All the beings of this planet then began to work in order to have
in their consciousness this Divine function of genuine conscience,
and for this purpose,
as everywhere in the Universe,
they transubstantiated in themselves what are called the
"being-obligolnian-strivings" which consist of the following five, namely:
The first striving: to have in their ordinary being-existence
everything satisfying and really necessary for their planetary body.
The second striving: to have a constant and unflagging instinctive need
for self-perfection in the sense of being.
The third: the conscious striving to know ever more and more concerning
the laws of World-creation and World-maintenance.
The fourth: the striving from the beginning of their existence to pay
for their arising and their individuality as quickly as possible, in order afterwards to
be free to lighten as much as possible the Sorrow of our COMMON FATHER.
And the fifth: the striving always to assist the most rapid perfecting of other beings,
both those similar to oneself and those of other forms, up to the degree of the sacred
`Martfotai' that is up to the degree of self-individuality.
Gurdjieff, «Beelzebub tales to his grandson»
(ed.3 vol.) v.1, Chapter 27, p. 386: "The organization for man's existence
created by the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash"