The Living Force
It was also interesting that he "slipped" a bit due to not being able to place someone "behind" him on the ladder. So this is something that is very important, as it seems without being able to put someone else where you have just been means you lose something by not having that final process. Like finishing school but not getting the final "approval" (?) to the next? Or is it more like getting -10 on a report for not sticking to topic? Anyway, rhetorical questions I find very intriguing. Thanks again!
I think you are right IncenDiary! :) In a recent session the Cs indicate how we can help others onto the step behind. :)
Gurdjieff's greatest problem was that there was no one to place on the step behind him at the time, and he slipped a bit.
From session 3rd May 2014:
(Menna) Okay, so, I've been introduced to the work about five years ago. I've practiced three or four things, like getting the correct knowledge, EE has had realizable progress in clearing negative emotions, and diet and lifestyle changes and staying away from drinking and drugs has also helped. My question basically is: Is there any other aspect of the Work I can do to help the process or make life more efficient?
A: Helping others to learn and put them on the step behind you.
Q: (Menna) Okay. I get the reference because of Gurdjieff, and the teachers are above you on the rung on the ladder, so it's important to share knowledge. And maybe if you share knowledge with others, you get other knowledge that comes to you from helping. So, I think I understand what they're getting at.
(Perceval) They're saying you gotta look for some Padawans and help them! Find the Padawan.