It is true that the consciousness of another person cannot be measured objectively, but the greater a man’s consciousness, the more control he is able to exercise over his various functions. Everything Gurdjieff did seemed to originate from within him.

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“The first of these understandings,” [Beelzebub] says, “exists there under the following formulation: Every action of man is good, in the objective sense, if it is done according to his conscience, and every action is bad, if from it later he experiences remorse.”