By P. D. Ouspensky
Questions from scholars, and Ouspensky's solutions, at conferences among 1930 and 1947, make up a number of the element of this booklet. issues lined comprise will, evil or evolution and points of Ouspensky's theoretical and useful philosophy.
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Sacrifices are not expected. Until now people looked after you. Now you have to look after yourselves. Think how to keep connection. Later you will have to look not only after yourselves, but also after new people. Thus you will enter into the third line. You can begin in this now. Every organization must have certain rules. One rule there was that you should not talk to people outside. I did not insist at first on this rule, because experience shows that nobody obeys it. People only realize the necessity of this rule when their talk turns against them.
Microcosmos—man. But the relations of cosmoses to each other are different to the Ray of Creation. In cosmoses there is always the same relation of one to another—as zero to infinity. It is the same as the geometrical relation of a point to a line, a line to a plane, a plane to a cube. It means that each time one dimension is added. The idea of infinity must be much readjusted. It does not mean mathematical infinity, although mathematical infinity is only a symbol and means a limit of possible calculation.
M R . O. Acquiring of knowledge one can see in others. Change of being one can see only in oneself. Certain things come—I will not say which comes first. But you must have already some mate rial to observe. Q . Is it a good thing to follow a plan during the day? M R . O. All efforts are good. The question is will you do them? But first it is necessary to study. It is necessary to become quite clear about identifying, imagination, idle talk, nega tive emotions, etc. It is necessary to be severe with oneself, not to make excuses.
A Record of Meetings: A Record of Some of Meetings Held by P.D. Ouspensky between 1930 and 1947 by P. D. Ouspensky