THE GURDJIEFF LEGACY FOUNDATION
The Teaching For Our Time

Weekly Saying of Substance
— G.I. Gurdjieff


G.I. Gurdjieff, Fourth Way, self-transformation So long as you do not know your machine, even if help is offered, you cannot make use of it. You must begin by understanding the purpose of our functions. Our centers are receivers for different rates of vibration. The centers are not affected equally by all vibrations. Each center is a receiver and transmitting apparatus. Each one takes the vibrations corresponding to its own functions. At present you can only receive automatically without discrimination. You do not know what you are taking in and so you can only transmit mechanically. This gives nothing for yourselves.