WHAT YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND IS : THE WHOLE
GAME YOU HAVE BEEN PLAYING IS ALSO BASED ON FAITH
YOU HAVE HAD FAITH IN THE RATIONAL MIND

WE ARE LIVING IN A SOCIETY WHICH IS A TEMPLE
DEDICATED TO THE RATIONAL MAN. EVEN THOUGH
THE FIRST COMMANDMENT SAYS :
I AM THE LORD THY GOD
THOU SHALT HAVE
NO OTHER GODS
BEFORE ME

EVEN THOUGH THAT HAS BEEN SAID
& EVEN THOUGH WE REPEAT IT
WE STILL WORSHIP THE RATIONAL MIND AND ITS PRODUCTS
WE WORSHIP OUR OWN SENSE DATA.

IT'S ONLY WHEN WE SEE THE ASSUMPTIONS THAT
THAT WE'VE ALREADY BEEN FUNCTIONING ON
THAT WE CAN START TO EXTRICATE OURSELVES.

YOU HAVE GOT TO HAVE HEARD THE FIRST MESSAGE
BEFORE ANY OF THE KEYS OPEN ANYTHING.
YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THERE ARE DOORS
UNTIL YOU HAVE HEARD THE FIRST MESSAGE.

GEORGES I. GURDJIEFF,
A WESTERNER WHO WENT ON THIS HIGHER TRIP
OR AT LEAST ON A LARGE PART OF THE TRIP, SAID :

YOU DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND

YOU ARE IN PRISON

IF YOU ARE TO GET OUT OF PRISON
THE FIRST THING YOU MUST REALIZE IS :


YOU ARE IN PRISON

IF YOU THINK YOU'RE FREE
YOU CAN'T ESCAPE.


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