The Law of Accident
Man changes at each moment.
And these changes are produced by exterior shocks,which he can never foresee, as he can
never foresee his own interior changes. Thus he goes, carried by the streams of life and
by his own mood fluctuations. In his illusory life, ordinary man is governed by the Law of
Hazard, or Law of Accident. To escape from its influence, Gurdjieff suggests specific
methods like self-observation, work on oneself (individually and in groups),
exercises and movements so that man can become master of himself.
More useful things
" ... if I could remember myself for long enough, I would make fewer mistakes and I
would do more things that are desirables. Now, I wish to remember, but every rustle, every
person, every sound distracts my attention, and I forget." (a Gurdjieffs
Views from the Real World Early Talks with
The Fourth Way
Psichologycal Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and