By G. I. Gurdjieff
With Beelzebub's stories to His Grandson, G. I. Gurdjieff meant to "destroy, mercilessly . . . the ideals and perspectives approximately every little thing current within the world." This novel superbly brings to existence the visions of humanity for which Gurdjieff has turn into esteemed. Beelzebub, a guy of worldly (and other-worldly) knowledge, stocks along with his grandson the anecdotes, own philosophies, and classes discovered from his personal life.The reader is given an in depth dialogue of all concerns actual, typical, and non secular, from the construction of the cosmos to man's teleological objective within the universe. This version of Beelzebub's stories to His Grandson--the first single-volume paperback to seem in English--restores the unique, authoritative translation.
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I do not know on what he based his political convictions 30 BEELZEBUB'S TALES TO HIS GRANDSON and ideas, but I remember very well that in all our conversations, even when he was explaining the difference between ancient and modern Greek exclamations, it was apparent that this Greek priest was always dreaming of getting to the island of Crete as soon as possible, and manifesting himself there as befits a true patriot. Well then, on beholding the effect of my skill, I was, I must confess, extremely frightened, because knowing nothing about such a reaction to a blow in that place, I was quite sure I had killed him.
Now that my introductory chapter has turned out to be so long, it will not matter if I spin it out a little more to tell you also about this extremely engaging Karapet of Tiftis. " It was blown every morning to wake up the railway workers and station hands and, as the Tiflis station stood on a hill, this whistle was heard almost all over the town, and woke up not only the railway workers but all the other inhabitants as well. The Tiftis local government, as I recall it, even entered into a lengthy correspondence with the railway authorities about the disturbance of the morning sleep of the peaceful citizens.
That my language, or rather the form of my mentation, can produce such an effect I am, thanks to repeated past experiences, as much convinced with my whole being as a "thoroughbred donkey" is convinced of the rightness and justice of his obstinacy. Now that I have warned you of what is most important, I am tranquil about all that will follow. For if any misunderstanding should arise on account of my writings, you alone will be to blame, and my conscience will be as clear as for instance ... ex-Kaiser Wilhelm's.