art of Living as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization. Its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being.

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