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By John Adago

this can be an account of the assembly of 2 very various cultures through which the information of the East grew to become built-in into the standard lives of hundreds of thousands within the West. It starts off with a gaggle of Armenians led by way of G I Gurdjieff first and foremost of the 20 th century who set out looking for fact, recognising that anything used to be lacking from the Western international view. Returning to the West after a 10 12 months quest he started to train. In Russia he met P D Ouspensky, who had additionally spent years trying to find sacred wisdom, and handed directly to him a lot of what he had discovered. Ouspensky known the knowledge and gear of what Gurdjieff had rediscovered, but in addition got here to achieve that they just had ‘fragments of an unknown educating’ and recommended his successor to discover ‘the source’.

With the arriving of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi within the West in 1960, many have been brought to a sort of meditation, especially designed to fit individuals with commit-ments to relatives, paintings and society. whereas the Maharishi went directly to popularise meditation, the seekers by no means overpassed the necessity to identify a hyperlink with ‘the source’.

A few years later, in the course of a trip to India with the Maharishi, Ouspensky’s successor used to be brought to Sri Shantananda Saraswati, Shankaracharya of the North, an exponent of the traditional educating of Advaita or non-dualism. the following, Dr. Roles regarded, used to be ‘the resource’ they'd been looking. Over the subsequent thirty years the Shankaracharya persisted to suggest, solution questions about the educating, and inspire the perform of meditation which were devised via his predecessor to aid humanity after the ravages of the second one international struggle. via those conferences and conversations, wisdom and religious practices that have been recognized basically to some have been transmitted to the West.

The e-book is in part autobiographical in that it relates the author's personal event with many of the academics and organizations that experience taught meditation, japanese Philosophy, and the ‘Work’.

John Adago has been a pupil of the ‘Work’ of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky because the sixties. He was once a member of the crowd lead via Willem Nyland, who had labored with Gurdjieff because the twenties. in the course of that point his spouse attended the college of useful Philosophy in long island. the varsity brought either one of them to meditation. After Nyland’s dying in 1975 he persevered with the college.
He was once fascinated about the physique of information the 2 self reliant teams had in universal; and spent decades looking the relationship among the ‘Work’ of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, the varsity of financial technology, The learn Society in ny and London, and the grasp academics within the East that encouraged them. A builder by way of occupation, a author and lecturer who has lead learn teams that brought seekers to the learn of philosophy, the ‘Work’, and meditation, he was once inspired via the grasp academics of the 20th century whose tales he preserved. He knew lots of those academics, amassed details from interviews and unpublished transcripts of conversations, and files the interesting heritage that connects the lives, ‘Work’, and philosophy of the grasp lecturers who introduced the sacred wisdom and non secular traditions of the East to the West.

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