A "sin" is something which is not necessary.
More Quotes from George Gurdjieff:Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.
We must strive for freedom if we strive for self-knowledge. The task of self-knowledge and of further self-development is of such importance and seriousness, it demands such intensity of effort, that to attempt it any old way and amongst other things is i
Personality in man is what is not his own . . . what come from outside, what he has learned, or reflects, all traces of exterior impressions left in the memory.
If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together, they would first of all begin by making war upon thosewho disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way.
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
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