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G. I. Gurdjieff: “Everything Must Be Paid For”

October 30, 2013

“Man never on any account wants to pay for anything; and above all he does not want to pay for what is most important for him. You now know that everything must be paid for and that it must be paid for in proportion to what is received. But usually a man thinks to the contrary. For trifles, for things that are perfectly useless to him, he will pay anything. But for something important, never. This must come to him of itself.”–G. I. Gurdjieff, quoted in In Search of the Miraculous, by P. D. Ouspensky

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  1. Duke Baugher permalink
    November 3, 2013 4:19 pm

    In ordinary life much talk occurs over entitlements.
    Expectation & entitlement creep into many aspects of “my” life.

    Having experienced a taste, it is baffling how one drifts back toward insidious expectation or worse no desire. The reward, the pay is less valuable than the Work. Yet having an aim is beyond helpful.

    Thanks for this reminding factor Mister Lewis.

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