The Highest that a Man can Attain

May 20, 2013 | Gurdjieff | 2 comments

The Highest that a Man can Attain

“The highest that a man can attain is to be able to do.”


  1. I am

    What it means?

  2. Mikuli

    Gurdjieff used to say to his disciples, ‘Don’t ask me what to do. You cannot do anything, because to do something first you will be needed. And you are not there, so who will do it? You can think about doing, but you cannot do anything.’
    Also he insisted that there is no soul in a man. Against all the traditions he insisted, ‘Man has no soul. Soul is simply a possibility – it can be, it may not be. It has to be achieved. You are simply a seed.
    The Fourth Way system that he developed aims at developing one’s will or permanent non changing “I” and at that point man “can do”.