The essence does not change

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff

“Everything is just the same as it was thousands, and tens of thousands of years ago. The outward form changes. The essence does not change. Man remains just the same. ‘Civilized’ and ‘cultured’ people live with exactly the same interests as the most ignorant savages. Modem civilisation is based on violence and slavery and fine words. But all these fine words about ‘progress’ and ‘civilisation’ are merely words.” (Ouspensky, P.D.; In Search of the Miraculous; Chapter Two; page 28.)

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